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The Cape’s famous Garden Route is a scenic playground with year-round attractions. It’s one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in South Africa consisting of rocky coasts, dense forests and long sandy beaches. Knysna is a town offering superb holiday accommodation within easy access of all the area’s attractions. It’s easy to be spoilt for choice, … Continue reading “Getting Away to Knysna on the Garden Route: Luxury Holiday Lodgings”

Family safaris can be as pleasant or as nail-biting as the choice of lodge you make. When  travelling into the wilderness with children, it’s crucial to select a family-friendly lodge where carefully planned and well supervised activities will keep your young ones safe and suitably entertained.

Safaris are the kind of stuff dream holidays are made of, and increasingly people are travelling to South Africa as families.  In fact, a Skyscanner survey revealed that South Africa is the fourth most popular holiday choice for children. And of course a safari usually has top place on every agenda. South Africa’s safari lodges have reviewed their children … Continue reading “Not Kidding, Safaris can be Childsplay: Which are the Kid-Friendly Safari Lodges in South Africa?”

Ok, let’s just admit right off that no province in South Africa can top Cape Town’s Table Mountain with any of their glorious assets. But once we’ve agreed on that little matter, we do have to say that the province KwaZulu-Natal has everyting going for it as a prime South African destination. When tourism bodies … Continue reading “Beach, Bush & Battlefields: KwaZulu-Natal Has it All”

If you’re looking for the kind of safari that matches your own right pace, then soul-smoothing Garonga Safari Camp in Limpopo is a wonderful choice. It’s also an excellent choice for a honeymoon or romantic safari getaway.

Special offers generally have a short shelf-life, and if you don’t snap them up right away before their sell-by date, you miss out. But here are some great long-life safari specials, many of which run through South Africa’s prime holiday month of December, or parts of it.

The world is a big place, and a place of many dreams. So when South Africa clinches a rating as the third most popular dream destination – and this is according to the Virtuoso Travel Dreams survey which is aimed at top luxury travellers – it’s a fantastic confirmation of what many of us are … Continue reading “South Africa has Just the Goodies that Make a Dream Holiday”

Privacy is a very special commodity when you’re on safari and wanting to relish the enormity of the African wilderness without distraction. Waterbuck Private Camp is the answer to any safari-goer’s plea for quietude and privacy. Generously luxurious and opulent, it’s a four-bedroomed private villa in the Timbavati, and it’s part of Kings Camp – an old hand … Continue reading “Waterbuck Private Camp – Your Own Private Safari Pad in the Timbavati”

The first prize that comes with a winter safari is of course a cost-saving. Safari lodges generally drop their rates quite substantially during winter which means the saving can be quite appreciable. In addition, some lodges offer excellent special deals to South African residents, bringing luxury safaris within the means of locals who often imagine … Continue reading “The Upside of Winter Safaris – They’re Great!”

So let’s very speedily dispell the myth that going on safari with young children is a bottom-of-the-range affair. No so at all. One place you could go to that would never disappoint is Lukimbi Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park.

The first of the season’s Humpback Whales have been spotted offshore from Thonga Beach Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal! 

There are few things as exhilarating as setting off on a big game safari and meeting Africa in all its triumphant glory. To keep it safe and pleasantly memorable, do bear these basic safari tips and safety guidelines in mind: