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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.

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