Touchdown in Munich and the excitement levels are through the roof. The air is chilly and the sky just beginning to lighten from the inky blackness of night. We are on our way to Ellmau, a village in the Tyrolean Alps that is to be the setting for the next week’s winter wonderland adventure in Austria! more “A winter wonderland in Austria”
Nestled inland from Yzerfontein, on South Africa’s quiet and unassuming West Coast, the quaint town of Darling has always been somewhere I wanted to visit. Having passed it over for the seaside escape of Langebaan or the more well known wine routes of Stellenbosch and Robertson, I finally got round to spending a weekend in this oh, so Darling little village. Here are 5 reasons why I would return again and why we think you too should pay the town of Darling a visit!
more “5 reasons to visit Darling”
Although they’ve only been opened for a year, the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence is leading the way when it comes to innovative offerings. Their new stay, wine and dine package offers a whole new dimension to a quick city break and we recently popped down to the hotel to see what all the fuss is about. more “Stay, wine, dine with Radisson Blu”
Having explored from the Kgalagadi to Kruger, seen elephants at Addo and danced in fields of daisies on the West Coast, I decided to spend my next wild adventure exploring a park that is very near and dear to my heart – Pilanesberg Game Reserve. more “Tips for travelling to the Pilanesberg”
On a recent trip to Sun City we decided to drag ourselves away from the enormous breakfast spread at The Palace, forwent lazing by the pool with our book and sunning ourselves of the beautiful beach at Valley of the Waves, to explore the adventurous, and often unexplored and unknown, side of this popular South African holiday destination. more “A world of adventure at Sun City”
As I lay snuggled up in the oversized bed in my overtly luscious room in the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City Resort, I can’t help but think about the visionaries that built this place. Outside my floor to ceiling windows, gigantean pillars rise from the Earth, adorned with elaborate carvings, while life-sized elephant statues sit just beyond the walls of this towering edifice and larger than life cheetahs catch leaping impala at the entrance. more “Dreaming of the Palace of the Lost City”
After doing countless game drives in the Big Five reserves that dot the Waterberg area, having walked with bushbuck and listened to the sound of a Fish Eagle call over the valley, and even ticked off our bucket list the experience of horse riding with zebras, wildebeest, giraffe, jackals and rhinos, we were looking for the next big thing. And we found it at Waterberg Zipline. more “Unleashing our wild side in the Waterberg”
It’s a rare thing to step through the doors of your hotel and into a place where you feel just as comfortable as you would at home. But such is the experience that greeted us when we recently arrived at the beautiful Residence William French guesthouse in Simon’s Town. more “Feeling French in Simon’s Town”
When Dirty Boots invited me to join a day of adventure in the lead-up to South Africa’s very first adventure summit, it never crossed my mind that soon I would be blasting down the side of the mountain, feeling like a kid again, with a suped-up scooter beneath my feet. But that is exactly the experience that lay in store for me when I joined Scootours South Africa for an epic adventure experience I never even knew existed!
Nestled alongside a river without an end and between majestic undulating mountains is a tiny town forgotten in time. It provides the perfect weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city living in Cape Town and its quaint main street, lined with inns, coffee shops, and churches is a throwback to another era.