Top 8 Places To Pop The Question

If you’re looking for the ultimate in romance, these magnificent places are where you’re sure to get a resounding YES!

Inhassoro – Mozambique

Quietly waiting on the shores of Mozambique, is Rio Azul, an untouched paradise meaning ‘Blue River’. Inhassoro Holiday Resort accommodation at Rio Azul Lodge offers the perfect haven to rest, and restore one’s soul while soaking in the breathtakingly beautiful views of the endlessly blue estuary.
The lodge faces west and enjoys spectacular sunsets in a quiet and peaceful setting of your own personal utopia – the ideal setting for honeymoons.

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Inhassoro Holiday Resort accommodation at Rio Azul Lodge

Inhassoro Holiday Resort Accommodation At Rio Azul Lodge

Okavango Delta – Botswana

Known as ‘Africa’s Last Eden’, the Okavango Delta lying in the heart of Botswana is one of Africa’s truly great wildernesses, and here you will find Botswana Game Reserve & Bush Lodge accommodation at Pom Pom Camp, where hippos grunt and frolic in front of a camp that is surrounded by miles of reeds. In a clear water oasis ‘makoro’s’ offer you a wonderful means of viewing wildlife as you glide between palm fringed islands.
Overlooking a scenic lagoon and quietly nestling under a grove of shady trees, Pom Pom Camp is built and designed in the style of safari camps of old. Large walk-in tents, all with roofless bathrooms enclosed for privacy, offer you a truly unique bush adventure. This is a camp for the safari traditionalist!

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Botswana Game Reserve & Bush Lodge accommodation at Pom Pom Camp

Botswana Game Reserve & Bush Lodge Accommodation At Pom Pom Camp

Gods Window – Mpumalanga

You will feel small and insignificant as you gaze from God’s Window onto the endless savannah of the lowveld – a majestic sight, awe-inspiring evidence of God’s handiwork.
Stay in nearby Graskop, and treat yourself to a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience in Graskop Hotel accommodation at Flycatcher Castle – a magnificent masterpiece set in the style of a 17th century Italian Castle. Besides superb lodgings, guests can indulge their senses with specially prepared Bohemian cooking and classical music at the Rosenkavalier Restaurant.

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Graskop Hotel accommodation at Flycatcher Castle

Graskop Hotel Accommodation At Flycatcher Castle

Drakensberg – KwaZulu Natal

Composed of dramatic contrasts of mighty, rugged peaks, cascading waterfalls, rolling green foothills, tumbling streams and yellowwood forests, the Drakensberg is endowed with the most beautiful scenery imaginable, and is undoubtedly the place that will get you back to nature, and restore your soul.
Discover paradise at the Cathedral Peak Hotel. From its cosy setting in a quiet valley, visitors look out onto a jagged ridge of mountains, where you can watch evening descend on the valley from the hotel patio, then dine in elegance on superb cuisine, and later, gather around a roaring log fire at the well-known late night Harry’s Bar.

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Drakensberg Hotel Accommodation At Cathedral Peak Hotel

Drakensberg Hotel Accommodation At Cathedral Peak Hotel

Mabibi, Lake Sibaya – Zululand, KZN

The intimate, wilderness beach at Thonga Beach LodgeMabibi, Lake Sibaya Holiday Resort accommodation, is a magical place of coastal forests, grasslands, shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches. Its crystal clear, warm waters offer superb snorkelling and unspoilt off-shore scuba diving, arguably the best in South Africa.
Set above a private, sandy beach and nestled into magnificent coastal dune forest, Thonga Beach Lodge captures the essence of a luxury Robinson Crusoe hideaway. Traditional Thonga fishing villages provided the inspiration for this unique retreat that celebrates the true spirit of Mother Nature.

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Mabibi, Lake Sibaya Holiday Resort Accommodation At Thonga Beach Lodge

Mabibi, Lake Sibaya Holiday Resort Accommodation At Thonga Beach Lodge

Oribi Gorge – South Coast, KZN 

Famous for its dramatic scenery and exhilarating wilderness experiences, the Oribi Gorge offers one of the most spectacular natural wonders of our diverse country.
Oribi Gorge Hotel accommodation is renowned for its luxury at The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa, nestled in an unspoiled part of South Africa’s South Coast region of KwaZulu-Natal.
Our exclusive, luxury villas are built on the edge of the impressive sandstone cliffs offering spectacular views of the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve. From this vantage point, nature’s canvas will display views that are so majestic that you will feel compelled to capture them on film. Come and experience the sheer calm and beauty of nature with us and our constantly “Changing Views”

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Oribi Gorge Hotel Accommodation At The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

Oribi Gorge Hotel Accommodation At The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa

St. Francis Bay – Eastern Cape

Known as the ‘little Venice’ of the Eastern Cape, the charming little holiday village of St Francis Bay is built around a series of man-made canals and waterways, perfect for boating, swimming and other water sports.
Sandals GuesthouseSt. Francis Bay B&B accommodation, is a thatched roof lodge decorated in an Afro-Caribbean style set amongst lush indigenous milk wood trees. The palm fringed pool, fully licensed pool bar, restaurant all create a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.

