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"Are you the Fugitive" Parade - Nelson Mandela Square, in Sandton

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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 time would go faster in [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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A flight of fancy in a hot air balloon

It’s the oldest form of flight. And perhaps its most graceful incarnation. Indeed, hot air ballooning could be described as the pinnacle of mankind’s sortie into the skies – the [...]

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Sights and activities around Cape Town

Guest Post by Jesper Harbers. South Africa is a beautiful country for safari holidays. You have a chance of seeing big game in a truly incredible and unique setting. During [...]

A White Elephant boat cruise and fishing trip on Lake Jozini.
A place of elephants, and “tigers”

Pongola. It doesn’t exactly sound romantic or the sort of place that has you rushing to pack your bags. However, this northern-most tip of South Africa’s largely coastal KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) [...]

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Kenya – “did you say Eco-tourism option?”

A Kenya safari is a good choice if you are looking for an eco-friendly safari that also takes into consideration the welfare of the local communities. The environment has always [...]

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Bird’s eyeview of the Okavango

An overwhelmingly beautiful scenic flight over the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta. Some of the highlights of our ride included sightings of hippo, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, red lechwe, [...]

The Valley of the Baobabs, seen from the top of Mapungubwe Hill.
Mapungubwe – an ancient land of baobabs

South Africa is hiding a well-kept secret way up on her northern-most border, where three countries and two major rivers collide. I speak of Mapungubwe National Park, a place steeped in [...]

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5 reasons why you’ll love Kenya

If you are planning your first African safari then a Kenya safari may be the best place to start. Kenya evokes classic safari images of endless plains dotted with acacia [...]

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The “smoke that thunders” – Victoria Falls visit

A thorough guide about Victoria Falls including video footage of the waterfalls, Victoria Falls photos, what to do, when to go, who discovered Vic Falls, etc.

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Azura – the perfect island paradise

There are very few tropical island retreats which actually live up to the fantasy of being the “perfect” beach getaway – you know the idea: soft white sand meets perfectly [...]

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Steve’s top 3 African safari holidays

I am lucky enough to have been on safari 5 times in my life. I love Africa, it’s a highly diverse continent steeped in history and tradition. Whenever my wife [...]