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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Luxury African hideaways opening in 2019!

Every traveler has their very own bucket list of destinations they would love to visit one day. Here we take a look into our managing director Mandi’s wish list of unique and trendy hideaways that she longs to experience!

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Zambia, Zimbabwe and across the mighty Zambezi, four memorable days at Victoria Falls.

Our Managing Director – Mandi unearths three hidden gems on her recent trip to Victoria Falls.

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Ethiopia – Our Personal Experience touring one of Africa’s most beautiful Countries

From ancient cities, historic cliff top churches to deserts, lava lakes, hots springs and camel rides, the latest Travel Concepts escorted tour got up-close and personal with this mystical land. They even had dinner with a hyena!

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A wonderful South African Celebration – Christine and Nathan’s romantic destination wedding!

Their whirlwind travel experience consisted of the best South Africa has to offer – thanks to our expert travel team.

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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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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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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.