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AHA IVORY TREE GAME LODGE: THE PERFECT POST-LOCKDOWN ESCAPE

  COVID-19 may have temporarily put travel and holiday plans on hold. But the time to explore our beautiful country again is on the not-so-distant horizon, and aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge is the ultimate five-star escape to help you forget the lockdown blues. Peacefully perched in the vast and beautiful Pilanesberg National Park in the North West Province, aha Ivory Tree is in the heart of Big 5 territory, where there are ample opportunities to see Africa at its most beautiful, and to explore …



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An Authentic Luxurious South African Safari in the Kruger National Park

  Steeped in history, Jock Safari Lodgewas the first private concession granted within the Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest national park. Today the iconic safari lodge accommodates only 30 guests and is known for its service excellence and warm hospitality, world-class facilities and unforgettable wildlife encounters. Jock Safari Lodge was founded in 1982 by the Niven family, descendants of the author Sir Percy Fitzpatrick. The lodge is named after his popular book, Jock of the …



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Barefoot Luxury in Mozambique

Mozambique is an idyllic holiday destination for those considering a combination of bush and beach for a well-deserved break. Some of the most remote resorts often boast the best experiences when it comes to marine- and wildlife, certainly adding to your repertoire of stories to tell accompanied by the photographs to prove it! So kick off your shoes and adventure with me… Azura Boutique Retreats Built by the locals as part of a community upliftment program, Azura Retreats features remarkable isl …



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BID ON LUXURY GETAWAYS TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES 

  #bednightsforfoodparcels: In the spirit of giving back during the global pandemic #lockdown, the Caleo Foundation has launched #bednightsforfoodparcels fundraising initiative to support vulnerable communities in South Africa. The Caleo Foundation is a non-profit conservation organisation established in Switzerland. In South Africa the Caleo Foundation is custodian of both Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and Jock Safari Lodge. Using the format of a Silent Auction that will run for five days betwe …



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Curious to learn more about wildlife? Have you ever heard a cheetah calling?

Curious to learn more about wildlife? Have you ever heard a cheetah calling? Don’t miss out our new video blog series: Life of a ranger: Rhulani rangers share their knowledge and love for wildlife. In the first episode, listen to a cheetah calling for his brother. Watch more episodes here  Celebrating Mandela Day This year we celebrated Mandela Day (July 18) by building a new roof for the Andries Moseki Crèche, in the nearby town of Lekgophung. In this video, owner Rolf Steiner and Lodge Manager …



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Djibouti, An Underrated Luxury Destination

by Robert La Bua Notwithstanding the current lull in travel activity across the world, an intense growth in global tourism over the past decade has left virtually no corner of the planet undiscovered. Despite an increased familiarity with destinations from Ras ben Sakka to Cape Agulhas, travellers still find the allure of the African continent remains a special memory for those who have visited and a vivid fantasy for those who have not yet experienced this remarkable part of the world. As the i …



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Founders Lodge Scoops Two 2019 Boutique Hotel Guest Experience Awards

Founders Lodge by Mantis has received deserved international awards recognition, picking up wins in two categories at The Boutique Hotel Guest Experience (BoHo) Awards in London on 22 May. The prestigious property was named as the winner in both ‘Best Boutique Hotel (1-20 Rooms)’ and ‘Best International Hotel’ categories at the ceremony at The Kimpton Fitzroy, held in conjunction with the Boutique + Lifestyle Hotel Summit. The Boutique Hotel Guest Experience Awards (BoHos) recognise UK and inter …



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Freddie Mercury Tour in Zanzibar

  Don’t leave Zanzibar without taking this best – selling tour of Freddie Mercury. Walk the streets of Stone Town and follow in the footsteps and the highlights of Zanzibar’s most famous son, Freddie Mercury. Best singer of the rock band Queen, skilled musician, flamboyant showman and also a Zanzibar man. Born Farouk Bulsara on the 5th September 1946 in Shangani Street, Freddie Mercury spent his formative years living and playing in Stone Town’s winding alleyways. His parents were Parsi and …



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How industries thrive on selling luxury, and why people pay for it

Through the casualization of fashion, or the commoditisation of air travel, luxury is no longer the straightforward signifier of wealth that it once was. One of the most common aspirations is to become rich. Not just financially secure, but rich to the point where one can be decadent – to the point where camera crews might one day wander round your homes so that viewers can gawk at your wealth. Various industries cater to that urge and to that market, whether their services are being used by the …



