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Archived entries for  January 2014

Where Great Whites Roam

Great white shark

The best places in the world are wild. There’s a kind of magic that only exists in unpredictability. It’s easy to forget that the sea is one of those places because she often pretends to be tame: impersonating a giant swimming pool, lapping the shore like a coy lake, all seahorses and starfish. Sooner or […]

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My Trip | Namibia through Lori’s lens

Dunes of Sossusvlei

We fully appreciate that when it comes to rating our tailor-made adventures we may be a tad biased (a bit of self-confidence never killed anybody), which is why we’ve brought in an impartial source. Enter Lori Ann Graham. One of our savvy travel consultants, Dee Dlamini put together a trip that would’ve made Columbus green. The explorers: Lori […]

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#LOVEAFRICA | Meet the Top 12!

#LOVEAFRICA

Africa excites us. It’s like watching Emile Hirsch chase furious white rapids in “Into the Wild”. We get giddy for it. Sitting still becomes impossible. Travel shakes you up, wakes you up, reminds you of words like purpose, meaning, life. Africa, even more so. Whether galloping across the Serengeti plains on horseback, hiking up the snow-capped cliffs of Mount Kili with colobus […]

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Vino & Villas | Ellerman House

Ellerman House

Once you meet the man behind it all, Ellerman House makes perfect sense. The stature and scale, the old world charm and class versus the more liberal, contemporary touches… Owner Paul Harris exhibits it all and it dovetails into his creation, one of South Africa’s most luxurious boutique hotels. You might remember Paul from his […]

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Holiday To-Do List # 4: West Coast National Park

West Coast

I’m willing to go the distance for a good swim. There’s a certain shade of clear, green water that I’ll travel for. Hell, I’ll get on a plane if the conditions are right. Entire holidays have been planned around the turquoise tinted water that makes me giddy (grinning-under-the-water happy) which is why I’m not against […]

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Sam on Safari | Exeter & Londolozi in Photos

On Safari at Exeter River Lodge

Our budding photographer/travel consultant, Samantha was recently lucky enough to spend some time away from the office, substituting her desk and phone for the open plains and wildlife of the Sabi Sand. She started at Arathusa and continued on to andBeyond’s Exeter River Lodge and Londolozi Private Game Reserve. The latter lodges are featured in today’s photo blog where Samantha shares some of […]

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Holiday To-Do List # 3: Robberg Nature Reserve

The Island is to the right of the far beach.

On nights when I struggle to sleep – when my mind refuses to follow my body’s lead, I don’t count livestock, I imagine a walk I’ve done so many times that it grounds my thoughts. I picture my feet, one after the other, carrying me along Robberg Nature Reserve in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route. […]

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My Trip | “Our 2nd Time in Africa” by The Guits

My Trip

Australians Marg and Dick Guit first travelled with us in August 2013. They loved South Africa so much they had to come back as soon as possible. With our travel consultant, Geraldine as their guide, their dream came true and they spent Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Africa. The couple enjoyed a 14 day holiday exploring the best lodges in […]

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Holiday To-Do List #2: AfriCanyon

AfriCanyon in Plettenberg Bay

The trick is to hide your fear. The water was cold enough to excuse my constant shaking and could also explain the occasional girlish squeal. I held onto my mother’s hand tightly with one hand and the rope with the other (blisters forming from gripping too hard in fright). Everyone knows it’s better to be […]

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Cape Town – The World Design Capital 2014

Cape Town

“Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.” - Robert L. Peters Live Design. Transform Life. That’s the theme for this year’s World Design Capital. Cape Town is not only the 2014 host city, but also the first city to completely change the meaning of what being a Design Capital means. At least that’s what […]

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Holiday To-Do List #1: Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road Healthy, free, the world before me  – Walt Whitman The few days of holiday over Christmas and New Year’s are meant to relax you, the hard-working employee. Rejuvenate, restore and the like. And most times, you, the hard-working employee, give in without trouble and do sweet […]

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Accountants Gone Wild

An Accounts Team Adventure

Our Accounts Department left their calculators and ledgers behind and embarked on a safari break in the Sabi Sand, along with our COO John Holley. Needless to say, our team of number-crunchers don’t get out of the office much so that was already a highlight. But there were many more highlights to come… The team […]

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