Discover Everything From Spectacular Locales to Black Rhinos With These Exotic Treks Below the Equator

Oct 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Roger Sands

Two of the world's most exotic countries, South Africa and Brazil, will be intriguing travel destinations in 2014 for travelers who enjoy extensive, pre-planned schedules. Travel services Audley and Elevate Destinations are making it easy to visit these countries with tailor-made trips to help tourists experience the local culture and venerable history. 

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South Africa's Singita Castleton Opens as Luxurious New Safari Lodge

Oct 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Singita, the South African safari company known for its collection of eco-friendly luxury lodges, has added an alluring new property to its portfolio. Singita Castleton, located in the heart of the 45,000-acre Sabi Sand Game Reserve, was formerly the private home of company founder Luke Bailes’ grandfather. The chic retreat, which consists of a main house and six individual cottages, may only be booked on an exclusive-use basis.

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Johannesburg Gets Lambert Treat

Nov 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Pop artist and adamant gay rights activist Adam Lambert brought something a little different to the South African Lightning City, Johannesburg. Performing in the Coca-Cola Dome Friday, Lamberts performance was enough to convert even the most critical. The event, kicked off by up and coming Toya Delazy, was sensational.... Read More

Luxury Villas in South Africa | Pezula Castle is Great for Nature Lovers

Jun 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Pezula Private Castle in Noetzie Beach, Knysna is the height of luxury villas, allowing guests a completely private vacation that is unparalleled. Pezula is located in South Africa on the edges of Knysna, which is known for its unending beauty and flourishing animal sanctuaries, Knysna Elephant Park, Monkeyland, and Birds of Eden, giving visitors rare opportunities to get up close to Africa's wildlife. With such a unique location, the Pezula Private Castle is specifically designed to transport guests to another world.... Read More

African Pride | Mount Grace Country House in Magaliesburg, South Africa

Jan 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

In retrospect — knowing that my immediate future included countless days bouncing from the seats of souped-up 4X4’s on many miles of broken African roads — I should have saved my session with an expert massage therapist until the end of my trip.... Read More

Cape Town South Africa | Adventures from a Luxury Villa

Oct 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Ever since the FIFA World Cup took place last summer, South Africa has become a premiere travel destination. The country’s hubs of tourism have begun attracting the luxury-seeking travelers who also bring a sense of adventure. Using Cape Town as your headquarters, you can enjoy world-class surf, safari excursions into several National Parks, and enough outdoor activities to satisfy both the adrenaline-seekers and the serenity-pursuers. South Africa also has modern shopping centers and culturally-rich street markets everywhere, and with the favorable exchange rate on dollars and euros, you’ll need to pack light on your way in so you have room on the way back.... Read More

Cape Town Luxury Accommodation with a View: The Ellerman House

Aug 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

When the staff from the Ellerman House says, “Welcome home,” they actually mean it. Creating a sense of home, with all the intimate elements of familiarity, coziness, and warmth, is as elusive to many luxury properties as a sixth sense. The Ellerman House, however, has mastered this sixth sense to a remarkably high degree.... Read More

Cape Town in Three Days

Jun 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

Chic and exciting, historic and endearing...Cape Town can be seen in just three days, (but should be enjoyed for many days longer).

DC’s "Snowpocolypse 2011" had us stranded in a taxi for nine hours (with the meter running) instead of flying over the Atlantic Ocean, leaving our long awaited trip to South Africa two days short, allowing only three days in Cape Town. And of course, I immediately fell in love the "Tavern of the Seas" and wanted to stay for weeks… or years. Getting down to business, I carefully drew a plan to ensure that I would see as much as the city as possible in a short amount of time. A success!

Inhabited by Dutch settlers, the Afrikaans, Zimbabwean migrants from darker days of oppression, and nomadic expats, Cape Town is nothing short of a... Read More

2020 Olympic Bid Changes

May 31, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The hopes to bring the Olympics to South Africa for the first time have been changed, according to South Africa’s Olympic committee president. The bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics has been put off, with the government of South Africa stating... Read More

African Safari Cruises on the Zambezi Queen

May 18, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Zambezi Queen is the first eco-friendly, floating boutique hotel in South Africa. The luxurious 150-foot riverboat travels along the Chobe River, in Botswana, through the Chobe National Park, on two- and three-night sightseeing cruises.... Read More

Best Restaurants in Cape Town, South Africa

Jul 14, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Best Restaurants: Cape Town offers a wide selection of dining options. The diverse city gives travelers the chance to enjoy everything from locally sourced seafood to international fine dining and haute cuisine. The area is also near to many of South Africa's best farms and wineries, making it a favorite destination and home to many international favorites.

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Best Lounges in Johannesburg, South Africa

Jul 14, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Best Nightlife: As the largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg is also amongst the wealthiest, offering a diverse array of things to in the metropolitan city. Along with new tourist destinations and a bustling business districts are plenty of high-end lounges in which to enjoy some local spirits and traditional favorites. Many are located in Melville, the center of Johannesburg nightlife.... Read More

Africa's Newest Luxury River Safari Launched

Mar 12, 2010  |   Contributor: Gabriele Sappok-Klink

Luxury Safari Cruises: Africa's first luxury river safari has been launched: The 135-foot-long is the first eco-friendly, floating boutique hotel in Southern Africa.... Read More

Luxury Villa Vacation Rentals in Cape Town, South Africa

Jan 14, 2010  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury Villas: Just outside Cape Town, sits the stunning 12 Apostles Mountain Range and some of the world’s most renowned beaches.... Read More

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