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Dar Layyina – Royal Treatment With Oh-So-Delicious Foods

This is a personal review of Roxanne Genier's three-night stay at Dar Layyina in Marrakesh, Morocco. Dar Layyina, a luxury boutique hotel near Marrakesh, is one of those places that will stay with me forever. I have traveled a lot; some people say that if I am not somewhere far away from Montreal,…


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Dash Restaurant: Creative Cuisine

Dash Restaurant & Bar is part of the Queen Victoria Hotel in Cape Town’s high-end Victoria & Albert Waterfront. For the most part, the waterfront caters to a distinctly affluent audience. This is where the well-heeled come to stay, shop and dine. As such, there are several world class…


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The Pride of Africa Train: Rovos Rails

The Pride of Africa train, Rovos Rail, claims to be “The Most Luxurious Train in the World” so it was not without some eagerness that I immediately accepted their offer to experience this prestigious train experience. Rovos Rail offers various journeys throughout Africa. And you would be…


Dock House Boutique Hotel and Spa

Dock House: Sophisticated Elite Luxury

The Dock House Boutique Hotel and Spa is situated in Cape Town’s prestigious Victoria & Albert Waterfront. This location is well-known for housing some of the best hotels, restaurants and spas – favourites among both the local and international elite. It is fair to say that The Dock House has a…


SeaFood at the Plettenberg

The Plettenberg: Fresh Seasonal Cuisine

The Plettenberg is a world class five-star hotel situated on the water’s edge in prestigious Plettenberg Bay. From here, guests can savour some of the best views in South Africa. Majestic mountains and long stretches of pristine beaches are the perfect backdrop for an establishment that is the…


OYO Restaurant and Cocktail Bar Cape Town

OYO Restaurant: Stylish Seafood Venue

OYO Restaurant and Cocktail Bar is one of the 5-star restaurants located in Cape Town’s Victoria & Albert Waterfront. It is in keeping with the waterfront’s trend of offering a combination of luxury and indulgent relaxation. In this part of the world, it is all about exclusivity and opulence.…


Lanzerac Wine Estate Stellenbosch

Lanzerac Estate: Luxury Country Escape

Lanzerac Estate is situated in the breathtaking Jonkershoek Valley just outside the trendy town of Stellenbosch. The Helderberg mountain range creates a dramatic backdrop that never fails to take your breath away. This valley is a haven of peace, tranquility, and rejuvenation. It has been regarded…


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Grootbos: Private Nature Reserve Paradise

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve can be found in Gansbaai just outside the seaside town of Hermanus in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Its location between the mountains and the sea allows guests to appreciate an African landscape as well as diverse marine life. Hermanus is well-known as…


Kurland Hotel South Africa

Kurland Hotel: Idyllic Countryside Escape

When travelling through the iconic Garden Route of South Africa, it is difficult not to linger in the picturesque area surrounding Plettenberg Bay. It is not only the sheer undiluted beauty of the region, but also the superb five-star hotels, restaurants and spas in the area that entice you to…


Gondwana Game Reserve South Africa

Gondwana Game Reserve: Luxurious Safari

Gondwana Game Reserve is situated near Mossel Bay in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It falls within the Cape’s renowned Garden Route – an area of unparalleled beauty. Of course, there is no better way to experience the delight of the region’s landscape that from the comfort of five star…


Top things to do in Tunisia

Things to Do in Tunisia: Part II

Lying on the northern coast of Africa, Tunisia is a gloriously sunny year-round destination with a rich mixture of vibrant beach resorts along its Mediterranean coastline, bustling cities stuffed with fabulous centuries-old architecture, and a tremendous interior of often startling differences –…


Things to do in Tunisia

Things to Do in Tunisia: Part I

Africa’s northernmost country, Tunisia has been a favorite holiday destination for decades. Whether you are looking for a straightforward fly, flop and fry beach break – the coast boasts many amazing resorts – or a trek through thousands of years of history with towns packed full of souks and…


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Mumbo Island: For Fresh Water Fun

The world’s first freshwater tropical isle is a verdant gem sitting solo in the expansive cool haze of the Lake Malawi National Park. This remote island boasts smooth sands, giant boulders, acres of green and the clearest gin-colored waters that beseech you to dive straight in, come sun or…


Crater Ngorongoro See Mans First Prints

Crater Ngorongoro: Mans First Prints

Africa; the jewel of the heart, home of the wild, and the place where man took his first ever steps. Over three million years ago a volcano collapsed, leaving a deep dent in the universe, as the millennia passed this hidden crater became steeped in the riches of African wilderness, trees bloomed,…


Things to do in Zanzibar for Offbeat Adventures

Things to do in Zanzibar: Offbeat Adventures

Zanzibar, the stunningly pretty archipelago a stone’s throw away from the fierce safaris of Tanzania, has long been tempting tourists to the spice shores. This melting pot of mayhem is home to the UNESCO wonder of Stone Town, soft vanilla and cinnamon plantations that douse the surrounding air in…


No 5 Boutique Art Hotel in Port Elizabeth

No 5 Boutique Art Hotel Port Elizabeth

The No 5 Boutique Art Hotel Port Elizabeth is a luxury five-star establishment just right for the discerning traveller. Port Elizabeth is traditionally regarded as the end of South Africa’s Garden Route. And so it was here that I ended my luxury travels through this magical region. Although Port…


Camel Trek Across the Sahara Desert

Camel Trek Across the Sahara

Imagine a world sculpted by shifting sand, a place where golden grains carpet the floor for as far as the eye can see. Imagine feeling the relentless sun pour down, seeing the heat rise in a mirage and watching the colors of the earth change in front of your very eyes. Image Courtesy:…


Bloom Forest Spa at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Bloom Forest Spa - Idyllic Indulgence

As part of the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve near Hermanus, Bloom Forest Spa enjoys an idyllic location nestled between the mountains and the ocean. The beautiful natural setting creates an ambiance of tranquillity that defies everything but the ultimate relaxation. And there’s no better way to…


The Homestead Restaurant South Africa

The Homestead Restaurant - Organic International Cuisine

One of the key attributes of South Africa’s Western Cape Province is the world-class cuisine and award-winning wines. This is any foodie’s heaven. As a lover of high-end restaurants, I am in my element in this part of the world. And so I found my way to The Homestead Restaurant... The Homestead is…


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High Tea at the Mount Nelson, Cape Town

A very english tradition in very South African surroundings, the grand Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town offers one of the finest afternoon tea experiences around. A trip to Cape Town will no doubt conjure images of adventure travel, outdoor pursuits and wild water action but there are also a myriad…