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Jambiani Coast Zanzibar

  Jambiani is an exotic village of Zanzibar Islands located off the East Coast of the Indian Ocean, approximately 40 kilometers from stone town Boasting a pleasantly tropical climate, Jambiani offers natural, secure, crystal clear lagoons and silver sandy beaches. Jambiani was one of the Zanzibar’s first thought after beach destinations and is extremely popular with all European tourists. People often think that there is nothing more to do in Jambiani than to lie on the beach and sip long c …



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Jozani Forest in Zanzibar

Zanzibar is full of wonders. An Island so small yet so rich in culture, history and amazing people.  Take a trip into the environmentally protected Jozani Forest where you will encounter the Red Colobus Monkey unique to Zanzibar. You may also be lucky enough to see the rare Zanzibar Leopard as well as a selection of small deer. Walk into the forest canopy area on wooden ramps and explore the mangrove area with its birds and other exotic wildlife. You Contact Bespoke Tours Travel +255768263766 or …



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KEEPING IT GREEN – TINTSWALO LAPALALA TAKES UP THE #SpekboomChallenge

Tintswalo Lapalala  has taken up the #SpekboomChallenge to champion the planting of spekboom (Portulacaria afra) within the pristine Lapalala Wilderness Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo).The luxury tented lodge already operates off the grid, but to offset the carbon footprint of its safari vehicles and emergency generators, it has now started cultivating seedlings of these ‘super’ plants. The luxury tented lodge already operates off the grid, but to offset the carbon footprint of its safari veh …



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Life After COVID 19 – A holiday with Club Med

  Life as we know it has completely changed and the world at large has had to adjust to a ‘new normal’. We are living in unprecedented times with the world under attack from the global pandemic that is the Corona Virus and many people are living in a state of fear, with their mindsets and priorities largely changed. Be that as it may, life will go on and eventually the world will open its borders. After weeks of being stuck in the house, anyone would jump at the opportunity to get away. Tha …



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Nungwi Cultural Village Tour In Zanzibar

  Get an in-depth overview of the great history and culture of Nungwi which is the name of the village at the northern part of Zanzibar Island. This part of the trip mainly focuses on Cultural village visit of the Nungwi Village, sight seeing and frees time to relax at the white sand beach of the north. The best time to visit is in the early morning when the fish market is in full swing – depending on the catch the previous night you might see Tuna, King Fish, Dorado and a variety of other …



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Prison Island in Zanzibar

  This wonderful Prison Island, which is also known as Changuu Island is one of the most popular Destinations for day trips from Stone Town. Just a short ride away, the island offers excellent snorkeling, a nature trail, small beach and the unusual attraction of a sanctuary for giant tortoises. In 2006, many of the islands old buildings were restored, and Changuu Private Island Paradise was opened, offering 15 deluxe cottages all on the seafront, affording maximum seclusion and privacy. The …



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RICH DURBAN RANKED TOPS ON THE COVERTED WORLDS FINEST CLUB LIST

Durban, South Africa – RICH DURBAN was this week listed as one of the finest clubs on the globe by the curated globally network The World’s Finest Clubs. RICH DURBAN is the first champagne and cigar lounge to hit the local Durban scene mid last year. And with it’s remarkable modern design, state-of-the-art sound system and an overwhelming attention to detail, the venue proved extremely impressive with an atmosphere amplified with some of the best national and international artists bringing the b …



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South African Biotech company provides surface disinfection against Covid-19

Preparing now to flatten the curve Whilst many individuals, companies and manufacturers initially stocked up on disinfectants and sanitisers at the start of this worldwide pandemic, did they foresee just how long these stocks would last? We’re already seeing many countries stopping exports of raw materials and ingredients needed to manufacture these vital products, of particular importance for our workforce at the front of the Coronavirus – health workers, contract cleaners, supermarket employee …



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Stone Town Tour In Zanzibar

  Stone Town is a World Heritage site and is the most atmospheric and vibrant of all the remaining traditional Swahili settlements. Architecturally it’s a fusion of African and Arab influences not dissimilar to the Medina of Morocco with its narrow streets, twists, and turns. Culturally modern Stone Town is a lively melting pot that embraces visitors and manages to offer a selection of fine dining and curious attractions without compromising its old-world charm. Contact Bespoke Tours Travel …



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The 7132 : hotel excellence is hidden in the Swiss mountains…

