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Safari Advice

Madikwe Game Reserve is a premier game park in South Africa, home to the Big Five, the endangered African wild dog and much besides. Access to a precious wilderness is restricted to staying guests at around 20 luxury safari lodges in 75 000-hectare Madikwe, ensuring an exclusive South African safari experience on a captivating landscape.

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”

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.

“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? Motswari Gives Us the Heads-Up on When to Go on Safari”

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”

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.

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”

South Africa has an incredible selection of safari tours to offer, featuring a wide variety of terrains, wildlife and experiences. Getting advice from an experienced South African travel consultant is often the most direct way to match your needs with the itinerary that is going to suit you best.

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.

There are few things as exhilarating as setting off on a big game safari and meeting Africa in all its triumphant glory. To keep it safe and pleasantly memorable, do bear these basic safari tips and safety guidelines in mind:

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