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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”

It would take a lot to beat the thrill and exhilaration of a foot safari on the turf of Africa’s big game. And to do it in five-star style undoubtedly adds to the appeal. Well-planned walking trails with a good measure of built-in luxury are on offer at Lukimbi Safari Lodge, a luxurious sanctuary spanning … Continue reading “Bundubash in Style: Lukimbi Safari Lodge’s Walking Trails”

  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”

Source: www.sagoodnews.co.za FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Monday gave South Africa his highest possible mark for a World Cup that defied sceptics who had predicted disaster. Blatter said he would give a mark of 9 out of 10 which was the maximum possible. “Perfection does not exist in our life,” he told a news conference. … Continue reading “South Africa Gets Top Marks as World Cup Host”

The Waterberg – incredibly scenic and free of malaria – is a protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve resting against a breathtaking canvas of four mountain ranges.  The Waterberg is home to the game reserves of Welgevonden, Entabeni and Lapalala Wilderness, all of which provide superb safari experiences and wilderness getaways. These range from ultra-luxurious safaris to the … Continue reading “Breathtaking Waterberg: Scenic Safaris Like None Other”

Table Mountain – The Best View of Cape Town The famous mountain is located in Cape Town and is 1,086 m high. Vertical sandstone rock walls are topped by a plateau. The mountain is one of the most popular highlights in Cape Town. There are more plant species on the mesa than in the whole … Continue reading “Top Attractions in South Africa: Not Only for the Football Fans | .TR”

The first whales of the 2010 season have been spotted at De Hoop Nature Reserve. The reserve has some superb accommodation, including upmarket self-catering. South Africa’s coastal waters receive migrating whales each year between June and November, when they migrate from icy Antarctic waters and enter our sheltered bays to give birth to their young … Continue reading “It’s Whale Season!”