South Africa has a wide range of safari experiences, including some fabulously romantic experiences at wonderful lodges that choose to exclude electricity and preserve a romantic and authentic bush-safari atmosphere. There’s nothing quite like the glow of lamplight and the flicker of candles to create romance and the spirit of a true safari. Exclusive Getaways offers … Continue reading “Never Mind the Hairdryer: the Delights of the Authentic No-Electricity Safari in South Africa”
Few people need pursuading that sorties in the bush have plenty going for them. One of the little challenges of being out in the wilds, though, is mosquitos. Quite extraordinary how such ineffectual-looking little creatures can cause so much annoyance, discomfort, and sometimes, illness. Here are a few tips for remaining itch-free…
Be sure to keep your South African safari memorable in the best possible way, by observing these basic safety and environment-first guidelines, compiled by Notten’s Bush Camp in the Sabi Sand.
So the whole family sets off on a bumper safari and arrives at family-friendly Tuningi Safari Lodge, a five-star hideaway deep in the wilderness of the North-West’s Madikwe Game Reserve, with over 75 000 hectares of wild adventure-territory at your feet. But let’s not jump the gun – getting there comes first: that’s a 4-hour drive from … Continue reading “Take the Kids to Tuningi Safari Lodge where All, Young & Old, have a Bumper Safari”
One of my most fondly remembered South African safari experiences was a silver moonrise in the Groot Marico. Another was seeing a big Sabi Sand sky aflutter with Blue Waxbills. In the Manyeleti, a highlight was watching my all-time largest pride of lion, reclining well fed and lethargic on a charred piece of earth etched stark and black … Continue reading “So What’s the Game Plan? A Typical Day on Safari in South Africa”
Family safaris are one of the exciting child-friendly holiday options in South Africa. Several luxury safari lodges provide outstanding offerings to families, with carefully tailored programmes bringing fun and learning to all ages. From bug spotting to mask making, from clay-play to bush Olympics, our lodges have come up with some wonderfully imaginitative activities for … Continue reading “Five Fab Kid-Friendly Safaris in South Africa”
When it comes to top honeymoon destinations, South Africa is a land of plenty. If you live abroad and Africa beckons to you, an exclusive safari may be your first choice for a honeymoon. South Africa has an impressive selection of safari honeymoon options, so why not combine a big five safari with stunning wilderness accommodation … Continue reading “Five Superfine South African Safari Destinations for a Honeymoon”
“Summer, from September to April, is when the bush is at its most lush due to it being the rainy season. This is also the lambing season for many of our antelope species and when numerous species of migratory birds arrive in the area. Temperatures at this time are generally warm to very hot, with … Continue reading “When is Best in the Bush? The Heads-Up on When to Go on Safari in South Africa”
From the opulently sublime to the comfy and ridiculously good-value safari, and all sorts of variations in between, South Africa offers so many different kinds of safari experiences. In a country that has a wide range of landscapes, diverse wildlife and an imaginative array of twists to the good old safari, there really is something … Continue reading “Safaris in South Africa: From the Sublime to the Ridiculously Good-Value Safari”
There’s masses of luxury on offer in South Africa’s hospitality world, so much so that the benchmarks for luxury are continually being raised. At one time, having a spa on site defined a lodge as extraordinary; nowadays – within a certain range, it’s commonplace, and perhaps for some, a minimum expectation. Expectations, actually, are key, and … Continue reading “What, Really, is Luxury? Exclusive Getaways has Many Kinds of Luxury & Safaris in its Goodie-Bag”
Setting off on safari to the central Sabi Sand entails a sturdy stretch of driving, with at least 440 km of distance to cover, and perhaps more, depending on which lodge you’re travelling to. If you’re looking for some great stopover suggestions en-route, which also make for wonderful safari preludes, think Hazyview or White River.
Fancy a spell in the bush with a topnotch birder, binocs in one hand and camera in the other? What better place to go on a specialist birding safari than Cheetah Plains, a pristine piece of wilderness in the Sabi Sand which can rightfully brag about its more than 400 bird species.