If the night skies intrigue and delight you, you’ll be right at home in South Africa where conditions are excellent for star-gazing. There are several lodges set in magnificent locations in the wilderness areas and elsewhere, where star-gazing is on offer to guests.
In ancient Egypt, the daily rhythm of sunrise-sunset was appreciated as a continuing life-death-rebirth cycle. Egyptians believed that the Sun God Ra – the most powerful in the Egyptian pantheon – emerged from the East at daybreak and moved across the heavens by day, and then died at day’s end, returning to the underworld. However one … Continue reading “Where to Watch the Sun Dip: Magical Places for Sunsets in South Africa”
“Escape!” is the inner call that impels us, sometimes, towards time out. It’s the call to some place secluded – perhaps with a splash of romance, where one can languish awhile shielded from the fast-track. We’ve selected three prime and delicious breakaways for you – one on the enchanting Wild Coast, one in the far north of Kruger, and one … Continue reading “Secret Places: 3 Sublime Hideouts in South Africa where No-one will Find You”
South Africa’s new immigration regulations for travel with children set out a number of very specific requirements with which travellers must comply to enter and leave the country. These regulations are effective from 1 June 2015 and apply to all travellers – foreign as well as South African, both on departure and arrival. The intention is that … Continue reading “South Africa’s New Immigration Regulations Relating to Travel with Children Effective 1 June 2015”
The beautiful Company’s Garden in Cape Town is a quiet sanctuary amid the buzz of the city and it’s near magnificent Table Mountain and lots of city attractions. It now also has a trendy new restaurant.
In our persistently plugged-in and switched-on world where we’re almost always available on multiple digital networks, information bombards us at a torrential pace. Digitally cluttered, socially over-connected and (probably) under-engaged, the idea of a regular digital detox is starting to win favour. Those in support of ‘the balanced life’ advocate a regular “secular Sabbath” (see for … Continue reading “Holidays Unplugged: Getaways in South Africa for Digital Detox”
Safaris are right up there at the top on just about every South African holiday bucketlist. And no wonder! The South African wilderness offers a glorious kaleidoscope of wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, magical atmospheres, exciting adventures, and superb hospitality at the first-rate lodges. Safaris in South Africa come in all shapes and sizes, offering an array of speciality experiences. … Continue reading “Safaris in South Africa Come in All Shapes & Sizes – Find the One That Fits You Best”
South Africa is a world of plenty, brimming over with phenomenal landscapes and scenery, superb wildlife, pristine beaches, dreamy country hideouts and nature havens. Here are a few getaway ideas for a South African Christmas, and this is just s small taster of all that’s on offer in a country spilling over with travel possibilities.
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”
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.
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 is a sterling choice for a family holiday, offering countless family accommodation options and child-friendly activities. The country spills over with natural treasures and wide open spaces, with enough space for everyone to play.