The best marine safaris in Africa

The continent of Africa might best be known for traditional safari-based tourism – but the surrounding oceans are also full of life. Fortunately, some of these marine areas are now getting the protection they deserve: South Africa recently announced a new network of 20 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and the Seychelles has initiated an innovative scheme […]

Why the Cederberg makes an awesome side-trip from Cape Town


Just two-to-three hours outside Cape Town, the Cederberg is an area known for its rugged mountains, sites of ancient rock art and being the only place in the world that produces rooibos tea. Here are some reasons why you should make time for a side-trip from Cape Town. Epic trails The Cederberg trails are known […]

Luxury train travel: Journey on the Blue Train

Earlier in 2019, the Blue Train – a luxury locomotive that rumbles between Cape Town and Pretoria – decided to extend its journey from one night to two, a nod to the rising popularity of slow travel. Here’s what it’s like to travel 994 miles across South Africa by luxury train. Slow travel The first thing to […]

5 Top African destinations for foodies

You might not immediately think of sub-Saharan Africa when it comes to delicious cuisines, but there are plenty of cities, regions and countries that offer dishes as sensational as their landscapes. From fine dining in Cape Town to eating fresh fish on the beach in Mozambique, these are our top 5 favourite African destinations for […]

First look at the new Lekkerwater Beach Lodge

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge has just opened in the beautiful De Hoop Nature Reserve, 3.5 hours from Cape Town, South Africa. Here’s why you should visit. De Hoop Nature Reserve Within an easy drive of Cape Town is De Hoop Nature Reserve, a marine protected area and one of the best places in the country for […]

7 of the most exciting African cities

Most safari-goers whiz through their port of entry with barely a glance around – which is a huge shame. Cities are where you can get to the heart of a country’s identity/identities, where historic events have taken place and creative scenes thrive. Here are some of our favourite African cities and why you should factor in a […]

Beyond the game drive: exciting alternative safaris

When you think of a safari, you probably imagine being in a game vehicle – but this is just one way to explore the bush. There are many other modes of transport when it comes to safari, ever increasing as travellers become more active and more adventurous. Here are some top alternative safaris. Walking Not so […]

Why Soweto should be part of your Johannesburg itinerary

Just south-west of Johannesburg, Soweto is one of South Africa’s most popular tourism destinations. It was first thrust onto an international stage when it became the centre of anti-apartheid activism pre-1994 and for being home to some of the most influential South Africans in history. Today, there are plenty of reasons to visit – here are just […]

South Africa’s Wolfgat voted Restaurant of the Year

On Monday 18th February 2019, a little beachside South African restaurant scooped a mighty prize: Restaurant of the Year at the World Restaurant Awards in Paris. Here’s all you need to know about Wolfgat and why a trip up the coast should be part of your Cape Town itinerary. Just two hours up the coast […]

The best places to see leopards

Leopards are by far the most elusive member of the so-called Big Five. Shy and solitary, these big cats will not let you see them unless they want you to. So where is best to ‘spot’ one? Although it’s all down to luck, there are a handful of safari destinations with more chance of leopard […]