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Mod and trendy, and sporting all the entertainments holiday-folk could wish for, Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is a wonderful re-emergence and “upvamp” of what was once just a small jetty, built by Jan van Riebeeck in 1654 during his creation of a refreshment station at the Cape.

It doesn’t really matter whether you say Magaliesberg (the area) or Magaliesburg (the town), the magical Magaliesberg is a stretch of countryside that runs the length of the ancient Magaliesberg mountains, and makes a convincing plea as a no-regrets retreat for soul-weary city folk.

There’s a sensational sight to behold each year during June / July on the wickedly beautiful Wild Coast: the annual Sardine Run.  Also dubbed the Greatest Shoal on Earth, this massive fish migration begins on this stretch of South Africa’s coast and runs north east towards warmer waters. To put this magnificent event into perspective, … Continue reading “Silver Seas: Catch the Sensational Sardine Run on the Wild Coast”

“Described as an elusive and solitary predator, it was a rarity to see leopards in the very early days of Safari at Londolozi.  Yet in 1979 that was all to change when John Varty, co-founder of Londolozi, and an incredible naturalist, Elmon Mhlongo, developed a relationship with the Mother Leopard. She was tolerant of their … Continue reading “Amazing Cat Chronicles: The Leopards of Londolozi”

“Paradise is always where love dwells” –  Jean Paul Richter It may be true that the presence of love is enough to create a sense of utopia, but let’s face it, actual surroundings go a long way to create the kind of atmosphere in which romance has little choice but to flourish.  Here are some … Continue reading ““Paradise is always where love dwells”. True, yet some Getaways really are made for Romance”

Deskbound and city-trapped, but craving the bush? We’re bringing you a few of the latest wildlife shots posted by our lodges on their Facebook pages.

Shed the fast pace and din of the city and escape to someplace serene. A short getaway – even just a night or two over a weekend – works wonders to refresh body and mind and bring a fresh spurt of life.  Enjoying prime time with one’s partner, family or friends is also a great way … Continue reading “West is Best: Grab a Good Weekend Getaway in the Western Cape”

A jubilant “we loved it all” and “sensational” sums up a great, never-to-be-forgotten safari at beautiful Makweti Safari Lodge in Limpopo. Just back in Oz after a fantastic Makweti-style safari in the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, our delighted clients have let us know that the Makweti safari was a wonderful string of highlights from start … Continue reading “Magical Makweti: “Sensational”, Say Guests from Oz”

The gorgeous Garonga Safari Camp holds rank as TripAdvisor’s Top All-Inclusive Resort in the World. Now that’s no mean feat!

There’s nothing quite like a safari that packages the best of two worlds in one location. Here are some prime, luxury lodges in northern KwaZulu-Natal that offer fantastic bush experiences in tandem with serene boat trips and all the fab activities that go with the territory when there’s water around: