Boutique Hotels We Love: The Silo Hotel | Cape Town

The Silo is an exclusive five-star hotel towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City. This magical hotel is a celebration of art, style, architecture and design. A tribute to timeless glamour and contemporary luxury offering the highest levels of personalised service synonymous with The Royal Portfolio. The Silo [...]

Places We Love: Thorntree River Lodge | Zambia

Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls. Thorntree River Lodge has been completely rebuilt with an environmentally-conscious design. Drawing inspiration from local customs and culture, it is a modern contemporary design with tented roof structures to maintain the feel of authentic Africa. The [...]

Nkurru Lodge, Madikwe

As you read this I am currently on safari at this beautiful destination. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is the first safari of the year that I am hosting. This destination is a very special destination for me and one that I always love hosting. It is such a diverse safari in terms of […]

South Luangwa – The Valley of the Leopard

Experts have dubbed South Luangwa to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River, and its oxbow lagoons, is among the most intense in Africa, including some of the highest densities of hippo and leopard. The Luangwa River is the most […]

MalaMala

MalaMala Game Reserve. It is no secret as to what lies within this property, for lack of a better word. It should be described as a haven more than a ‘property’; and a haven it truly is. For all sorts of wildlife indeed, but its claim to fame certainly derives from its unmatched numbers of […]

A fairy-tale place

Uganda - a fairy tale place; a place where clouds struggle over the peaks of ancient volcanoes. Where winding dirt roads lead you through dense, tall and seemingly endless forest then surprise you with crystal clean crater lakes, so deep and mysterious. So deep that only the pebbles thrown by joyful Ugandan youth know their [...]

6 Reasons Why Mana Pools Should Be On Your Bucket List

Mana Pools is a hidden Gem which lies in the Northern parts of Zimbabwe bordering Zambia. The Reserve is very remote and therefore untouched and still very wild. The beauty of Mana Pools its that it is a walking concession with massive flood plains and, with the prominent Zambezi River flowing, it boasts a number […]

Places We Love: Le Cle Des Montagnes | Franschhoek | South Africa

For someone like me that has not been to Franschhoek, travelling on the N1 freeway in a northerly direction, it becomes more and more scenic as you make your way to Paarl and take the turnoff to Franschhoek. The majestic mountains and valleys become a frequent sight. Names and signboards with wine farms become common […]

Places We Love: More Quarters and Cape Cadogan

Cape Town remains one of the most visited cities in South Africa, in Africa for that matter. It is truly a special place, boasting of the world’s most iconic places, including a World Heritage site, Table Mountain. For someone travelling to Cape Town, dependent on their purpose, accommodation is almost always a requirement.  On my […]

Places We Love: Umlani Bushcamp | Timbavati Private Nature Reserve | South Africa

Located in the North Eastern section of South Africa, know as the Lowveld, Umlani is part of the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, which borders the Kruger National Park. With no fences between the private sector and the Kruger it is known as the Greater Kruger National Park. Umlani Bushcamp is situated in the heart of […]

Places We Love: MalaMala Camp| Sabi Sands | South Africa

MalaMala Camp, situated in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve South Africa, is built on the riverbank of the renowned Sand River. This place has haunted the dreams of wildlife enthusiast worldwide since its establishment in the 1930’s. Stories of MalaMala have changed in certain aspects over the years, no doubt, but back then a […]

Places We Love: Tintswalo Atlantic | Cape Town | South Africa

Located on Chapmans Peak drive in the famous Table Mountain National Park overlooking Hout Bay, lies this jewel of a place. Tintswalo Atlantic is one of my favourite places that I have been to in a very long time. Tucked away right on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, a stay here will be in […]

Places We Love: Pioneer Camp | Londolozi | Sabi Sands | South Africa

Pioneer Camp is situated in the heart of the world renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve and is one of just five luxurious lodges at Londolozi Private Game Reserve. Of Londolozi’s five camps, Pioneer camp is the most secluded, boasting some incredible views of the Sand River. Steeped in history, the camp’s memorabilia tells a story […]

Places We Love: Selati Camp | Sabi Sabi Game Reserve | South Africa

Sabi Sabi Selati Camp is situated deep within the African bushveld, nestled in South Africa’s famous Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. This beautiful camp was built and styled in a olden ‘colonial’ way, taking you back to the pioneering safari. It is vintage, authentic, raw, yet ultra-luxurious Africa. Overlooking the Msuthlu riverbed, your eyes will […]

Places We Love: Kaingo Camp | South Luangwa National Park | Zambia

Kaingo Camp was built in 1992 and is Shenton Safaris’ flagship camp. Here, six chalets sit idyllically along the Luangwa River. Kaingo is designed simply, to make you feel at home in the bush and to offer you a chance to get close on safari the Shenton family way. Kaingo Camp means Leopard in the [...]

Places We Love: Beho Beho Safari Camp | Selous Game Reserve | Tanzania

Beho Beho was the first camp to be sited in The Selous Game Reserve, not on the banks, or the flood plains of the mighty Rufiji River, but in the cooler highlands so as to enjoy the ‘cooling breezes’ from which its name derives. Always designated as a ‘private camp’ it has fiercely protected its […]

Places We Love: Chitabe Camp | Okavanago Delta | Botswana

Situated on a beautiful old tree-island in a prime wilderness locale in the south-east of the Okavango Delta, Chitabe Camp is built on raised decks to provide superb views across an expansive floodplain. Thanks to its mosaic of habitats, a plethora of plains game is seen on day and night drives as well as guided […]

The Wild Eye Mara Camp

“Enkishui”, the Masai term for “life” and the very appropriate title we have given to the location of the Wild Eye Mara Camp which flanks one of the greatest rivers in Africa, the Mara. This seasonal camp is open from July through until the end of November and accommodates a maximum of just 12 guests [...]