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DAR AMBROSIA

A former Capetonian and previous décor editor of Fair Lady Magazine spent years travelling and living around the world before she found her way back to Africa. Pauline de Villiers Brettell now lives in the small Moroccan town of Assilah near Tangiers, Morocco.

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Terena in Italian

Terena le Roux has fearless entrepreneurial energy in business as well as in curating her own living spaces. The editor, owner and publisher of Ideas Magazine, one of South Africa’s most successful homes and interiors titles, recently focused her creativity on fulfilling her dream of owning a house in Europe. While it’s one thing to […]

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SUSSURRO

If you happen to sail a dhow up the Mozambique Channel you’re sure to be lured ashore by the palm-fronded white sands you spy with your telescope - it goes without saying you must be properly equipped with a collapsable spyglass and a superior tan - and Sussurro is the beach to aim for. Set […]

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SLOWNESS

Surrounded by fragrant lemon and fig trees on Ibiza’s quiet Northern side, La Granja was always more of a philosophy than a hotel. During the intervening years since it opened as a hotel, it spawned a design and hospitality company based on the farm's original ideals.

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THE GEORGIAN  

This old Southern California gal has made one helluva comeback - click to read the story.

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DEEPPURA GARH

Now in her 70’s, the owner of Deeppura Garh knows precisely when she fell under India’s spell. It was on her sixth birthday when her parents gave her The Jungle Book. As for so many other children, Rudyard Kipling’s tale set in India wove a spell for the little Italian girl. She recalls, “I read […]

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SãO LOURENCO DO BARROCAL

A working farm and boutique hotel in Portugal's Alentejo spins simplicity into gold. If you pare it down to the plainest facts, São Lourenço do Barrocal is an award-winning boutique hotel on an expansive estate in Portugal’s Alentejo. Of course, that’s not all there is to it, but it’s this distinctive simplicity that makes it […]

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TENGILE RIVER LODGE

It goes without saying that a lodge with Tengile’s status should offer a bush experience with all the finest bells and whistles. And so it does. andBeyond’s Sabi Sands camp is uber-chic yet laid back. There are enormous 200m² suites with private sunken verandahs, glorious bathing facilities, private pools, river views, unbeatable proximity to wildlife, […]

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ZAMBEZI HOUSE

Just outside the town of Victoria Falls on the south bank of the Zambezi River which forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, you find an eclectic eatery and social space that stirs the imagination. It's a feast of Gypsetter style with a nod to the great explorers of way back when. This multi-level eating […]

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CHEETAH PLAINS

Put a Sabi Sands private lodge in the hands of two architects and a style maven and you get a remarkable merging of art and design that results in the ultimate modern safari destination in the wild beauty of the African bush. The project was recently shortlisted for an award by the World Architecture Festival […]

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Safari Girl

HELLO

I’m Bev Tucker, a lifestyle journalist living in Ireland. I grew up in various far-flung corners of Africa where I had the privilege of being taken on long expeditions to wildlife reserves and other interesting places in the trusty family Land Rover, which was loaded with everything we might need for the duration. These were my first safaris and sparked my love of nature and an enduring curiosity about the world. Safari is a Swahili word that means 'to explore, away from home', which prompted the name of this blog. Please enjoy browsing and feel free to contact me with ideas, queries or commissions.

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