KwaZulu-Natal

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.

It’s always a great time to visit the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, but when the mercury plummets really low, this pretty region becomes even more magical beneath a blanket of snow.

The first prize that comes with a winter safari is of course a cost-saving. Safari lodges generally drop their rates quite substantially during winter which means the saving can be quite appreciable. In addition, some lodges offer excellent special deals to South African residents, bringing luxury safaris within the means of locals who often imagine … Continue reading “The Upside of Winter Safaris – They’re Great!”

The first of the season’s Humpback Whales have been spotted offshore from Thonga Beach Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal! 

No experience of South Africa is complete without a taste of homestead-living and true home-brewed hospitality deep in the hinterland where life percolates slowly to the pace of nature. One place where you can have this wonderfully laid-back kind of hinterland-experience is at Three Tree Hill Lodge.

“iSimangaliso must be the only place on the globe where the oldest land mammal (the rhinoceros) and the world’s biggest terrestrial mammal (the elephant) share an ecosystem with the world’s oldest fish (the coelacanth) and the world’s biggest marine mammal (the whale)” – Nelson Mandela

We’re doing a rave today on KwaZulu-Natal. Not just for the sake of raving, but because this spectacular region has so much for visitors to explore. Here are some of the reasons we like it so much:

The Turtle Season begins on 1 November and extends until the end of February. It’s really very awesome to meet these creatures at night, down on Mabibi Bay’s long stretches of beach sands, where Loggerhead and Leatherback females come up to lay their eggs.  These magnificent creatures return to the Maputuland coastline every year – to … Continue reading “It’s Turtle Time: Meet These Fascinating Creatures at Thonga Beach Lodge KZN”

If you enjoy being out in the ocean where the action is, one of the things you can do at Thonga Beach Lodge in KZN is swim with whale sharks.

In search of a super-romantic destination to pop the question? Well, this is what one couple did …