Vines, Virgin and Views
Apr18

Vines, Virgin and Views

Visit Mont Rochelle National Park in the winelands of South Africa and you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t stay in Sir Richard Branson’s estate of the same name. Unlike many boutique hotels with traditional architecture and aspirations, Mont Rochelle excels by achieving a showcase resort whilst retaining a magical ambiance that embraces the guest – almost enticing them to become part of the family. Sir Richard Branson...

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Vibrant Victoria – Vancouver’s Grand Dame
Apr04

Vibrant Victoria – Vancouver’s Grand Dame

Seven places to visit on a day out in Vancouver Island’s vibrant capital that will give you a flavour of this lively city Unless you’re familiar with Vancouver you might not realise that Vancouver Island and its state capital Victoria is a genteel and eclectic partner to the more frenetic and modern city of Vancouver across the Strait of Georgia. The ferry ride across the Strait, that threads its way between the verdant islands of...

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Your head in the clouds at Mount Kenya Safari Club
Mar21

Your head in the clouds at Mount Kenya Safari Club

When you stay at one of Kenya’s most exclusive hotels, you can’t fail to absorb some of its rarefied and charismatic past. Set upon a high point facing the long-extinct Mount Kenya volcano, this exclusive hotel has as diverse an history as the eclectic owners who have shaped its evolution . Set in 100acres of its own grounds, the property was originally a private residence built by pilot, Gabriel Prud’homme and American, Rhoda...

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Ferme Favourite
Feb07

Ferme Favourite

La Petite Ferme in South Africa’s Franschhoek winelands not only offers high quality homely accommodation but great cuisine and stunning views. ‘The Little Farm’ is named, not as an affectation but as a reference to the 17th & 18th Century Huguenot exiles from France, who escaped persecution by Louis XIV, bringing their vines, crafts and skills with them, at the invitation of Dutch Protestant settlers in the Cape. As the story...

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Langkawi – The Datai Bay Duo
Nov01

Langkawi – The Datai Bay Duo

Unless you sail, the only way you’ll get into Datai Bay and onto the beautiful white sand beach is to stay at one of the two exclusive resorts who ‘own’ it. Not only are these two exclusive resorts close to one another on the idyllic island of Langkawi but they share exclusive use of their very own cove and idyllic crescent beach, protected by its own coral reef. Langkawi, also known as the ‘Jewel of Kedah’ is...

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