Always on the pulse of what’s happening – from the latest boutique hotel, stylish game lodge to hidden gem hideaway, we share inspiring insights, insider tips and personal opinion on our favourite places to stay, play, wine and dine.

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Exploring the Islands of Indonesia

Travel Concepts’ very first global group tour saw 20 expectant travellers land in Bali to explore the ecological wonders of Indonesia from the inside.

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hot air balloon over East Africa

Enticing East Africa – A Personal Travel Adventure Unveiled

We love following the adventures of photographer, writer & social media influencer Robert Michael Poole. His sense of imagery and African travels make the places he visits and experiences literally come alive.

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Southern Guild Gallery Cape Town art

Exploring Cape Town through Art

Cape Town has got it all in terms of scenic beauty and as we like to describe it, natural art at its finest. However, look past the obvious scenic splendor and you will find a hugely creative city with a burgeoning and inspiring art scene in many other forms.

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Luxury through the looking glass: 10 of our favourite South African rooms with a view

Our favourite collection of exclusive ‘rooms with a view’ guarantee that you will see and experience the splendour of South Africa from each possible angle.



Here are our top boutique retreats to experience when visiting the picturesque Winelands, personally selected by our team for their exclusivity, uniqueness and of course their individual WOW factor!



“I left Mont Rochelle with a smile on my face and affirmed that this historic Franschhoek boutique hotel has re – joined the Cape Winelands elite!”


The ultimate in safari luxury: Lions Sands’ Ivory Lodge

We were recently invited to go and stay at the redesigned Ivory Lodge at Lion Sands in the Kruger National Park, needless to say our excitement levels were off the scale!


Hot Island Getaways – Our Top 10 Favourite Retreats To Romance In Luxury

Here is what’s trending in our world of hot island getaways, personally selected by our team for exclusivity, intimacy and the “romantic wow factor” making each place extra special!


Destination Wedding Guests enjoy South African trip of a lifetime

When three American couples were invited to their friends Helande & Christian’s luxurious wedding in Cape Town (coordinated by our sister company, Wedding Concepts), they decided to combine it with a “bucket list” holiday adventure. Step in Travel Concepts to inspire, recommend and book a highly personalised and tailor made South African itinerary.


Luxury Road Tripping Through Namibia

We pride ourselves in keeping our finger on the pulse of Southern African luxury, with this in mind we recently sent one of our travel consultants to Namibia to check out what’s new and what’s hot in the luxury space.


The Oyster Box Hotel – A local honeymoon hot spot!

The Oyster Box hotel is one of South Africa’s oldest hotels and today this institution boasts five star hospitality and complete elegance!


Magical Marataba

Whether you’re sipping sundowners on the deck of your luxury suite or dining under the romantic flicker of lanterns on the acacia-lined lawn, you will find this spectacular safari lodge spellbinding.


Five white blends to try when in South Africa – Richard’s Favourite white wines of the moment

Although our wine regions may be considered ‘youthful’ in Old World terms, what South Africa lacks in antiquity it certainly makes up for in innovation. Our winemakers are consistently experimenting and, much to our delight, keep us on our toes with new innovative blends. In our MD’s humble opinion, our Chenin-based blends can rival the very best in the world, both New and Old.


Iconic African Safaris – a Bucket List in Luxury Travel

Whether in an exclusive tented camp or a designer game lodge – a luxury safari in Kruger Park is often seen as the ultimate African journey. For those who like to experience the good life, two of South Africa’s most iconic and exclusive Safari brands, Londolozi and Singita boast the ultimate in game viewing and top-end hospitality. Our two Directors Richard and Christina tested them for you – spending a long weekend checking out how to safari in style.


Honeymooning in Africa – Our Team’s Top Choices to Romance in Style

An African Honeymoon can be the ultimate romantic getaway with a plethora of choice all located on one continent. Our travel team have expertly selected their current top choices – ranging from dramatic desert escapes to idyllic seaside bungalows – for the latest in exclusive designer African Honeymoons. All of the locations and properties bring together the best ingredients for a romantic expedition filled with striking spaces in spell-binding locations and exclusivity.


Camps Bay Villa Spotlight – Sasso House

Our villa spotlight this month is Sasso House. Boasting luxury and a tranquil elegance throughout, and because of its unique location on the slopes of the mountain, Sasso House has the most beautiful views of Camps Bay beach and the ocean stretching to the horizon.

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Incentive Inspiration – A Day of Love and Corporate Social Responsibility with Uthando

The Concepts Collection Team recently joined inspirational CEO James Fernie from Uthando, translated as “Love” in Zulu, on another day in the sprawling, impoverished township of Khyaletisha, immersing ourselves in some of the community projects that we help fund but also incorporate into the incentives and group activities we create for our international clients.


Peter & Joan Roberts visit South Africa for the Perfect Holiday!

Peter and Joan Roberts recently visited South Africa for an exclusive 3 week adventure packed itinerary, meticulously planned down to the last detail by our head of travel, Mandi Johnson-Aliverti, and our Travel Team. They share their incredible experience with us…