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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:

Battlefields by Bike in June Bike your way through the famous battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal with the good people from Fugitives’ Drift Lodges on 1 – 2 June 2012.

Most of us don’t need much tempting when it comes to a fabulous bush holiday at a luxury lodge, but just in case, here are a few recent sightings at our lodges (posted on the Facebook pages of the various lodges) that will instantly revive any dormant safari aspirations!

Easter is a-coming and it’s the perfect time for families and groups of friends to get away. Whether it’s the bush or the beach that blows your hair back, plan a short break over Easter to have some fun and recharge.

The ups and downs of packing remain a hot favourite on travel blogs, and not without good reason. We all know how ruinous it can be to the pleasure principle to find yourself at your dream destination with the wrong gear and without the right paraphernalia for the adventure at hand.

Kapama Karula is a heaven-made hideout on the banks of the perennial Klaserie River in Limpopo, in one of South Africa’s largest and foremost private game reserves. Five top-of-the-range suites – including two gigantic family suites, and seven luxury tents, are where you’ll luxuriate in your own private little patch of wooded paradise, where a river snakes … Continue reading “If You Go Down to the Woods Today, You’re in for a Big Surprise … Steal Away to Kapama Karula, it’s Gorgeous”

World Heritage Site status is probably enough of a reason to go and visit this 36 000 hectare utopia, but let’s also name a few of De Hoop’s specific drawcards:

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.

There’s no end to just how luxurious a South African safari can get. Nowadays, many families or groups of pals who head for the bush to escape frenetic lives for a few days, go in search of privacy. If you’re one of those folks, this is where you’ll find it …

So we’ve just touched down into the month of romance … Celebrating Valentines Day is actually an ancient rite dressed up in the modern-day spoils of flowers and champers, candlelit dinners, dreamy-eyed cupids, and getaways to die for.