Safari

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.

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:

Londolozi’s Pioneer Camp 1926 has been selected by Robb Report as a “Best of the Best” Resort in their latest June issue. This 23rd annual “Best of the Best” edition is the coming to fruition of an entire year’s search for the world’s most exceptional new products.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and tip our hats to some of the pioneers who brought prestige to safaris, but much more critically, who also brought a private mantle of protection to so much of South Africa’s wildlife. Meet some of the great old-timers of luxury private safaris in South Africa.

Think white lion and we think Timbavati, because the white lions have been said to be indigenous to the South Africa’s Timbavati region. However, the earliest recorded sighting there was in 1938. Later, in the 1970s, the white lions were brought to greater public awareness when Chris McBride published his book The White Lions of … Continue reading “Pumba: Known for Luxurious Safaris and White Lion Rehab Project”

“iSimangaliso must be the only place on the globe where the oldest land mammal (the rhinoceros) and the world’s biggest terrestrial mammal (the elephant) share an ecosystem with the world’s oldest fish (the coelacanth) and the world’s biggest marine mammal (the whale)” – Nelson Mandela

We’re doing a rave today on KwaZulu-Natal. Not just for the sake of raving, but because this spectacular region has so much for visitors to explore. Here are some of the reasons we like it so much:

RiverBend Lodge tells us that the grasslands surrounding the lodge in the Addo Elephant National Park have been beautifully transformed into bright green plains following a month of steady rain in the Eastern Cape. The Green Look is early this year, thanks to the generosity of the rain and its 70mm yield. Not only is … Continue reading “It’s Summer in Addo: Plan a Getaway with the Ellies”

Going away with children can be a lot of fun, but – and here’s the big proviso – you really do need to choose a getaway that really welcomes children rather than merely accommodates them.