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Animal Sanctuaries & Behaviour

Addo Elephant National Park in Eastern Cape, South Africa, is a national treasure – a wilderness conservation area where elephants galore can be seen at remarkably close range. Some say that the park has the greatest profusion of elephants in all the world. Addo Elephant National Park is one of the prime attractions of the Eastern … Continue reading “Addo Elephant Park: Experience the Elephants of Addo From A Luxury Lodge”

We were lucky enough to stay at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve’s magnificent Dwyka Tented Lodge for a very prized wild-earth encounter in the Western Cape. Our experience was magnificently memorable – both at the lodge and during our encounters with the wilderness and its wildlife.The wilderness experience and wildlife safari is supreme in the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. It is an exquisite and vast wilderness … Continue reading “A Day in the Luxurious Life of Dwyka Tented Lodge, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Western Cape”

Samara Private Game Reserve is a captivating safari destination on a flourishing tract of wilderness in the Graaff-Reinet area of the malaria-free Eastern Cape. Samara also offers sanctuary to the highly endangered cheetah. Much has been done here to give this threatened species the best chance of survival, and the legendary cheetah-girl, Sibella, has been … Continue reading “A Legend of a Cheetah: Samara’s Sibella Success Story”

The Garden Route is aburst with holiday activities to suit all tastes. These are some of the animal sanctuaries near Plettenberg Bay, popular with families and lovers of creatures great, small, exotic and in some cases, endangered.

Addo Elephant National Park is one of the crowning glories of the Eastern Cape.  Pristine, free of the risk of malaria, and tramped by elephants who come excitingly close for viewing, Addo is close to compulsory for visitors and homegrown folk who love the bush.

Bilbo Baggins, the hippo that wandered off from Cape Town’s Rondevlei to Zeekoevlei, is going to have a fabulous new home at Gondwana Game Reserve on the Garden Route.

Exquisitely beautiful, and home to a large colony of endangered African penguins, Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town has notched its mark high up on the list of the world’s truly unique beaches. It’s been awarded eighth place by Tripadvisor, on the basis of user-generated opinions.

Visit the gorgeous Western Cape village of McGregor with its traditional whitewashed, thatched cottages, quiet country streets, mountains, birdlife and wine, and you must certainly pop in to the Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary, a place of refuge for ill-treated and old donkeys. It’s a very special place where the donkeys can live out their lives with … Continue reading “Brayve Work: The Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary in McGregor, and Where to Stay & What To Do in Nearby Robertson”