HAMPTONS MEETS BALI

My husband and I have just returned from our holiday in Bali.  We counted that it was our 7th trip to the Island of Gods. When my kids were younger, we preferred to stay at Club Med but if it is only the two of us, despite the fact that the island boasts myriads of five star hotels, we prefer to stay at a private villa.  Not only does it provided you with absolute privacy and sole use of the pool and all the other facilities, the majority of villas offer you more personalised service such as having your own butler, a cook and a driver with further services of a masseur, yoga instructor...

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Shamwari Game Reserve – Garden Route Part III

Hello again my dear readers, Our Garden Route adventure continues. Just to bring you up to date: after two heavenly days at Plettenberg Bay Hotel and Spa we headed off to Shamwari Game Park. Shamwari (meaning My Friend) Private Game Reserve is in one of the malaria free zones in South Africa situated in the East Cape Province. Stretching 25,000 hectares over a malaria free landscape, it offers an award-winning nature experience and is one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa. After a few hours drive from Plettenberg Bay, we arrived at the park on time for lunch. We were escorted to a circular shaped large green lawn where in the...

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Plettenberg Bay Park Hotel and Spa

Hello again, my dear readers, As you may recall from reading my previous post, I was telling you about our trip along South Africa’s Garden Route. In this post I would like to tell you about the place where we, after travelling for a long day, stopped for two days. It is called Plettenberg Park Hotel and Spa. My husband pre-booked via the internet while we were still in Sydney but didn’t reveal any details about it to me. Knowing his taste for all the good things, I expected it to be a 4-5 star hotel where the beds are extremely comfortable, towels are white and crisp and the staff is very well trained....

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South Africa – Garden Route Part I

Hello, my dear readers. If you are planning a trip to South Africa, try to include two more activities into your already busy itinerary: one is to hire a car and take a gorgeous drive along the Garden Route and two – spend at least two days at one of the many game park reserves this country is proud to offer.  True to my word, on our 7th trip to this lovely country, we finally did just that!!! My excuse for not doing it sooner is that our prime reason for going to South Africa every year is to visit my in-laws and spend as much time with them as possible. If you do,...

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