Luxurious Summer Getaways in and around Africa
Thanda means love in Zulu, already that should inspire us and get us thinking of beautiful luxurious surroundings. Thanda Island is a private marine reserve, accessible only by helicopter or boat. Situated between the mainland of Tanzania and the Mafia Island you will find this amazing little gem, with luxury island accommodation which is surrounded by dazzling blue waters and coral reef. The sea is full of breathtaking sea life in all colors and sizes. This makes for a perfect honeymoon couple getaway or even to accommodate family or friends who are wanting to go away in a group. What better place to make many beautiful memories and magical moments. This exclusive island is reserved only for the guests that are booked to stay, which means that you have full reign over the many extraordinary facilities as well as the villa and the bandas. For the diving enthusiast who would love to get up close to rare marine species such as the whale shark, Thanda Island is the ideal place to visit, as they frequent the surrounding areas fairly often. Not only will you find whale sharks, but sea turtles too, of which there are about five different species. For those who prefer on-land activities, there is bird watching, tennis courts, yoga, a swimming pool and a gym to give yourself a good work out after all the good food you have eaten made specially by your butler.
You only have to hear someone say Mauritius, and our mind thinks of beautiful beaches, colorful reefs and lagoons. Mauritius is situated in the Indian Ocean and is a volcanic island near the Tropic of Capricorn. The climate is warm and tropical, making it an island destination you can enjoy all year round. Mauritius is not only known for its beautiful waters but also its rainforests, hiking trails, fauna such as the flying fox and spectacular waterfalls. November to April is the summer season and is hot and wet, with May to October being the winter season, with a drier, cooler climate. Mauritius’ warmest weather is normally around December to end of February and this is the Cyclone season (Tropical Cyclones). The Cyclones bring heavy rains, so be prepared to stay indoors!
Morocco is a North African country which borders the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The Moroccan people will make sure that you have the most peaceful and enjoyable holiday, as their hospitality is unrivalled. You can expect delicious and tasty cuisine, as well as feel the enthusiasm of the locals who are thrilled to teach visitors more about their unique culture. Morocco has something for everyone; from lazy sunny days on one of the beautiful beaches, to surfing, desert sandboarding and shopping! The unique activities and adventures are certainly limitless!
Botswana is a land that captivates many, and due to this, tourism has been growing rapidly. It is now one of the most popular destinations for a safari escape and an authentic African adventure. Botswana is known as the Jewel of Africa with its amazing wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. If you are wanting to see the Big Five, then Botswana should be on your list of holiday destinations. Botswana has two large rivers, the Chobe River and the Okavango Delta, these rivers provide a boundary to an abundance of wildlife. The Chobe River is home to the largest Elephant population in Africa an incredibly special encounter. The Okavango Delta is known with pride as the Jewel of the Kalahari. At approximately 15 000 square kilometers in size it is the world’s largest inland Delta. The Delta is home to wildlife, birds, various plants and vegetation. This is one of the few places in Africa where you can still get up close and personal with wildlife, but one still has to keep in mind that you are out in the wild and have to be aware of your surroundings.
Cape Town is fondly known as the “Mother City”. The city has often been voted as one of the top destinations in the world, which is why it should feature on everyone’s travel bucket list! Cape Town has a diverse population with many different races, cultures and languages. The people are generally laid back and relaxed, and incredibly warm, friendly and welcoming. Cape Town has the perfect balance of day and night attractions – it’s virtually impossible to ever feel bored in this bustling, vibrant city. There is so much to do no matter the time, and no matter your age, or your interests. Cape Town offers many beautiful landmarks such as Table Mountain, The V&A Waterfront, the Taal Monument in Franschhoek (another lovely town to visit); the Castle of Good Hope, and of course the many art galleries and museums are a must! You should also not miss out on exploring the many beautiful wine farms of the Cape. We’d recommend you go for lunch and wine tasting, and then head off to one of the many beautiful beaches such as Camps Bay, Clifton, Hout Bay, Llandudno, Boulders Beach in Simonstown or Fish Hoek, just to name a few.