Wetlands & Water Safaris

Traversing the bushveld is what typifies most safaris in South Africa. Combinations of land- and water-based safari activities are rarer, and offer greater variety of scenery and a greater array of wildlife sightings. One such land- and water-based safari experience is at White Elephant Safari Lodge in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, where guests are treated to a … Continue reading “Wildlife Seen from the Water and from the Land: Safari of Variety and Value at White Elephant Safari Lodge, Pongola”

If you’re planning a summer holiday in South Africa, there are all sorts of wonderful kinds of waterside holiday destinations to consider. We offer you a few of our favourite water’s edge lodges and hotels from around the country.

If your idea of a great holiday is to get out in nature and actively experience the wonders of the natural world, a stay at Hluhluwe River Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal will keep you on your toes.  Here, you get the best of many worlds – the bush, the beach, the forests and the wetlands – … Continue reading “A Nature Holiday on the Land Rover, the Boat & the Bike: Rad Adventures at Hluhluwe River Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal”

River Lodge in the Kariega Game Reserve is surely a one-of-its-kind safari destination. Basking on the banks of the Bushman’s River near Kenton-on-Sea in the Eastern Cape, this unique lodge enjoys a supreme location – because right here in this area, a Big Five game reserve meets the sea. In short, guests at River Lodge can delight … Continue reading “Oarsome! Big Five Territory Meets Boats & Beach on a Riverside Safari at Kariega Game Lodge at Kenton-on-Sea, Eastern Cape”

From the opulently sublime to the comfy, good-value safari, and all sorts of variations in between, South Africa offers 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 for everyone. It … Continue reading “Safaris in South Africa: From the Sublime to the Ridiculously Good-Value Safari”

Where in South Africa can you sleep in a sand forest on the edge of a lake, soak in a tub set in pearl-white sand beneath the stars, and spend blissful days walking in raffia forests, canoeing on beautiful channels, and snorkelling at a secret paradise where the Kosi River meets the big sea? And what’s … Continue reading “Placid Lakes, Palm Forests, Starlit Bathtubs and Utopian Untrampled Shores: Kosi Forest Lodge KwaZulu-Natal”

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:

“iSimangaliso must be the only place on the globe where the oldest land mammal (the rhinoceros) and the world’s biggest terrestrial mammal (the elephant) share an ecosystem with the world’s oldest fish (the coelacanth) and the world’s biggest marine mammal (the whale)” – Nelson Mandela