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RiverBend Lodge tells us that the grasslands surrounding the lodge in the Addo Elephant National Park have been beautifully transformed into bright green plains following a month of steady rain in the Eastern Cape. The Green Look is early this year, thanks to the generosity of the rain and its 70mm yield. Not only is … Continue reading “It’s Summer in Addo: Plan a Getaway with the Ellies”

Every pursuer of the best-ever romantic getaway has a pearl or two of wisdom to share, so we sent round the basket to our getaway enthusiasts and collected up some good gleaming pearls of guidance about choosing a Getaway for the Smitten.

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!”

Staying in Cape Town? And wanting to get out on the mountain without making a marathon effort? Here’s a wonderful walk that will bring you all the beauty of the Silvermine Nature Reserve (part of the Table Mountain National Park) without causing undue wear and tear.

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! 

Going away with children can be a lot of fun, but – and here’s the big proviso – you really do need to choose a getaway that really welcomes children rather than merely accommodates them.

Set in the 22 000 hectare malaria-free Entabeni Safari Conservancy in Limpopo Province, the Legend Golf & Safari Resort is a world first, featuring a unique and very exclusive signature course; the highest and longest Par 3 in the world – the Extreme 19th; a tribute course recreating 10 of the world’s most famous Par … Continue reading “The Greatest Golf Ever”

In search of a super-romantic destination to pop the question? Well, this is what one couple did …

The Cederberg area is an exquisite natural sanctuary and it’s not a huge mission to get there. Bushmans Kloof is definitely where you’d want to be headed. It’s a lovely 270km drive from Cape Town – and especially pretty during spring when the roadside is confettied with flowers.

There’s no place on earth like Addo Elephant National Park for seeing elephants at whisper-close range. The prospect of a safari in Addo is exciting, with 600-plus elephants in the park, as well as black rhino, Cape buffalo, lion, hyena and many more. A bonus is that the area is without risk of malaria, making … Continue reading “Where to Stay in Addo Elephant National Park”