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!”
The Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban will host one of the semi-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
I’ve just read a story about a female humpback whale rescued near the Farallon Islands outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate, and it reports some really interesting post-rescue behaviour. A fisherman spotted a struggling whale that had become ensnared in a tangle of crab traps and lines. Weighted down by the heavy traps, she was battling … Continue reading “An Amazing Whale Story: What Do You Think?”
[Image: SA Tourism] South Africa is home to eight of the world’s official heritage sites, as determined by Unesco’s World Heritage Committee. Robben Island is a cultural heritage site lying 11 kilometres offshore from Cape Town. This is where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison during South Africa’s pre-democracy years. The island has since … Continue reading “South Africa’s World Heritage Sites: Robben Island”
The incredible Table Mountain has captivated the imaginations of visitors since the earliest times. Made of sandstone, the majestic mountain reaches over a thousand metres at its highest point, which is marked by Maclear’s Beacon – a stone cairn built in 1865 by Sir Thomas Maclear for trigonometrical survey.
Interested to learn how to produce a just-right malay curry? Take a guided walking tour through the colourful streets of Bo Kaap and meet up with some of the equally colourful locals. Shop for fresh spices and ingredients in a local store and meet one of the locals at her home. In her kitchen you … Continue reading “Cooking in the Bo-Kaap”