The Leonardo

A Joburg Jaunt

Joburg's genesis as a dusty mining town, and then rather swift transformation to become the country's - if not the continent's financial hub – is a testimony to her perseverance and resilience. Although not...

Start your self-care journey at Lanzerac

Recently, there’s been a growing interest in self-care, with Google Search Trends showing a 250% increase in self-care related search terms between 2019 and 2020. According to research, men and women of all age...
Marataba Luxury Lodge

Sleeping with the Stars

If the idea of falling asleep to the sounds of the wild and under a blanket of stars tickles your fancy, travel writer Jared Ruttenberg shares four of South Africa’s most enticing sleep-out options. Samara Private Game...
Jan Harmsgat

Local Travel: Swellendam’s Historic Charm

Have an adventure — or simply relax — in one of South Africa’s oldest towns. Set between the Langeberg mountains and the Breede River, Swellendam is the third oldest town in South Africa. Rich in...

Luxuriously Local: Enticing South Africa stays ready to equal those international vacations

As much as we'd love to be exploring excitingly exotic destinations, for now, those green passports are confined to the safe. As South Africans, we've been given an invitation to rediscover our beloved country,...
Leeu Estates

Perfection perfected at Leeu Estates

If you turn down a quiet country lane off the R45, just before you hit the main artery of Huguenot Street, and strike southwest towards the formidable bulk of Franschhoek’s bordering mountains, you’ll arrive...

TheLAB Guesthouses – Heroic Hospitality with Zero Carbon Footprint

High-tech meets green thinking meets contemporary styling meets warm South African hospitality. Just around the corner from the stately Huguenot Monument, tucked down a picturesque suburban road in the epically beautiful town of Franschhoek, you’ll...
Steenberg Hotel & Spa

Steenberg Hotel & Spa – Historic Bastion of Hospitality; Modern Oasis of Leisure

Three centuries ago, just ten years after Jan van Riebeeck set foot on the Cape, Catherina Ustings Ras from Lübeck, Germany braved the loss of her husband, a formidable ocean crossing, and the indigenous...
Ki Resort Apartments Mauritius

Ki Resort Apartments – a private penthouse pad with a view in Mauritius

Look at the list of the world’s top 10 penthouses at any time and you’ll notice they share a few things in common – privacy, light interiors, high ceilings, spacious living areas and spectacular...
Turbine Hotel Knysna

Eden on the Lagoon – Knysna and the Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

Two years ago, the worst wildfire disaster in South African history befell the Garden Route, so named for its lush and ecologically diverse vegetation, lagoons, and lakes. A combination of drought, powerful winds, and...