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The best places to watch elephants in Africa

The African elephant is a true continental icon and embodies the spirit of Africa’s last, truly wild places. And, perhaps more than any other animal, it is incredible to behold [...]

Update from the Shamwari Game Reserve: May

Just had an update from the Shamwari Game Reserve, and the students there have been involved in Veterinary work this past few months. They have enjoyed learning about the day [...]

Take a gambling break from your South African safari

South Africa draws plenty of tourists looking to take part in the safari experience, with guided safari tours of Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands, and the Timbavati Reserve among the [...]

Across a wild frontier: Richtersveld National Park

It’s a desolate and forbidding landscape to some, but for others the Ai-Ais/Richtersveld National Park is the epitome of beauty, stark and moonlike though it is. I adore arid places. [...]

White lions in the Timbavati

In my years of travelling across Southern and Eastern Africa, I have been privileged to witness some of the most incredible sights – the annual wildebeest migration in the Serengeti [...]

Up close and personal with meerkats

Somewhere deep in the heart of South Africa’s rolling Free State province is a quiet forgotten backroad which offers something completely off the beaten track and helps to prove why [...]

Welcome to my bolt-hole – the Blyde River Canyon

There are a few special places which, no matter how many times you visit them, always stir the senses, refresh the soul and banish the stresses and strains of everyday [...]

Swimming with the African penguin at Boulders beach

Ready to explore another great African destination? Welcome to Boulders Beach, near Cape Town, where you’re about to meet your “local tour guide” for the day. These tiny little creatures [...]

What to see and do in the Pilanesberg

About Pilanesberg Pilanesberg National park is a very nice getaway especially if you are staying in the Gauteng area. It is only approximately one and a half hours away from Johannesburg, [...]

What you need to know about the Kruger

About Kruger Park Kruger National Park is South Africa’s most notorious and largest reserve of the country. With an estimated area of 18,989 square km, it is about half the [...]

African safari tips: 8 things to consider for a safari

African Safaris are a great way to disconnect from stressful city life, away from work and responsibilities! This year you’ve decided to make it happen: you’re taking your suitcase, a [...]

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