Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel – Ideal for both business and pleasure

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 by Sara Essop

I walked into the huge open-plan lobby of the Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel and was immediately struck by ...

Review: Zebula Golf Estate and Spa is spectacular

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 by Sara Essop

Having heard much in praise of Zebula Golf Estate and Spa, my curiosity had been piqued. How does ...

View Tutankhamun’s tomb and his treasures in JHB this December

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 by Sara Essop

Around 3 300 years ago, in ancient Egypt, a young boy became a Pharaoh at the tender age ...

7 Top tips for travelling on a budget – Save on flights, food, accommodation

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 by Sara Essop

Having a tight budget does not mean that you can’t travel. It just means that you have to ...

Dinosaurs are roaming around South Africa: Go and see them

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 by Sara Essop

If you’ve always wanted to know what it was like to live with dinosaurs, now is your chance ...

Kievits Kroon takes the hospitality crown

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 by Sara Essop

What makes a great hotel? Is it the luxurious surroundings, the outstanding service, the delicious food, or the ...

Sunnyside Park Hotel – a living legacy in Parktown

Posted on Jun 18, 2014 by Sara Essop

It is not often that one gets to spend the night at a national monument and historic treasure. ...

An extravagant SA experience on Rovos Rail – The Pride of Africa

Posted on May 27, 2014 by Sara Essop

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The ...

Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate – not just a golfer’s paradise

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 by Sara Essop

Fancourt offers an incredibly luxurious family-friendly getaway in a picture-perfect setting. This Garden Route destination should not be ...

Sensational weekend at Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 by Sara Essop

The beauty was spectacular. I was surrounded by 2 400 million-year-old mountains. Thirty metres below me, a pebbled ...

Kissed by an 18-year-old elephant – and other adventures at Askari

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 by Sara Essop

I was kissed by an 18-year-old elephant. It was a big, wet, slobbery kiss, but it was delightful.

Fabulous family-friendly safari in the Madikwe Game Reserve

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 by Sara Essop

There are few more exciting ways to start a day than a 5am outdoor shower, hot coffee, muffins, ...

Lion cubs, picnics and pampering at Thaba Ya Batswana Eco Hotel & Spa

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 by Sara Essop

During the run-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, two prominent teams were engaged in an off-field battle.

Surrounded by nature at Maccauvlei on Vaal

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 by Sara Essop

In 1844, a colourful Voortrekker named Carel Pistorius, better known as Kwaai Angus, bought a farm on the ...

Fun-filled family getaway at Riviera on Vaal

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 by Sara Essop

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club had been on my local bucket list for a long ...

Want for nothing at the Radisson Blu, Sandton

Posted on Sep 17, 2013 by Sara Essop

I have a soft spot for luxury hotels - especially those that come with luxurious gowns, Nespresso machines, ...

First spa in Africa to offer Salt Room therapy

Posted on Sep 12, 2013 by Sara Essop

The name ‘Amani’ means ‘peace’ in Kiswahili and that is exactly what I was looking for this weekend.

Fantastic family fun at Gold Reef City

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 by Sara Essop

Gold Reef City in Johannesburg is so much more than just a theme park. How many theme parks ...

Checking out China – a trek on the Great Wall & more!

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 by Sara Essop

The Great Wall of China should be renamed The Great Walk of China….. My Fitbug (step counter) registered ...

Lounging around at OR Tambo International

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 by Sara Essop

Last updated on Feb 24th, 2015 at 10:28 amAll4Women travel writer, Sara Essop, gives us the low-down on ...

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