Tag Archives Southern Africa

The rising star in the travel world; a review on White Pearl Resort

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Mozambique is a rising star in the travel world. Savoteur has described 'Mozambique to be the new Maldives' because of its lush green mangrove forests, turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. These discreet and luxurious hotels have subtly immersed themselves in the soft surroundings that Mother Nature has shared with us. Lesser known than its African contemporaries, ...

The Saxon Spa; Tipped to be the Ultimate Metropolitan Retreat

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A haven of flickering candles, ornamental copper decor and locally hand-crafted Himalayan salt and recycled glass chandeliers, the ravishing new Saxon Spa is dedicated to the art of holistic sensory revitalisation. Designed by internationally-acclaimed interior designer, Stephen Falcke, the Saxon Spa has been created as a sanctuary of the senses with dark wood, copper, linen and ...

Destination Profile: Cape Town, South Africa

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I'm finding it difficult to avoid the clichéd introduction of just how beautiful Cape Town is. You know, the text that you read across all glossy travel magazines, and brochures. The one's that speak about how stunning Cape Town is 'from sea to sky'. Where superlatives include, 'golden', 'beautiful, 'picturesque', 'vibrant' and 'magnificent'. But yet, we don't fully understand ...

Reviewing the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg

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The original cobbled entrance sweeps up all the way to the top of the Westcliff hillside with quaint balcony's and private entrances woven with courtyards, fountains and gardens providing a wonderful sense of history. All of this atmosphere sets the stage for a weekend in Johannesburg's most prominent suburbs at one of the world’s most ...

Hop-on, Hop-off City Sightseeing Johannesburg

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It's been months since the City Sightseeing Joburg Red Bus has been making it's way around the city, and we finally decided to make an afternoon outing of it this past Saturday. I'm glad that my group of mom-friends suggested that we take the kids out - I'm done playing guilty-mom every time I see ...