Places We Love: River Lodge | Dulini | Sabi Sand Game Reserve

The Dulini Collection presents the signature safari experience with exhilarating wildlife encounters, luxury accommodation and sincere hospitality, all of which resulting in an unforgettably enriching experience. The tranquil Dulini River Lodge, embraced in the riverine grandeur of ancient ebony trees, exudes a sense of indulgence true to the long-standing safari tradition. The positioning of the [...]

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: Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is a vast, magical land of infinite possibility, with sweeping vistas and a liberating sense of space - it doesn't get more exclusive than this. With a private vehicle, guide and tracker assigned to every group you'll have an unprecedented level of flexibility and exclusivity during your stay at Tswalu allowing you [...]

Places We Love: Jamala Lodge Madikwe

Welcome to the places we love: Jamala Lodge Madikwe. Jamala Madikwe, Royal Safari Lodge is a luxury boutique safari lodge in South Africa’s North West Province in Madikwe Game Reserve. Owner-managed and run, the lodge offers an intimate bush experience, where personal service and attention to detail are the cornerstones of every waking moment. The [...]

Places we Love – Mosethla Bushcamp

History Mosetlha Bushcamp was started in the early 1990s as a rustic camp with basic facilities, a place where rangers-in-training and other wilderness enthusiasts came to learn about wildlife conservation during Operation Phoenix, a codename for the project to reintroduce wildlife into the Madikwe area. As more and more lodges were built in the reserve [...]

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 [...]

Authentic Bush Camps We Love: Umlani Bushcamp

Umlani was founded in 1989 by Marco and Marie-Louise Schiess in the central section of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. In 1993, the fences between the Timbavati and the Kruger were removed to allow for wildlife migration and this pristine wilderness area became known as the Greater Kruger National Park. Umlani Bushcamp is situated in [...]

Places We Love: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

Sculpted into a slope of the earth, the organic architecture of Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge awakens the senses with a masterful use of texture, space and light. Everywhere there is evidence of nature at work, with almost every facet of the lodge inspired by the surrounding environment. The clean lines and natural finishes are the [...]

Places We Love: Saseka Tented Camp | Thornybush Game Reserve

Suspend what you know about luxury tented camps.  The latest addition to the Thornybush Collection, Saseka Tented Camp, is state-of-the-art, luxurious and imbued with idyllic African wilderness.  Saseka is the Tsonga word for Beautiful. Set in the north-eastern portion of the big-5 game rich Thornybush Nature Reserve, situated in the greater Kruger National Park.  Saseka, [...]

Places We Love: Giraffe Manor | Nairobi, Kenya

Within the city limits of Nairobi you'll find one of the most incredible small hotels you've ever come across. Built in 1932, it's steeped in fascinating history and was around during the times of African icons such as Karen Blixen & Peter Beard. Their long-legged inhabitants have been around since the 1970's and it's for [...]

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 […]

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: 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: 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 […]