Category: South Africa

5 classic two-centre African adventures

5 classic two-centre African adventures

Sometimes we just don’t have a lot of time, but we still want all the excitement that only Africa can give. Never fear, there are some absolute classic two centre adventures across the continent that will satisfy your adventurous urges but that you can squeeze into a week! Cape Town & Kruger – South Africa […]

Top 5 most amazing hotels to put on your bucket list

Top 5 most amazing hotels to put on your bucket list

During these troubled times in which the world and especially the tourism industry is finding itself, we can’t ignore the fact that the longer this crisis is taking, the more we are dreaming of those ultimate holidays. And who can blame us, I mean, how many regret not taking that extra trip earlier this year, […]

Our favourite African National Parks

Our favourite African National Parks

National Parks are considered some of the most diverse and beautiful areas within Africa. Protected for the ecological status and diversity, these parks contribute hugely to the local and national economies and perception of the countries that they reside in. In an ever-increasingly busy modern world, at times it is hard to find the solitude […]

5 must-visit destinations in Southern Africa

5 must-visit destinations in Southern Africa

Southern Africa has so much variety that is hard to know where to start. Without trying to fit every destination into one holiday, it is better to take your time and explore a couple of places at a more leisurely pace. Below are five of the best destinations to visit with a few examples of […]

5 fabulous food adventures in South Africa

5 fabulous food adventures in South Africa

Many travellers returning from a trip to South Africa can’t stop raving about the delicious food they ate while there. Yet, strangely enough, South Africa doesn’t jump to mind when talking about gastronomic travel, but it really, really should! We have gone in search, with empty tummies and suitably clad with elasticated waste bands, of […]

Photograph of the week: The Berlin Falls in Mpumalanga, South Africa

Photograph of the week: The Berlin Falls in Mpumalanga, South Africa

Although South Africa’s Mpumalanga province is better known as “the place where the sun rises”, it is also the place where the water falls. Renowned for its magnificent natural wonders and panoramas guaranteed to beautify your Instagram feed, the province boasts a higher density of waterfalls than anywhere else in Southern Africa. Impressive waterfalls flow […]

Oceanfront in Cape Town

Oceanfront in Cape Town

There is no denying that Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In no small part thanks to her position, languishing on the shores of the southern Atlantic. From the heart of the city to the far reaches of the Cape Peninsula rugged mountain backdrops are hemmed in by the […]

5 of the best luxury sleep-outs and treehouses in Africa

5 of the best luxury sleep-outs and treehouses in Africa

From simple tented camps set around a fire to large luxury lodges with air conditioning and private plunge pools, there is a vast range of accommodation in Africa to suite every taste and budget. One of the most interesting developments over the last few years has been in increasing popularity of luxury sleep-outs and treehouses. […]

Wilderness in waiting: Conservation during COVID-19

Wilderness in waiting: Conservation during COVID-19

‘Wilderness in waiting’ is a four-part weekly series, highlighting Africa’s proud wildlife heritage during the COVID pandemic. Without the regular revenue-flow from tourism, many of the conservation and community projects caring for Africa’s most vulnerable wildlife and people are themselves, now under threat. I spoke with several luxury lodges around Africa to hear their reflections, what […]

Wildlife documentaries you must watch in lockdown

Wildlife documentaries you must watch in lockdown

With a lot of the world in a state of ‘lock-down’ in one form or another, there is no better time to be transported to Africa from the comfort of your own armchair. Exploring some of our favourite wildlife documentaries will give you hours of entertainment, but may also serve as some inspiration as to […]

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Top 5 places in Africa to see endangered animals

Most animals in Africa are to some extent endangered, though the term usually refers to an animal that is in danger of extinction. The causes are mostly linked to mankind – poaching for food or the pet and “medicinal” trades, as well as loss of habitat due to climate change and competition for land. High […]

Your travel memories are hiding in your house - go find them

Your travel memories are hiding in your house – go find them

Vivian Green wrote; “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” It seems like the world is waiting for the storm to pass. As every news channel, inspirational Instagram post, and YouTube video, is collectively pointing out, I can look at this as a chance to restart, […]

The best places to see wild dogs in Southern Africa

The best places to see wild dogs in Southern Africa

If you ask first-time safari-goers what they are most looking forward to seeing in the wild, their answers are inevitably very similar. Lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, rhinos and “if we are lucky, the elusive leopard”. Frankly, who can argue with that. It’s like asking someone on their first trip to France what they want to […]

Earth's top 5 eco-luxury places to stay

Earth’s top 5 eco-luxury places to stay

Further to my last post about travelling sustainably when we can travel again, this post highlights my Top 5 favourite accommodation providers that take sustainability seriously, both in their design and construction, and their daily practices. Kasiiya Tented Camp, Costa Rica The latest eco-luxe camp in the Americas, the forest and wildlife have top priority […]

Future travel inspiration: the best safaris in Africa

Future travel inspiration: the best safaris in Africa

When thinking about watching wild animals roam the open plains only one destination normally comes to mind – Africa. The mother continent is home to an astonishing number of animals which make safaris one of the most exciting experiences on the globe. Not much can compare to a stampede of wildebeest as they embark on […]

How to visit South Africa during lockdown

How to visit South Africa during lockdown

We are all experiencing COVID-19 in our own way, and many of us had to cancel trips. When all of this will be over, and how the travel industry will look once it can start operating again, is a big question mark. But in the meanwhile we are all bound to stay at home and […]