Samara Private Game Reserve – a place of quietly profound beauty

Every big city needs a country retreat; a place of fresh air, bare beauty and brooding silence. Wedged between dust-bowl towns, sheep farms, high-plateau grassland and kilometre upon kilometre of empty veld, the conservation luxe Samara Private Game Reserve – near Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape – trims the edge of the dense thicket and vast wilderness of the … Continue reading Samara Private Game Reserve – a place of quietly profound beauty

Reviewed: South Africa’s most luxurious safari

The colonial grandeur, blissfully remote Owner’s House, set amidst the indigenous tamboti (morukuru) trees along the banks of the Marico River on Madikwe Game Reserve, has become the diamond in the Morukuru Family’s tiara. An unforgettable destination and adventure to top your wish list with silver service all the way, this is a truly passionate place – … Continue reading Reviewed: South Africa’s most luxurious safari

The best-kept secret of the Garden Route

Cities like Cape Town and Joburg attract thousands of visitors each year, and quite rightly so. But this extraordinarily diverse country is stuffed with glorious, lesser-known destinations, such as Knysna – a sleepy, sun-drenched and splendid harbour town on the Garden Route, South Africa’s most famous stretch of lush coastline and stunning beaches. By booking a summer … Continue reading The best-kept secret of the Garden Route

Take a walk on the wild side at Mabula Game Lodge

If you’ve been fuelling your wanderlust with plans for post-isolation travel while you’ve been stuck at home this year, there’s never been a better reason to make your next adventure a safari at Mabula Game Lodge. Distinctly African in style, the accommodation is colourful, contemporary and nature-noisy, the food and drink is way beyond typical safari-carnivorism and the staff are … Continue reading Take a walk on the wild side at Mabula Game Lodge

Thanda Safari: A game-changing world of wilderness and wildlife

Romance abounds at Thanda Safari, a secluded game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal with luxury hideaway tented camps. Encircled by luscious wilderness, the exquisitely scenic reserve blurs the lines between a fantasy getaway and an African adventure. Whether it’s your first or fifth safari, this destination needs to be next on your to-do list – here’s why.  … Continue reading Thanda Safari: A game-changing world of wilderness and wildlife