Luxury travel

Hot air ballooning with Air Ventures

Let’s just get straight into it: This was the most magical experience of my life. With 36 hours in the Magaliesburg, I was determined to fit in as much as I possibly…

A review of De Hoek Country Hotel

One night, two flights and 24 hours of magic in the Magaliesburg. When the opportunity arose to spend a night at De Hoek Country Hotel in the Magaliesburg, my decision to fly…

A night at ONOMO Hotels Inn on the Square

After what has felt like a manic few weeks, I jumped at the chance to spend the night at an iconic Cape Town property, and experience a new hotel group that has…

Is it time to book that dream holiday?

Have you been secreting pinning an inspiration board for your dream holiday, or are already planning on how to spend your end-of-year bonus? Then it’s time to bookmark Travelstart in your browser…

The Schoolhouse at Old Mac Daddy

We’re lucky to go away fairly often, exploring gems around the Cape – but, as a couple. We’ve never been away with other people. So, when the opportunity arose to visit The…

A review of Radisson RED Cape Town

While every hotel visit is cause for a little excitement, the launch of a new kid on the block is a reason to put a particularly large note in the diary. So,…

The Palazzo at Montecasino

“Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful and romantic hotels in South Africa, with an enviable reputation for elegant opulence…“ Given my very limited knowledge of Joburg, The Palazzo…

Southern Sun Montecasino

In the middle of my three-hotels-in-three-nights Montecasino quest, it was time for me to visit Southern Sun. As SunSquare Montecasino had already exceeded expectations, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from…

Flying with Paklite hand luggage

I can happily tolerate everything about flying – the squashed seats, dry air and even screaming children – but, I draw the line at having to wait at the carousels for my…