White hot summer: Where to get away from it all this holiday season

A ‘getaway’ is a chance to escape our daily lives, if only for several days. But there are some secluded yet luxurious places that take this idea even further, where ‘getting away’ actually means truly immersing yourself in our great outdoors – without sacrificing comfort or style … and then some. Whether you’re searching for … Continue reading White hot summer: Where to get away from it all this holiday season

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

Winter in the Winelands: A foodie travel guide to South Africa’s best-kept secret

The air is crisp and clean; the pungent, peppery smell of the fynbos shrubs is strong; the sharp sun gives the whitewashed walls of the Cape Dutch buildings an almost golden hue; and the winemakers, fresh off a busy harvest, are eager to give you insider access to their newest releases. The Cape Winelands in … Continue reading Winter in the Winelands: A foodie travel guide to South Africa’s best-kept secret