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Niece Claire and Priscilla on safari break for sunset cocktail at Amakhala Photo by Priscilla Pilon

Kwena Lodge Hut at Gondwana. Photo by Priscilla Pilon

taking sunsets. Surprisingly, there was plenty of storage space for our luggage, and enough power outlets to charge up our electronics. The riverboat floated down the Chobe quietly and peacefully, allowing us to enjoy the stunning landscape. It was incredible the level of cuisine that the talented staff was able to prepare in such a small kitchen. The velvety soups were unforgettable as well as the hearty main courses and excellent wines. The bar staff welcomed us with open arms, greeting every single one of the guests by name and eager to please. The crew pulled us into the last nights’ entertainment of traditional songs accompanied by African drums. Dancing ensued where guests donned grass skirts and laughed until lights out.     One of the gems of the Mantis Collection, The Zambezi Queen offered us the perfect combination of five star amenities and the true African safari experience. SOUTH AFRICA CAPE TOWN AND BEYOND Steenberg Farm A quick call to Uber and a short thirty-minute drive from Cape Town’s International Airport and you too could be sipping a pink glass of bubbles at an award-winning winery. Wine enthusiasts will recognize the Constantian region as being a premiere location for growing grapes that make substantial wines of distinction in South Africa. Steenberg Farm and Hotel is situated in the amphitheater of Constantia in the Table Mountain range. Historically significant, the property was the very first farm granted

Priscilla photographing Kudu from Zambezi Queen safari launch

by Simon van der Stel to a very feisty and legendary five-time widow Catharina Ras in 1682. The exteriors of the Heritage Suites maintain the 17th century architecture and design, but the interiors are a blend of modern sleek spaces and warm African notes created with earthy toned fabrics, original paintings, and objets d’art from local artists. World-class hospitality is a trademark of this property. Upon check-in we were asked what temperature we would like our private pool and would we like the fire lit after dinner? No need to ask for an after dinner drink, port and cognac were already decanted and waiting by the roaring fire. 55 Upscale Living Magazine |

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Issue 38 Upscale Living Magazine  

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