Thrilling destinations to add to your bucket list


Book now to be one of the first guests at the new luxury Mantis St Helena hotel, which will be completed in September. You’ll be enchanted by this outpost in the Atlantic ocean and its fascinating history. Play on the world’s most remote golf course, visit the house where Napoleon died in exile, dive, bird-watch and enjoy great hiking trails. Over 2 000km from the nearest landmass – Africa – St Helena boasts a spectacular variety of landscapes and vistas, nearly 500 endemic species and impressive marine biodiversity.


Enjoy the ultimate German experience at the 21st Berlin International Beer Festival from 4-8 August. This folk festival includes 320 brewers from 86 countries – including Ireland and Japan – serving around 2 000 beer varieties. Expect the finest German fare and an enormous variety of folk music, live entertainment, bars and restaurants. Cheers!


Visitors to Midlands Saddle and Trout, one of the few stud farm resorts in SA, can now look forward to an enhanced vacation experience following a R16,7 million refurbishment. This head-to-toe makeover entails the extensive re-decorating of all 59 chalets and a general upliftment of the property.

This timeshare resort offers a truly English landscape that’s unique to the area, with exhilarating on-site entertainment from horse riding to trout fishing, golf and a first-class spa.


Sani Resort is a privately developed ecological reserve, with five internationally awarded five-star hotels set in 404ha of natural, unspoilt beauty. This year Sani Resort has expanded its already extensive choice of suites and rooms with a brand new, adult-friendly hotel – Sani Dunes. This chic new destination offers a private beach, indoor and outdoor heated pools, an exclusive spa and a wide range of offerings designed exclusively for teenagers, making it the ideal destination for intimate couples’ escapes and holidays for families with older kids.


Tsogo Sun is significantly increasing its investment in Mozambique’s vibrant capital city, with the construction of a brand new R220 million hotel, StayEasy Maputo on the seafront in the Bay of Maputo. “StayEasy Maputo is in a magnificent location, and being part of a mixed use development, will undoubtedly be popular to both business and leisure travellers looking for the best and latest accommodation in the economy branded sector,” says Mark Boyd, Director of Development Tsogo Sun Hotels.


Stay at the AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel, AVANI’s first hotel in Europe. Formerly Tivoli Jardim Lisboa Hotel, the property has just relaunched as AVANI following a €1,5m refurbishment to its façade, guest rooms, lobby and reception. An AVANIFIT gym has also been added. Lisbon is an affordable destinations, providing visitors with far greater value for money than its European counterparts and the hotel is a great choice for family holidays.

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