Our vocation is already in our name: Beachcomber, one who walks along the beach to discover the treasures the sea has left on the shore. As a Mauritian company, and pioneer of the hospitality industry in Mauritius, we are aware of the gift nature has given us:to live in one of the most beautiful islands of the Indian Ocean.
Nestled at the end of a tranquil valley below the historic Bainskloof Pass, Grand Dédale is set within an award winning Wine Estate, offering sweeping views of the valley as well as the Groenberg, Limietberge and Hawekwa mountains. The picturesque town of Wellington is a short drive away, Cape Town can be reached within 50 minutes. The exclusive and elegantly restored Cape Dutch Manor House, formerly the private residence of the owners of Doolhof Wine Estate, comprises six luxurious and bespoke rooms and suites. A separate thatched cottage is enjoyed by honeymooners or guests seeking additional privacy.
With 10 distinct rooms, a new restaurant and bar, two pool areas, a wellness room and ample gardens, the Robertson Small provides superlative service to our guests, maintaining the standards that make it Robertson’s only five-star hotel.
Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate is a world class championship golf course, working wine farm and residential estate offering upmarket accommodation, conferencing & event opportunities. Located just 5 minutes outside Stellenbosch and surrounded by rolling vineyards and majestic mountains, here you will find a true jewel of the Bottelary Valley in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands.
Born and raised in Port Elizabeth, Mandisi began playing the trumpet at the age of 8. He Studied Classical music throughout his schooling career (Pearson High School) and emerged from the University of Cape Town with a BMus Honors Degree in Jazz Studies in 2005 where he played in the UCT Big Band for most of his studies.
Kanonkop Estate is situated on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in the Stellenbosch Region of the Cape and confidently boasts with some of South Africa’s most premium wines. Kanonkop is a fourth generation family estate, which was originally purchased by JW Sauer, a cabinet member in the parliament of the Union of South Africa. This estate has since then been handed down from father to son for over 40 years and is now in the talented, capable hands of its current owners Paul & Johann Krige. Kanonkop The name Kanonkop was derived from a kopje (hillock), from which a cannon was fired in the 17th Century to alert farmers in outlying areas that sailing ships plying the waters between Europe and the Far East had entered Table Bay for a stopover at Cape Town.
Aimed at the discerning traveler, Sea Five Boutique Hotel draws a comparison between Cape Town’s Atlantic coastline and the European Riviera. Not resting on the laurels of this spectacular location, Sea Five Boutique Hotel pays particular attention to even the minutest detail. This is a ‘beach house’ with a difference.
Jacques’s passion for travel, coupled with his love for people and animals, landed him his dream job twelve years ago when he began his career as a Tour guide. Since then, all who travel with him have been the happy beneficiaries of the cheerful travel-induced lust for life that drives him. A self-confessed tree hugger, birder, history buff and all-round oddball bohemian, Jacques takes his joy in life from sharing his passion with his tourists and friends. He makes his home in the Mother City – Cape Town – but he is just as comfy in a hut in Zambia, snorkeling in Mozambique or just kickin’ it with the locals from Namibia to Botswana, Zimbabwe to Lesotho or hanging with his awesome Swazi friends in the kingdom of Eswatini. Jacques speaks Afrikaans and English and is fast becoming fluent in German.
Saltlife are an exclusive Luxury destination that caters for weekend packages that are specifically tailored to your personal needs. We offer an exclusive wedding package that incorporates our luxury fleet of vehicles to make your stay unforgettable and unique
After much dreaming and anticipation, the day of departure on Rwanda Air a flight from Cape Town direct to Kigali was ready to leave. Crossing Africa by air is always a joy, the raw and everchanging landscape is mesmerizing and after a 6 hour flight we arrived to the twinkling lights on the rambling hills and dales that is Kigali, capital city of Rwanda. The name is pronounced Chigali, not with a hard K as its written. This we soon learned from our driver Mr Albert who fetched us from the airport and after we heard him pronouncing it that way.

Eagle View Lodge high up on a hillside overlooking this impressive city is where we started our trip to East Africa, the gorillas and golden monkeys.

We woke up to tropical gardens and new bird sounds that you hear in this part of Africa which is renowned for its unique birdlife. Urban built-up Kigali city is actually teaming with birdlife, we discovered, we were amazed at the soaring raptors over out hotel, unique sunbirds and even a hamerkop swooping down over a busy road to reach its nest in the trees.

This was a family reunion trip where our northern hemisphere relatives, and us, hailing from South Africa met midway on the Equator for some adventure with Gorilla and Golden monkey trekking high on the agenda.