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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”

Go Fly a Kite

The 16th Cape Town International Kite Festival comes to Muizenberg from 23 – 24 October. Expect to see kites in every guise under the sun. There’ll also be kite making, kiddies’ rides, food stalls, crafts on sale and lots of entertainment. Promises to be a great event. All proceeds go to Cape Mental Health, for provision of mental health services to … Continue reading “Go Fly a Kite”

Going away with children can be a lot of fun, but – and here’s the big proviso – you really do need to choose a getaway that really welcomes children rather than merely accommodates them.

Set in the 22 000 hectare malaria-free Entabeni Safari Conservancy in Limpopo Province, the Legend Golf & Safari Resort is a world first, featuring a unique and very exclusive signature course; the highest and longest Par 3 in the world – the Extreme 19th; a tribute course recreating 10 of the world’s most famous Par … Continue reading “The Greatest Golf Ever”

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 …

The Cederberg area is an exquisite natural sanctuary and it’s not a huge mission to get there. Bushmans Kloof is definitely where you’d want to be headed. It’s a lovely 270km drive from Cape Town – and especially pretty during spring when the roadside is confettied with flowers.

It’s never a bad time to visit Magaliesberg – you can’t fail to come away refreshed and renewed by some good crisp country air. Valley Lodge is an old favourite in Magaliesberg, especially for Johannesburg’s city dwellers who’ve come to cherish their weekend escapes. And Valley Lodge hasn’t lost one ounce of appeal as other new kids have … Continue reading “Valley Lodge’s New Spa is a Must-Visit in Magaliesberg”

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”

There’s no place on earth like Addo Elephant National Park for seeing elephants at whisper-close range. And now that the park has expanded, the prospect of a safari in Addo is more exciting than ever. That the area is free of malaria, is of course also a huge drawcard, especially for families travelling with young … Continue reading “Where to Stay in Addo Elephant National Park”

Recent news about the white lions has reached us from the Head Guide at Kings Camp. He says, “At one particular sighting, I noticed the lioness of the white cubs taking her cubs of 15 months old into combat with several hyenas. Whether this was intentional to educate the youngsters or merely making a statement … Continue reading “Recent Sightings of the Timbavati White Lions at Kings Camp”

The Timbavati Game Reserve lies to the north of the Sabi Sands on the western fringe of the Kruger National Park. Unfenced, the area allows many varieties of wildlife to roam free. The Timbavati is about 5 or 6 hours by car from Johannesburg, and is well worth the drive. It reveals the magnificent secrets … Continue reading “Where to Stay in the Timbavati”