Successful opening

The Oceans Wilderness which opened on South Africa´s Garden Route in October 2017 has boasted a huge demand for bookings since then, and INTOSOL is a Platinum read more » Partner. Over the past six months, the luxury retreat has been able to report that it is "fully booked" the whole time. Anyone wanting to take in this exclusive beach residence during their South Africa trip should act quickly. « show less

Strong growth in the luxury sector

The ITB World Travel Trends Report will publish new trends and developments in the luxury travel sector on the occasion of the ITB in March. Luxury travel is read more » booming, the market share of high-priced luxury travel is seven percent with double-digit annual growth rates. The most important insight is that luxury is no longer defined by opulence and status alone. Instead, values such as experiences, authenticity, leisure and time are now in the forefront of the luxury sector. « show less

The most beautiful beaches in Europe

An up-to-date travel ranking can be the source of inspiration for summer holidays. According to Tripadvisor, the most beautiful beaches in Europe can be found read more » in Crete (Elafonissi, Balos Beach and Lagon), Cyprus (Fig Tree Bay) and Portugal (Praia da Falésia). Luxury tour operators offer the most beautiful hotels in all these destinations. « show less

The most popular luxury destination is....

The Maldives are the most popular travel destination in the luxury travel sector, followed by Asia, the USA, the Caribbean and South Africa. This was the read more » result of a survey of 500 travel agencies and tour operators conducted by the agency Global Communication Experts GmbH. Unique experiences and ecological sustainability are particularly important for travellers in the luxury sector. « show less

ITB 2018 in Berlin

The ITB, the International Tourism Fair, invites you back to Berlin from7th to 11th March. 10,000 exhibitors from more than 180 countries are expected to read more » attend the world´s largest travel trade fair, and the latest trends, hotels, destinations and themes will all be presented. « show less

Travel trade fair in Hamburg

The travel fair LeisureWorld for Travellers, which took place last weekend in Hamburg, presented adventure and outdoor activity tours through southern and read more » eastern Africa. The highlights of the travel industry include more and more nature trekking, off-road tours, expeditions and safaris that bring participants into close contact with nature. « show less

Chile is the on-trend destination

The 2018 Winter Olympics will start in South Korea today, and in summer the World Cup will take place in Russia. It remains to be seen whether these two read more » destinations will become new top destinations in the travel industry. But there´s no doubt that Chile will be the top destination in 2018. Not only Lonely Planet put the South American country at the top of its list of this year´s on-trend destinations, but also the Guardian put Chile on its holiday hotlist. And the New York Times continued its tradition of choosing "52 Places To Go". Here too, Chile was able to push ahead and secure sixth place. « show less

Lonely Planet selects top 10 destinations

Lonely Planet has chosen the top 10 destinations for 2018 - and five INTOSOL destinations have made it back into the top ten. Chile is the world´s most popular read more » holiday destination for 2018. Untouched countryside such as the Torres del Paine National Park is one of the country´s most popular attractions. Portugal has made it to number 1 in the top destinations of 2018. Travellers love the mild climate and the deserted beaches. New Zealand has secured 5th place. Glaciers, volcanoes, beaches, national parks and a relaxed lifestyle will attract travellers to the other side of the world in 2018. Confident in 5th place, Mauritius remains the ultimate honeymoon destination for 2018. South Africa has secured 10th place. The once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing lions, elephants and whales at close quarters is high on the list of holiday dreams. Johannesburg is now one of the hippest tourist destinations and the trend-setting metropolis of 2018. « show less

100 years of Nelson Mandela

National hero, immortal legend, freedom fighter, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and the first black president of his country: Nelson Mandela was respected and read more » revered worldwide for his peaceful struggle against apartheid. In 2018, South Africa celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of the former president who died in 2013. Celebrations, awards and exhibitions are planned for the whole year. « show less

Mauritius celebrates 50 years of independence

In 2018, Mauritius celebrates 50 years of independence. A perfect reason to visit this romantic island in the Indian Ocean. But Independence Day on 12th March read more » is not the only reason for a trip to Mauritius. There are also the beaches with sand as white as icing sugar, the turquoise-blue sea, the superb food, the great golf courses and, and, and ..... « show less

Culinary tourism

Food safaris, gourmet weekends and culinary tourism are enjoying a worldwide boom. 20,000 food journalists and restaurant critics have rated the world´s best read more » food destinations in a major study on behalf of Caterwings. One of the best (and one of the cheapest) cities for food is Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Cities like Chiang Mai (Thailand) and Zanzibar (Tanzania) follow close behind. Dubai (United Arab Emirates) offers the most varied cuisine. Restaurant critics most like to eat in Peru, Spain and Japan. « show less