Escape the routine, just for one moment, for a highly hedonistic and quiet stay… Here lies the whole concept of the 7132 hotel : a true heavyweight in the Swiss top-of-the-range hotel business competition. Hidden in the Grisons, close to the village of Vals, this institute draws strength from the singularity of its environment. Because, it’s by blending into the Swiss mountains that the 7132 delivers to its guests an out-of-time interlude, far from the upsetting uproars of the city. More than a …



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The African Hotelier Who Pledged a Luxury Property in Fight Against Corona Virus in Ghana

After supporting poor communities with food and supplies before a 14-day lockdown in Accra, the capital city of Ghana over the past weekend, real estate developer, industrialist and hospitality giant, Nana Kwame Bediako also known as “Freedom Jacob Caesar”, pledged one of his premier properties, Number 1 Oxford Street, a 5 star luxury serviced apartment, as a quarantine location, isolation center, temporary hospital or safe place for nurses, doctors and other medical personnel should the need ar …



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The R680 million Houghton Hotel unveils exquisite rockstar penthouse

It’s been five months since The Houghton Hotel opened its doors; an occasion which marked the evolution of hospitality in Johannesburg. Now complete, and having recently been named the Best Luxury Hotel in South Africa at the HOSCO Luxury Tourism Awards, the Houghton Hotel shows that it has more than lived up to its earlier promise. “The Houghton Hotel is unique in many ways,” comments Wesley Grobler, General Manager of the hotel. “Few other establishments can match the quality of our hospitalit …



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THE SEARCH FOR SA’S MOST ENTERPRISING WOMEN IS ON! 

  Entries now open for the SANTAM Women of the Future Awards 2020 in association with FAIRLADY & TRUE LOVE Santam, FAIRLADY and, for the first time this year, TRUELOVE Magazine, have partnered up in the search to find the best female entrepreneurs in the country! If you have just started out or have been running your own business for a while, now is the time to enter this prestigious competition. Also new to the awards this year is our co-sponsor, Lulalend, who are all about providing f …



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Tintswalo Lodges go Digital With New Guest APP

  Tintswalo is embracing the digital age with a new contactless App that introduces a creative way to interact with guests and eliminate the use of paper documents. Use of the App drives a ‘touchless’ travel experience that further reduces the risk of Covid-19 virus transmission that may be associated with physical interaction between guests and staff. Each Tintswalo guest now receives a link to the Vamoos App to download before their stay, which takes them through the entire guest experien …



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TINTSWALO ATLANTIC PRESENTS ‘MINDFULNESS PAUSE RETREATS’

Tintswalo Atlantic has partnered with experienced Mindful host, Tracy Winde, to present a series of retreats during the upcoming winter months. The three ‘Mindfulness Pause Retreats’ are aimed at people who want to experience life more mindfully and who want to expand their awareness and growth; from those just beginning their journey, to those already well-travelled. The Tintswalo Atlantic Mindfulness Pause Retreats will include luxury accommodation in Island Suites and activities within the th …



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Tintswalo Atlantic to Open New Restaurant

  Tintswalo Atlantic will be opening a new restaurant on Wednesday 29 July 2020. The Tintswalo Kitchen will welcome both resident guests, as well as casual diners with bookings taken for lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, as well as Sunday family lunch. (Closed Monday and Sunday dinner. Last sitting for non-residents’ dinner is 6pm, due to current Covid-19 curfew) Reservations are essential, via Dineplan. With an experienced, newly appointed kitchen team at the helm, the dining conc …



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Tintswalo Backs ‘Cans With Purpose’ As Covid-19 Relief Initiative #TintswaloCares

The world is reeling from the startling effects of the global pandemic COVID-19, and here in South Africa poverty-stricken children are amongst the most vulnerable in the community. Since schools have been forced to close, children are already experiencing the devastating impact of the temporary termination of the National Schools feeding scheme, as the majority of these children rely on this one meal a day as their sole source of nutrition. Tintswalo Lodges has launched its #TintswaloCares camp …



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TINTSWALO INTRODUCES SELF-CATERING MODEL TO STIMULATE LOCAL TRAVEL

  Tintswalo Lodges has introduced a self-catering option for families and friends to stimulate local travel and accommodate South African residents within the current lockdown restrictions. Exclusive-use, self-catering options are available at three of the Tintswalo properties, offering a choice between a safari or coastal breakaway for a group of up to 10 people. The R25 000 per night deal for 10 people (2-night minimum stay) offers excellent value to South Africans seeking a luxury destin …



