Opulent Travel Archive

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The season to travel in style

The beauty of winter coming is the golden occasion to take time when the office slows down (or even if it doesn’t) to travel.  While tourists slip away along with the endless days of summer, the perfect time to exhale in lap of luxury awaits. Spend a magnificent weekend in KZN at Fairmont Zimbali Resort…

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The time to fly private is now

Imagine stepping off of a long haul flight with all the amenities of First Class, jet-setting as far as Europe, only to find yourself now caught in the hustle and bustle of traveling the last leg of your journey. As Europe does not offer First Class services with standard industry airlines, occasionally it’s necessary to…

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Transcend above the winter weather this season

Drive along the African coast to reach the well known historic fishing village of Hout Bay and stumble upon the doorstep of this refined property, that exudes quiet luxury and indulgence. Opened in 1871 by Jacob Trautmann, known first as the Royal Hotel, Hout Bay Manor was a romantic honeymoon spot.    The private rooms still…


Raising the bar to unreachable heights

Hamburg/Germany – If Mercedes-Benz invites you to an international launch of the brand new S-Class, this is an opportunity you won’t miss. 500 journalists from around the world – Florian Gast, the editor of Opulent Living included – gathered together in Hamburg to witness the world premiere of this iconic car. Legends, from Madiba to…

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Edition 8: hot off the press at Durban INDABA

Durban INDABA has become the largest travel show in the tourism industry; one Opulent Living has attended for 3 years running.  And, most notably, where we release our first copies of our highly anticipated coffee-table magazine for the finer things in life – hot off the press. Our current edition highlights, not only select and stunning…

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Sipping spirits at the Cape Grace

The refashioning of Cape Grace’s Bascule bar boasts one of the largest whisky collections in the Southern Hemisphere. True to its name, the newly refurbished Bascule bar, which originates from the French word for ‘balance’, epitomises a perfect symmetry of relaxed sophistication. A longtime favorite meeting place for whisky connoisseurs, Cape Town society and hotel…


Airport lounge with top accolade

A South African VIP airport lounge, the Shongololo Lounge at OR Tambo International Airport, has been voted the best lounge in the Africa/Middle East region. The award comes as South Africa’s tourist offerings continue to harvest the world’s top accolades. Lounge owner Menzies Aviation, which is also responsible for ground handling at 8 airports in…

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The splendor of over 5000 diamonds

A diamond company extraordinaire, Graff is involved in every stage of the jewellery making process – from the sourcing of each rough stone, right through to the cutting, polishing and final setting of each exquisite jewel.

Throughout its rich history, Graff is said to have handled more diamonds of notable rarity and beauty than any other…

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South African designers selected for world’s top design show in Milan

Sugarbakers Interior Architecture and Design company were selected, among all of South Africa’s top designers, to attend the prestigious I’Salone Mobile International in Milan to discover the latest trends in design, and to represent the best South African designers have to offer. We sat down and asked them 5 quick questions: 1.  Sugarbakers Interior Architecture…


Only select media were allowed at the International Luxury Travel Market, the world leader in luxury travel.  When OL was invited to attend the event, we couldn’t refuse an opportunity to engage with the leaders of the industry in Southern Africa. This year brought ILTM to Southern Africa for the first time and luckily, we…

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  • Our guests at Tintswalo all insist on taking a personal copy home with them, so word of mouth opportunities are fantastic. We have already had a couple of bookings from impressed readers internationally! We highly recommend this publication for all similar world-class properties.

    Michelle du Plessis, MD Tintswalo Lodges
  • This is what opulent living is all about – an abundance of rich and superior quality in every possible way.

    Riaan Kruger, Logic Leisure Consulting
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    Carolyn Prades, Hout Bay