4 epic wildlife migrations – that aren’t the Great Migration

When people talk about ‘the migration’ in Africa, they generally mean the Great Migration in East Africa. Its name is not misleading: witnessing nearly two million wildebeest and thousands of antelope and zebra journeying across the plains and crashing across the Mara River is an awesome sight. But its fame means that there are also […]

Where to find the best coffee in Cape Town

A city with a passion for excellent coffee, Cape Town is bursting with independent cafés and unique roasteries. You won’t find a Starbucks here (yet). Whether your caffeine kick of choice is a perfect flat white or black pour-over, there are plenty of fine establishments from which to pick. These five are amongst the best. […]

11 top reasons to travel to Durban

Durban is often in the shadow of picturesque Cape Town or über-cool Johannesburg, but South Africa’s third largest city has a lot going for it as a tourist destination. On 29 October 2018, British Airways will launch direct flights from London to Durban and have put the city on their ‘must-visit’ list for 2019 – confirming […]

Whale watching heaven: A record-breaking number of whales spotted around Hermanus

Hermanus, a couple of hours away from Cape Town, is one of the world’s best whale watching destinations. This is especially apparent between June and October, when southern right whales migrate to these coastal waters to nurse their young, calve and mate. This year, in the area around Hermanus and De Hoop Nature Reserve, a […]

5 of the best hikes in Cape Town

If you love being outdoors, you’ll no doubt want to fit in a hike or two when in Cape Town. With a national park right in the middle of the city, it’s super easy to explore the many trails, whether it’s a sunrise hike up Lion’s Head or a morning spent clambering up Table Mountain. […]

The best luxury hotels in Cape Town

As Cape Town becomes ever more popular, the number of luxury hotels grows. There are classic, historic hotels and modern boutique hotels with everything from OTT lavish décor to more low-key, comfortable, chic styles. To help you choose, we’ve rounded up some of the best luxury hotels in Cape Town. Ellerman House Perched on the […]

Water, water everywhere: How to enjoy Cape Town’s ocean

Cape Town is surrounded by the far reaches of the Atlantic Ocean, which blends into the Indian Ocean just along the coast at Cape Agulhas. There are plenty of ways to enjoy this watery environment, from swimming with the local seals to harnessing the power of the so-called ‘Cape Doctor’ wind. Here are some of […]

9 reasons Cape Town is the best city in the world

There are more than nine reasons, trust us – but these should be enough to whet the appetite. From watching the sunrise from the top of Lion’s Head to dining at one of the world’s best restaurants, experiential luxury travel in Cape Town has so much to offer, no matter what you like to do […]

Zeitz MOCAA Opens in Cape Town

Situated in the Silo District of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, Zeitz MOCAA is a brand new contemporary art museum that specialises in African art. This museum has been created within the old silo building – a spectacular building that was once used as a grain silo. Comprising 42 concrete tubes towering 33 metres […]

The world’s best land-based whale watching

You may have ticked sightings of Africa’s famous Big Five off your must-see list, but did you know South Africa gives you an excellent chance of getting up close and personal with the Marine Big Five? The oceans surrounding the southern tip of Africa are rich with southern right whales, great white sharks, penguins, dolphins […]