Category: Africa

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge - Place of the Rock

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge Review It is said that construction on Kwa Maritane began centuries ago...The lodge is built on the slopes of an ancient volcano in the area now known as Pilanesberg Game Reserve and is overlooked by huge granite boulders. I had been to the reserve for day visits before but had never […]

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Why you should stay at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort

Avani Victoria Falls Resort Review A stay at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort and its sister hotel, The Royal Livingstone, provides a great opportunity to tick experiences off one’s bucket list. For example - see one of the seven natural wonders of the world, go horse riding in a game reserve, get massaged overlooking the […]

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Hunters Rest – a historic countryside gem

Protea Hotel by Marriott Hunters Rest Millions of years ago, long before Mount Everest was formed, the Magaliesberg mountains were created. Over time, as the area turned lush and green, it became home to a diverse range of fauna and flora. Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards and perhaps even dinosaurs, were just some of the creatures […]

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9 Things to do in Port Elizabeth + Day Trips

Things to do in Port Elizabeth Port Elizabeth (PE) is a beautiful city on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Part of the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality, it is also known as the windy city or the friendly city - although I prefer the latter moniker. Although it is not as popular as Cape Town […]

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Sea views and stylish living at Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth

Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth Review Port Elizabeth has much going in its favour. The friendly city on the Sunshine Coast is located on the shores of the Indian Ocean and is part of the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality. Home to twenty Blue Flag Beaches, it is also referred to as the ‘Water sport capital of Africa.’ […]

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Wildlife & waterfalls at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

"No one can imagine the beauty of the view from anything witnessed in England. It had never been seen before by European eyes; but scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight." This is what David Livingstone said when he first witnessed the Victoria Falls, on the border of Zimbabwe […]

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Knysna History and Charm at The Lofts Boutique Hotel

The Lofts Boutique Hotel Review In July 1869, Arndt Leonard Thesen, a timber merchant from Norway, left his home with his wife and nine children, with plans to start a new life in New Zealand. Their ship encountered problems near Cape Town, and they decided to stay in South Africa. Arndt settled down with his […]

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Etosha Safari Lodge - Family-friendly gateway to Etosha

Etosha Safari Lodge Review Etosha is the oldest national park in Namibia, and one of the largest national parks in Africa. What makes it special is the Etosha Pan, a huge shimmering white salt pan spanning almost 5000 kilometres and a quarter of the park. The Etosha Pan is the largest salt pan in Africa […]

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Okonjima and the AfriCat Foundation

Okonjima and the AfriCat Foundation Why does man destroy that which he does not understand? When we destroy in ignorance, we reap the unexpected . . . It is only through education, that the men, women and children of Africa will come to understand that we must learn to live within our wilderness and not without." Author […]

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Exploring Cape Country Routes with the Supertubes Collection in Jeffreys Bay

Stop anyone with a wet suit anywhere in the world and ask them where the number one surf spot in South Africa is and their answer will be an emphatic 'J-Bay!'. Jeffreys Bay, affectionately known as J-Bay, is a surfer’s paradise well-known for its perfect waves, beaches and sea shells. It lies on the Sunshine […]

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The Best Ways to Get Around Cape Town

Cape Town is a beautiful city in South Africa that welcomes thousands of visitors every year. The city is famous for its harbour and well-known landmarks like Cape Point and Table Mountain. The media tends to portray South Africa as a dangerous place to visit and its high crime rate is no secret. However, out […]

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Flying high at Sky Villa Boutique Hotel

Sky Villa Boutique Hotel Review “Use every second of the night to dream about all that you want to achieve in life and use every second of the following day to achieve every dream you saw the last night.” These were the inspiring words that accompanied our bedtime chocolates with turndown at Sky Villa Boutique […]

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