Flight schedules 2018

In the coming year, German airlines will be flying to many new destinations. Eurowings is expanding its range with 22 new destinations: from Munich the airline read more » will fly to Bangkok, Mauritius and Windhoek, among other places. From Cologne it will fly to Greece. The flight schedule includes Corfu, Rhodes and Kos. And from 2018 onwards, there will be flights from Stuttgart to Venice and the Greek island of Zakynthos. « show less

Nelson Mandela´s villa becomes a luxury hotel

By 2019, it should be possible to sleep where Nelson Mandela once lived. The villa of the former President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who died in 2013, is read more » to be transformed into a luxury hotel (5 to 7 stars), as reported on by News 24. « show less

Where the water is still warm

The Mediterranean is cooling down now, and only in the eastern Mediterranean is it still between 25 and 29 degrees Celsius. If you book quickly, you can still read more » enjoy a relaxing beach holiday in Cyprus. If you prefer water temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius, it´s better to travel to Thailand, the Seychelles or Mauritius. The water is currently 32 degrees there. « show less

The best destinations in 2018

The travel guide "Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2018" has chosen the most important destinations for the coming year. Chile was voted the most popular read more » country in 2018, followed by a European destination in third place: Portugal - ahead of countries such as New Zealand and Mauritius. South Africa made it to 10th place. As far as cities go, Canberra (Australia) was a surprise in 3rd place. And Bahia in Brazil is among the top ten most popular regions. The complete list can be found in the illustrated "Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2018". « show less

New Asterix Adventures in Italy

Two years after their last adventure, Asterix and Obelix are off to Italy. The 37th volume will be released on 19th October with an initial circulation of around four million copies.

The luxury travel market is booming

Luxury trips are booming. In 2016, the global market even rose by four percent to a total of 1.08 trillion euros. And the demand for high-class hotels and read more » exclusive travel continues to grow in 2017, while interest in luxury products such as fashion, watches and jewellery stagnates. Luxury in terms of experiences is becoming more important. Unique and unforgettable moments are what count. These are the findings of the "Worldwide Luxury Market Monitor" study by the international management consultancy Bain & Company. « show less

Cape Town becomes a Mecca for art with the opening of the Zeitz-Mocaa-Museum

Today the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, or "Zeitz Mocaa" for short, is opened in Cape Town. The museum of African art and artists is set read more » to become one of the Cape´s greatest attractions. British architect Thomas Heatherwick´s breathtaking design succeeded in transforming a former silo on the waterfront into the first museum for modern African art. The initiator of this mega-project, which is now mentioned in the same breath as London´s Tate or Bilbao´s Guggenheim, is the former head of Puma, the sports goods manufacturer, 54 year-old Jochen Zeitz. He has also donated his private art collection to the museum. « show less

INTOSOL at the PURE Life Experiences 2017

Nina Mut, Head of Marketing at INTOSOL GmbH & Co KG, visited the PURE Life Experiences 2017 in Marrakesh this week. The tourism trade fair for the luxury read more » sector, of which INTOSOL has been a part since 2010, presented exciting new travel ideas, the best luxury retreats and wellness oases as well as the best insider tips for South America. Nina Mut brought back from Marrakesh many new and unusual products for INTOSOL. « show less

South Africa boom continues unabated

South Africa is booming as a travel destination. Last year saw a record number of visitors from Germany with, for the first time, more than 300,000 Germans read more » travelling to the Cape. The trend continues: The INTOSOL PRIVATE LUXURY COLLECTION is already reporting that it is "fully booked!" for Christmas and New Year´s Eve. « show less

Safari Adventure and Beach Fun

Maldivian, the Maldives´ state-owned airline, is planning to offer weekly flights between Johannesburg and Malé. For tourists, this means the perfect holiday read more » symbiosis of safari adventures, unique nature experiences and beach fun. Maldivian´s new service will make it particularly easy to combine the two popular holiday destinations of South Africa and the Maldives. « show less

High booking figures for Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has been part of INTOSOL´s portfolio for four years and, with its high booking figures, has been one of our customers´ most sought-after read more » destinations from the very beginning. This is mainly due to the fact that on-trend destinations such as Indonesia and Thailand offer an attractive mix of cultural, nature and beach holidays. A growing interest is also to be seen in destinations such as Vietnam. The INTOSOL booking figures for this destination have increased significantly again in the current year. « show less