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St. Francis Bay B&B Accommodation At Sandals Guesthouse

St. Francis Bay B&B Accommodation At Sandals Guesthouse

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Totally Romantic Getaways in South Africa

Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year. So, what does that mean for you? It means you get to take a break and get away with the one you love.

 

Paternoster Dunes Guest House

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The three luxury ground floor sea facing rooms allow you to walk straight out to the beach from your private patio while the fourth sea facing room on the first floor has great views and direct access to the beach via its own staircase. Sun tanning on the beach or in the courtyard around the private pool can also be enjoyed. Full breakfasts are served upstairs in the guest dining room where the formal lounge, small library and bar are situated – all are for the exclusive use of their guests and have beautiful views over the Atlantic Ocean.

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10 Beach Houses In Southern Africa That We Are Totally Obsessed With!

With summer fast approaching, the tourists are headed for the shores to embrace the divine weather and to soak up some rays.

Summer is great – it’s like Christmas morning, falling in love, winning the world cup and the Olympics all in one glorious 3 month period. Summer embodies everything that life is really about, love, happiness and general good times. This being said, great care must be taken not to waste a single solitary second of it because when it ends, you will realize just how magical it is.

So just to give you a taste of what is on offer, we picked out 10 of our favourite beach houses in Southern Africa. It’s OK, you’re allowed to drool.

 

Paternoster Dunes Guest House

Paternoster, Western Cape

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The three luxury ground floor sea facing rooms allow you to walk straight out to the beach from your private patio while the fourth sea facing room on the first floor has great views and direct access to the beach via its own staircase. The beautifully decorated courtyard room has a patio from which you can view the sea as well as direct access to the beach.

 

Fluistering

Britannia Bay, Western Cape

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Go and spoil yourself in this brand new, modern state of the art and very spacious 4-bedroom home. It is elevated on the water’s edge barely an arm’s length from the calm sheltered Bay of Whispers, or Fluisterbaai, because of the little waves softly rolling out onto the 3 km long Golden Mile beach. Continue reading

10 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit Cape Town

1. Nothing to do

Cape Town is probably one of the most vibey cities on the planet! There certainly isn’t a lack of activities here – in fact, your schedule will be jam-packed if you visit.

We have found a list of great activities to keep you busy:

The Springbok Experience

The Springbok Experience is a world-class, modern interactive museum telling South Africa’s story through the eyes of its most powerful sport. It offers a fun and entertaining experience for the whole family and is a ‘must-do’ attraction at the heart of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

The museum features more than 60 audio visual displays where visitors can watch the history of South African rugby unfold, set among cases displaying historic objects such as famous trophies, jerseys, boots and other memorabilia. It makes a perfect venue for exclusive corporate events as well.

Springbok Experience

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G-Force Paintball – Ground Zero

The venue of many a friendly score-settling throw-down, Ground Zero is the ideal spot for a day of high-adrenaline shenanigans and the chance to artistically alter the appearance of some of your friends or colleagues.

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UpSouth – Cape Peninsula

What better way to experience the most spectacular coast lines of the Cape than on a BMW Motorcycle. UpSouth Adventures will take you on a journey down the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula, which includes the oldest wine estate in South Africa, the penguins at Boulders beach, the famous Cape Point and The Cape of Good Hope.

UpSouth

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Luxury Accommodation For The Not-So-Budget Traveler

We often have the urge to treat ourselves to a fabulous holiday, so we scroll through the accommodation listings with anticipation…

“Oohh, that looks lovely… oh wait.. the price.”

“What about this one? Oh, nevermind.”

“This one is four stars, so it should be within our budget.. Nope.”

Admit it, we’ve all been there. But there are the lucky travelers who are able to drop dollar for an amazing penthouse… so, this list is especially for YOU (and the rest of us who want to dream of better days and drool a little).

Camps Bay Retreat

Where: Camps Bay, Western Cape

About: Camps Bay Retreat Boutique Hotel is a sanctuary for the soul, set on four acres of lush green nature reserve. With a mountain meditation pool, thickets of trees, waterfalls and streams, it is a peaceful paradise, where meditative moments are waiting to be had.

Price: R3 150 – R12 840 per room per night

Awards: Certificate of Excellence 2015 Winner – Tripadvisor

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Camps Bay Retreat

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