Added Luxury on Google+ Added Luxury: September 2011

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Pumulani Exclusive Beach Lodge

Pumulani Luxury Beach Lodge is Malawi’s leading hotel 2011, according to votes by global experts in tourism and hospitality at this year’s World Travel Awards.

Pumulani which means “rest well” in the native tongue is located within Lake Malawi National Park. The lodge has ten individually-designed villas spread out along a lush hillside overlooking the lake. Each villa boasts a large bedroom, a spacious living area and a private deck with lake view.

Guests can relax on the sandy beach or at our stylish infinity pool. For those seeking activity, there is waterskiing, sailing, diving, wakeboarding, kayaking, snorkelling, fishing and birdwatching. Scenic sunset cruises on a traditional wooden dhow are on offer. It’s the perfect way to experience the beauty of Lake Malawi, described by the explorer David Livingstone as The Lake of Stars.

Owned and run by Robin Pope Safaris, the leading safari specialist in Zambia. The company was founded in 1986 and offers exclusive game lodges, house rentals and private walking safaris in the South Luangwa National Park, and will open a luxury lodge called Mkulumadzi in the Majete Wildlife Reserve of Southern Malawi in 2011. Pumulani is the perfect location for a relaxing beach holiday, or a magical place to unwind after a wildlife safari.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Baci Lingerie Affordable Luxury Revolution

Baci Lingerie South Africa

The Miami based leader in affordable luxury announced their exclusive South African brand owner plans to open at least 20 mono-brand stores over the next five years.

“Baci Lingerie South Africa is a very large, successful, and professional retailer. In fact they are the leading retailer in their industry, with over 50 successful retail stores of their own,“ said Robert Rosen, COO of Baci Lingerie. “Once Baci Lingerie South Africa was introduced to the mono-brand store concept, they completely fell in love and were eager to move forward. Already Baci Lingerie is scouting for the best locations in South Africa to house their 20-plus Baci Lingerie mono-brand stores.“

“We were already sold on the concept of the mono-brand store,” stated a representative from Baci Lingerie South Africa. “But what really cemented the mono-brand store for us was seeing first-hand the power and impact of Baci Lingerie at the 2010 Sexpo Exhibition in Johannesburg. It was a complete success, we had over 45,000 buying customers through the door ... women were going crazy over the stock. They could not believe the prices. Overall the exposure to the brand was huge."

Check out the store online Baci.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Win a trip to Zambia

Kota Kota Hills, Zambia 

Have you stayed somewhere really fantastic or unusual?


Write and tell us about it. You could win a trip for two to Zambia with Wildestate Africa ( to stay for seven nights all-inclusive at Kotakota Hills (, a luxury safari lodge on Lake Kariba.

The prize includes safari drives, watersports on Lake Kariba, birdwatching, golf and spa treatments, as well as return flights from London to Livingstone or Lusaka with either South African Airlines ( or Kenya Airways (, all transfers (including transfer by plane from the airport) and accommodation in one of the 12 lodges.

Enter the 2011 readers competition and you could win a fantastic holiday to Mexico, California, Italy, the UK, Zambia or even Antarctica – and see your story in print. The Guardian Travel writing competition

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Cape Town is Africa's leading Travel Destination

The World Travel Awards dubbed the "Oscars" of the travel industry by The Wall Street Journal has once again honored Cape Town as Africa's leading tourist destination.

Today is Heritage day also known as National Braai Day, braai= barbecue, one of South Africa's favourite pastimes usually accompanied by some rugby, cricket or soccer on the telly.
Heritage day is a public holiday celebrating all aspects of South Africa's diverse cultures. Out here in the Cape of Good Hope we are enjoying wonderful weather ideal for a braai and what better accolade to accompany it.