New at INTOSOL: Bisate Lodge in Rwanda

The Bisate Lodge in Rwanda, only open since July 2017 and located in a natural amphitheatre, has already become one of the most beautiful hotel highlights of read more » the year. Built on the slopes of an extinct volcanic crater, the luxurious lodge blends perfectly into the dense, green jungle landscape of the Volcanoes National Park. One of the highlights of a stay at Bisate Lodge is the opportunity to see mountain gorillas in the wild. INTOSOL is now accepting booking requests. « show less

Increased interest in luxury tours

This year, INTOSOL has registered an increased interest in luxury tours that take in several countries. Among the most popular combinations are Argentina and read more » Chile in South America, and Botswana, Namibia and South Africa in Africa. Botswana owes its popularity not least of all to its political stability and its wide variety of activities and attractions. South Africa and its neighbour Namibia have been particularly attractive for some time due to the favourable exchange rate. A high level of interest is being displayed in the Galapagos Islands of South America. Animal welfare and conservation are particularly important to travellers. « show less

Travel for the 50+ Generation

Cruises and private villas are becoming increasingly popular with the 50+ generation travellers. INTOSOL attributes the increasing interest in this type of read more » travel to the wish for a high degree of security, comfortable means of travel and first class service and to a great desire for privacy. The advantage of a cruise is that travellers can visit numerous highlights, even those in destinations that were previously reserved for adventurous or younger travellers, such as cruises on the Amazon or through Patagonia. The main advantage of private villas is that they offer the 50+ generation the pleasure of multi-generation holidays with the whole family. « show less

Cloud 9 - the most unusual pizzeria in the world

Cloud 9 is definitely one of the most unusual pizza hot spots of the summer: Cloud 9 is a floating pizzeria. It´s in the middle of the sea, off the coast of read more » the main island of Fiji, or to be more precise, on the Malolo Barrier Reef. You can reach the pizzeria from Nadi in only 40 minutes by speed boat or in a good two hours by sailing boat. The small snack-bar paradise island offers - over two floors - sun loungers, tables and as much pizza as you can eat! « show less

Dubai builds the world´s highest Ferris wheel

Dubai announces on its official Facebook page a superlative new attraction: a 260 metre-high Ferris wheel, weighing 9,000 tons and standing over 200 metres read more » high. "AIN Dubai" is currently being built on the artificial luxury island of Bluewaters in the capital of the Arab emirate. The Ferris wheel is designed to take 1,400 passengers and, once completed, will be the highest Ferris wheel in the world. « show less

Cruises also booming in 2017 - Follow the wind and the waves…

Last year, the numbers of Germans taking a cruise rose above two million for the first time. The boom continues unabated, and more and more luxury liners are read more » setting sail. The launching ceremonies of three ships are scheduled for June, the most spectacular of which will take place in the Port of Hamburg on 1st June. This is when "Mein Schiff 6" will be launched against the backdrop of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall. INTOSOL offers exclusive cruises on luxury liners, including those in waters as exotic as those of the Antarctic. « show less

New customer blog post: personal experiences at Xigera Camp, Bostwana

Customer Charnette Schnabel, reports on her experiences in the Moremi Wildlife Reserve in the third part of her Botswana travel blog. Using lots of stunning read more » pictures and videos, Charnette Schnabel presents her personal experiences and adventures in the exclusive Xigera Camp and shows how enjoyable a trip to Botswana is. « show less

South Africa low-season tours: whales, wine and wildlife

Low season on the Cape has the attraction of whales, wine and wildlife. Even in the South African winter between May and September, South Africa is one of the read more » most popular long-haul destinations for Germans. This is because a visit outside the main travel season has its charms. Far away from the hordes of tourists, the lesser-known regions in particular beckon. The coastal route along the coast of Eastern Cape province leads to unspoiled beaches and ancient yellowwood trees, and rewards visitors with spectacular wildlife encounters. The southern right whales arrive on the coast of the Western Cape from June onwards, and so tourists in South Africa can admire the Marine Big Five: the southern right whale, the great white shark, the African penguin, dolphins and fur seals. A visit to the Winelands, with its world-famous wine growing regions and starred restaurants, is particularly attractive in the months to come. « show less

New to INTOSOL´s repertoire: Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Brand new to INTOSOL is the the luxury resort of Six Senses Zil Pasyon. The 6-star hotel was opened in March on La Félicité, the "Island of Bliss". read more » La Félicité is the fifth largest island in the Seychelles and lies north of La Digue. This beautiful island became famous as a retreat for celebrities such as Tony Blair, Richard Branson, Ian Fleming and the Rolling Stones. Relaxation, wellness and culinary delights are among the highlights of the Six Senses Zil Pasyon. The sports facilities in the luxury resort include snorkelling, windsurfing and diving. « show less

