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South Africa

Places remote and unspoiled have an irresistible pull. There’s something incomparably satisfying about leaving your footprint on a pristine beach, washed perfectly clean of the tracks of anyone who might have come before you. The Wild Coast of Southern Africa – the home of Prana Lodge – is just such a place, unspoiled and exquisitely … Continue reading “Hide Away at Stunningly Secluded Prana Lodge on the Wild Coast”

See the best sights of South Africa and beyond whilst relishing delectable luxury on Rovos Rail, which quite justifiably presents itself as the most luxurious train in the world.

Cape Town needs to be a first-hand experience. This gorgeous city, snuggling up against the sturdy mother of all mountains, ranks with the most beautiful places on earth. Come and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.

We’re doing a rave today on KwaZulu-Natal. Not just for the sake of raving, but because this spectacular region has so much for visitors to explore. Here are some of the reasons we like it so much:

Travel north from Cape Town and over the Piekenierskloof pass and you descend into a world that has a raw, awe-inspiring beauty. Purple-hued mountain peaks lean towards fruit-laden valleys sweet with the smell of orange blossom in spring. The rugged Cederberg Mountains are famous for their amazing rock formations, San rock paintings and spectacular flowers … Continue reading “The Cederberg: A Region that Really Rocks!”

A trip to South Africa can be a holiday of a lifetime, so you really want to plan it well and get the most of our diverse and spectacular country – surely one of the best holiday destinations on the planet! 

September is Rhino Month and a great opportunity to make a difference to rhino conservation. Rhino poaching is sadly on the increase, propelled by the demand for rhino horn in the Asian market. South Africa, proudly home to the African black and white rhino – with more than 80% of the world’s population, has been losing … Continue reading “Help Combat Rhino Poaching”

There’s no place on earth like Addo Elephant National Park for seeing elephants at whisper-close range. And now that the park has expanded, the prospect of a safari in Addo is more exciting than ever. That the area is free of malaria, is of course also a huge drawcard, especially for families travelling with young … Continue reading “Where to Stay in Addo Elephant National Park”

Recent news about the white lions has reached us from the Head Guide at Kings Camp. He says, “At one particular sighting, I noticed the lioness of the white cubs taking her cubs of 15 months old into combat with several hyenas. Whether this was intentional to educate the youngsters or merely making a statement … Continue reading “Recent Sightings of the Timbavati White Lions at Kings Camp”

It would take a lot to beat the thrill and exhilaration of a foot safari on the turf of Africa’s big game. And to do it in five-star style undoubtedly adds to the appeal. Well-planned walking trails with a good measure of built-in luxury are on offer at Lukimbi Safari Lodge, a luxurious sanctuary spanning … Continue reading “Bundubash in Style: Lukimbi Safari Lodge’s Walking Trails”

  No more than two hours from Johannesburg, The Pilanesberg National Park rests in the rocky amphitheatre of a long extinct volcano in the North-West Province. The fourth largest reserve in South Africa, the Pilanesberg is very scenic and is prolifically populated by wildlife. Almost all of southern Africa’s mammals are represented here, and the … Continue reading “The Pilanesberg: You Don’t have to Travel Forever to Get to See Big Game”

Source: www.sagoodnews.co.za FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Monday gave South Africa his highest possible mark for a World Cup that defied sceptics who had predicted disaster. Blatter said he would give a mark of 9 out of 10 which was the maximum possible. “Perfection does not exist in our life,” he told a news conference. … Continue reading “South Africa Gets Top Marks as World Cup Host”