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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”

South Africa is wide and vast, and abundantly gifted with gorgeous landscapes and fascinating wildlife. From safari hideouts deep in the wilderness to trendy urban playgrounds, from secret mountain getaways to vine-combed valleys and pearl-white beaches, the holiday options in South Africa are almost endless.

Where in South Africa can you sleep in a sand forest on the edge of a lake, soak in a tub set in pearl-white sand beneath the stars, and spend blissful days walking in raffia forests, canoeing on beautiful channels, and snorkelling at a secret paradise where the Kosi River meets the big sea? And what’s … Continue reading “Placid Lakes, Palm Forests, Starlit Bathtubs and Utopian Untrampled Shores: Kosi Forest Lodge KwaZulu-Natal”

The Fight Against Malaria A possible breakthrough in the fight against malaria has been made by scientists at the University of Cape Town, collaborating with Swiss colleagues. A team under UCT’s Dr Kelly Chibale has identified a compound that could become part of a single-dose cure for all strains of malaria, and might also have … Continue reading “Strides in the Fight Against Malaria: University of Cape Town at the Forefront”

A safari is always a tad more thrilling when you’re staying in a tent. The sounds are a little closer, and the spirit of adventure a snatch more intense.  But when we talk tents, we’re not referring to boy scout lookalikes that do little more than provide a rudimentary place to crash. We’re talking tents that … Continue reading “Tented Safaris & Sleepouts in South Africa From Kruger to Kzn: Take Your Pick”

“I set out on my afternoon game drive with the intention of looking for a leopard. But not just any leopard, but one with two cubs. She had had a kill earlier in the day so my tracker and I thought that she would still be there in the afternoon. So we went …”   Thus … Continue reading “The Big Bush and a Beautiful Riverside Camp in Limpopo: Kapama Karula”

South Africa offers a fantastic choice of safari tours in a wide range of landscapes, each with its own variety of wildlife and experiences. Speaking to an experienced South African travel consultant is often the best way to match your particular expectations and budget with the right itinerary and wilderness accommodation. Here we bring you … Continue reading “South African Safari Ideas and Specials”

Mhondoro Lodge is a fantastic option if you want to beat it to the bush in grand style without travelling too far. Only a 2,5 hour drive from Johannesburg, Mhondoro rests on a rocky outcrop in the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve in Limpopo, with vast views of the bushveld. With a waterhole situated in front … Continue reading “Mhondoro: More Luxurious Than Ever, This Welgevonden Safari Gem”