New blog entry on "Wir auf Reise" ("We are travelling")

From today there is a new and exciting blog post on One of our satisfied customers, Charnette Schnabel, reports here on her experiences in read more » the Okavango Delta. In addition to a report on the popular "Little Vumbura Camp", you can learn a lot about safaris in this area. One of the highlights is that the customer was able to make a great video of a lion when on safari, and shares it here on her blog. « show less

Visit from Hoedspruit: James Furie visits INTOSOL headquarters

James Furie, INTOSOL travel designer at the Hoedspruit office, the South African branch of INTOSOL in Limpopo province, is currently on a visit to Germany. For read more » the South African who for many years worked in London, it is his first visit, albeit it a flying one, to INTOSOL´s headquarters. James is visiting Garbsen for two months. The aim of international work-shadowing is to forge close contacts between German and international INTOSOL employees and to carry on expanding the business success of the INTOSOL PRIVATE LUXURY COLLECTION on the Western Cape, for which James Furie in Hoedspruit is responsible. « show less

INTOSOL at the ´We Are Africa´ trade fair

Nina Mut, Head of Marketing, is currently representing INTOSOL at ´We Are Africa´ in Cape Town, the trade fair for luxury travel and experiential travel in read more » Africa. Nina´s agenda includes various meetings and discussions with INTOSOL´s African hotel and tourism partners. The focus is on the development of the INTOSOL PRIVATE LUXURY COLLECTION on the Cape as well as on INTOSOL´s marketing plans and strategy for South Africa in the coming years and the expansion of the African portfolio. « show less

Happy customers´ travel blog: "Wir auf Reise" ("We are travelling")

Customer Charnette Schnabel reports in her new travel blog on her trip to Botswana which she booked through INTOSOL. In interesting and informative reports, read more » she describes her experiences and gives useful and practical tips on fly-in safaris in Botswana. We are looking forward to many more interesting posts, great photos and amazing videos. « show less

INTOSOL opens new private residence in South Africa

The luxury travel company INTOSOL expands the portfolio of its PRIVATE LUXURY COLLECTION with yet another gem: the Inyanga Retreat on the Garden Route in South read more » Africa. Nestled between the coastline of the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua Mountains, the private villa is located on eastern Knysna Head on the Pezula Private Estate. The house has four bedrooms, a dining area with a fireplace, a terrace and a beautiful inner courtyard with pool, sun decks and outdoor fireplaces. The private villa is perfect for holidays with the whole family or with friends. INTOSOL has already welcomed the first delighted guests to the Inyanga Retreat. « show less

Botswana: Africa´s most beautiful secret

In Berlin, the 51st International Tourism Fair ends today. Organisers´ conclusion: "The Germans are still keen to travel." This year for the first read more » time, Botswana, Africa´s most beautiful secret, was the official partner country of ITB Berlin. The country is characterised by contrasts such as the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Basin, by wonders of nature such as the lagoons and the abundance of wildlife - rhinos, elephants, zebras, lions and giraffes. Particularly during the rainy season, travellers on safari can experience the country´s unique flora and fauna. Botswana stands for sustainable tourism. Almost forty percent of the country´s surface area is designated as national parks, game reserves and protected areas. Globally, the wildlife population has halved over the past forty years, but in Botswana it has grown. Nowhere else in Africa, for example, are there as many elephants as in Botswana. You can get up close to these pachyderms in special camps on the Chobe River and in the Okavango Delta. INTOSOL is a designated travel specialist for southern Africa. INTOSOL also places great emphasis on exclusive eco-tourism, unique safari experiences and selected luxury camps in the wild for its individual tours through Botswana. « show less

"Five in Five" - Global marketing plan presented

South African Tourism has presented a global marketing plan. The so-called "Five in Five" strategy is intended to increase the number of tourists to read more » South Africa by five million over the next five years. Between 2017 and 2021, the Tourist Office intends to attract a further four million international holiday-makers to the country on the Cape. These ambitious targets are realistic, as South Africa continues to be right on trend: last year, 10,044,163 million people visited the rainbow nation, an increase of 12.8 percent. Between January and December 2016, the German market recorded an increase of 21.5 percent or a total of 311,832 visitors: a record number of visitors from Germany. South African Tourism believes that the German market will continue to show particularly strong growth potential in the future. « show less

