Category: Africa

Discover Africa’s Inspiring Luxury Eco-Lodges

Prince Harry is committed to African conservation projects that protect wildlife and habitats. He was appointed the President of the African Parks charity in 2017. The prince’s fondness for African holidays is also renowned, and he’s not alone in appreciating the singular beauty of Africa’s flora and fauna. Luxury eco-tourism is all the rage these […]

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Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge – an unforgettable luxury safari experience

There are few experiences more exhilarating than driving through the African bushveld, on an open Landrover at full throttle, under the gaze of the orange sun – as you spot wild animals in their natural habitat. You are galaxies away from the concrete jungle and you are at one with nature. And when this experience […]

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Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway - an exquisite safari retreat

Deep in the lush bushveld of Welgevonden Game Reserve, perched at the edge of a spectacular gorge, and overlooking a meandering river, lies an exquisite sanctuary called Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway . I recently got to experience this lavish five-star retreat with my family.  I had heard much about the private Welgevonden (meaning “well-found”) Game Reserve […]

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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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Ichingo Chobe River Lodge – an authentic African river safari experience

As the sun began descending on to the horizon, the impalas and the baboons began streaming onto the riverbanks from the forests over the hill. There were tens of each, big and small. The baboons frolicked playfully while the impalas behaved more gracefully. Then the kudus arrived. They were joined by warthogs and banded mongoose […]

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Chobe National Park & the African Quadripoint

Being the safari addict that I am, Chobe National Park in Botswana had been on my bucket list for a long time. After all, it is one of Africa’s best safari destinations. While researching my trip to Victoria Falls, I was surprised to discover how near it actually was from there.  I was even more […]

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Things to do in Johannesburg – The Collectors Treasury

If you’ve ever dreamt about getting lost among thousands of books, then The Collectors Treasury would be a likely setting. Situated in Johannesburg’s Commissioner Street, near the trendy Maboneng area, this is the largest used and rare bookshop in Africa, and possibly in the Southern Hemisphere. I went there with my book-loving family. With over […]

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Hartford House -The only world-class hotel on a world-class stud farm in the world  

The picturesque Kwazulu Natal countryside is a region steeped in history. The Zulus, the Boers and the British fought fierce battles for dominion of the territory here and Mahatma Gandhi served as a stretcher bearer for the British (before the advent of satyagraha), in one of these battles. Here, Winston Churchill was captured while reporting […]

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10 Things to do in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga is one of my favourite provinces in South Africa. Meaning "the place where the sun rises", it is blessed with breath-taking natural beauty and abundant wildlife - which attracts tourists from around the world. Personally, I become more enamored of this province every time I go there. I am also surprised by how many […]

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12 Tips for Travelling to Namibia

Namibia is unlike any other country I’ve been to before and I made a few mistakes when travelling there for the first time. However, I have learnt from the experience. Here are my tips for travelling to Namibia . There are 4 main aspects to consider when travelling to Namibia on a DIY trip:  flights […]

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Kruger Safari Packing List - 12 Essentials For Your Vacation

Everyone who visits South Africa should go on a safari at Kruger. The Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in the world, with a massive variety of animals and an ever-changing landscape indigenous to Southern Africa. Safaris here are the best way to spot the Big Five in their natural habitat, […]

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What to expect on a safari

Going on safari is an incredible experience, one that I personally cannot get enough of. The more I go, the more I want to go. It is also unlike any other holiday you may have been on and it is therefore helpful to know what to expect when going on your first safari. 1. Early […]

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