Tag: Mpumalanga

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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Walkersons Hotel and Spa - A luxurious countryside getaway

Walkersons Hotel and Spa Review I stopped on the mountain trail and inhaled the intoxicating fresh air. The rest of my family were far ahead of me, but I didn't mind. I wanted to enjoy the picturesque scene below me. I was just outside South Africa’s highest town, Dullstroom. Below me lay the shimmering blue […]

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Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge – an unforgettable luxury safari experience

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge Review There are few experiences more exhilarating than driving through the African bushveld, on an open Landrover, 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 […]

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Sabi River Sun Resort -Golf, nature and family time

Sabi River Sun Resort Review When the city starts becoming claustrophobic, then you know it’s time to make your way to nature for a few days. Which is exactly what we did this holiday. We headed for the natural splendour and scenic surroundings of Sabi River Sun in the Mpumalanga Lowveld. It had been many […]

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10 Unique Things to do in Mpumalanga

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 […]

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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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Family time at Kruger Park Lodge

Review: Kruger Park Lodge The hippos began stirring. The small one rose first. Some of the others followed, while the others remained submerged in the river.  There were about eight of them. A huge male opened his jaws wide to show his dominance. Further up the river, on the edge of the dense woodlands, a […]

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21 photos of Mpumalanga that will make you want to go there

"Mpumalanga" is one of South Africa's most spectacular provinces, with magnificent natural beauty and prolific wildlife.  It is also home to South Africa's largest game reserve, the Kruger National Park which covers almost two million hectares and the Blyde River Canyon, which is the third largest canyon on Earth. Here are 21 photos of Mpumalanga that […]

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6 unique things to experience in Mpumalanga, South Africa

My article on 6 unique things to experience in Mpumalanga, South Africa has been published on the prestigious UK blog "A Luxury Travel Blog". Click here to read it. Click here to see 21 photos of Mpumalanga that will inspire you to visit this beautiful province Click here to read about 4 luxury lodges in South Africa’s Sabi Sabi […]

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Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge - a blissful mountain sanctuary

Once upon a time, high up within the Mpumalanga mountains, highwaymen would steal gold from passing coaches leaving the mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest. This is how the road earned its title of Robbers Pass. Today, at the top of Robbers Pass, you will find a treasure of a different sort – a blissful mountain […]

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Bush adventures in Kruger National Park

Bush adventures in Kruger National Park My husband and I are bush (safari) addicts. We travel to game reserves, utilising any opportunity we get. Armed with the all-important map of the reserve, our checklist promising the many different species one can see there and some snacks to keep us going until we get to the […]

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Kruger National Park…After Dark

We had been driving around Kruger National Park since early morning. We had had an eventful day in which we had encountered several creatures that we didn’t normally see, perhaps due to the recent heavy rains. Smaller creatures,such a mongoose, tortoises, chameleons and snakes. Larger creatures, such as the lion, elephants, rhinos and hippos were […]

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