South Africa is a vast country with some of the best and most accessible, wildlife habitat in the world. Taking a trip there opens up new places in your heart and mind, as a recent [...]

How to jump off a bridge (VIDEO)

Highlighting some of the best action attractions around the Victoria Falls Bridge area. Includes bungee jumping, gorge swinging and white water rafting on the Zambezi river.

Cape Town Waterfront vibes…

If anyone of you is planning a trip to Cape Town some time soon, here’s a little glimpse of what might be awaiting you when you visit the Victoria and [...]

Top 3 activities on a Botswana safari

Botswana is one of the most unique destinations in Africa to take a safari.  Its appeal lies within the fact that you can enjoy an authentic wilderness experience whilst staying [...]

Take the plunge and dive into the Red Sea with Jess Spate

Spate is a keen photographer who has been diving for over a decade, so who better to ask about delving into the depths of Egypt and the Red Sea. The Red [...]

Surfing down the White Nile on a memorable rafting experience

If you followed some of my Africa overland trip adventures, you probably remember Day 4 when I surfed down the Nile river waves near Jinja (Uganda). Now that I rethink [...]

Casa do Sol's two pools are perfect for family fun.
A touch of Mpumalanga magic

It’s 6am and I’m sitting in a small queue of assorted cars and bakkies at the Phabeni gate of the Kruger National Park waiting for South Africa’s flagship national park [...]

Tanzania safari highlights

A Tanzania safari offers an opportunity to experience an authentic and exclusive East African safari. The country conjures up images of endless plains dotted with flat topped acacia trees and [...]

Ballooning over the Pilanesberg.
A South African safari secret revealed

Tucked away behind a veil of dramatically beautiful mountains a mere two hours by road from South Africa’s bustling commercial capital of Johannesburg lies one of the Rainbow Nation’s best-kept [...]

Knysna lagoon.
Gateway to the Tsitsikamma

It’s one of the jewels of South Africa’s Garden Route, offers a multitude of activities and attractions and is famous for its oysters… There’s no doubting Knysna’s list of accomplishments! [...]

"Are you the Fugitive" Parade - Nelson Mandela Square, in Sandton
City style – on safari in SA’s urban jungle

When you plan your safari, you invariably find yourself having to spend one or two nights in South Africa on either end of it. Instead of spending those nights wishing [...]

The falls from the air - a helicopter flip is a must.
Victoria Falls – the capital of excitement

There have been few times in my life when sheer excitement has rendered me speechless. And even fewer when that excitement has caused my mouth to hang open in a [...]

V&A waterfront at sunset
One of the world’s most exciting and beautiful cities

Cape Town is one of the world’s most exciting and beautiful cities. It is a cosmopolitan city that manages to preserve its history and culture while celebrating the new and [...]

Robertson – a place of wine, mountains and endless vistas

Mention the words “wine route” and “the Cape” and immediately the towns of Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Paarl come to mind, together with the big vineyards such as Boschendal, Nederburg and [...]

How to survive in the African savannah – Part Two

There are over 3000 species in the African Savannah and negotiating the area, especially at night, can be fraught with dangers. Accidents involving wild animals happen every year, so it [...]

How to survive in the African savannah

Many people visit the African continent: while some enjoy holidays to Egypt others look to explore the wide-open plains of the Savannah. Holidays to the region can include fun filled [...]

When a safari is more than a journey

I’ve just returned from a two week break in the Zambian bush. I spent the entire time helping out in a friend’s lodge on the banks of the Zambezi, greeting [...]

Leopards are plentiful at Madikwe.
Madikwe – An African success story

As I sit and watch the kingfishers hunting at the edge of the Marico river, it’s hard to remind myself that four short hours ago I was in the heart [...]

The Kafue National Park - a magical wilderness!
Busanga plains… a whole lot of wilderness

The 22,500 square kilometre Kafue National park is both the Zambia’s largest, and one of the largest on the continent. Its northern section, specifically the Busanga Plains area, where Wilderness [...]

Worth every penny, believe me!
Wings of freedom over Vic Falls

Having the opportunity to view the majestic Victoria Falls is a wonderful sight in itself. However, having the chance to admire the falls from above is an experience like no [...]