The true Zest of Zanzibar
Jul05

The true Zest of Zanzibar

This ancient spice route island now holds a much more fragrant appeal to travellers with its exceptional accommodation for sun seekers. We take a look at the Zanzibar Collection. Getting to Zanzibar had been fraught. Precision Air, our airline, had failed at every turn – we’d seen more precision in a game of ‘Pin the tail on the donkey’. Shambolic check-in, numerous unannounced hours of delays, offloaded in Dar es Salaam, routed...

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Atlanticview – much more than a view with a room
May17

Atlanticview – much more than a view with a room

We’re only spending ten days in South Africa – and four of them are going to be in Camp’s Bay. Even more vital to get our choice of hotel just right! Our guest contributors Olly & Ruth share their experiences of  Camps Bay. You might think that wall-to-wall sunshine, beach, bed and a good restaurant is all you need to escape from grey skies – but we want our stay to be special, without breaking the bank. Our final choice –...

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Pack your trunk for Nellie!
Apr19

Pack your trunk for Nellie!

’The Nellie’ as it’s known by many of the locals, sits like a wedding cake in the heart of Cape Town’s historic and cultural centre; near the trendy areas of Kloof and Long Streets, nestling at the foot of Table Mountain. The Mount Nelson experience starts at their entrance, through the Prince of Wales gates and continues to the hotel where you’ll be greeted with a sea of pink walls and welcoming staff. Once you settle into the...

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South African winter escape – plans and events
Apr05

South African winter escape – plans and events

How an impromptu escape plan to find the winter sun brings more than was bargained for – for our guest writer Stuart Tizzard and his wife Tessa. Having decided to leave the wet and miserable UK for some winter sun, it was proving incredibly difficult to get any travel agent to provide ideas and solutions at the right price. We wanted Business Class flights to the sun for a couple of weeks and were getting frustrated by the lack of...

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Johannesburg – so much more than a quick transit.
Jan25

Johannesburg – so much more than a quick transit.

Johannesburg is worth so much more than a transit lounge wait at the airport, in order to make a quick getaway to your safari lodge, or onward  journey to the Garden Route. Although the city has seen its fair share of turmoil and unrest, not least of which during the days of Apartheid, it’s making a steady and determined recovery in order to warrant more than a cursory look when you next visit South Africa. There are an...

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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 being seen, then you’ve come to the right place....

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