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Sizing Up - 5 Days of Pure Kruger vs Kruger/Private Reserve Combo
November 9, 2017 by Alison

We're often asked which is the best option to go for - uninterrupted Kruger Magic (Kruger National Park is the jewel of Southern Africa's national parks) - or absolute luxury at a private safari lodge at one of the reserves adjoining Kruger? Well, let's look at some of the finer points ...

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Keeping You Safe On Safari ...
April 4, 2017 by Alison

We are often asked about health and safety precautions when it comes to going on a safari. Things like, what vaccinations are necessary? Which mosquito repellent to use? Which are the best anti-malarial drugs, and so on. We take a closer look at some practical advice ...

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7 Best Ways to "Do" Kruger
February 22, 2017 by Alison

There's no contest that Kruger National Park is the top safari destination in Southern Africa. If it's not right up there on your bucket list, it should be! But what are the best ways of experiencing this wildlife wonderland?

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Airbnb: Bad Idea or Good Idea?
February 5, 2017 by Onne

Airbnb has become a very popular way to find accommodation anywhere in the world. The question is, when is it a good idea to use Airbnb and when is it perhaps a bad idea? Should you use Airbnb on your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa, for example? Let's examine the pros and cons.

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Five Lesser-Known Safari Destination Gems
December 8, 2016 by Briony Chisholm

Everybody knows about the bigger, more famous, game parks in Africa: Serengeti, Kruger, Masai Mara, to name just three. Here we bring you five of our favourite less well-known parks, and why they're worth a visit.

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Sabi Sand - North vs South vs West?
October 6, 2016 by Alison

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is divided into the northern, western and the southern sectors. While there is somewhat of an overlap in the type of bush and wildlife you’re likely to see in each region, there are some practical differences and considerations ...

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Lions Almost Scare the Spots Off a Leopard - and Steal its Kill!
August 17, 2016 by Alison

One of our guides managed to capture some incredible film and video footage recently on safari in the Kruger National Park - a leopard made a successful kill which was unceremoniously 'stolen' by lion, leaving the leopard hungry and frustrated - but lucky to escape with its life.

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Enticing Etosha - why it's Namibia's Number One
June 23, 2016 by Alison

Talk about going on a safari in Namibia and the first name that comes to mind is Etosha National Park. But where exactly is Etosha - and why is it the number one destination for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers?

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How to Choose the Best Safari Destination - Part 2
May 31, 2016 by Onne

In part one of this two-part series, we looked at selecting the best destination or game reserve for your safari. In part two, we will look at how to choose the best lodge or camp for your safari. Grab a coffee and enjoy the read!

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How to Choose the Best Safari Destination - Part 1
May 28, 2016 by Onne

Choosing a good safari destination is key to ensuring a great safari experience. But where do you start? With so many different safari destinations to choose from, how do you choose the right one for your safari? This is part 1 of a 2-part series.

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iSimangaliso: Wetland Paradise
February 4, 2016 by Briony Chisholm

iSimangaliso was South Africa's first World Heritage Site, declared in 1999. Formerly known as Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, it was renamed in 2007 and its name now translates as ‘miracle and wonder’. Visit this wetland eden and prepare to be amazed by its abundant ecosystems, lakes, hippos, crocs, birds, dunes, ancient traditions, swamp forests, miles of unspoilt beaches and so much more.

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Safari Serenity: Nine Rejuvenating Safari Spots
January 21, 2016 by Briony Chisholm

Today's fast-paced living takes its toll. Every now and again, we need to step aside, step away and restore ourselves and our sanity. Here are our favourite 9 safari lodges where you can do just that ...

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Up in the Air
January 12, 2016 by Alison

Come fly with us over Tanzania's endless Serengeti National Park in a hot air balloon! Watch as our hot air balloon bumps into a dead tree, giving us all a bit of a fright. Our pilot saw the momentary panic on people's faces as we approached the tree and said, "No worries, no worries," just before we crashed into the top of the tree, breaking off some branches.

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Just how cheap is South Africa really for a tourist?
September 8, 2015 by Onne

South Africa's currency, the Rand, is steadily been losing value against the US Dollar, the British Pound and the Euro. More so this past week with the latest cabinet reshuffle. South Africa has never been more affordable - if you're paying in one of these top currencies. Let's take a look at just how cheap South Africa is at the moment.

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Why use a tour operator?
August 28, 2015 by Onne

The internet and online bookings have transformed the way people make travel bookings. In an age where we so easily book everything online, does it still make sense to book through a tour operator?

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5 Good Reasons to Book Far in Advance
July 27, 2015 by Onne

There is a growing trend toward booking at short notice. Even in the last 10 years, we have increasingly seen people contact us at short notice (less than 3 months before travel) to arrange their trip. It's easy to do nowadays. But is it a good idea or is it still better to book in advance?

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To tip or not to tip
December 15, 2014 by Onne

Of course, we are not talking about tipping over or tipping the bottle or tipping the scale. Tipping is a contentious issue because different countries have different tipping cultures. Find out what is customary on an African safari when it comes to tipping.

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The Most Important Secret to a Great Safari - Part 2
November 14, 2014 by Onne

If you read part one of this two-part blog post, you will know by now what the most important secret is to a great safari experience. There are other factors of course that determine the quality of a safari, but let's continue with this key ingredient and see why it makes such a difference.