INTOSOL opens another branch office

INTOSOL has opened a new office in Hoedspruit, South Africa, further expanding its international base. Shannon Rombi, Head of Marketing and Sales for the read more » Intosol Private Luxury Collection in South Africa, is pleased with the decision to set up in her home town of Hoedspruit, located in the heart of Limpopo province, near the Kruger National Park. "Our customers appreciate the fact that their contacts are on site and that we are able to advise and support them on a more individual basis. Many of our partners are also located in South Africa. The new branch in Hoedspruit was a completely logical step for us." The office in Hoedspruit is the third INTOSOL branch in South Africa, along with the offices in Cape Town and Knysna. « show less

Winning the account: Creativteam wins INTOSOL

INTOSOL has reallocated its advertising budget. With immediate effect, the advertising agency creativteam communications GmbH is taking responsibility for read more » designing INTOSOL´s online presence. The Hanover-based agency won in a pitch against several competitors. The first joint project of INTOSOL and CC will be the relaunch of the website "The agency impressed us with its holistic approach and its creative solutions at every stage", explains Nina Mut, Head of Marketing at INTOSOL. Regarding the choice of CC: " We are convinced that creativteam communications´ many years of experience will fit perfectly into our versatile product portfolio ". At CC, the budget is managed by Mr Michael Jürgens (Executive board). « show less

INTOSOL presents new video clip

INTOSOL has introduced a new film to promote South Africa as a holiday destination. On this occasion, the Madikwe Safari Lodge was the focus of the film. The read more » film clip was produced by the Garbsen-based creative team led by the filmmakers Selim Hamrouni and Lukas Denkinger and is already the twenty-sixth video project that the team has carried out for INTOSOL. The impressive wildlife and nature shots from Madikwe Safari Lodge are now available on Youtube . « show less

EdgeHouse No. 6 named Hotel of the Month

EdgeHouse No. 6, one of the private villas from the INTOSOL PRIVATE LUXURY COLLECTION, was voted Hotel of the Month in January 2017 by the luxury blog BACK IN read more » TOWN. The explanation highlights the style and atmosphere of the house, the wonderful pool and the view of the Knysna River and the Outeniqua Mountains. EdgeHouse No. 6 is located near Knysna on the Garden Route, high above the Knysna River and only five minutes by car from Knysna and the Indian Ocean. Knysna is a charming little harbour town with a lagoon. The hinterland is an ideal place to hike and take canoe trips in the Outeniqua Mountains. EdgeHouse No. 6 is located in the heart of the Simola Golf Estate, one of the most exclusive golf courses in South Africa. « show less

"REISEN HAMBURG" trade fair opens

The "REISEN HAMBURG" trade fair started today, Wednesday. With all the insider tips on some of the most exciting holiday destinations in the world, read more » around 850 exhibitors are whetting an appetite for travel. The Germans´ wanderlust continues unabated. In Hamburg, Hanna Kleber, President of the Corps Touristique, the association of foreign tourism organisations in Germany, said that it was an integral part of the lifestyle. The main theme of the exhibition is safety. This plays an increasingly important role in booking travel. 78 percent of travellers now choose their destination according to how safe the location is. Until Sunday, ten halls at the exhibition centre will be used to present ideas for the perfect holiday: cruises and caravan trips, cycling and discovery tours, individual and package tours. The organisers expect around 76,000 visitors this year, roughly the same as last year. « show less

New to INTOSOL´s portfolio: THE LEGIAN in Bali

INTOSOL has discovered new hotel gems in Bali. The most famous of the 17,000 Indonesian islands, also known as "the Island of the Thousand Temples", read more » offers, in addition to the many beautiful beaches, rice fields and rainforests, first-class wellness retreats. One of the most interesting hotels is INTOSOL´s new discovery, THE LEGIAN. Located on one of the most beautiful stretches of Seminyak Beach, the property has suites only. It was designed by the renowned Jaya Ibrahim, who impressively combined Indonesian style with modern features and Zen aesthetics, for example, a three-tier infinity pool. THE CLUB AT THE LEGIAN which adjoins the hotel offers exclusive villas, all with a butler and private pool. « show less

NIHIWATU on the island of Sumba is the Hotel of the Year 2016

The Hotel NIHIWATU was awarded "Hotel of the Year 2016" by Traveller Magazine. This genteel little resort is located on the island of Sumba, about read more » 400 km east of Bali. NIHIWATU is situated directly on a beautiful sandy beach more than two kilometres long and up to 200 metres wide, and is a small oasis in the midst of wild and romantic countryside. Nestled in the fertile green of the jungle, NIHIWATU blends uniquely into its tropical environment. A total of 32 exclusive villas with a restaurant, a bar, a swimming pool, a spa on the beach and a jungle spa promise the highest levels of comfort. Horse riding, snorkelling, diving, kayaking and surfing are all available. « show less

