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Top 10 safari spots for 2017

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania If a safari is on your 2017 bucket list, Acacia Africa’s round up of the top ten “must visit” parks and reserves could be well worth [...]

3 agents of change who prove South Africans care

South Africa is often viewed by outsiders as a writhing mess of politics and violence, splashed across the international news networks for its infamous growing pains since its democracy was [...]

Green season is a go for budding shutterbugs

Green season is a full on sensory experience and one of the best times to safari if you’re a budding shutterbug. Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at Acacia Africa, [...]

Feel good about life insurance – They’re “Different”

The brilliant hues of an African sunrise streak across the plains and wake the feathered heralds from sleepy wonder. Another day unfolds and all of Africa is illuminated, the good [...]

Heron struggles to swallow a live bird

“A black-headed heron tries to swallow a live dove after hunting it (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 [...]

Frog stalks and hunts butterflies

“Amazing video of an African bullfrog surreptitiously creeping up to a group of butterflies before finally going in for the kill with his long, sticky tongue. Taken in the Kgalagadi [...]

Travel back in time at the Diesel & Crème vintage diner

We’ve stumbled on the set of a mid-20th century movie. You can almost see the tumbleweed drift across the road and hear the rattle of a coiled snake. There’s a [...]

Fall in love with Table Mountain with these spectacular scenic views

Whether you arrive in Cape Town by air, rail, road or sea, it’s the first thing you’ll notice: Table Mountain. This flat-topped mountain, at 1,085 meters high, is Cape Town’s [...]

Snap Diary: Discover the true meaning of “Ubuntu”

Through a poignant account, James Purdy shares his experience with South African school kids, his love of photography and life in general. Be moved and discover the true meaning of [...]

WATCH – How did Trevor Noah cope in his debut as Daily Show host?

Following in John Stewart’s footsteps as host of the Daily Show is the toughest job in TV right now. Step up, Trevor Noah. The South African comedian made his debut on America’s [...]

The Snap Diary: Selfie craze has officially reached South Africa

Stacey Hatfield works as a Senior Photographer at Net-a-Porter in London and has been interested in the Snap Foundation teaching programmes for a while. Finally, this year in June, she was [...]

Landlocked Swaziland is dreaming of becoming a maritime power

Durban, Port of Richards Bay, Mombasa, Dar Es Salaam, Lagos… Africa is not short on monolithic seaports. These huge harbours act as vital access points for global trade and have [...]