THE SEASON IS ALMOST HERE

And that means that the usually semi-arid, sand and rather windswept West Coast of the Cape Province of South Africa does something amazing! From early in August, it transforms into a massive wildflower reserve. From the jagged and stormy coastline to the farmlands of the wheat...

AFRICAN LEISURE SAFARIS NEWS

If any single word could encapsulate the Cape of South Africa, it would have to be diversity. From the spectacular city of Cape Town beneath the brooding Table Mountain and its surrounding two magnificent oceans, to the stark simplicity and enormous blue skies of the Klein Karoo,...

The latest M-word on travel lips is Mozambique!

And the islands off this magnificent coastline are where you want to be! From down south around Vilanculos and way up towards the border with Tanzania, the islands off the Mozambican mainland are utterly exquisite, tiny, remote and nowadays dotted with fabulous small lodges. Each...

Zanzibar

Going on safari is always an exhilarating experience but those very early mornings, adrenalin rushes and late nights around the fire exchanging stories, don’t come without cost. So, the best way to end the safari is to take a few days off for a bit of restorative relaxation… and...

Beautiful Northern Mozambique

Flying over the Quirimbas Archipelago in northern Mozambique has to be a “once in a lifetime it must be done” sort of experience! As I was flown from Matemo Island along the delicate string of coral-ringed islands and atolls known as the Quirimbas Archipelago en-route to Pemba...

KwaZulu-Natal Update

The African Leisure girls have been out and about again. And this time we were in the province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa. We were en-route to the massive travel show, the Durban Indaba, which is held each May at the enormous Durban International Convention Centre. We...

How to have the Perfect Honeymoon in Southern Africa!

Southern Africa has destinations made for simply the best, most romantic and exotic honeymoons imaginable. We, at African Leisure Safaris, have over the years perfected the honeymoon and it goes like this: To begin, it is best to fly direct into Cape Town (loads of options from...

Samara, hidden gem in South Africa’s interior

Recently, a client from the US focused our attention on some of the amazing off-the-beaten track destinations that our home country has to offer. He and his wife were in Cape Town on the first leg of a safari that would take them through the Cape and its wonderful winelands on...

Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town – world #20

South Africa performed strongly in the 2007 World’s Best Awards survey by international travel magazine Travel + Leisure, with nine establishments listed among the world’s top 100 hotels and Cape Town voted 10th best holiday city in the world. Singita, located within the Kruger...

Safari-style celebrations on the South Africa, Botswana border

Surrounded by the bushveld and close to family is my new favourite way to celebrate my birthday (particularly if it allows me to escape the wet and cold of a Cape winter.) Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting several exceptional lodges within the Madikwe Private Game Reserve,...