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6 Destinations to Pause Life & Linger Longer

By Mishka Ramdas, Digital Copywriter, The Africa Tailormade Group

How often do we take a moment for ourselves? We live in a fast-paced world where we are constantly caught in an endless cycle of work, life, and responsibilities. Imagine if we could all go down the rabbit hole on a wild adventure, linger for a long time and resume life… that would be a dream come true. Thankfully we live on a continent where we can escape and find adventure in any corner. It’s time to shut down your laptop, slow down, and reappreciate the solitude of Africa.

The Phinda Private Game Reserve

&Beyond is known for offering unique experiences for all travel goers. The Phinda Private Game Reserve in Kwa-Zulu Natal boasts six magical lodges with unforgettable views and experiences. Whether you’re staying at Phinda Rock, Forest, Mountain, Vlei, Zuka or Homestead, we can assure you that you would never want to leave. Not only is this a wonderful destination to escape for three or four days, but it is also great for seeking adventure. Enjoy thrilling bush walks, exciting game drives, hot air ballooning and more.

Cape Town and Surrounds

With the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the world slowly returning to its normal state why not travel to the Mother City? Cape Town is not only rich in culture but is also home to one of the 7 Wonders of The World, Table Mountain. This eclectic city has something for everyone. Mountains, forests, sparkling beaches, historic Winelands and world-class restaurants are just some of the places you can visit.

Fill your soul with what it needs most. Pamper yourself with a stay at the luxurious Silo Hotel overlooking the city or visit the tranquil Last Word Franschhoek. Hermanus is another wonderful little speck of the Western Cape so book a stay at The Birkenhead House. Your journey could end off at the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, a floral wonder.

Exploring Rwanda

Rwanda is one of the most spectacular destinations in Africa. To truly appreciate this wondrous land, you definitely need to spend five or more nights around Kigali, Lake Kivu, Volcanoes National Park and more. Rwanda is known for one specific adventure, and that is Gorilla Trekking. Engage with endangered Gorillas, Golden Monkeys and Chimpanzees in their natural habitat whilst appreciating the lovely forestry and beauty that is Rwanda. Some of the best places to linger longer on your Rwanda adventure are The Retreat, One & Only Gorillas Nest and Singita Kwitonda Lodge.

Luxury Rail Journeys

Sit back, relax and watch as the world passes you by while enjoying a crisp glass of wine. Luxury rail journeys are a fantastic way to unwind and are quite literally a historic adventure. The Rovos Rail for example takes guests back to a bygone era of classic luxury which may be hauled by diesel or electric locomotives. Rovos Rail offers Luxury Train Travel & accommodation to Pretoria and Cape Town or vice versa, Durban, Victoria Falls, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Swakopmund – Namibia and there are also special departures to the Thornybush Game Reserve.

Time + Tide Miavana

Madagascar, an island paradise! Wake up to views that will be etched in your brain forever of white sandy beaches and glistening blue waters. Put your electronics down and your feet up! Each villa is perfectly dotted along the coastline, and the overall experience is enhanced with sublime cuisine and magnificent activities. But one thing you need to experience is the crowned lemur trekking adventure! Lemurs are one of the biggest attractions in Madagascar and Miavana offers the best experience for all travellers. The experience begins with a short interactive presentation in the museum about lemurs and their natural history. This is followed by a walk into the pristine forest of the island for a memorable encounter with a recently translocated group of Lemurs. The only piece of digital equipment you need here is your camera!

A Natural Wonder – The Victoria Falls

Many travel enthusiasts will agree that on their list of destinations to visit, is the infamous Victoria Falls. And what place is better to fully immerse yourself and forget about your modern-day conventions than this magical destination? One of our favourite destinations is Matetsi Victoria Falls.  Inspired by the magnificent location of the mighty Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, Matetsi Victoria Falls combines dramatic architectural design and luxurious interiors with the vibrancy of the Zimbabwean people. Just 40 km upstream from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Victoria Falls –the proximity to the largest waterfall in the world is a coup – it is just one of the many experiences on offer.

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Remember, life was not intended to simply be a round of work, no matter how interesting and important that work may be. A moment’s pause to watch the glory of a sunrise or sunset is completely soul-satisfying, while a bird’s song will set the steps to music all day long. Take the moment to pause life and enjoy each moment that comes your way!