Stoney Cottage view
The Garden Route takes the lion's share of the glory when it comes to the Western Cape's claim to being among the world's most beautiful. But those in the know in South Africa also quietly celebrate the lesser known treasures of the west coast's N7 and the R62 into the Karoo.  The arid scrub of the Karoo extends for hundreds of...
One&Only
There's one very significant contradictory and confusing element of being South African. Amidst the terrible disappointment and uncertainty of #grants #housing #jobs #junk #nuclear #water #eskom, our country and its citizens refuse to just trudge on, they stand resilient, and our cities defy the African odds. Joburg's Sandton is the continent's richest square mile, Durban was acknowledged by Mercer...

Finding Freedom

Finding freedom After weeks of school tests, drama rehearsals and play performances for one daughter, dance recitals for the other, flu circling like a cloud over the house, and some musical beds with the toddler, my wife and I wholly accepted the fact that we were battle weary. In the privileged position to seek out a family holiday to get...
The Royal Portfolio has been a cyclonic success story since launching its first hotel in 1999 - luxury game lodge Royal Malewane in the Limpopo. Visited by some of the world's most famous names, and topping Conde Nast Traveller's Safari Hot List, the property set the tone for the rest of the collection - mastery in the nuance of...
Luxury Villa at Lux Belle Mar
A Few Good "Reasons To Go" For Luxury In one of the finest twists of irony, nowhere is a parent more tested than traveling with children, especially the younger ones. One of the common jokes among parents of lighties – who love to empathise with each other when their paths cross - is that “I need to go home for...