South Africa

Private pool suites

You want swank? These private pool suites are tops

By Janice and George

As travel writers, we’re often asked: What’s the best hotel you’ve stayed in? These swanky villa resorts with private pools top our list.

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12 Apostles Hotel

12 Apostles Hotel: A Luxury Retreat in Cape Town

By Janice and George

One of the best 5 star hotels in Cape Town, the 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa wowed us with killer sea views, elegantly decorated rooms, bubbly at check-in, mountain walking trails and its superb Leopard Bar.

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Wine tasting in Stellenbosch

Wine tasting in Stellenbosch: Our fun Wine Flies tour

By Janice and George

Our educational and fun Wine Flies Tour from Cape Town took us to five Stellenbosch wineries, including Annandale for bold, luscious, old-world reds.

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simbambili game lodge

Simbambili Game Lodge: Luxury Safari Stay in Sabi Sands

By Janice and George

Simbambili enticed us on our South African safari with its 9 honeymoon-worthy bungalows with private plunge pools. And we saw the “Big 5” too!

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Cape Town travel guide

Design City: Revitalized Cape Town travel guide

By Janice and George

Cape Town: You topped the New York Times 2014 list of best places to go (you’re the World Design Capital 2014). Lots of new things to visit!

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luxury blue train south africa

Old-fashioned opulence on the Blue Train

By Janice and George

The luxury Blue Train in South Africa caught our eye. Sip champagne? Nosh on oysters? Watch the Karoo landscape roll by? Sign us up.

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5 of the world’s richest poker destinations

By Janice and George

Check your hand, bet, bluff and win (or lose) big. Oh, and travel to great poker destinations. Here are five of the world’s most obscure (and richest) poker-playing destinations.

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African animals

Ode to wild African animals in photos and video

By Janice and George

Africa gets under your skin. Since our trip, our dreams are filled with a kaleidoscope of images of wild African animals. Here are more photos and a video. 

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south african airways

SAA: Direct flights get you to the lions’ dens

By Janice and George

Going to South Africa on safari? Perhaps visiting Capetown and wine country too? Direct non-stop flights on South African Airways between New York and Johannesburg are the most convenient.

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lions on safari

Wonder where the lions are?

By Janice and George

The lions are bullet-fast. “Hang on!” yells our guide, as we crash into the bush after them. We’re watching lions on safari in South Africa hunt and kill.

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family safaris in Thornybush

Family safaris at Thornybush Game Lodge

By Janice and George

Biscuit baking, bug walks and pool picnics on a safari? Family safaris? Yes, when you take the kids to South Africa’s family-friendly Thornybush Game Lodge.

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Dreaming of Our African Safari

By Janice and George

We’re finally heading to Africa on safari! An African safari has been a dream trip for years. And now in 2013, we’ll be winging our way for the first time to South Africa and Zambia on safari.

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