Eastern Cape

Heaven-sent shows of citrus blossom, spirals of fragrant orange peel and bowls of sun-bright yellow lemons – citrus is king at beautiful Woodall Country House and Spa, a private haven of country bliss set on a citrus farm near Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape. Woodall has many highlights – among them its gorgeous waterside … Continue reading “Where Lemons become Lemonade … And So Much More: Woodall Country House at Addo”

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”

River Lodge in the Kariega Game Reserve is surely a one-of-its-kind safari destination. Basking on the banks of the Bushman’s River near Kenton-on-Sea in the Eastern Cape, this unique lodge enjoys a supreme location – because right here in this area, a Big Five game reserve meets the sea. In short, guests at River Lodge can delight … Continue reading “Oarsome! Big Five Territory Meets Boats & Beach on a Riverside Safari at Kariega Game Lodge at Kenton-on-Sea, Eastern Cape”

Faraway, uncrowded beaches will always have an irresistable tug for honeymooners. On the Wild Coast, untrampled beaches are there for the taking. In fact, at Prana Lodge, honeymooners (and all guests) have private access to all of 21 km of unblemished beach. Private and exquisitely chic, the lodge is a sanctuary for romance, set beside the … Continue reading “This Way, Honeymooners! Special Package Far from the Madding Crowds: Wild Coast’s Prana Lodge”

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.

South Africa is wide and vast, and abundantly gifted with gorgeous landscapes and fascinating wildlife. From safari hideouts deep in the wilderness to trendy urban playgrounds, from secret mountain getaways to vine-combed valleys and pearl-white beaches, the holiday options in South Africa are almost endless.

The Fight Against Malaria A possible breakthrough in the fight against malaria has been made by scientists at the University of Cape Town, collaborating with Swiss colleagues. A team under UCT’s Dr Kelly Chibale has identified a compound that could become part of a single-dose cure for all strains of malaria, and might also have … Continue reading “Strides in the Fight Against Malaria: University of Cape Town at the Forefront”

South Africa offers a fantastic choice of safari tours in a wide range of landscapes, each with its own variety of wildlife and experiences. Speaking to an experienced South African travel consultant is often the best way to match your particular expectations and budget with the right itinerary and wilderness accommodation. Here we bring you … Continue reading “South African Safari Ideas and Specials”

With a reputation for endless summers and waves as big and beautiful as any surfer would want them, Jeffreys Bay draws people from all corners to the magic of the ocean. Hopeful wave-seekers flock to the popular little ocean town – just a short jaunt from Port Elizabeth – for its legendary surf  breaks. Here, … Continue reading “Where the Surf’s Up Real Big: All Boards Point to Jeffreys Bay”

There’s a sensational sight to behold each year during June / July on the wickedly beautiful Wild Coast: the annual Sardine Run.  Also dubbed the Greatest Shoal on Earth, this massive fish migration begins on this stretch of South Africa’s coast and runs north east towards warmer waters. To put this magnificent event into perspective, … Continue reading “Silver Seas: Catch the Sensational Sardine Run on the Wild Coast”