WIN A Rovos Rail Journey From Pretoria To Durban – The Most Luxurious Train In The World… Then Stay 2 Nights At The Coco De Mer PLUS 10 Twin Night Getaways!

Portfolio Collection Logo

I have an extensive travel bucket list which grows from day to day. Most of it details far away places from the East to the West and North to the South. We often forget that we have an extremely beautiful country on our doorstep with vastly different cultures and travel highlights. And sometimes visiting a familiar location can be a totally different experience depending on the mode of transport – this competition explores this!

Portfolio Collection is known as the trusted name in South African accommodation and also Namibia and Swaziland accommodation. They handpick travel gems for luxury South Africa accommodation places based on what they offer the independent traveller – memorable, unique and rich experiences in charming establishments including bed and breakfasts, guest houses and game lodges countrywide. They are giving away a luxury trip on the Rovos Rail *hot potato in mouth* for two and a two night stay at the swanky Coco De Mer in Ballito. Keen? Dust off the suit and send your details –>

P.S. If you need a partner for this; you know who to call… 😉 Good luck!

“One lucky winner, together with their partner, will experience the journey of a lifetime on Rovos Rail through beautiful KwaZulu Natal. All meals, a game drive and a battlefields tour en route included. On arrival in Durban, the couple will be hosted at gorgeous Coco de Mer in Ballito.”

Coco De Mer Hotel

In addition Portfolio Collection are giving 10 lucky Facebook fans weekend trips away for 2 around South Africa from the following hand-picked Portfolio Collection establishments:

• Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse – Kamberg Valley, Drakensberg – 2 night stay for two people mid-week (Sunday to Thursday) including a 6 course dinner, 3 course breakfast plus a light lunch every day & complimentary sherry in the room.
• The Munro Boutique Hotel – Houghton, Joburg
• Welgelegen Manor – Balfour, Mpumalanga – 2 nights B&B for 2
• Karoo View Cottages – Prince Albert, Great Karoo – 2 nights B&B for 2
• De Hoek Country Hotel – Magaliesberg, Gauteng – 2 nights B&B for 2
• Makakatana Bay Lodge – Lake St Lucia, KZN
• Liberty Lodge – Tamboerskloof, Cape Town – 2 nights B&B for 2
• Mont Rochelle Hotel – Franschhoek, Cape Winelands – 2 nights B&B for 2
• Isola Bella – Knysna, Garden Route – 2 nights B&B for 2
• De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa – South of Bloemfontein – 2 nights B&B for 2

Enter here! –> WIN

T&C’s: No purchase necessary to enter. The closing date is 15 August 2013. Portfolio Collection reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time. Flights to Pretoria and transfers between railways stations, airports and accommodation NOT included.

rovos rail logo

Luxury Trains Blue Train Lounge Cart

Rovos Rail Inside Cabin

#MyBachelorPad. To Be Continued… [VIDEO]

Ever since I lived in London I have wanted to live in a city. Mostly for the convenience of location but also because I have a longing to live in New York. For now Cape Town is the closest option.

After months of initially searching rentals, I eventually decided to make a momentous commitment and buy a flat… in the city.

Found my dream starter flat in a historic building in the city centre at an absolute steal. A bargain actually – I was lucky.

Here she is – small but adequate with loads of potential. I plan to fix it up, wall by wall and item by item. On this page I will document each and every fix and renovation and give you ideas and options to hopefully do the same to yours. Feel free to lend your ideas, I’m open to all options and styles.

For now, it is perfect. Take a look..

To be continued…