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TINTSWALO INTRODUCES WALKING SAFARIS IN TWO NATURE RESERVES

  One of the liberties South Africans are most looking forward to post-lockdown, is probably the freedom to be outside, enjoying nature and exercising in the great outdoors. Tintswalo Lodges has identified this as a unique safari opportunity for South Africans and have stepped up to the plate with the introduction of walking safaris offered at excellent rates. Walking safari packages will be on offer at Tintswalo Safari Lodge in the Manyeleti Nature Reserve in the greater Kruger region, and …



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Tintswalo Lapalala To Offer ‘Catch, Release and Research’ Fly-Fishing Safaris

  Tintswalo Lapalala will be introducing fly-fishing on a ‘catch, release and research’ basis as a new activity within the pristine Waterberg reserve. Located three hours’ drive from Johannesburg, the sprawling 48 500 ha Lapalala Wilderness Reserve is a malaria-free sanctuary for many plant and animal species. These include the Big 5, but it is the spectacular Palala river that runs 37 kilometers through the reserve that sets it apart. With riverside locations that are easily accessible on …



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TINTSWALO OPENS FAMILY CAMP IN WELGEVONDEN GAME RESERVE (WATERBERG)

Tintswalo has extended its portfolio of family-owned luxury lodges and boutique hotels with the opening of the Tintswalo Family Camp in the Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo (South Africa). The third safari location in the Tintswalo stable and its’ second in the malaria-free Waterberg, the new Family Camp is booked on an exclusive-use basis only. The camp accommodates one group of between 10 and 16 guests travelling together and welcomes children of all ages. (Rate R47 670 for up to 10 guests, …



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Tintswalo Safari Lodge Launches Free Virtual Safaris

Tintswalo Safari Lodge has launched free virtual safaris that are available on its social media channels to all its followers. Says Lisa Goosen, CEO of Tintswalo: ‘The national lock-down in South Africa has been very challenging for humans, but in the bush, nature continues undisturbed as it has since the beginning of time. The conservation of our nature reserves and protection of our precious wildlife remain a priority for the Tintswalo family. Within the greater Kruger region, the Tintswalo wi …



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WATERBERG WILD DOG PACK SAFELY RELOCATED TO LAPALALA WILDERNESS RESERVE

  In a joint effort by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), Lapalala Wilderness Reserve and Tintswalo Lapalala, a free-roaming pack of 10 wild dogs was successfully captured and relocated to Lapalala Wilderness Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo).  According to Glenn Phillips, Chief Executive of Lapalala Wilderness, the dogs, which are currently in a boma on the reserve, have adjusted well: ‘So much so, that we are delighted to announce that the alpha female has produced a litter of pups. Th …



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Where Are You Planning To Go For Your Next Golf Holiday?

These days, time is all we have due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m sure seasoned golfers are already missing those golf moments and golf days and they are already planning and plotting their next big golfing excursion. While it is important to stay at home right now and stay safe in order to earn a lot more golf days on this planet when the COVID-19 pandemic is over, it never hurts to plan ahead because eventually the pandemic shall come to pass and the time for golf holidays shall come. Ever Con …



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World Luxury Spa and Restaurant Awards 2019

On Saturday, 6 July 2019 at the World Luxury Spa and Restaurant Awards Gala Ceremony held at The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel in St Petersburg, Russia, The Fairlawns Spa was crownedAfrica`s best Luxury Hotel Spa and Amuse Bouche Food & Wine received Africa’s Best Luxury Boutique Hotel Restaurant award. Commenting on the awards, Fairlawns’ Managing Director, Michael Kewley, says, “The history and transformation of Fairlawns over the last 22 years has set the scene for a truly unique …



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Zanzibar Full Moon Party

  Watch the full moon with romantic glass of Champagne or red wine, and hear the Indian Ocean Waves shined by falling stars. The party is organized around the FULL MOON every month, usually on Saturday, but not always.FULL MOON parties attract a big crowd of people, locals as well as guests from as far as Dar-es-Salaam. . FULL MOON parties started off with traditional drum & dance groups on the white sandy ground of Kendwa in 1996, guests used to join with performers in an African style …



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Zanzibar Island

  Set like a jewel in tranquil coral waters, only 20 minutes flight from Dar es Salaam, is one of the world’s most beautiful islands – Zanzibar. Its name evokes a romantic past. To the shores of these islands came Sumerians, Assyrians, Hindus, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Arabians, Chinese, Malaysians, and the Portuguese, all sailing in on Monsoon winds. From these shores, the great European explorers Burton, Speke, Livingstone, Krapf, Rebman, and Grant set out on their voyages of discovery into …



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