Private and group safaris both have their advantages and disadvantages – find out which one works best for you.

How to book gorilla trekking permits for Rwanda

Before going gorilla trekking in Rwanda, you will need to book a permit at least six months in advance. Here’s how.

12 essentials to pack on safari

There are certain essentials that everyone needs to equip themselves with when heading into the wilds of Africa.

The value of having a guide on safari

The quality of the game viewing and your guide could make or break your overall safari experience.

Macro Photography: Which flash?

Happy #macromonday! Macro photography is a light hungry genre of photography. At the macro range, getting as much of your subject in focus as possible requires the use of relatively [...]

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Spice up your adventure on Zanzibar

  Centuries ago, Zanzibar was an important trade hub for the spice industry, and the island is still one of the very few producers of saffron in the world. You [...]

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How to Dress For Winter on Safari

Marian Myers, seasoned safari goer, shares her tips for keeping warm on a safari. Read her packing list suggestions for how to dress for winter in the bush.

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6 reasons why private safari villas make the perfect family getaway

Relaxing on the drive back to Singita Castleton, your private villa and home-away-from-home, everyone is reveling in the magic of having had an epic game drive. The kids are in [...]

20 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Richtersveld

When we went to the Richtersveld for the first time in 2004, we wanted to soak up information from anyone and everyone. It seemed a daunting undertaking. And although it [...]

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Safari 101: Local is “lekker” – Part Two

Looking for Part 1? — Safari 101: Local is “lekker” (continued)… 6. Making the most of your time After settling into the camp and unloading all items from the car, [...]

Specie Ceratotherium simum simum family of Rhinocerotidae, Southern White Rhinoceros In Kruger National Park, South Africa
Safari 101: Local is “lekker” (or 10 SA ways to go on safari)

The first thing foreigners seem to ask us about South Africa is how to “go on safari”; right after they (immigration officers included) are astounded at the fact that our white [...]

Plan a safari for kids: Get more rewarding family holidays in South Africa

You might think that going on a safari is the perfect fit for a family holiday, and rightfully so. But some places do not allow children, as there are extra [...]

Planning for the holidays? Check out the glory of Cape Town this year

Cape Town may not be the first option that springs to mind when planning either a city break or a longer vacation, however it is a viable and extremely attractive [...]

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10 reasons to go on safari before 2015 runs out

As summer peaks and fall approaches most international travellers are already looking towards booking trips for 2016. With regards to Africa, almost all safari travel is planned and booked 6 [...]

Tour guide revolution: How to travel across the world with a local in your pocket

If you love getting a local perspective on your travels to far flung places but can’t stand following around a boorish tour guide then a new smartphone app might just be [...]

The seven styles of safari sleeping

When organising your safari holiday you’ll have to decide what kind of accommodation you require. Different trips will offer different facilities, here we give you a run down on the [...]

African safari – things you need to know

Although the world is simply jam-packed with amazing destinations, there’s nothing like experiencing an African safari for the first time. Not only is it completely different from the traditional ‘sun, [...]

Top 10 South African restaurants

One of the defining features of South Africa is its cuisine. From perfectly cooked meats to fresh grilled vegetables, South Africa’s best known dishes are steeped in cultural and historical [...]

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Hidden wonders of Cape Town

As one of South Africa’s capital cities, Cape Town is a hugely popular destination for locals and travellers alike, and is the most popular tourist destination in the whole of [...]

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6 must-hit spots in Marrakech

Looking at the city of Marrakech, it truly is a sight to behold. Inside of the city, it is a bustling maze of streets and bazaars filled with open air [...]