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 imaginative activities for … Continue reading “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.

Addo Elephant National Park is one of the crowning glories of the Eastern Cape.  Pristine, free of the risk of malaria, and tramped by elephants who come excitingly close for viewing, Addo is close to compulsory for visitors and homegrown folk who love the bush.

KwaZulu-Natal is currently offering some superb special offers on accommodation, including some five-star safaris. Grab a top safari experience at very reasonable rates, or treat yourself to a de-stressing break of a few days at stunning Oribi Gorge at a discounted price.

Fresh and chipper, the restyled Cheetah Plains sports a lively touch of class, and continues to offer one of those reassuringly traditional safaris where it’s all about the bush and it’s magic. Well, almost all about the bush …

There are times when nothing less than a lodge-to-yourselves will do.  A family reunion, a special birthday or anniversary celebration, or any kind of gathering of the clan where plenty of space and privacy are essential – these are the times when you need a pad of your own – and many private game reserves come … Continue reading “A Bush-Pad of Your Very Own: Some Fabulous Exclusive-Use Lodges in South Africa”

“We had a lovely stay in SA, but by far the nicest experience was Lukimbi Safari Lodge. Not only the real bush feeling, but also perfect housing, lovely food, but above all a very warm ambience and hospitality of all staff (from manager, assistants, cooks, waitresses, ranger to tracker; in short no exception) and a … Continue reading “How Does One Tell a Bumper Safari From the Rest? A: By What Guests Say Who’ve Been-There-Done-That”