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100 Best Things to do in South Africa

Breath-taking sunsets, an incredible amount of beautiful and diverse wildlife, unspoilt and rugged scenery! These are just a few words to describe South Africa. If you are craving adventure, diversity and excitement, then this ultimate list of the top 100 things to do in South Africa is for you! 1. The Kruger National Park (Hazyview) The Kruger National Park is definitely number one on my list of the best things to do in South Africa. Boasting an immense amount of wildlife, you will be able to s …



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A journey back home #IAMAFRICA

African fashion is a political statement. It is a representation of our heritage, where creatives draw inspiration to design a modern depiction of Africa.  Creatives from across Africa will turn up in Cape Town and the “mother city” will experience a week-long of fashion and lifestyle festivities from the 9 – 13 April. On the back of the Condé Nast International Conference of which African Fashion International (AFI) is a major sponsor – AFI is once again bringing together the finest pan-African …



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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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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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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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Get 50% Off the Best Available Rates with aha Hotels & Lodges, Black Friday Weekend Only

aha Hotels & Lodges manages a diverse collection of world-class hotels and lodges throughout Sub-Saharan Africa – in Gauteng, Western Cape, Northern Cape, Free State, North West Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo, and in Southern Africa; Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. This Black Friday weekend, you could qualify for half-price on a stay at any one of their luxurious properties. Sign up for the aha Hotels & Lodges online newsletter between 20 November and 28 November 2019 and …



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Green light | Luxury destination Villa Verte is a go

Tucked away in the hills of Hout Bay are two serene properties that offer the ultimate escape from it all –Villa Maison Noir and its brand-new neighbour, Villa Verte. These luxurious contemporary villas, built on the mountainside, are like a home away from home for guests and offer slightly different propositions for getaways, events and extended holidays. The overarching theme, however, is recharging in one of Cape Town’s most picturesque settings.   The properties are owned by design-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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Jock Safari Lodge forms partnership with Wilderness Foundation Africa

Jock Safari Lodge has formed an official long term partnership with the Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) to further conservation education and youth development within the broader community of the Kruger National Park.Jock Safari Lodge was the first private concession granted within the Kruger National Park. It has a long-standing commitment to both sustainable and community development and has for many years worked to upskill and uplift individuals to greater heights. The collaboration with t …



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KAHAARI: Extending African Print To The Boardroom & Beyond

Who says African print should be confined to special occasions? Certainly not Kahaari (ka-haa-ri). Originating from the Swahili word “Kifahari”, which means elegant, this Made in Kenya brand wants to make African prints and designs a staple in the casual and office wear too. The founder, Rebecca Muriuki, experienced the frustration of trying to find ready to wear (RTW) African outfits that reflected her personal style. So, when her friend began to sell fabrics she was directly sourcing from Nige …



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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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Makalali Game Reserve’s Buffalo Breeding Programme Triumphs

After collaborative efforts that have spanned over a decade, Makalali Private Game Reserve and Makalali Private Nature Reserve’s on-site Buffalo Breeding programme has culminated in 52 indigenous African Buffalo being released. This triumphant moment in conservation was the result of a tireless collaboration between conservation experts, aha Makalali Private Game Lodge and the Greater Makalali Game Reserve. The great African Buffalo, once widely distributed through Sub-Saharan Africa, was almost …



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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 Africa’s leading designers add their flair to Steyn City’s City Centre

South Africa’s leading designers – including design duo Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, Stephen Falcke, Donald Nxumalo, Buzwe Mabuza, Yvonne O’Brien, Amanda Elliott, Bilala Mabuza and Ayesha Nobanda– are adding their talent to ensure that Steyn City’s soon to be launched City Centre is a destination like no other. Steyn City has always been known as an address with no parallel, thanks to amenities such as a world class equestrian centre, Jack Nicklaus-design championship golf course and award w …



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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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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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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 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 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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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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