Category: Africa

Witsand Kalahari Nature Reserve – Sleeping with bats

Witsand Kalahari Nature Reserve Brilliant white sand dunes surrounded by red Kalahari sands, against the backdrop of the Langeberg Mountains... the Witsand Kalahari Nature Reserve is one of the wonders of the Northern Cape. Not to be confused with Witsand Nature Reserve in the Western Cape, the reserve spans around 3500 hectares, and is known […]

9 reasons why you should go on a safari to Uganda

Why should you go on a safari to Uganda ? Following the political turmoil of the 80's, the tourism industry in Uganda has shed its unsafe reputation and is now strongly placed on the world's travel network. With the return of peace, travelers have started flocking to this incredibly beautiful country, which is home to […]

5 Best Luxury Kruger National Park Safaris

5 Best Luxury Kruger National Park Safaris Kruger National Park safaris are renowned for providing some of the world's best Big 5 game viewing, accommodation, and seamless logistics.  The best game viewing though, is from the private game reserves set along the Kruger National Park's unfenced western boundary. These private game reserves offer fewer restrictions […]

Choosing the Ideal Private Island Destination for Your Vacation

Choosing the Ideal Private Island Destination for Your Vacation If you are considering booking a luxury vacation for yourself and your loved ones, one of the options you can look into is a private island getaway. This is an ideal vacation option for those that truly want to escape the stresses and hassles of daily […]

Exploring the Mother City with City Sightseeing Cape Town

City Sightseeing Cape Town Did you know that the Cape Doctor is actually the local name for the strong south-easterly wind that blows on the South African coast from spring to late summer, and that it is thus named because it is believed to clear Cape Town of smog and pollution, leaving clear blue skies […]

The President Hotel - Family-friendly comfort in a stunning location

The President Hotel Review For over 250 years, the location of the current President Hotel has been a coveted one. In the 18th century, it was the site of the Society House, a recreational retreat in Cape Town where the rich and elite of the day would travel to be seen. After several ownership changes […]

Shelley Point Hotel & Spa – a West Coast retreat

Shelley Point Hotel & Spa The Cape West Coast is one of South Africa’s most picturesque and alluring regions. Offering everything from pristine beaches and striking mountain ranges to colourful wildflower carpets in spring, it is no surprise that the area is so popular with holidaymakers. For us, it was also a great stopover destination […]

Top 10 wildlife experiences in Africa to travel for in 2022

Top 10 wildlife experiences in Africa to travel for in 2022 Escaping deep into the remote and untouched wilds of Africa on a magical safari can be a life-changing experience. Home to scores of national parks and game reserves, a sojourn in these pristine wildlife habitats are not just confined to the prey and predator […]

Namaqua National Park - More than flowers

Namaqua National Park Namaqua National Park may be best known for its annual explosion of bright carpets of wildflowers in spring, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have anything to offer during the rest of the year. We spent two days in the park in autumn and discovered that there was much more to […]

Mount Kilimanjaro guide – What you need to know

Mount Kilimanjaro guide – What you need to know Is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on your bucket list? Do you want to know what it feels like to stand at the top of Africa? Then this guide is for you! It will provide you with the information you need before making the trek up Africa's tallest […]

Augrabies Falls – A must see in South Africa !

Augrabies Falls National Park Instagram made me do it. There, I said it! Although the Augrabies Falls had been on my South African bucket list for a long time, it was the posts of the falls in full force flooding my Instagram feed over the past few months that spurred me into planning a trip […]

Red Sands Country Lodge Review

Red Sands Country Lodge Review The Northern Cape is South Africa’s largest province, comprising over 30% of the country’s land. It was also the province we had explored the least. Besides The Big Hole of Kimberley, we hadn’t seen much of its attractions. In an effort to change that, we planned a Northern Cape road […]

The Gautrain: What you need to know

The Gautrain: What you need to know Firstly, I must apologise that this post is delayed – by over a decade. In my defence though, I didn’t have a blog then. I began writing around that time but it was for other websites. The Gautrain began operating in June 2010 just in time for the […]

Morukuru Beach Lodge – a hidden gem

Morukuru Beach Lodge Review I’d never seen a starfish in its natural environment before. Nor a sea anemone, sea urchin or abalone. Even though I’d been on many land-based wildlife-viewing safaris, this was my first time witnessing the aquarium under the sea and I was mesmerised. As you may have guessed, I am not a […]

Jock Safari Lodge - Explorer-themed luxury safari

Jock Safari Lodge Review Africa has an ethereal quality…its breath whispers on plains of grass, its sound whistles in the bushveld trees, its heart sits in the souls of wild animals and its dust remains on one’s feet…forever”. J.C. Smuts We fell asleep to the sound of lions roaring on our first night at Jock […]

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