Category: Africa

Tsavo's Massive Male Lions Might've Lost Their Manes to Hunt

Tsavo's Massive Male Lions If I were to hazard a guess as to one of your worst nightmares, it would be being eaten alive by a wild animal. I won't blame you if it is. For some construction workers building the Kenya-Uganda Railway in Tsavo in 1898, it was a reality.  For nine months, their […]

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How To Visit Seychelles On A Budget

Seychelles on a budget Seychelles is a tropical paradise located in the Indian Ocean, known for its stunning beaches, crystal clear waters, and diverse marine life. With 115 islands, Seychelles offers plenty of activities and attractions for visitors to explore, from hiking in the national parks to snorkelling and diving in the crystal clear waters. […]

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5 Best Hiking destinations in Uganda

The best hiking destinations in Uganda Are you eager to take part in physical challenges that test your fitness, but are still wondering where the best destinations to do this in Africa are? Worry no more because the Pearl of Africa, Uganda, is waiting for you. Apart from the primate safaris and wildlife safaris which […]

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Win a 5-star stay for 2 at the Taj Cape Town 

Win a 5-star stay for 2 at the Taj Cape Town One lucky winner will enjoy a two-night stay for two people with breakfast, at the 5-star Taj Cape Town hotel, valued at R7 000. Scroll down to enter. About Taj Cape Town  - an exceptional urban staycation in the heart of the Mother City […]

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12 Reasons Why You Should Visit Seychelles

Why you should visit Seychelles Regarded as one of the world’s ultimate tropical island paradises, Seychelles is a culturally diverse destination set against the perfect backdrop for those looking for an idyllic escape from everyday life. It is no wonder that this archipelago in the Indian Ocean is such a popular travel destination.  Here are […]

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7 Best National Parks in East Africa

Best National Parks in East Africa Few nature lovers would argue that East Africa boasts of some of the finest game reserves and National Parks in the world and is one of the most popular tourist destinations as far as wildlife safaris are concerned. East Africa is one of the most beautiful regions in the […]

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12 Fun things to do in Hartbeespoort and surrounds

Things to do in Hartbeespoort In this age of social media, the Instagrammability of a place is a key factor in deciding on a getaway destination for many people. The Hartbeespoort area boasts Instagram opportunities galore, and it’s proximity to Johannesburg and Pretoria make it an ideal weekend destination. Meaning “Gateway of the Hartebeest” (a […]

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15 best hikes in Johannesburg (and Pretoria)

Where to go for the best hikes in Johannesburg and Pretoria Hike: a long walk especially for pleasure or exercise. (Merriam-Webster) I never really bothered much with hiking in Johannesburg until we were locked down in our own province. We started looking for parks and nature reserves in Johannesburg and were thrilled to discover that […]

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10 things to do in West Coast National Park

Things to do in West Coast National Park Situated in the Western Cape, on a stretch of the South African coastline that is renowned for its rugged beauty, the West Coast National Park is a scenic nature reserve with a diverse range of plant, bird, and animal life. The park was established in 1985 and […]

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Madikwe Game Reserve - 11 questions answered

Madikwe Game Reserve - What you need to know 1.What is Madikwe? Madikwe Game Reserve is currently the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa – and one of my personal favourites. Although it is not as well-known among South Africans as the national parks, it is very popular with international tourists, who are lured […]

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L’Escale Resort Marina & Spa Review- Barefoot luxury in a tropical setting

L’Escale Resort Marina & Spa Review In ancient times, wary seafarers travelling from distant lands would find refuge in “stopovers” where they would relax and recover from long journeys before continuing their travels. Based on this concept, the award-winning L’Escale Resort Marina & Spa was created as an exclusive stopover for modern travellers. For us, […]

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Molori Safari – An African dream

Molori Safari Review The word “molori’ means "to dream" in the seTswana language, and Molori Safari truly is a dream in the African wilderness. Situated in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, it was originally built as a private family retreat. After a complete makeover, it was opened to the public in 2007, now boasting a […]

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10 Best things to do in Praslin , Seychelles

Best things to do in Praslin Praslin, the second-largest island in the Seychelles archipelago, is a true paradise on Earth. Historically, it was a former refuge where pirates hid their treasure. These days, its treasures are more of the natural kind. With its white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and lush vegetation, it will mesmerise you […]

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11 Best Things to do on La Digue Island

The Best Things to do on La Digue Island Travellers to Seychelles often wonder which islands they should include on their itinerary. After having been there, I can safely say that all three of the country’s main public islands – Mahe, Praslin and La Digue - are must-visit destinations. We almost left La Digue out […]

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Constance Lemuria Review - Golf and beach paradise

Constance Lemuria Review Our arrival at Constance Lemuria consisted of a short ride by golf cart through a stretch of rain forest dubbed “Jurassic Park” where we were welcomed by Leonardo, one of the resident giant Aldabra tortoises. As we arrived at the reception area, a ceremonious gong was struck and huge imposing doors opened […]

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