Posted on October 31, 2017 by Christine - Lists and Top Tens
One cannot deny the abundance of lavish spas in Africa, but some (in our opinion) pip the rest! Most spa retreats offer a range of treatments and facilities, but the top-class spas focus on complete holistic healing of the body and mind. The reality is that our lives are busy and stressful, and we need to take the time to rejuvenate ourselves. Most holidays are in essence therapeutic – whether it’s simply being out of the office, disconnecting from everyday life, spending time with loved ones or just focusing on yourself. But a lodge or retreat that also has an excellent spa can take you one step further in wholly restoring body and mind.
In this blog we give you our picks of the best spa retreats in various categories, as well as mentioning a runner up in each…
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.
If you are considering a trip to Africa, and want some experienced assistance at no extra cost to booking direct, Chat to us!
Posted on June 2, 2017 by Christine - Lists and Top Tens
There are hundreds of safari camps and lodges to choose from in Botswana. Many belong to some of the large safari companies but there are also some more independent beauties, which offer a more ‘off the beaten track’ safari.
The beauty of such remote places is their authenticity (in the true sense of the word!). Although all these camps are very comfortable, what you’ll appreciate most is the experience of being so close to nature.
1. Kwando Tau Pan, Central Kalahari
Wouldn’t you love to be staying at one of only two camps inside an entire reserve, with stunning views of the endless Kalahari horizon? Well that’s what you’ll get at Kwando Tau Pan Camp, situated inside the world famous Central Kalahari Game Reserve right on the edge of the beautiful Tau Pan.