It is no small feat heading up an internationally respected travel site’s ‘Top Hotels’ list. This year’s winner looks like a rather deserving winner it must be said.
Don’t despair that the temperature has dropped and your wood man is running late with the food for your fireplace – just pop away for the weekend where someone else will light your fires and pour your wine.
Lovonne and Simon Burrow paid a visit to the beautiful Grootbos, and boy did they bring back some amazing images, accompanied by a lovely review…
Sometimes, planning some weekend activities should be quick, easy and painless, and there’s an opportunity do such a thing right now.
There is nothing more depressing that being too cold to drink your favourite vino this winter – and lets face it there have been some BITTER days when even the best bottle of ” warm-pyjamas” red has just not managed to get the chill out of your bones – this is the solution!
While out tagging sharks, fishermen caught this incredible footage of a shark stealing their chum bag. Awesome and terrifying at the same time…
Yet another reason to love being cape-townian! Not only do we have the most beautiful scenery as the view from our bedroom windows and the sea and the mountains a hop, skip and a jump from our front door but now we are surrounded by the latest treatment for breast cancer.
Stop filing TPS reports! This demands your full attention! On 27 and 28 June 2014, someone is going to be living the dream with their partner in a one-bedroom Luxury Suite at the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Forest Lodge. Is it going to be you? Don’t leave it to chance – enter now!
In the early 2000s, prior to the final burst of the IT bubble, deal websites like lastminute.com enjoyed devoted and widespread support in the States, Europe, and small pockets of South Africa. The premise was simple, and powerful: massive discounts on travel destinations would be offered for a very limited time only, and they had to be utilised within a few days. It’s a base appeal to the powerful sensations of spontaneity, and discount. So what happened?
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve has scooped the Daily Beasts ‘Grand Award’ in their list of the best hotels to visit in 2014.
It’s a tricky task, trying to figure out precisely how old a shark is. It has mystified marine biologists for decades – and it was just a matter of time before we developed tech that’s good enough to give us accurate results. That time only happened quite recently.
It’s just about to become your favourite time of the year. Work is winding down, the sun is coming out to play and holiday season is just around the corner.
You know all about the Big 5, don’t you. Of course you do. It’s the the third term learnt by all South African children after “Nelson Mandela” and “mama”. But you’d never heard of the Marine Big 5, had you? Look, don’t beat yourself up. But do catch up, for goodness sake. This info graphic […]
Guys, have you ever heard of Walker Bay? It is an absolutely stunning stretch of Coast between Hermanus and Gansbaai (Stanford’s sort of in the middle of it) in the Cape. Local photographer, Hugh-Daniel Grobler got in touch with us to share his shots. They will absolutely blow your mind.
Rooibos is one step closer to joining the likes of Champagne, Darjeeling Tea and Columbian Coffee as a member of the exclusive geographically-protected product club. Rules governing the use of the term “Rooibos” on new product trademark applications stipulate that applicants cannot call a product rooibos unless it contains 100% rooibos or it is the main […]
Grootbos has put together a Super Spring Special just for you. The ultimate luxury and fine dining experience is perfectly complemented by flowering fynbos and the arrival of the Southern Right Whales. Speaking of which, Grootbos is throwing in a guided land-based whale watching excursion, an exclusive whale watching boat tour and a 4×4 flower safari all for FREE.
It was quite fortuitous – for me at least – that Carte Blanche did an insert about shark research and shark cage diving on Sunday night. As it happens, I swam with Great Whites on Saturday. Check this out!
The world of luxury travel is often scorned. This is usually due to a bumbling jealousy from bottom feeders, or on the flip side, by the ‘learned,’ due to the pretense and opulence that many sought-after destinations are infamous for. In short, it is a very difficult concept to get right.
It’s holidays soon people and the irony is you won’t be chilling out. You’ll be so sorry you hadn’t taken your babe somewhere special before it all went pear-shaped. Do this – the price is right and you might even get your cash back!