Posts Tagged ‘south’

Game on in South Africa

Game on in South Africa

Running along South Africa’s south-eastern coast, the Garden Route is as green and beautiful as it sounds. But this is no manicured landscape: the scenery is, in contrast to the dry savanna inland, lush and diverse, with lakes and lagoons, rich vegetation and forests, sandy coves and rocky headlands, mountains and vineyards. (more…)

The best of South America – right now

The best of South America – right now

As summer fades into autumn across the northern hemisphere, our search for sunshine shifts from Mediterranean beaches to South America, where spring will soon be on its way. To find out which destinations are hot right now, we asked tour operator Exsus’ South American expert, Sue Lyall – just back from a long research-and-inspiration trip throughout continent – for all her top tips… (more…)

Coming to a glampsite near you…

Coming to a glampsite near you...

Worms and pebbles may not be the first thing to spring to mind when thinking about glamorous camping, but they have proved to be the inspiration for new tent designs that look set to be the next big thing in glamping. (more…)

Mountain highs

Mountain highs

The south-west state of Karnataka is often overlooked in favour of Goa’s wild beaches, to the north, and Kerala’s dreamy backwaters, to the south. But a great new little place to stay, up in the undeveloped Western Ghats, may be about to put this undeveloped area of South India on the map. (more…)

South Ken’s hot new hotel

South Ken’s hot new hotel

The gentrification of South Kensington’s hotel offering (previously of the budget kind) has been gathering pace, with the opening of Adria Hotel last October, and now Hotel Xenia London, set in a white-pillared Victorian house. (more…)

Save hundreds on African beach to bush holidays

Save hundreds on African beach to bush holidays

Renowned Australian and Canadian tour specialists Bridge & Wickers is celebrating the launch of its brand-new Africa programme this week by offering guests discounts of over ?500 off of some of its most sought-after retreats. (more…)

Help save the rhinos

Help save the rhinos

Animal lovers can now help save endangered wildlife on a unique rhino darting safari in South Africa.

Guests travel into the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in South African’s Eastern Cape with Kwandwe co-owner Angus Sholto-Douglas and his team of specialist rangers as they dart rhinos before planting microchips in their horns and marking their ears for future identification. (more…)

2010 World Cup kicks off in Cape Town

2010 World Cup kicks off in Cape Town

For the next 30 days South Africa will be the focus of attention for the globe’s football fans as it hosts the 2010 Fifa World Cup. More than 370,000 foreign visitors are expected to arrive to watch the sporting spectacular which begins in Cape Town today. (more…)

Loh Lik Peng opens The Waterhouse at South Bund

Loh Lik Peng opens The Waterhouse at South Bund

New hotel the Waterhouse at South Bund in Shanghai – already a member of Design Hotels – opens today.

Created by entrepreneur and hotelier Peng Loh – who is also responsible for the Town Hall Hotel & Apartments in London – the 19 rooms offer an authentic experience and reflect the history and surroundings of the city. (more…)

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