Madikwe Game Reserve is a premier game park in South Africa, home to the Big Five, the endangered African wild dog and much besides. Access to a precious wilderness is restricted to staying guests at around 20 luxury safari lodges in 75 000-hectare Madikwe, ensuring an exclusive South African safari experience on a captivating landscape.
Addo Elephant National Park in Eastern Cape, South Africa, is a national treasure – a wilderness conservation area where elephants galore can be seen at remarkably close range. Some say that the park has the greatest profusion of elephants in all the world. Addo Elephant National Park is one of the prime attractions of the Eastern … Continue reading “Addo Elephant Park: Experience the Elephants of Addo From A Luxury Lodge”
KwaZulu-Natal offers a fantastic choice of safaris, some lodges offering great combinations of bush- and water-safaris. From stunning riverside safari suites and lodges set near wetlands and waterside, to lofty clifftop safari hideouts, the choice is yours to make.
If you live in or near Durban, the wilderness is not far away. There are several magnificent KwaZulu-Natal game reserves for great weekend getaways – offering superb safaris and wilderness stays that are very doable road trips from Durban and surroundings. If you’re travelling to a fabulous lodge, you most surely want to spend more time there than on … Continue reading “Bush Breaks Kzn: Classy Wilderness Stays Under 300 km From Durban”
There are several luxury safari lodges in South Africa that cater extremely well to wildlife photographers. Here, we focus on a few magnificent game viewing and photography hides in South Africa that are well positioned and equipped, and allow for comfortable and unobtrusive viewing of animals in their habitat. These are the places that serious wildlife photographers … Continue reading “Hide and Seek: Fabulous Game Viewing Hides at Luxury Safari Lodges in South Africa”
If the night skies intrigue and delight you, you’ll be right at home in South Africa where conditions are excellent for star-gazing. There are several lodges set in magnificent locations in the wilderness areas and elsewhere, where star-gazing is on offer to guests.
“Not even Tanzania’s famed Serengeti Game Reserve or the awesome Ngorongoro Crater fills your camera viewfinder faster with Africa’s legendary Big Five – at MalaMala, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros and elephant appear magically.” This was the thrilling experience of acclaimed wildlife photojournalist Geoff Dalglish, reported in a Sunday Times review, and appearing on MalaMala’s homepage.
Treading the earth is a precious way of experiencing the wilderness. Walking safaris are pure ‘first-person’ experience, with nothing between you and the wild territory you’re exploring. We offer a few superb guided walking safaris in South Africa, offered by reputable ‘old-timers’ in the safari league.
A safari in South Africa is very much about activity – getting that early-morning wake up call from your ranger and rising before the sun to be out on the Land Rover for the day’s first exciting safari adventure. This will very likely be followed a bit later in the morning by a guided bush walk, and then in … Continue reading “All Decked Out: Stunning Leisure Decks for Your South African Safari”
Epitomizing African bushveld and small-hamlet and farming life in South Africa, the Groot Marico town and surrounds is a place of unmistakable atmosphere, with a “feel” and character all of its own. It is home to interesting people, and irreversibly associated with mampoer – a potent white spirit distilled from fermented fruit. The Groot Marico is a special part of … Continue reading “Groot Marico and Madikwe Game Reserve: Beautiful Bush Lands and Wildlife Safaris”
Samara Private Game Reserve is a privately owned and award-winning wildlife sanctuary in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Spanning 70 000 acres, it forms part of an ancient landscape called the Karoo – a place of deep silence and great big skies that blink at night with liberal scatterings of stars. The Samara Private … Continue reading “Samara Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape: A Safari With Soul”
A traditional safari in South Africa will generally feature some kind of traditional entertainment in the form of song and dance. This is often provided at dinner time, outdoors in a traditional boma under the stars. Other types of cultural experiences offered by certain lodges (safari and nature lodges) might include storytelling, traditional food preparation or sharing of … Continue reading “Traditional Entertainment on Safari and Elsewhere in South Africa”