Africa & Indian Ocean Travel Articles

Leeu House to Open in Franschhoek on December 1st

Leeu House to Open in Franschhoek on December 1st

Leeu House, an exclusive 5-star, 12-bedroom boutique hotel located in the heart of Franschhoek, South Africa's gourmet capital in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley, will open its doors on 1st December 2015.

Special Offers from Royal Mansour in Marrakech

Special Offers from Royal Mansour in Marrakech

Royal Mansour in Marrakech recently announced four new packages. Each of the below offers are available through the end of the year and focus on connecting hotel guests with local culture and attractions. Highlights include golfing, museum and palace tours, spa treatments,and dining experiences.

Top 5 'Under the Stars' Experiences at Sanctuary Retreats Africa

Top 5 'Under the Stars' Experiences at Sanctuary Retreats Africa

Sanctuary Retreats,the exclusive portfolio of luxury safari lodges, camps and cruises located in some of the most breath-taking destinations around the world now offer guests the opportunity to experience five of the most exhilarating activities by starlight in Africa.

Botswana: A Great Multi-Generational Safari Destination

Botswana: A Great Multi-Generational Safari Destination

From the arid landscape of the Kalahari Desert to the flood plains of the Okavango Delta, Botswana is home to some of the most unique big game viewing in Africa.

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge to Re-Open as Botswana's Ultimate Water-based Safari

Belmond Eagle Island Lodge to Re-Open as Botswana's Ultimate Water-based Safari

The ultimate Okavango Delta water-based safari, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge in Botswana reopens in November 2015 following an almost total rebuild, bringing innovation and originality to the Okavango experience.

Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa Mauritius To Debut on Nov. 1

Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa Mauritius To Debut on Nov. 1

The countdown to the unveiling of Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius on 1 November is underway, with the extensive six-month renovation of the legendary Le Touessrok nearly complete.

Delta Air Lines Bans Big Game Hunting Trophies

Delta Air Lines Bans Big Game Hunting Trophies

As world outrage over Cecil the Lion's death grows, one of the United States' largest airlines tells hunters to find another way to bring home the bodies of lions, tigers and other wildlife.

New Luxury Hotel Brand to Debut on South Africa's Western Cape

New Luxury Hotel Brand to Debut on South Africa's Western Cape

Leeu Collection, a new luxury hotel brand created by founder Analjit Singh, opens reservations today for Leeu House, the first of two new boutique properties in the winelands of South Africa. Leeu House is set to open on December 1, 2015.

Singita Launches New Ebony Lodge

Singita Launches New Ebony Lodge

This June, Singita unveiled a complete re-design of its original lodge, Singita Ebony, in South Africa. Singita Ebony is where the story began twenty-two years ago on land owned by Singita founder, Luke Bailes.

Cape Town's Ellerman House Reveals New Look

Cape Town's Ellerman House Reveals New Look

With an extensive renovation now complete, the iconic Ellerman House is consolidating its presence of sophistication and style as one of South Africa's finest hotels.

Sanctuary Retreats Adds New Safari Lodge in South Africa

Sanctuary Retreats Adds New Safari Lodge in South Africa

Sanctuary Retreats has this week announced that Makanyane Safari Lodge has been added to its portfolio of luxury camps and lodges.

Fregate Island Private Completes Total Restoration Project

Fregate Island Private Completes Total Restoration Project

Under the management of the Oetker Collection, Fregate Island Private, one of the world's most exclusive private island resorts, has completed a total restoration project including the renovation of all public areas, marina, Banyan Hill Estate and the resort's 16 private pool villas.

Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro Become Africa's First Carbon Neutral Safari Camps

Chiawa Camp & Old Mondoro Become Africa's First Carbon Neutral Safari Camps

Those dreaming of a safari their whole lives can have their dreams fulfilled and their consciences salved at the same time – Zambia's family-owned, very “Out of Africa” Chiawa Camp and its sister camp Old Mondoro are not only among the finest safari operators in Africa, but also the first to become carbon neutral, a claim based on extensive research.

Samara Private Game Reserve: An Ultimate Luxury Travel Destination

Samara Private Game Reserve: An Ultimate Luxury Travel Destination

Samara goes beyond being just an enthralling safari holiday … While at Samara you can choose to stay in one of three distinct lodges– Manor House, Mountain Retreat or Karoo Lodge.

Rental Escapes Introduces New Luxury Villa Packages in the Caribbean and Africa

Rental Escapes Introduces New Luxury Villa Packages in the Caribbean and Africa

Rental Escapes, a leading provider of luxury vacation villas, has introduced new luxury packages for discerning travelers.