The Wildlife of South Africa

South Africa is home to incredible wildlife! The animals you’ll find on safari have adapted to the bush in fascinating ways. On your game drives or walking safaris, your expert guide will help you spot some of the more elusive animals and tell you all about the wildlife of South Africa. You’ve probably heard of Africa’s Big Read More…

Haunted South Africa

Jambo and Happy Halloween! In honor of this creepy holiday, we’ve rounded up some of the most haunted places and spookiest stories in South Africa. With its long and turbulent history, South Africa is said to be home to many restless spirits. Why not stop in at some of these goosebump-inducing locations on a visit Read More…

The Future of South African Wine

South Africa has set its sights on becoming the next hot destination for wine. Industry leaders are working together with the South African government to promote wine tourism and bring international visitors to its world-renowned vineyards, cellars, and estates. South Africa’s wine regions are many and varied, each with its own unique flavors. The most Read More…

Top Travel Destinations in the World

Condé Nast Traveller, the premier luxury travel magazine, recently announced its 2016 Readers’ Travel Award winners, and we’re pleased to announce that many of our favorite destinations made it to the top 20. Condé Nast Traveller asked its readers to submit their favorite countries, hotels, and more, then ranked the results in three categories: World’s Read More…

African Beach Getaways

We’re still waiting for spring to return to Chicago, which means I’m still thinking of exotic getaways. I’m guessing when most of you think of Africa, you immediately think safari, but did you know there are some amazing beach destinations to be found there, as well? Seychelles, Mauritius and Mozambique offer gorgeous, sandy white beaches Read More…

South Africa Adventures

Xan here! Having traveled to South Africa, I can tell you that it leaves an indelible impression on you.   The beauty of the land, the varied cultures and of course, the awe of seeing wildlife in its natural habitat is something I hope everyone can experience in their lifetime. It may seem like a dream Read More…

Why South Africa?

Hey there, it’s Xan! Ah, South Africa – how you’ve gotten under my skin! After visiting last year, I was bitten hard by the Africa bug and can’t wait to return. From the cool (as in hip), cultured and beautiful city of Cape Town, to the gorgeous winelands where I discovered I really do like Read More…

Africa: The Ultimate Trip

  Hi all! I’ve just returned from my first trip to Africa. And WOW! What a trip it was. From safari to the Franschhoek winelands and Cape Town, South Africa was the perfect starting destination. The wine and food in Cape Town was beyond impressive. I highly recommend the Le Lude winery in Franschhoek if you enjoy an Read More…