Posted on July 31, 2017 by Christine - Interesting Reads
New lodges and hotels regularly pop up in various parts of Africa – sometimes it’s difficult to keep up! But not to worry. We like to stay on top of of things and keep you informed and up to date! In this blog we look at five new lodges and hotels in South Africa and Namibia to look out for when planning your next trip.
1. Silo Hotel, Cape Town
The brand-spanking-new Silo Hotel has brought a new kind of luxury to the Mother City. And it’s not just the lavishness of the hotel or the towering views that stand out from the rest. Its distinctiveness also lies in its focus on art and culture. The ground floor of the Silo will become the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, housing Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art.
The Silo has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors. By day, the most eye-catching feature is the multi-faceted glass windows that bulge outward as if slightly inflated. By night, this creates a glowing beacon in the Table Bay harbour.
The Silo Hotel consists of 28 rooms and a spectacular one bedroom penthouse. It will make you giddy it’s so gorgeous! Liz Biden’s stylish hand is behind the individually decorated and designed rooms.
Apart from ogling at the many beautiful facets of the hotel, guests can relax at the spa, take afternoon tea overlooking Table Mountain, guzzle champagne on the roof, swim in the rooftop pool or enjoy a guided tour of the museum.
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Some people enjoy nothing more than the feeling of being directly and intimately close to nature and wildlife. There is surely no more thrilling experience, and what better way to do this than by… walking!
Thankfully for us (and you!) Africa is undeniably a walkers Utopia. From the Mopane Pans in Botswana and the secluded bush camps in Zambia, to the varied landscapes of the Kruger Park in South Africa. The choices are varied and plentiful to meet a range of fitness levels and preferences. If you are travelling as a family, it is worth noting that all walking safaris have an age restriction – so make sure to check on this before booking with children.
In this article we look at a handful of lodges that are ideal for walking safaris…
Africa on Foot – Kruger Park, South Africa
As the name suggests, walking is at the core of this relaxed camp in the Kruger. It’s position in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve that shares unfenced borders with the Kruger, means that wildlife roam freely and the area is rich in game.
Posted on May 31, 2017 by Kate Bergh - Interesting Reads
Early History of Ethiopia
Many places in Africa lay claim to being the ‘cradle of mankind’, but only in recent times has there been just one species of the genus homo. So theoretically they could all be correct. Ethiopia is certainly one country which lays a strong claim. It is the home and birthplace of ‘Lucy’. Her 3.2 million year old bones were found in the paleontological treasure trove of Awash in the eastern Afar region. ‘Lucy’ can be seen in replica in the very interesting (if slightly old-fashioned) Addis Ababa museum. (more…)