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North-West Province

Madikwe Game Reserve is a premier game park in South Africa, home to the Big Five, the endangered African wild dog and much besides. Access to a precious wilderness is restricted to staying guests at around 20 luxury safari lodges in 75 000-hectare Madikwe, ensuring an exclusive South African safari experience on a captivating landscape.

Epitomizing African bushveld and small-hamlet and farming life in South Africa, the Groot Marico town and surrounds is a place of unmistakable atmosphere, with a “feel” and character all of its own. It is home to interesting people, and irreversibly associated with mampoer – a potent white spirit distilled from fermented fruit. The Groot Marico is a special part of … Continue reading “Groot Marico and Madikwe Game Reserve: Beautiful Bush Lands and Wildlife Safaris”

Safaris often imply long road trips, with many hours spent behind the wheel before arriving at the dreamed-of safari hideaway. Not so if you’re travelling from Johannesburg to a safari lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve – there are no more than 2 hours of travelling between you and your big game safari – how easy … Continue reading “The Best of the Bush Near the Buzz of Sun City: A Pilanesberg Safari”

So the whole family sets off on a bumper safari and arrives at family-friendly Tuningi Safari Lodge, a five-star hideaway deep in the wilderness of the North-West’s Madikwe Game Reserve, with over 75 000 hectares of wild adventure-territory at your feet. But let’s not jump the gun – getting there comes first: that’s a 4-hour drive from … Continue reading “Take the Kids to Tuningi Safari Lodge where All, Young & Old, have a Bumper Safari”

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.

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”

The rare wild dog – aptly called the painted dog – is a prized sighting for wildlife-lovers, and it’s in the Madikwe Game Reserve where such sightings are most likely to happen. For photographers, capturing the swift, super-charged antics of the wild dog make for an interesting challenge, and the rewards of catching the action on film … Continue reading “Madikwe Photographic Safari: Your Chance to Catch the Beautiful Wild Dog on Camera”

Jaci’s Lodges are the fabulous inspiration of owners Jaci and Jan Van Heteren. Now these are real bush people, Jaci and Jan – they’ve lived in the Madikwe for close on two decades now.

Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe has ushered in five crocs to the waterhole in front of the lodge. The new quintet hails from a crocodile farm in Groot Marico, and what happy landings to have arrived at Tau. So do look out for them on your next visit to this wonderful lodge. 

Safaris are the kind of stuff dream holidays are made of, and increasingly people are travelling to South Africa as families.  In fact, a Skyscanner survey revealed that South Africa is the fourth most popular holiday choice for children. And of course a safari usually has top place on every agenda. South Africa’s safari lodges have reviewed their children … Continue reading “Not Kidding, Safaris can be Childsplay: Which are the Kid-Friendly Safari Lodges in South Africa?”

September is Rhino Month and a great opportunity to make a difference to rhino conservation. Rhino poaching is sadly on the increase, propelled by the demand for rhino horn in the Asian market. South Africa, proudly home to the African black and white rhino – with more than 80% of the world’s population, has been losing … Continue reading “Help Combat Rhino Poaching”

  No more than two hours from Johannesburg, The Pilanesberg National Park rests in the rocky amphitheatre of a long extinct volcano in the North-West Province. The fourth largest reserve in South Africa, the Pilanesberg is very scenic and is prolifically populated by wildlife. Almost all of southern Africa’s mammals are represented here, and the … Continue reading “The Pilanesberg: You Don’t have to Travel Forever to Get to See Big Game”

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