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My Travel Recommendations

I'd love to inspire you with my travel recommendations. From the very best of Sun City to private escapes along South Africa's scenic Garden Route, here are my favourites.

 

  • Fynbos Ridge

    Fynbos Ridge

    Location: South Africa - Garden Route
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "Fynbos Ridge is a stunning country house located in Plettenberg Bay, situated in the warm heart of the Garden Route, perfect option for families and couples alike with loads of activities and just a great place to enjoy nature!"

  • Ivory Tree Game Lodge

    Ivory Tree Game Lodge

    Location: South Africa - Pilanesberg
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "Set in the Middle of the Pilanesberg National Park, literally in the Bush, Ivory Tree game lodge gives you that “Safari Experience” with comfortable accommodation, and knowledgeable rangers who go out of their way to make the experience unforgettable. This lodge is definitely value for money and a great combo with Sun City!"

  • Villa Lavaya

    Villa Lavaya

    Location: South Africa - Cape Town
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "Villa Lavaya is a 5 star luxury 5 bedroom self - catering villa located just minutes away from the sea, in the beachy suburb of Camps Bay with a cosmopolitan / chic and modern feel this villa is perfect for families, friends or couples alike travelling together and perfect for a summer getaway!"

  • The Glen Apartments

    The Glen Apartments

    Location: South Africa - Cape Town
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "Glen Apartments are lovely modern self-catering apartments located in the popular beachy suburb of Camps Bay, within close proximity to the infamous Camps Bay beach and Camps Bay promenade these apartments are perfect for couples, honeymooners and families alike."

  • Cascades Hotel

    The Cascades Hotel

    Location: South Africa - Sun City
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "Set amongst lush gardens, this is a paradise for honeymooners and definitely a perfect place to put your feet up and relax."

Kelly-Anne Blanchard

Africa Safari Expert

My love and passion for the travel industry and working with people is what inspires me every day!

Read what our Travellers have to say

With the greatest appreciation and from the bottom of our hearts, Anton and I truly enjoyed our safari and stay with the staff at Selati. Craig and Linde were so thoughtful, helpful, and knowledgeable. The staff was so incredibly kind and very humble. We were thrilled to learn upon our arrival that we were upgraded to the Presidential suite. It was a magnificent space, complete with every little detail of home.  

We truly appreciated that Linde welcomed and escorted us to our villa; showing us all the ins and outs and also letting us know that sometimes elephants and leopards like to take a drink of water from our private pool! Both Anton and I found that so special and very exciting! After quickly unpacking our luggage we sat for lunch. No sooner did we have our first sip of wine, and Anton was discussing elephants, and behold, a large bull elephant appeared in the open space right in front of us! And, he wasn't alone! The dry river bed that was directly below our lunch space filled with a herd of 20 more elephants all ranging in size from little ones to matriarchs. It was such a amazing experience! 

We slept with our windows open (screens in place) and fell asleep to the sounds of the bush. Our first night in the pitch black we heard a rough saw type bark/growl and Craig told us it was the leopard. The food presentation was so well done! I adored the thoughtfulness of the Chef and staff - they provided gluten-free meal options for me, (accommodating this request is sometimes challenging), but the Selati staff actually made it seem so natural, and it seemed any request no matter how small was received and completed with ease and graciousness. The care of the staff was simply lovely. The entire experience was so wonderful.

For the rest of our lives, we will have many stories and very special memories to share with our friends and family. Thank you, Kelly-Anne for your co-ordination efforts, checking in with us in a timely manner, and making sure we had everything so wonderfully arranged for this experience of a lifetime.

Lois Kaufmann & Anton Hayward - September 2014 View more reviews