Grootbos: A Coastal Getaway in South Africa

This spring, I was fortunate enough to travel to South Africa for the very first time alongside my colleague Callie Robinson. To say it was a dream come true would be an understatement, and I could have easily spent another few weeks exploring all of the beauty that this incredible country has to offer. Although Read more…

An Insider’s Guide to the Wine of the Cape Winelands

The Cape Winelands hold a special place in my heart. First, for its natural beauty. This area of South Africa is scenically stunning with towns nestled into lush valleys surrounded by large mountainous nature reserves. Second, for its vineyards. In my humble opinion, the Cape Winelands is one of the best wine regions in the Read more…

World’s Best Bathtubs

So many of the destinations we explore are known for their landscapes and their wildlife. Visitors venture forth excited to find rhinoceros, to hike famous trails, or to leisurely cruise down rivers. The properties themselves are also quite a draw, affording guests incredible views, delicious food, and exceptional service. One aspect often overlooked? The bathtub! Read more…

Restaurant Klein JAN: A Culinary Experience On Safari

In December 2021, my parents and I boarded a plane to South Africa. Part of our journey was spent in the Kalahari Desert at Tswalu The Motse, a property that provides unparalleled access to one of South Africa’s most unique landscapes. Included in a 3-night stay is a dining experience at the newly award-winning restaurant Read more…

An Introduction to the Big Five

In October I was lucky enough to travel to South Africa for the very first time on an educational trip with my colleague Jenny Falls. I knew we would have some amazing animal encounters, but I was not prepared for all of the experiences that were to come in the days ahead. Every single expectation Read more…

Safari Options in South Africa’s Greater Kruger Ecosystem

I recently returned from a two-week trip to South Africa. We flew into Johannesburg and spent some time in Cape Town and the Winelands; but for the majority of the trip, I was in the Greater Kruger ecosystem. While here, my colleague Elle and I enjoyed a variety of accommodations and some incredible animal sightings. Read more…

Travel Beyond Wins 2021 “World’s Best” Award!

We are excited to announce that Travel Beyond has been named a “Top 10 African Safari Tour” on Travel + Leisure’s list of World’s Best. As a three-time past recipient (2017, 2018, and 2019), we are honored to have our name back on this prestigious list. Winners of the magazine’s annual World’s Best are nominated Read more…

A Must-Visit: Cape Town and the Winelands

While safaris tend to be the focus of most trips we plan to Africa, I knew that a return to the beautiful city of Cape Town and the Cape Winelands was a non-negotiable for my honeymoon. Since my first visit to Cape Town many years ago, it has made its way to the top of Read more…

An African Safari: The Perfect Honeymoon

It’s hard to put into words how meaningful it was to return to Africa after almost two years away from the bush. About once a year for over a decade, I’ve been lucky enough to explore many incredible destinations throughout southern and east Africa. But what made this trip even more special was this time Read more…