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?
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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.
Cape Town is in the grips of a serious water shortage. Now officially escalated to disaster status, with doomsayers predicting that Day Zero (when there is NO water) is about mid-April 2018. But how much is hype and how much is the grim reality? We are trying to keep you up-to-date with objective news and perspective on the situation. [Updated 6 Feb 2018]
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Virtually undiscovered by many, KwaZulu-Natal Province on South Africa's east coast offers a treasure trove of sights, history and culture - combining the best of beach, bush and battefields.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa's North-West Province, has several surprises in store. It's one of the best conservation areas in Africa. It's a Big 5 reserve. It's malaria-free. And it has a whole lot more to offer ...
With Valentine's Day around the corner, we bring you 10 of the most romantic safari destinations in Southern Africa. These safari camps and lodges are perfect for couples who want that extra special sparkle to make their honeymoon or Valentine safari getaway simply unforgettable.
There seems to be some misconceptions about being able to take children on an African safari. Some parents seemed to have stressed about making complicated child-minding plans for while they were planning to be away. But nothing could be further from the truth. Many safari lodges and tented camps in top destinations are extremely child-friendly - some have even developed dedicated entertainment and activity programmes to ensure your children enjoy their safari just as much as you do.