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Kruger National Park

A safari can be so much more than a bush-bashing exercise of ticking boxes on checklists just to reassure ourselves that we’ve been-there-done-that.  A safari can also be a journey someplace so remote that we find ourselves responding to the invitation to commune deeply with nature. Someplace so profoundly special that we cannot be other than … Continue reading “The Outpost: A Kruger Park Safari Sublime and Remote”

When you come to Africa to meet the rugged wilderness, traditional culture and entertainment may well be on your wish list.  Hoyo Hoyo is a safari lodge that offers a wonderful measure of traditional culture and enchantment, in tandem with a Big Five safari in the Kruger National Park.

White table linen perfectly crisp at the folds, gleaming silver mirroring the marula trees that play canopy to dinner, the warm amber glow of hurricane lamps … get the picture? This is the spiff and polished safari capturing yesteryear’s explorer-heart and old-school bush charm. If you’re less inclined towards the ultra-mod feel of many modern-day safaris, here are some superb … Continue reading “Spiff & Polished: South African Safaris with a Dash of Old-School Class”

From the opulently sublime to the comfy and ridiculously good-value safari, and all sorts of variations in between, South Africa offers so many different kinds of safari experiences. In a country that has a wide range of landscapes, diverse wildlife and an imaginative array of twists to the good old safari, there really is something … Continue reading “Safaris in South Africa: From the Sublime to the Ridiculously Good-Value Safari”

“We had a lovely stay in SA, but by far the nicest experience was Lukimbi Safari Lodge. Not only the real bush feeling, but also perfect housing, lovely food, but above all a very warm ambience and hospitality of all staff (from manager, assistants, cooks, waitresses, ranger to tracker; in short no exception) and a … Continue reading “How Does One Tell a Bumper Safari From the Rest? A: By What Guests Say Who’ve Been-There-Done-That”

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.

A safari is always a tad more thrilling when you’re staying in a tent. The sounds are a little closer, and the spirit of adventure a snatch more intense.  But when we talk tents, we’re not referring to boy scout lookalikes that do little more than provide a rudimentary place to crash. We’re talking tents that … Continue reading “Tented Safaris & Sleepouts in South Africa From Kruger to Kzn: Take Your Pick”

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”

When the wilderness is caught off guard by an unusually brutal slap of nature, like last week’s floods in the Kruger Park region, the devastation and misfortune is well apparent. Watch some video footage of last week’s flood events.

Cape Town’s heatwave has sent us all scuttling off to the closest cool-down joints, like thirsty hogs hunting waterholes in a parched landscape. And so it’s a good time, wherever you are – high and dry or lying low, in or out of sizzling Cape Town – to ponder some of the pool decks that could … Continue reading “Some Pretty Cool Places to Chill: Pools to Drool for”

Launch a splendid South African tour in beautiful Cape Town and conclude with an exciting Big Five safari in the Kruger National Park, visiting famous wine country and fantastically scenic coastal spots along the way.

Special offers generally have a short shelf-life, and if you don’t snap them up right away before their sell-by date, you miss out. But here are some great long-life safari specials, many of which run through South Africa’s prime holiday month of December, or parts of it.