Stay | La Residence, Franschhoek

Some of world’s most glamorous country hotels await in the Franschhoek (French corner); one of the oldest towns in South Africa and a mere 1 hour’s drive from Cape Town. Whether you visit this idyllic town for a wine tasting or a weekend getaway, or even plan to spend a summer vacation in South Africa’s…

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Stay | Pezula Hotel & Spa

Rated one of the best resorts in Africa; this magnificent property boasts one of the best locations on the continent, the Garden Route of South Africa. Situated in Knysna on the Pezula Private Estate, Pezula Hotel is home to the Pezula Championship Golf Course, Pezula Spa, and with easy access to Noetzie beach, it’s the place…

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Explore | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

After a week in Zanzibar, we departed from the island and headed back to Cape Town. We broke up our trip as total travel time was 9 hours, so we stayed two nights in Ethiopia at the Hilton Addis Ababa on our way back. If you’re traveling via Addis with a connecting flight, I highly…

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Explore | Tsitsikamma, Garden Route

As the Garden Route is one of my favourite destinations in South Africa; there was still one area that I have not yet ticked of my bucket list, Tsitsikamma. This rainforest area of the Garden Route National Park is on South Africa’s southern coast, tucked between the sea and mountains. It encompasses a marine reserve,…

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Explore | Windhoek, Namibia

Windhoek is the capital of Namibia and a relatively small city by global contrast. The country is a tourism success story with numerous natural attractions, an abundance of wildlife and luxury accommodation. The city is well-known for its nostalgic German architecture and relaxed atmosphere. Not being your typical tourist destination; Windhoek is a vibrant city…

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Explore | Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren is a beautiful and historic Cape Dutch farm situated in the scenic Franschoek wine valley, only minutes from Stellenbosch and Paarl. Visitors to Babylonstoren can enjoy a unique and real working South African farm experience. The farm is renowned for its extensive gardens, free roaming farm animals, vineyards, the hotel & spa and most…

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Explore | Môreson Farm

Experience the beauty of the Western Cape in a truly unique way by staying at Môreson farm, located 10km outside Malmesbury in the Swartland, and 56km from Cape Town. This scenic, working, agricultural farm also plays host to several large events throughout the year. Located in the heart of the Cape farmlands, Môreson Farm is…

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Stay | De Hoop Cottages

The Robertson valley is famed for their award-winning wines, festivals, activities and scenic farm stays. De Hoop Cottages on Laaiplaas farm is no exception. The farm is located just 10 km from Robertson in the Langeberge (mountains) and boasts 5 affordable self-catering cottages. The bush cabin, located further up in the mountains and surrounded by…

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