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Weekend breaks from Joburg

Joburgers may bemoan that their city isn’t built close to mountains or ocean, but the great advantage of the city’s central location is that within a few hours drive there are an incredible variety of places to get away, in almost every direction! Read more >

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From Durban to the Drakensberg

Portfolio’s Lauren and her husband took a trip to KZN, taking in the spicy flavours of Durban, the sweeping vistas of the Drakensberg and the breathtaking tranquillity of the Sani Valley. Here she tells us about her stays along the way... Read more >

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Stillness and Sanctuary at Sani Valley Lodge

Portfolio’s Lauren finds sanctuary in Sani Valley Nature Lodges, one of the most beautiful places in KZN… Read more >

Food and Feasting at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Portfolio’s Lauren relates tales of Roman-style feasting at gourmet getaway Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse. Read more >

Hiking in Cathedral Peak

Portfolio’s Lauren loses herself in the breathtaking mountains of Cathedral Peak Hotel in the Drakensberg… Read more >

A home away from home at Acorn B&B

Portfolio’s Lauren experiences a wonderfully warm, feel-at-home welcome at Acorn B&B in Durban… Read more >

A visit to the Ardmore Ceramics factory

Portfolio's Creative Director and Resident Artist, James, recently visited the Midlands of KZN and popped in to the studio and factory of the world-famous Ardmore Ceramics... Read more >

Spring flowers and stables at Hartford House

Portfolio's James recently spent a night at the glorious Hartford House in the KZN Midlands. Read more about this haven for horse-lovers here... Read more >

7 Places to watch whales in South Africa

South Africa is well-known as one of the best destinations worldwide for watching whales. Whale-watching waters off the coast of Southern Africa run from False Bay, south of Cape Town, up as far as St Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal on the East Coast. Read more >

7 Gourmet getaways around South Africa

South Africa has a wealth of gourmet gems scattered throughout the country, many unknown to locals and visitors alike. Read more >

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