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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”

Having the sole use of a lodge large enough to accommodate the whole family – where several generations may be travelling together – or a getaway sufficiently sizeable for a number of friends holidaying as a group, is an extra-special luxury. Offering privacy from other guests not in your party, sole-use lodges are suitable options for family celebrations, reunions and holiday downtime. Exclusive-use lodges also … Continue reading “Luxury Multigenerational Family Travel and Private Small Group Getaways in South Africa”

Reduced rates is one of the best things about going on a winter safari. Lodges usually drop their rates substantially in winter, and some also offer excellent safari specials to South African residents, bringing luxury safaris within the means of locals who might imagine that these are only for international guests whose currency has much … Continue reading “Reduced Rates, and Other Cool Things about Winter Safaris”

Leading luxury safari lodges in South Africa pull out all the stops when it comes to creating fabulous safari holidays for families. Imaginative activity programmes for children, provision of spacious family suites with interleading rooms and offerings of stunning sole-use villas for private family safari holidays are all available. Enjoy our round-up of exceptional family-friendly safari accommodation … Continue reading “All In The Family: South Africa’s Luxury Family-Friendly Safari Stays”

Exquisitely renewed and in league with fine contemporary safari destinations in South Africa, Mhondoro Game Lodge is a superb Welgevonden safari hideaway for romantics and people who in search of a sleek and mod safari hideaway.

Prestigious Camp Jabulani’s experiential rhino conservation safari in the Big 5 Kapama Game Reserve is a unique opportunity for conservation-minded guests to participate in the protection of Africa’s white rhinos.  In addition to carefully organized conservation tasks, participants will enjoy superbly luxurious accommodation and service at the lodge.

South Africa has had a long and cosy history with thatch, dating back to the Cape’s early history. The thatch trend eventually found its way all over the country, and thatch remains popular at safari lodges where thatch roofs not only create a naturalistic atmosphere, but are also environmentally friendly. The thatched, hut-shaped rondavel is a … Continue reading “Non-Thatched Luxury Safari Lodge Accommodation in South Africa”

Aspirations of wildlife photography often go hand in hand with the joy and excitement of animal sightings on safari. “If only I could capture this as a take-home …”, is a sentiment that has visited itself upon most of us on safari. At Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe Game Reserve, guests now have the option of daily … Continue reading “Be a Wildlife Photographer: Snap Up Wildlife Photography Skills at Jaci’s Lodges”

Guests going on safari in South Africa with Halaal dietary requirements, need to be sure that they will be appropriately catered for at their safari destination. Halaal requirements – even though these may vary between families and individuals – are generally catered for well at the lodges we feature in this post. Because safari destinations are … Continue reading “Luxury Halaal Safaris in South Africa: Where to Go”

No need to flap! The Western and Eastern Cape has some superbly luxurious tented safari camps, where the wildlife encounter is as rewarding as the lodgings are indulgent. We have a hand-picked selection of beautiful wilderness reserves – all malaria-free – that are home to Africa’s big and small wildlife, and offer exceptional lodgings in exclusive tented, … Continue reading “5 Handpicked Luxury Tented Safaris in the Cape”

Kosher travellers planning a safari holiday in South Africa are well catered for at several luxury safari lodges. A number of exclusive lodges offer unforgettable safari experiences, at the same time ensuring that specific kosher dining requirements are met. What follows is a our pick of prime safari lodges that enable guests to keep kosher on safari in South … Continue reading “Keeping Kosher on Safari in South Africa: Prime Safari Lodges Offering Kosher Dining”

Single supplement is the premium usually charged to travellers staying alone in a room. The thinking behind the single surcharge is that hotels and lodges typically base their costs on two people sharing a room, which means that single occupancy necessitates a premium charge. Be that as it may, solo travellers understandably prefer to visit lodges that … Continue reading “Solo Luxury Safari Travel in South Africa Where There’s No Single Supplement”