Every Journey Counts Blog - Africa

On the Road to South Africa

Executive Edge was fortunate to experience the very best of South Africa, venturing from Cape Town and the Cape Winelands to Umhlanga, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, and Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and ending her epic sojourn in Johannesburg, as Edge advisor Maggie Fay explains. Q: Cape Town is touted as the… Read more »

Celebration in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya & Seychelles

Nothing excites me more than travelling off the beaten path. I am that girl who has always craved adventure. I suppose that’s why experiential luxury adventure travel became my specialty and greatest passion. Pushing the boundaries brings a thrill to my heart so it is no wonder that I feel a rush when I find… Read more »

Morocco – The PURE Perspective

Morocco for me has always conjured up images of beautiful palaces, brightly-coloured souks, vast expanses of desert and balmy Arabian Nights. It has been one of my must-see destinations for as long as I can remember. I have to admit that I was pretty nervous that the reality of this country was not going to… Read more »

On the Road to Johannesburg, The Palace of the Lost City, Cape Town and Victoria Falls

Senior Leisure Consultant Dana Michael has just returned from Etihad and Sun International’s educational to Johannesburg, The Palace of the Lost City, Cape Town and Victoria Falls exclaiming, “Africa will hold my heart forever.” The country of her birthplace, Dana described feeling intrinsically at home in South Africa… Q: Your first taste of South Africa… Read more »

On the Road to Namibia

Our Senior Leisure Consultant Amit Holckner recently returned from a 9-day educational in Namibia hosted by The Africa Safari Co. Highlights on this unique voyage included lodging at the Okonjima Bush Camp for the best cheetah and leopard sightings, Etosha National Park for superb game viewing, Etosha Pan and floodlit waterholes, bushmen rock etchings in… Read more »

Richard Branson Treatment in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains

Sitting in our Berber tent at Sir Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot, located high in the Atlas Mountains only one hour from Marrakech, is like nothing I have ever experienced. Surely I’ve died and gone to heaven. To be greeted with champagne as a welcome drink is pretty special… But that is just the beginning at the… Read more »

‘PURE’ Magic of the Media

Our very own Yvonne Verstandig is off to the PURE travel exhibition in Marrakech this month – the most intoxicating city of the moment and a mecca for movie directors. Oliver Stone, Martin Scorsese and Ridley Scott all recognised Marrakech’s magic and PURE got on the bandwagon early.  PURE‘s yearly invitation-only exhibition in ancient Marrakech… Read more »

Kenya with Wildlife Safari

Seven days in Kenya on safari with Wildlife Safari – here goes. I arrived in Nairobi in late afternoon and checked into the Serena Hotel, a 5-star property in old English Colonial in the centre of town. In the morning we left for Samburu Game Park and the Samburu Lodge. This property is situated on… Read more »

Malawi Big Five

Visiting the south end of Malawi was a great experience – one I got to share with my friend and colleague Athina. If you have already visited Africa before and seen the Big Five, Malawi is an ideal second African adventure. We began our journey at the Huntingdon House on the Satemwa Tea Plantation in… Read more »

Spellbinding Egypt

It’s always been a dream of mine to visit Egypt, see the Pyramids and sail on the Nile. Finally in May I had the opportunity to visit this amazing country with Icon Holidays. I had heard from clients in the past that although the major attractions in Egypt were spell-binding, the cities were dirty and… Read more »