Gondwana Game Reserve is about to open its new tented eco camp, promising a close and rewarding connection with the free-roaming wildlife and the beautiful fynbos of the Garden Route – just 4-5 hours out of Cape Town. The new eco-safari experience at Gondwana will have its emphasis is on active participation in conservation.
Good fences make good neighbours, as the idiom goes, and this is probably the sentiment of safari-goers who prefer the assurance that wildlife will be most good-neighbourly when restricted from entering the camp! If this sounds like you, we have some luxury fenced safari camps in South Africa that are enclosed, or partially enclosed, to deter wildlife from … Continue reading “The ‘Fencesitter’s’ Safari in South Africa: Luxury Safari Lodges For People Preferring a Fenced Camp”
Wildlife safaris are just about everywhere in South Africa! The Western Cape / Garden Route is endowed with its fair share of safari experiences, with several safari lodges between Cape Town and the Garden Route offering enticing wilderness accommodation and exciting guided safaris. As a bonus, the road trip through the Western Cape and along the Garden … Continue reading “A Cape Safari: 4 Fab Safari Lodges Between Cape Town and the Garden Route”
Even when conditions are optimal, travel can be taxing for fully enabled folk. But for people who are less capacitized in some bodily way, the demands of travel are so much greater. Forunately, South Africa has some fine lodges that are well enabled for travellers with special physical requirements. As a result, such travellers can get around … Continue reading “Enabled Travel in South Africa: 4 Fine Lodges for People with Mobility Challenges”
The prestigious Sabi Sabi Lodges in Mpumalanga rank among South Africa’s top safari destinations, offering supreme wildlife safaris and opulent safari accommodation in one of South Africa’s most visited game reserves – the Sabi Sand, where wildlife is profuse. All the lodges stamped with the Sabi Sabi seal are excellent choices for a South African safari holiday. Each has … Continue reading “The Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow of Luxury Safaris in South Africa: Pick One or All at Sabi Sabi”
Rovos Rail is the journey you need to take at least once in your lifetime. But more would definitely be more! Da-dik-da-dik. Da-dik-da-dik. Da dik … it’s a slow and steady ‘expedition’ in that grand old sense of a captivating, prior-world jaunt – and an exceedingly elegant one too. It’s hugely evocative and it’s a grand spoil. … Continue reading “A Delectable Slice of Life on the Slow Track: Our Journey on Rovos Rail”
A little bit of retail therapy has never, as far as we know, done any holiday-maker harm. Travellers love to shop, and what better option than a gorgeous shopping boutique right on the spot, at the lodge or hotel you’re staying at. We highlight some superlative South African lodges offering first-class accommodation and at least one … Continue reading “Shop on the Spot: Best On-Site Shopping Boutiques at Hotels and Lodges in South Africa”
Deliciously sumptuous for luxury-bracket safari clients to “move in” on holiday at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, are the Bush Lodge Luxury Villas. In addition to the top-class Sabi Sabi wildlife experience (but in this case with your own private game vehicle, ranger and tracker), guests can look forward to opulent and expansive accommodation … Continue reading “Safari Bliss: Sabi Sabi Unveils the Gorgeous New Bush Lodge Luxury Villas”
Set down your luggage, kick off your shoes, hang loose and call for a tall ‘n frosty cocktail. Fling open the doors to meet the wilderness, and step towards your hammock. In other words, mellow out at a luxury wilderness retreat in South Africa that gives far more than it demands.
Kings and queens have done it, and so have royalty and heads of state. Microsoft billionaires have done it, as have scores of glittering celebs. Opulent safaris are the stuff of red carpet travel in South Africa. It’s not at all surprising that the cherry-on-the-top rooms at many luxury lodges are often called Presidential and Royal Suites … Continue reading “The Who’s Who of Red Carpet Celebrity Safaris in South Africa – Which Celebrity went Where?”
A safari is that bit more exciting when your base is a tent. Come and enjoy Kwafubesi‘s very comfy, en-suite safari tents – there are just five and each has its own viewing deck that grants you glorious views of those beautiful amber plains of Limpopo. This tented safari camp is in the well-known Mabula … Continue reading “One for the Locals: A Tented Safari in Limpopo that’s Great Luck for your Buck”
We were lucky enough to stay at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve’s magnificent Dwyka Tented Lodge for a very prized wild-earth encounter in the Western Cape. Our experience was magnificently memorable – both at the lodge and during our encounters with the wilderness and its wildlife.The wilderness experience and wildlife safari is supreme in the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. It is an exquisite and vast wilderness … Continue reading “A Day in the Luxurious Life of Dwyka Tented Lodge, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Western Cape”