It's official! Face masks are gone and Covid-19 border checks have been dropped in South Africa with immediate effect. Visitors to South Africa are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test. What more is there to say, except: "See you soon on safari in South Africa!"
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Cape Town is the greatest city in the world to visit right now according to a recent article in the UK's Telegraph. If you're looking for a destination that feels pre-pandemic normal and that's bursting with life, then South Africa's Mother City is the place to be. After 24 months of lockdowns and travel bans, Cape Town and the surrounding Cape Winelands have risen from the ashes like a phoenix, revitalized, revamped and ready to welcome visitors back.
With its rich cultural heritage, dramatic landscapes, beautiful beaches and spectacular wildlife, Africa is the perfect honeymoon destination. With each country offering something unique, how do you choose which one to visit? For their honeymoon, Billy and Jenny Peat chose to combine the best Africa has to offer — South Africa, Kenya and Zanzibar — on an epic 35-day romantic getaway. We caught up with them after their return to the UK.
Tanzania's Southern Circuit may not be well-known but that is where many safari veterans go when they want to avoid the masses in Tanzania's more popular Northern parks. It is not only the absence of crowds that keeps experienced safari-goers coming back to the Southern Safari Circuit year after year, but it is also the rewarding game viewing experience and the chance to explore some of the country's most remote and beautiful landscapes.
Every year, almost 200,000 safari-goers flock to the Serengeti in Tanzania to witness the wildlife drama of the Great Wildebeest Migration. If a safari in the Serengeti is on your bucket list but you want to avoid the hustle and bustle, take a look at our tips on how to avoid the crowds.
The green Kalahari is a magical, ancient paradise in South Africa's Northern Cape Province. We interviewed our managing director, Onne Vegter, about his recent visit to Tswalu Game Reserve and asked him what he thought of Tswalu and the game viewing experience.
Birthplace of the African safari and home to the Great Migration, East Africa is one of Africa's premier game viewing destinations. We explore what you can expect from an East African safari throughout the year.
Best news in eight months! On 11 November 2020, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa announced the country would reopen its borders to all international travellers.
South Africa is reopening its borders to international travellers from low risk countries on 1 October 2020. Which countries are deemed high risk? What restrictions can visitors to the country expect and what measures have been put into place to ensure their safety?
Tanzania is open for business and welcoming tourists. Botswana and Namibia have hardly any cases of Covid-19 but remain closed. What is happening in Africa and where can you go on safari right now, or soon?
Amazing outdoor adventure, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, long stretches of untouched, sandy beaches, breathtaking scenery, Big Five safaris and luxury on a budget are just six reasons that make South Africa a wonderful destination for honeymooners.
Toward the end of 2019, a British journalist claimed that Victoria Falls was busy drying up due to climate change, and only a trickle of water was left. What is going on? Fake news, that's what is going on!
The Masai Mara in Kenya is most famous for the annual wildebeest migration, which peaks around August and September. But is this reserve worth visiting outside of migration season, after the great herds have moved on?
The Manyeleti Game Reserve is one of the lesser known game reserves that form part of the greater Kruger Park. But how does the Manyeleti compare to its more famous neighbours like the Sabi Sand? Let's find out!
Astronomical fuel price increases sparked a series of protests that quickly turned ugly. But what is the situation in Zimbabwe and is it cause for alarm, especially for tourists planning to visit this spectacular country?
If you're looking for the ultimate African safari, there's a small (in African terms) triangle of safari heaven where Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet: Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Lake Kariba and Mana Pools that will tick all the boxes.
Most heart-warming to see how Cape Town has bounced back from the edge of a drought disaster! Thanks to good recent rainfall, dam levels are now at 65,9%, up from last week's 65.3% - with more heavy rains forecast for the week ahead!
The definitive guide on the differences between the Kruger National Park and the adjacent Private Reserves.
Just a few months ago, Cape Town was in the grips of the worst drought in history. But thanks to substantial and very welcome recent rains, the future is giving locals much to sing about.
A visit to Namibia could change you forever. There's something about its largely-uninhabited wide open spaces, fascinating people and cultures, vast distances, desert-adapted wildlife and arid, stark landscapes that touches your very soul.
The Democratic Alliance Leader of the Western Cape, Mmusi Maimane, announced on 7 March 2018 that #DayZero will NOT be happening in 2018 as long as residents continue their valiant water-saving efforts.
Latest update: The City of Cape Town's dreaded #DayZero (when the dams fall below 13.5% and taps would be turned off in all but essential areas) has been pushed back again to 9 July 2018, by which time the winter rains should have started.
We're as passionate about wildlife and safaris as anyone could be. But for some, there are some many new and different 'safari' adventures you are able to experience in Southern Africa that are somewhat a little more unusual ...
We're often asked if it's easy to travel and safari in Southern Africa as a family unit. Our answer? "Of course, yes!" But don't take our word for it ... see what the Feldman Family has to say.