8 things we loved about Starry Starry Night

When we talk about Starry Starry Night in this article, we’re referring to a brand-new mountain retreat situated just off the renowned Route 62 between Barrydale and Montagu, about a 2½-hour drive from Cape Town. The brainchild of a fun-loving couple named François and JD, Starry Starry Night provides a place to just get away from it all and reconnect with nature. We recently paid this little piece of mountain paradise a visit and here are just 8 things that will keep us returning again and again.

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10 reasons to stay at Eendracht Hotel in Stellenbosch

Voted as one of the Best Small Hotels in South Africa and a serial recipient of the Trip Advisor’s Best-of-the-Best Travellers’ Choice Award, the 4 star boutique Eendracht Hotel is located in the historic town of Stellenbosch in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Whether you’re called to the area for business or leisure, you’ll discover a home away from here at the Eendracht.

Here are just 10 of our top reasons to book your stay at this gorgeous property:

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8 things that make the Palace of the Lost City a top hotel

Welcome to the enchanting world of the Palace of the Lost City, Sun City’s premier hotel, one of the South Africa’s top-rated stays and a majestic destination that combines the allure of ancient legends with modern-day luxury. Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the sprawling Sun City resort complex, this iconic building stands as a testament to architectural brilliance and unrivaled opulence. Inspired by a mythical lost city, its creation is a testament to human imagination and craftsmanship. Prepare to be captivated by its grandeur and indulge in a truly extraordinary journey as you discover 8 reasons why you should stay at this five-star hotel at least once in your lifetime.

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A family weekend in the winelands

When I think of a wine weekend away, the things that come to mind are fancy restaurants, haute cuisine, opulent estates and, of course, lots for drinking wine. Normally, the last thing on my mind would be family and fun with kids, but on a recent family trip to Stellenbosch courtesy of Visit Stellenbosch, with our two-year-old, we discovered that this popular wine lover’s destination has plenty to do to keep all ages entertained.

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10 reasons to visit Rogge Cloof Private Nature Reserve

Located between Matjiesfontein and Sutherland, Rogge Cloof Private Nature Reserve is a tranquil escape from daily life, home to vast landscapes, endless starry skies, and a variety of free-roaming game including cheetahs. We were recently privileged to spend a weekend exploring this remote escape with our toddler and here are 10 reasons why we think you should put this Karoo destination on your travel bucket-list!

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Iconic family destinations to visit in Durban and surrounds

It’s time for a family holiday and where better to visit than beautiful Durban? With warm weather, beautiful beaches and plenty of activities for all ages to do, Durban is a fantastic local holiday spot for travelling with little ones. It’s also a lot more affordable to fly to Durban and rent a car than it would be to book a holiday somewhere like Mauritius or Zanzibar. more “Iconic family destinations to visit in Durban and surrounds”

Monkeying around at Monkeyland KZN

Monkeyland, a free-roaming primate sanctuary just outside Plettenberg Bay, has always been one of our must-visits anytime we are in the Garden Route. It’s an absolute privilege to be able to roam around the forests with monkeys big and small, learning a bit more about them, their habits and habitats in the wild.

So, when we recently found ourselves near Ballito in South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal Province, seeing the newly opened Monkeyland KZN just had to be on our list of things to do.

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