Safari

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”

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”