Opulent Travel Archive


Opulent Living Magazine launches Reader Journeys

Opulent Living Magazine – Southern Africa’s leading coffee-table publication – just launched a unique reader experience for lovers of art, culture, gourmet food, world-class wines and stylish hotels. South Africa is fast becoming one of the most desirable destinations for lovers of contemporary art, with serious collectors from around the world flocking to discover celebrated…


Africa’s ‘best hotel’ in Cape Town

The Cape Grace hotel in Cape Town has been named Africa’s Best Hotel at the Daily Telegraph’s Ultratravel 100 Awards 2011 in association with Global Hotel Alliance. These awards represent the very best in luxury travel. The awards presented by Katie Derham and Telegraph Group Travel Editor Graham Boynton were held on Monday 16 May…


Sophisticated modern design with an antique twist

This month saw the long-awaited opening of the Manor House, the most historically significant building on Allée Bleue Wine Estate to undergo a complete restoration. Dating back to 1689, the Manor House has been transformed into a luxuriously appointed executive retreat with a series of elegant dining and meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art kitchen and sophisticated…

Discovering some of Namibia’s gems

2 038 kilometres, 8 days, and one mission: To explore a few of Namibia’s most scenic outposts and to get a taste of what discerning tourists to this breathtakingly beautiful country can look forward to. Setting out from Cape Town in a 4×4 SUV (with generous support from AVIS), our trip was all about taking…


Clico achieves its fifth start

Clico Boutique Guest House, Conferencing & Fine Dining in Rosebank has been awarded 5-star status by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Jeanette Schwegman (owner) says ‘Our team has worked so hard to make Clico a success and this is the cherry on the proverbial cake, having just launched our conference and events centre…


An icon joins the 12 Apostles Hotel

Red Carnation, a family-run boutique hotel collection is delighted to announce the appointment of Horst W Frehse, one of South Africa’s most esteemed and experienced hoteliers, as the new General Manager of its five star hotel in Cape Town, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. With over 30 years of experience in the hotel industry,…


New boutique destination

The Caledon Boutique Hotel and Spa is a recently opened upmarket hotel nestled in the rolling hills of Umhlali on Kwa Zulu Natal´s North Coast. It is 3 kilometres away from the vibrant holiday mecca of Ballito and 10 minutes drive from the new King Shaka International Airport. It is easily accessible from Umhlanga´s Gateway…


Bespoke driving service

We recently had the pleasure to experience a chauffeur service of Blackwagon – and were really impressed. Exactly at the arranged time the limousine, a black (of course!) Mercedes arrived. One should better say it was waiting in front of the venue and I got an SMS to tell me our driver Alex is waiting…


A safari with a difference

We love our African safaris and recently pushed the boat out (literally) with two nights stay on board the Luxury Houseboat the Zambezi Queen. Cruising daily in and out of Botswana and Namibia on the mighty Chobe River, this really is game viewing with a difference and as I sat on the open deck sipping…


Camp Jabulani receives prestigious award

The 5-star Camp Jabulani – featured in the second issue of Opulent Living Magazine – has been awarded the highly coveted ‘Conde Nast Traveler World Savers Award’ due to the luxury elephant safari-camp’s exceptional commitment to the environment through its impressive sustainable energy and recycling policies, extensive educational programmes for staff, as well as local…

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