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Top 10 golf courses in South Africa

by KeithBain May 2015 - last edited October

Top 10 Golf Courses in South AfricaHome to some of the world’s most beautiful courses, designed by champions and sometimes set at the edge of wildernesses beset by animals, South Africa is a hot golfing destination. Take a look at our guide to the very best golf courses in South Africa.


Visiting the Western Cape: Hotel Mont Rochelle

by KeithBain March 2015 - last edited October

Visiting the Western Cape: Hotel Mont RochelleWhen the light is just right, the winegrowing Franschhoek Valley, about an hour from Cape Town, attains a near-mystical quality. Considered one of the most beautiful areas in the Western Cape, Sir Richard Branson’s latest South African acquisition, Mont Rochelle, is surrounded by verdant countryside and breathtaking valley views.


Exploring the Cape Floral Kingdom

by KeithBain December 2014 - last edited October

Fynbos South Africa: Exploring the Cape Floral KingdomVisitors to South Africa are often baffled to hear that it’s the world’s third most biodiverse country – after Brazil and Indonesia. They’re equally surprised to learn that 10% of the world’s plants are found here. Touch down in Cape Town, and you’re also in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the world’s smallest and most diverse plant province, Capensis.


Wine & Whale Watching in Hermanus

by KeithBain September 2014 - last edited October

Wine & Whale Watching in Hermanus

Each year, some 2,000-or-so southern right whales migrate from their Antarctic feeding grounds, and head for warmer waters along the southern Cape’s Atlantic coastline to breed and nurse their young. The deep-water bays of the Overberg, an hours drive from Cape Town provide sanctuary for the whales, protected along these shores since 1946. For the best chance of a sighting, whale watching in Hermanus is the obvious choice.


The Greatest Swimming Pools in the World

by Chantelle August 2014 - last edited November by Virgin-Atlantic

The Greatest Swimming Pools in the world

It doesn’t matter whether you’re the next Michael Phelps or can only muster a poor excuse for a doggy paddle, these world class pools – complete with spectacular views, high-spec features and insanely beautiful surrounds will make you want to throw on your swimsuit and dive right in. Take a peak at some of the greatest swimming pools in the world, for the ultimate aquatic bucket list.


South Africa’s Best Luxury Game Lodges

by KeithBain July 2014 - last edited October

South Africa's Best Luxury Game Lodges

Options for safari accommodation in South Africa are virtually limitless, ranging from ultra-sumptuous luxury right the way through to overnight on-foot wilderness expeditions where you sleep on the ground. Here we select a few unforgettable luxury game lodges where you’ll be pampered and enjoy superlative levels of guiding.