INTOSOL launches YouTube Channel with in-house Productions

Creativity, cutting-edge technology and a talent for touching the heart – Selim and Lukas are INTOSOL’s gifted video crew. They invite you to join them digitally on a journey to INTOSOL’s most beautiful read more » destinations around the world. Selim and Lukas have captured spectacular aerial shots of unique luxury accommodations and scenic landscapes of those places that have us hooked with their magic flair. The Cologne music production team FM Sound has tailored an individual soundtrack accompanying every clip. Visit YouTube and take a look at our most recent project: A video of a fantastic South Africa trip spanning the intriguing country from Cape Town, across the Garden Route to the Eastern Cape. Be inspired and look forward to our new productions released regularly on YouTube.
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INTOSOL figures as a Sponsor and Exhibitor at the Quality Life Forum in Kitzbühel

Garbsen, 24.05.2015. The Quality Life Forum in Kitzbühel took place from June 10th to 13th 2015. Wellbeing, life quality and healthy nutrition have become determining factors in consumer decisions of adults in the Occidental markets. 80% of sales in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are linked to health oriented choices. The so-called second health market, the privately paid health-related acquisitions, reached a turnover volume of 60 billion Euros in 2013 with two digit growth rates – a trend that is expected to gather momentum in the light of demographic change.

  read more » Especially the master consumers (the well-off 50+ age group) have made health issues a central element of their life style. These so-called “best agers” already represent 45% of the purchasing power in Germany, Austria and Switzerland – a target group with a purchasing power of 700 billion Euros in Germany alone. Particularly women aged 50+ are a future target group, both the quality oriented family managers and the dynamic single women.

INTOSOL promoted its brand-new stress management trips that have promptly become a great customer success and sponsored a South Africa trip with a total value of 15,000 Euros.
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INTOSOL launches its new Corporate Website

INTOSOL proudly presents its new corporate website. The re-launch included a thorough revision of all the content. The result is a rejuvenated online presentation that perfectly unites a fresh design with new and revised content and additional functionality.

Customer comments have been taken into consideration and the service read more » optimised after careful analysis of the user behaviour. Images can be clicked to a large, high-resolution magnification that perfectly transports the magic of the destinations.

Incidentally: A quick and easy navigation to other destinations is possible even from within the zoom perspective. The website’s new structure facilitates access to the different destinations and makes them easier to find.

One click on the prominent buttons “We’ll call you back” and “Travel Inquiry” and we will be in touch with you. Our Twitter and Facebook accounts provide the latest news. Detailed information on INTOSOL is available in the section “company”.
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Win a South Africa luxury holiday with INTOSOL and FOCUS!

Dark, cold and wet: This winter has been the most dismal in over forty years. INTOSOL and FOCUS Online have the antidote: Escape from the glum and flee to the sun! We are sending two readers on a luxury holiday to South Africa.

Not even 100 hours of sunshine is the sad total in Germany read more » since the beginning of December. Without exception, everyone is yearning for warmth and sunshine. FOCUS Online puts these within your reach: A South Africa holiday with a value of approximately 8000 Euros is being raffled in cooperation with the luxury tour operator INTOSOL. The day of departure is on Tuesday, March the 5th, returning on the 14th 2013.

To participate, please send in a photo that demonstrates why you are in dire need of sunshine!

Included are the flights, a rental vehicle and hotel accommodation for the winner plus one additional person.

Trip Details:
  • Departure on March, the 5th at 20:40h with South African Airlines from Munich via Johannesburg to George. Arrival in George on March, the 6th at 13:15h.

  • Pick-up of the rental vehicle at the George Airport. Self-drive to Knysna on the Garden Route.

  • Four nights at the Edge House, Garden Valley Room, including breakfast, courtesy mountain bikes and a welcome drink.

  • Self-drive to the Santa Maria Beach House in Cape Town.

  • Three nights at the Santa Maria Beach House including filled fridge and a welcome drink.

  • Drop-off of the rental vehicle at the Cape Town Airport on March, 13th.

  • Return flight on March, 13th at 21:25h. Arrival in Munich on March, 14th at 07:00h.

