Your world – your Oyster!
Nov17

Your world – your Oyster!

The Oyster Box at Umhlanga Rocks brings a sea-change to your stay in Durban. We’ve never really found a good reason for going to Durban, other than to board a train or fly somewhere else – until we stayed at The Oyster Box in Umhlanga Rocks. You’ll know you’ve arrived because of the huge lighthouse that sits on the rocky foreshore smack bang in front of the hotel – and if it’s a case of...

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Africa Planner – Why, When & How.
Nov10

Africa Planner – Why, When & How.

Our ‘rule of thumb’ guide to help you get the most out of an adventure to Africa. Its a snapshot of each country based on our opinions and experience and will help you ask yourself some relevant questions in order to make the right decisions. Like a country’s prey base, inoculations and political stability are a movable feast, so we’ll help you get up to speed on current information once you...

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Searching for a great meal in Cape Town? Visit these five ace places.
Nov10

Searching for a great meal in Cape Town? Visit these five ace places.

In this, the last of our Cape Town series, we’ve avoided the ‘must be seen at’ places – even if we could get into them in less than a month – opting for attractive and unusual places that offer good quality, interesting food, with an overall great atmosphere and service. We’ve listed them below in alphabetical order to avoid favouritism, as each is excellent in its own right. Ash Restaurant ASH, as...

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Cape Town and around – five must-see sights a little further afield
Nov03

Cape Town and around – five must-see sights a little further afield

Leaving aside the lively attractions of this vibrant city centre, here’s a few ideas to give you a better all-round perspective of this beautiful peninsula and coastal area. You’ll definitely need transport to see most of these sights as, with the exception of Table Mountain (which can also take an age if you’re not pre-prepared) all are within and hour or so’s drive of Cape Town – but well worth it....

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Five fascinating places to stay in Cape Town
Oct27

Five fascinating places to stay in Cape Town

Our collection of boutique, bold and beautiful places to stay that will make any stay in Cape Town extra special. Thinking of a trip to Cape Town? This cross section of fascinating places to stay can’t fail to satisfy your own preferences for luxury and service. They’re in no particular order as they each meet a differing set of criteria according to taste.   Manna Bay   It’s not often that we stay in a...

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Pick the Peech to enjoy the fruits of Jo’burg
Oct20

Pick the Peech to enjoy the fruits of Jo’burg

This boutique haven in the leafy centre of Johannesburg belies the city’s bad-boy reputation and is the perfect base to explore Jo’burg’s history. For us, Johannesburg historically, has meant little more than a cosy airport lounge as we transit between more attractive destinations. Its bad-boy image for crime and unrest has held little appeal. More recently great things are happening In Johannesburg in...

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