In this section we’d like to point out properties that we feel are the most special ones in South(ern) Africa. Those are the places that we would highly recommend if you would like to experience and taste the best of what Southern Africa has on offer. They range in star grading and locations but what they all have in common is they are M.A.D. and Make A Difference in some way so we’ve added those interesting facts for you. Please let us know if you have any questions or perhaps you come across a very special place, one that you keep close to your heart, and it’s not mentioned in our list yet. We encourage you to share your passion for travel and Southern Africa too!

Phinda Private Game Reserve – KwaZulu-Natal

phinda-homestead.jpgWould you like to see the Big 5 of South Africa? We highly recommend a visit to Phinda Private Game Reserve. With its 23.000 hectares of prime wilderness the province of KwaZulu-Natal you have the possibility to be part of fantastic game drives and enjoy South African wildlife. Phinda Private Game Reserve is home to 6 unique lodges and 2 sole-use safari villas. The 6 lodges are located in the different habitats of the Private Game Reserve. You can either choose to overlook the heart of the dry sand forest, the vast wetlands or the deep valley below. The 2 luxurious safari villas are perfect for families and small groups as total privacy is ensured. Click here for more info.

The Boathouse – Beach near Durban

The boathouseThe Boathouse is inviting you to a luxury retreat and to take a front seat in watching nature at play. The Boathouse is located 50 kilometers north of Durban on the beach front of Ballito. It offers 22 individually decorated en-suite bedrooms with a fine touch to detail and it is a 4 star rated and AA Quality Assured Associate. Either you want to dine, smoke a cigar or just enjoy a cocktail, you will always have the stunning view of the warm Indian Ocean. Click here for more info.

The M.A.D. Fact: All around their property you will find energy saving lighting as well as energy saving shower fittings.

Fordoun Hotel – Midlands Meander, KZN

fordounspaYou want to relax and enjoy an extravagant Spa Experience? Than the Fordoun Hotel and Spa is the one hotel for you. This 5 star accommodation has the mission to only send you home when you are fully stress free, which they usually successfully achieve. With its 17 luxurious suites with private verandas its most outstanding product is their Spa area. They offer a great variety of different treatments as well as special therapists like Reiki and Bio-energy specialists or a traditional African Healer. They also focus on traditional indigenous healing products to treat their guests. Click here for more info.

The M.A.D. Fact: In Fordoun Spa you will not find any chemical, non ecological products. Their soaps, shower gels, massage oils, bath salts etc. are all made out of traditional plants.