Whenever I see a magazine listing top hotels, I peruse the list to see if I have stayed at any of them. For Travel & Leisure’s 500 top hotels, the list was derived from the 2020 World’s Best Awards survey results. On this list, I found three hotels where I had stayed: one in Turkey and two in South Africa. In Istanbul,
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A decade ago Karen Roos, a magazine editor and lover of South Africa’s Dutch Cape history, purchased a fruit and wine farm dating back to the late 17th century. She renamed it Babylonstoren and set about transforming it into the showplace it is today. Located near Franschhoek, it was in 1692 the land was granted to burgher Pieter
A hotel can stand alone as a destination anywhere in the world. While traveling throughout South Africa, I stayed at several hotels and resorts that were much more than a place to hang my hat and get a good night’s sleep. They have history, character and charm. The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa in
Cape Town is a beautiful city on the Atlantic Ocean and a must-see destination in South Africa. Naturally, because of its location, locals and tourists alike take advantage of all the leisure activities available including an afternoon cruise. My cruise was aboard the , a 76-foot luxury catamaran built to be able to host yacht parties as well as smaller
South Africa has so much to offer including its wonderful wildlife! I spent several days at Royal Malewane lodge touring Thornybush Private Game Reserve near Kruger National Park. Reserves are open to the national park allowing access to a much wider area for animals including elephants, lions, rhinos, wild dogs, giraffes, leopards, impalas, several species of antelope and exotic birds.