How to participate:

Please send in your photo until Friday, March the 1st to the following email address:

The theme of your picture: “I need sunshine because … “

A selection of the photos sent in will be published on FOCUS Online. Entries without the full name, telephone number and postal address are invalid. The winner will be drawn on Friday afternoon. The winner will need to be available by phone on Friday afternoon.
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Exclusive Offer for INTOSOL Customers only: The Santa Maria Beach House

INTOSOL has added a new highlight to its programme – The Santa Maria Beach House is scenically located in the small seaside town Bloubergstrand at only 20 kilometres from Cape Town. The luxury holiday home boasts a magnificent view of the Tabletop Mountain and the ocean. It is an ideal basis for exploring the surroundings and for excursions to the Winelands and Cape Town among many others.

We warmly recommend the Santa Maria Beach House for couples in love read more » and those on honeymoon. Relish the refined ambience and absolute privacy. The panorama terrace is just perfect for a romantic night beneath Africa's twinkling night sky. However, featuring a total of three luxurious bedrooms, the Santa Maria Beach Housejust as easily accommodates a family or groups of friends. And not just the small guests will delight over the beautiful beach on the doorstep. Later, at night, gather around the Braai, the typically South African barbecue for a cosy night with sizzling delicacies.

The facilities are ample. The interior has been lavishly equipped with quality furniture, select décor and electronic gadgets. Treat yourself to a sundowner on the terrace and watch the sinking sun strike the horizons on fire. Time flies when you slow down. Go for long walks on the beach and refresh yourself with a dip in the ocean every now and then.
What are you waiting for? Give your family or friends a call and let us now when you will be arriving at the luxurious and cosy Santa Maria Beach House near Cape Town!
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Seychelles: INTOSOL Special Banyan Tree - Luxury at the beach of Mahé

The excellent service puts the finishing touch to the resort, which undoubtedly belongs to the premium hotels of the Seychelles for years.

INTOSOL Banyan Tree Special:
Experience a really extraordinary resort on special terms: If you travel within the period of 1st of May till 30th of September 2008, Intosol read more » offers a free-night-special. If you stay 5-9 nights, you get one night for free. Even better: if you stay 10-14 night, you get 2 nights for free and if you stay more than 15 nights, you get three nights for free in the room category that you book,

More information about Banyan Tree Seychelles:;Banyan-Tree-Seychellen.html
Travel option Banyan Tree:

All INTOSOL-Specials at a glance:
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NEW: Morukuru Lodge - New private Hideaway in the Bush

Far in the bush of the Madikwe Game Reserve, about 3 1/2 hours by car from Johannesburg, INTOSOL has found a new hideaway for you. It is incomparable to all other safari lodges in South Africa, especially regarding its exclusivity and privacy.

The “Morokuru Lodge” is located within the Big Five Madikwe Game Reserve, right read more » next to the beautiful banks of the Marico River. It has been designed as a private lodge: you do not only rent the chalet of a lodge as usual, but the lodge itself – inclusive of a butler, a cook and highly qualified rangers.

Quite hidden in the green bush land, the lodge snuggles against the vegetation with its typical, African architectural style. Nevertheless, it does not disturb the whole impression of nature, because this excellent lodge has the aim combine tourism with nature. You’ll be fascinated.

More information about the Morukuru Lodge:;Morukuru%20Lodge.html

More information about the Madikwe Game Reserve:
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Seychelles: INTOSOL-Special Frégate Island Private -

Luxury on one of the most beautiful islands of the world

The island Frégate is the prototype of a tropical paradise per excellence. Not for nothing, many international travel magazines have decided that the island belongs to the most beautiful ones in the world. Quiet, awesome beaches and unique landscapes make the island so special – an incomparable destination.

On this island, there is read more » only one single resort – the Frégate Island Private Resort. The hotel belongs to the most exclusive accommodations of the world and it enjoys a very good reputation.

The villas, which have been created by an American star designer, fit harmoniously on the tropical landscape and they are provided with selected stylish furniture. The architecture represents the Balinese and Thai influences.

More than 100 employees take care of the 32 guests (maximum capacity). Stars such as Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman rented the whole island for themselves once.

INTOSOL-Special Frégate Island Private: Experience the island on special terms: For clients who travel within the period of 15th of May till 31st of July 2008 or in September 2008, Intosol gives you one night for free, if you stay five. If you stay 10 nights in total, you get even two nights for free!

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South Africa: Trogon House & Forest Spa - Private Forest Reserve: Luxury & Wellness

Experience the presently most exclusive Hotel of South Africa: The Trogon House & Forest Spa. Here, the South African Mynhardt Bester has created a beautiful hideaway within an old Milkwood-forest. There is nothing comparable in South Africa.

