Hotel review: Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth

BACKGROUND: Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth was purpose-built for the 2010 World Cup, but has since evolved into a sought-after seafront hotel popular with the...

Hotel review: Tau Game Lodge

BACKGROUND: A former cattle region, Operation Phoenix in the 1990s translocated more than 8,000 animals here and today more than 60 mammal species roam...

Flight check: British Airways B737-800 Business Class

BACKGROUND: British Airways is operated in southern Africa by Comair and flies daily between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The outbound flight leaves...

Hotel check: Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

BACKGROUND: Previously a Sun International-owned and operated property, the Royal Livingstone fell under the Thailand-based Minor Hotel Group’s management in 2015 when MHG bought...

Hotel check: Crowne Plaza Nairobi

BACKGROUND: Crowne Plaza Nairobi opened in 2010, back when there was a dearth of internationally-recognised hotel brands in the Kenyan capital. Nearly a decade...

Flight check: British Airways A380 Business Class

BACKGROUND: Celebrating its centenary this year, British Airways offers 18 weekly f lights direct to London from Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg, having added...

Hotel check: Lincoln Plaza London Curio Collection by Hilton

BACKGROUND: Lincoln Plaza London is part of Curio Collection, Hilton’s smaller, upscale brand with around 60 properties around the world. This 129-room hotel shares...

Flight check: Ethiopian Airlines A350 900

BACKGROUND: For years, Ethiopian Airlines has been considered a success story – if not the success story – of African aviation, and is the...

Train check: The Blue Train

BACKGROUND: The luxurious Blue Train has its origins in the Union Limited and Union Express, which carried passengers between the mail ships of Cape...

Flight check: Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 – Business Class

BACKGROUND: With its hub at Changi International Airport, Singapore Airlines flies to 62 international destinations in 32 countries. The A350-900 – with its ultra-quiet...

Hotel review: AC Hotel New York Downtown

BACKGROUND: One of two AC Hotels in New York (the other is in Times Square), this one opened in October 2018. AC Hotels are...

Flight Check: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class B787-9 Dreamliner

BACKGROUND: March 2018 saw Virgin Atlantic announce that it was launching a second daily flight between London and Johannesburg from October. The new flight...