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There are several luxury safari lodges in South Africa that cater extremely well to wildlife photographers. Here, we focus on a few magnificent game viewing and photography hides in South Africa that are well positioned and equipped, and allow for comfortable and unobtrusive viewing of animals in their habitat. These are the places that serious wildlife photographers … Continue reading “Hide and Seek: Fabulous Game Viewing Hides at Luxury Safari Lodges in South Africa”

Placid estuary, stilted water birds, bunches of bokkoms and homegrown boat cruises – these and cheery, unpretentious small-town living are what the coastal town of Velddrif on the Cape’s West Coast are all about. Set on the estuary where the Berg River flows into St. Helena Bay, the town is an inviting habitat for birds, … Continue reading “Boats, Bokkoms and Good Cheer – On Tap at Velddrif on the Cape’s West Coast”

If your idea of a great holiday is to get out in nature and actively experience the wonders of the natural world, a stay at Hluhluwe River Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal will keep you on your toes.  Here, you get the best of many worlds – the bush, the beach, the forests and the wetlands – … Continue reading “A Nature Holiday on the Land Rover, the Boat & the Bike: Rad Adventures at Hluhluwe River Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal”

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.

Fancy a spell in the bush with a topnotch birder, binocs in one hand and camera in the other? What better place to go on a specialist birding safari than Cheetah Plains, a pristine piece of wilderness in the Sabi Sand which can rightfully brag about its more than 400 bird species.

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.

When nature hollers out to you, a great place to go is Hluhluwe River Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal. Big on nature and offering plenty to do outdoors, this wonderful getaway is situated on the western edge of the pristine iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The views from here are vast and glorious, sweeping across the waters of False … Continue reading “Adventure for Less at Hluhluwe River Lodge in Kzn: Now is the Time for a Low Season Saver”

  Kirstenbosch – the majestic gardens in Cape Town that visitors and locals love to visit – has been voted one of the world’s top picnic spots by National Geographic Magazine.

 The West Coast National Park is a place of exceptional beauty. Rugged, rock-studded shorelines, snow-white dunes, the turquoise waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, lots of coastal fynbos and densely-woven carpets of pretty flowers in springtime – the park has an abundance of scenery, and is home to scores of birds and animals. 

De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape spans 36 000 magnificent hectares of nature at its best. Pure and pristine, this nature reserve and World Heritage Site lays claim to marine reserve, dunes, vlei, beautiful Cape fynbos, and a variety of fauna. It’s one of the world’s best land based whale-watching areas, providing a … Continue reading “A Wow-Status Nature Getaway at De Hoop Nature Reserve”

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