On about 500 square metres, the Trogon House offers the perfect environment read more » for holidays in absolute privacy. Away from the crowd, the house resembles an oasis of tranquillity, surrounded by the original nature of the Tsitsikamma National Park at the Gardenroute in South Africa.

Guests have the feeling of living within the forest, because the house has walls out of glass all around. Consequently, you can look in the forest from almost everywhere. The hotel is always rented to only one guest as a private hotel. This person can bring up to seven persons with him.

Nevertheless, you don’t need to do without service: A cook, a butler, a concierge and a masseur are always there, if you want them to. They are specialised on anticipating every wish of the guests.

The Trogon House can also be integrated perfectly in a beautiful round trip through South Africa.

INTOSOL-2=3 Special: Clients travelling before the 30th of September 2008 get one night for free, if they stay three.

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Mauritius: Le Touessrok - NEW: Dream Villas of Le Touessrok

Ever since, Le Touessrok has been considered as being one of the best hotels on the sunny island Mauritius. Nevertheless, the premium hotel has set a new standard with its new private villas.

The villas are located a bit off the beaten track of the hotel and they offer luxury and privacy on about 423 square metres. At the read more » same time, the guests have the possibility to take part in the everyday life on the hotel.

At the moment, these extraordinary hideaways belong to the most exclusive hotel of Mauritius. Let yourself be pampered and escape from the hectic pace to Mauritius.

INTOSOL Le Touessrok Special: Clients travelling between the 12th and the 17th of October, Intosol guarantees 25% reduction on the price of the room.

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Voxtours: Repeat "Christian Tramitz with Intosol in South Africa"

On the 7th of April and on the 11th of April 2007 at 5.30 pm, the successful episode of Voxtours with Christian Tramitz and his wife will be shown on TV. They visited the most famous destinations of Intosol in South Africa and Mozambique.

The German actor and comedy star Christian Tramitz and his wife Anette explored read more » South Africa, especially the metropolis Cape Town. South Africa- a country full of diversity and oppositions.

“At the most beautiful end of the world, their dream holidays begin – in Cape Town.
Here, the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet. The Boomtown at the Cape is a really popular destination in South Africa because of its Mediterranean temperatures. The best and driest travel season is from November till March. Today about 3, 2 million people live next to the Table Mountain. Nevertheless, the metropolis has kept its provincial character.
Next to the main touristic attractions such as the longest coast of all cities or the legendary Cape Wine, many interesting animals are focused on: The illusive tranquillity of scrambles eggs made of ostrich eggs goes hand in hand with the bizarre meeting with the dreaded killer of the sea: Christian Tramitz vis à vis with the great white shark.
With a helicopter, the couple gets some last amazing impressions of the breathtaking city Cape Town and its surrounding area.

On the 11th of April 2007 the journey through South Africa and Mozambique continues with Christian Tramitz!

The second part of the journey starts in the South African Kruger National Park. Right in the middle of the untouched South African nature is the luxurious Singita Lodge. It is an oasis within the rough surrounding area. From there, they go on safari with the rover vehicle – through the impressive landscapes. The ranger of the movie “Der Schuh des Manitu” wants a tête à tête with the African “Big Five" and he really got to see elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalos and leopards.
Afterwards, the two want to visit Bazaruto, or better said one of the five islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago close to the coast of Mozambique. There is a new trendy destination in the southern part of Africa – and it is a real paradise: the luxury resort Indigo Bay. Now the dreams of Christian Tramitz and his wife come true: beaches, jungle, dunes, lakes and a ride on a horse near the sea.
Fascinating nature and pleasant calmness combined with game drive excitement and sportive action – all that contributes to the fact that for Christian Tramitz and his wife Anette a dream came true.

Translated by Beetje Hofmann
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Grape harvest in Cape Town

Get to know the region of the Cape in its most beautiful colours during autumn. In March, the grape harvest begins. The grapes glimmer in reddish and brownish tones, the temperature is warm and the sun shines most of the time.

Be present during the grape harvest and spend some days on one of the luxurious read more » vineyards. Without doubt, autumn is the best time to get to know Cape town and the region of the Cape.

For example, you can live in the vineyard "Grand Roche" in Cape Town or in the wellness hotel Santé Winelands. This hotel has one of the best spas in South Africa. Relax while doing the extraordinary wine therapy. The basis of this therapy are the ingredients of wine. The highlight of this therapy is - of course - the bath in real Cabernet Sauvignon.

Afterwards, you can travel along the Garden Route or experience pure nature on a safari in of the the beautiful game reserves. Let us know what kind of individual wishes and preferences you have. We'll inform you accordingly.
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