Some remarkable travel photographs from Hideaway Report readers Nick Shiren and Eric Rowe, who recently visited Jack’s Camp in Botswana and Tswalu Kalahari in South Africa. In their words: “The sunsets, the never-ending horizons and the hues of the Kalahari made our trip to Tswalu one not to forget. However, the highlight of our trip [...]
Set around a rocky outcrop, Mateya Safari Lodge comprises just five huge air-conditioned suites. These are astonishingly opulent, with four-poster beds, deep armchairs, large fireplaces and artwork ranging from tribal sculptures to contemporary African landscape paintings. The marble baths feature soaking tubs positioned to allow a view of passing wildlife, and interconnecting indoor and [...]
This lovely, exotic specimen is a protea, the national flower of South Africa. I also recently saw this in the wild in the magnificent Fynbos Region near Hermanus, which is part of the small but incredibly diverse Cape Floral Kingdom. -A.H.
On a game drive in eastern South Africa. I sometimes wonder who is really watching whom! -A.H.
The beautiful wine country in Constantia, south of Cape Town. Among the many great wines made in this region are the Cap Classique sparkling wines and generally outstanding Sauvignon Blancs. -A.H.
On game drives in South Africa, most travelers share vehicles and guides with one or two other couples. This can be great fun, but for those who do require a private vehicle, it can sometimes be prohibitively expensive to arrange or difficult to confirm. Tswalu Kalahari, however, makes it quite simple. Guests who reserve three [...]
One of Africa’s most diverse and beautiful countries, South Africa is a top destination for Andrew Harper members year after year. This county’s exciting safaris, historic cities and world-class wineries have not escaped the notice of our travel consultants, and Anne Driscoll recently vacationed there with her husband and daughter. She experienced much of the [...]
Chef Lennard Marais heads the kitchen at La Residence hotel in Franschhoek, South Africa. He uses only the best local and seasonal produce to create wonderful Cape Winelands dishes for guests, taking many of his cues from the hotel’s garden and surrounding vineyards. Here, he shares his new (and mouthwatering) recipe for Duck Breast With Kumquat [...]
This month’s Hideaway Report focuses on several remarkable new safari lodges in Botswana and South Africa. Here, the sophistication of the suites and the standard of the cuisine are as crucial to the experience as the quality of the wildlife-viewing. Mr. Harper personally took all the photographs in this slideshow – We hope you enjoy it!
The February 2012 Hideaway Report, a special luxury safari issue, profiles a number of extraordinary new lodges in Botswana and South Africa. We also offer a fresh look at the Turks and Caicos Islands.