Opulent Travel Archive


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…


Spa heaven

The ‚Librisa Spa‘ at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town is quite well known and was already recommended by a couple of friends. Time to try it on my own. After reading the Spa Menue up and down I finally decided to go for a ‘Librisa Special Touches Massage‘ which is a full body…


A little ice to get all fired up

‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ sang Hollywood bombshell Marilyn Monroe.  Had she been alive today, the backdrop of the glittering, oh so edgy and sexy Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch (launched in May this year), would have been the perfect stage to show off her ice! A black, white and silver colour…


Hot topics

The Terrace Restaurant at Fairlawns now has a cosy open fireplace, ideal for winter dining, including delectable Saturday High Tea and Sunday brunch. The Terrace Restaurant still provides diners with tranquil vistas of the timeless gardens, offering options of glass paneling to create an all-weather dining haven, whilst the white leather furnishings, elegant chandeliers complementing…

Opening of trendy boutique hotel in Cape Town

On June 3 ‘The Cascades Collection’ opened their third Boutique Hotel in Cape Town, ‘Cascades on the Promenade’.  The new member of the collection is located in viby Sea Point, 11 Arthurs Road, just 50 meters away from the Sea Point Promenade. This trendy boutique hotel with a slightly edgy concept will emphasise its focus…

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