In an address marking Heritage Day in 1996, (former) President Mandela stated:
"When our first democratically-elected government decided to make Heritage Day one of our national days, we did so because we knew that our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our new nation
We did so knowing that the struggles against the injustice and inequities of the past are part of our national identity; they are part of our culture. We knew that, if indeed our nation has to rise like the proverbial phoenix from the ashes of division and conflict, we had to acknowledge those whose selfless efforts and talents were dedicated to this goal of non-racial democracy."

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Egypt still Africa's Leading Attraction

Still the front runner as Africa's leading attraction the Pyramids of Giza left other natural wonders as the Victoria Falls, the Serengeti National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro in the dust. A number of Egyptian tourist attractions, hotels and organisations emerged victorious at the World Travel Awards 2011, Africa & Indian Ocean Ceremony on 16th September.

Held at the Egypt Hall at Soho Square in Sharm el Sheikh, Cairo which was also voted Africa's leading beach destination. Despite a decline in tourist visits during the revolution that deposed former President Mubarak earlier this year.  Africa's Leading City Hotel went to the luxury Kempinski Nile in Cairo, which opened last year and is designed by French architect Pierre Yves Rochon.

The WTA ceremony comes ahead of Egypt hosting the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s World Tourism Day, which will be celebrated in the city of Aswan on 27th September.

Which African destination gets your vote as most luxurious vote now World Travel Awards

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

New African Luxury Label ASIBELUA

Launched at the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week last Thursday the new luxury label ASIBELUA was presented to the global fashion community for the ‘Made in Africa' collective show.

The label aims to put African fashion on the map by creating a distinctive African signature while appealing to the international fashion market interpreting elements of African art with couture fabrics and silhouettes.
The designer says "My goal is to build ASIBELUA into a truly luxury African fashion label with genuine international appeal."

Fati Asibelua is the founder and Creative Director of leading African luxury label Momo, an indigenous fashion group based in Nigeria. She is a graduate of the prestigious Richmond American International University with a Diploma in Fashion Marketing and a Masters in Fashion Styling from the Instituto Marangoni Milan, Italy.

The Momo Group and its subsidiaries design and manufacture shoes and handbags as well as home accessories. Momo Group currently has an annual turnover of over $20 million USD employing over 200 staff across the globe. The ASIBELUA collection will be showing in Paris at Me My Mode from 30th September until 3rd October.

Monday, 19 September 2011

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Sunday, 18 September 2011

Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa

South Africa’s leading Responsible Tourism Non Profit Organisation promoting sustainable tourism development.
Through raising awareness, research, advocacy and capacity building by facilitating the world’s first tourism Fair Trade certification programme.
It awards the use of special label to qualifying businesses as a way of signifying their commitment to Fair Trade criteria including fair wages and working conditions, fair purchasing, fair operations, equitable distribution of benefits and respect for human rights, culture and environment.

By electing to stay at or use the services of an FTTSA-certified establishment, tourists are assured that their travel benefits local communities and economies, and that the business is operated ethically and in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Like them on Facebook or have a look at FTTSA

Friday, 16 September 2011

South Africa: Luxury in the ‘Wild’

The contrasts are mind-boggling, but the trip is well worth it. 

The country’s motto of “A world in one country” was absolutely accurate.  South Africans knew how to welcome guests and how to do it with luxury and panache found no where else on the African continent.

Luxury hotels in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria were elegant; bush camps such as in Giants Castle National Park provided comfortable accommodations in thatch-roofed buildings. Enclaves of Zulu who maintained their culture also welcomed visitors, tourists to the Little Karoo region could stay at a working ostrich farm such as the famed Safari Ostrich Farm in Oudtshorn.  They could even ride an ostrich, an experience that would be talked about for years to come.

Read more at Palm Beach Post

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Pure Gold Indulgence

How do you like your Vodka served? Vallure Vodka's new 24k Gold bottle enjoy the investment.... Pure Gold Indulgence

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

The Global Party - Inspired by Phileas Fogg

Linking the world for a worthy cause... 

The Global Party Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September 2011. 
Cape Town party happening at The Fez

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Must love Cape Town

Not bad for a winters day, Gordon's Bay, Cape Town