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Safari

There’s nothing quite like a safari that packages the best of two worlds in one location. Here are some prime, luxury lodges in northern KwaZulu-Natal that offer fantastic bush experiences in tandem with serene boat trips and all the fab activities that go with the territory when there’s water around:

Most of us don’t need much tempting when it comes to a fabulous bush holiday at a luxury lodge, but just in case, here are a few recent sightings at our lodges (posted on the Facebook pages of the various lodges) that will instantly revive any dormant safari aspirations!

The ups and downs of packing remain a hot favourite on travel blogs, and not without good reason. We all know how ruinous it can be to the pleasure principle to find yourself at your dream destination with the wrong gear and without the right paraphernalia for the adventure at hand.

Kapama Karula is a heaven-made hideout on the banks of the perennial Klaserie River in Limpopo, in one of South Africa’s largest and foremost private game reserves. Five top-of-the-range suites – including two gigantic family suites, and seven luxury tents, are where you’ll luxuriate in your own private little patch of wooded paradise, where a river snakes … Continue reading “If You Go Down to the Woods Today, You’re in for a Big Surprise … Steal Away to Kapama Karula, it’s Gorgeous”

Jaci’s Lodges are the fabulous inspiration of owners Jaci and Jan Van Heteren. Now these are real bush people, Jaci and Jan – they’ve lived in the Madikwe for close on two decades now.

There’s no end to just how luxurious a South African safari can get. Nowadays, many families or groups of pals who head for the bush to escape frenetic lives for a few days, go in search of privacy. If you’re one of those folks, this is where you’ll find it …

When the wilderness is caught off guard by an unusually brutal slap of nature, like last week’s floods in the Kruger Park region, the devastation and misfortune is well apparent. Watch some video footage of last week’s flood events.

Cape Town’s heatwave has sent us all scuttling off to the closest cool-down joints, like thirsty hogs hunting waterholes in a parched landscape. And so it’s a good time, wherever you are – high and dry or lying low, in or out of sizzling Cape Town – to ponder some of the pool decks that could … Continue reading “Some Pretty Cool Places to Chill: Pools to Drool for”

Top honours are still with Thanda Private Game Reserve in Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal. Thanda has clinched the esteemed award for ‘World’s Leading Luxury Lodge’ yet again, bagging this and stunning award for the third year running. Congratulations, Thanda!

A fantastically rewarding safari destination, the Timbavati Game Reserve sits on the western fringe of the Kruger National Park, to the north of the Sabi Sands. Unfenced, this is a wilderness (53 000 hectares in all) where wildlife roams free. Supremely beautiful and known for its impressive bio-diversity, the Timbavati is one of South Africa’s … Continue reading “It’s a Hot Target, the Timbavati: Two Safari-Stops Second-to-None”

Launch a splendid South African tour in beautiful Cape Town and conclude with an exciting Big Five safari in the Kruger National Park, visiting famous wine country and fantastically scenic coastal spots along the way.

Magnificent stretches of wilderness, dense forests, exquisite coastlines, and masses of historically significant attractions make the Eastern Cape ideal for a magical holiday, with a safari adventure as the highlight. A huge plus-factor is that the Eastern Cape carries no risk of malaria.