7 things we loved about Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita

The Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita is one of the island’s most luxurious and sought after properties, and with good reason. The island attracts travellers looking for the best of the best, and this it delivers in spades.

We were recently privileged enough to spend a few days exploring this exquisite property as a family, and here are some of the things we loved most about our holiday:

more “7 things we loved about Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita”

Views for days at Brenton on Sea

The tiny seaside resort of Brenton on Sea is known for its endless stretch of beautiful beach, fabulous sunsets, and the endangered Brenton blue butterfly that can be found nowhere else in the world. It’s a quiet part of the Garden Route that attracts families looking for a relaxing seaside vacation away from the worries of everyday life. more “Views for days at Brenton on Sea”

Of owls and gypsies – vardos in the Wilderness

After a tough lockdown in 2020, we were feeling a need to escape and so it came to be that we discovered Treedom Villas & Vardos in Wilderness in August last year. At that stage, the Vardos part of the name was still just a pipe dream, but owners Debbie and Marc had spent a good few years slaving away to create a unique treehouse villa on their natural plot of land in the Garden Route.

more “Of owls and gypsies – vardos in the Wilderness”

Wine and all things fine at Rickety Bridge

Summer in Cape Town, means long lazy days spent in the sunshine. And, while many may choose to spend these glorious days at the beach, my inner compass takes me away from the sea and to a place where vineyards and mountains reign supreme. That’s why when greeted by one fantastic day at the beginning of summer I chose to pack up my suitcase and head to Franschhoek and Rickety Bridge winery for a weekend of food and fun in a Wineland wonderland…

more “Wine and all things fine at Rickety Bridge”

A trio of animal sanctuaries on the Garden Route

Every time we venture up that wild coastline where the forest meets the sea, known as South Africa’s Garden Route, we know there are three places we simply have to stop in at. This being Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, and Jukani.

Owned by the South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) and led by some of the most passionate animal people you will ever meet, each sanctuary offers a totally different experience. At Monkeyland you can meet a range of unique primates from around the world, while at Birds of Eden you have the opportunity to walk through a forest where birds abound and then Junkani offers the chance to get up close and personal with big cats.

Keep reading to discover more about each sanctuary and the highlights from our most recent visit:

more “A trio of animal sanctuaries on the Garden Route”

An overnight adventure in Elgin

After the lockdown was lifted, we couldn’t wait to get out and enjoy life beyond the confines of our four walls. Although budget and time constraints, unfortunately, meant, just like many others, that we couldn’t travel far. And so it came to be that we booked a weekend escape to the Elgin valley.

Located just under an hour from our home in Cape Town, Elgin held promises of lots of wine, good food, and plenty of adventure. Our overnight accommodation of choice – Trail’s End. more “An overnight adventure in Elgin”