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”
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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.
French flair in the KZN Battlefields
In the heart of KwaZulu Natal’s Battlefields, in the quaint town of Dundee, lies the Chez Nous Bed & Breakfast. Meaning “at home” in French, it is here where we recently retreated for a few nights to discover some of South Africa’s rich history, indulge in a little bit of rest and relaxation, and meet a self-proclaimed ‘mad French woman’ with a passion for travel. Keep reading to discover more about our experience at this Parisian-styled home away from home.
A family getaway to the Drakensberg at Cavern Resort & Spa
In the heart of pristine Drakensberg wilderness lies the Cavern Resort & Spa. On a secluded swath of untouched mountain, this resort doesn’t just look at the beautiful Drakensberg but immerses you in the mountains themselves. It is an absolute haven for both nature lovers and families alike and this year the resort celebrates an impressive 81 years of ‘many happy returns’.
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5 reasons why we want to buy a motorhome
We’d be happiest if we could be on the road all the time, seeing the world and just enjoying the freedom of travel. However, work, responsibilities, reality, and life with a toddler, mean that permanently travelling is not particularly practical, or enjoyable.
On a recent trip to Kruger National Park we were privileged to make use of an Iveco motorhome for our trip and while we’re still not going to be packing up everything we own, selling the house, and taking to life on the road, it did give us pause for thought that buying our own motorhome may be a good investment, here’s why:
Have you considered a homework corner for your child?
5 Star Stories is a family-run business. My husband and I find ourselves in the enviable position to work at home remotely for travel companies around the world. While it gives us the flexibility to travel and choose our own hours, it also presents challenges. Particularly now, we have an 18-month-old as part of our clan!
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The luxury lifestyle in Mauritius with Constance
The Constance Hotels and Resorts brand is one that’s synonymous with luxury. Although their collection of resorts extends to hotels in the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, and Madagascar, this is one brand that sells more than just bed nights. They have a genuine passion for hospitality that translates into an ethos of living your best life, appreciating the finer things in life, and cherishing special moments, all in the most beautiful of surroundings of course. And this they do by combining blissful spa treatments, with exciting adventures, a stellar standard of service, and gourmet cuisine to create a holiday you’re unlikely to forget.
Out and about at the Outrigger Mauritius
In the reserve of Bel Ombre on the southern shores of Mauritius, the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort combines relaxation, with family-run, romance and the charm of an early 18th-century Mauritian sugar cane plantation.
We recently visited this beautiful property in paradise, and here are some of the things we loved most about the resort:
A unique adventure at Anantara IKO Mauritius
The newly built Anantara IKO Mauritius is the latest hotel to enter the Mauritius luxury tourism scene. But this is one hotel that’s doing things a little differently.
Although the hotel boasts the same exquisite scenery, beautiful beaches, and turquoise pools you would expect to see at any good Mauritius hotel, it also has a range of activities on offer (many of which are complimentary) that make it stand out from the crowd.
How C Mauritius is doing things differently
In an ever-changing world, we all have to adapt. This is especially true of the tourism industry, which has had to fight and struggle to survive. And while challenging as the last few years have been, out from the ashes have come some innovative ideas, unique offerings, and resilient brands.