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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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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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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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Magical Madikwe - much more than just malaria-free
July 27, 2015 by Alison

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 ...

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10 Lodges With The Best Waterhole Views
March 14, 2015 by Briony Chisholm

Ten safari destinations where you'll not only get great sightings on game drives, but also from the comfort of the lodge deck. Sip on a G&T and watch as the animals come down to drink just a few metres away. This is African safari at its best.

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10 Most Romantic Valentine and Honeymoon Safari Destinations
February 4, 2015 by Onne

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.

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Size Does Matter - So Let's Focus on the Little Ones
September 9, 2014 by Alison

There seem to be misconceptions about being able to take children on an African safari. Some parents stress about child-minding services for their kids while they're out on game drives. There's no need to stress. Many safari lodges and tented camps in top destinations are extremely child-friendly - some even have dedicated entertainment and wildlife activity programmes to ensure your children enjoy their safari just as much as you do!

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Zimbabwe: is it the best-kept safari secret in 2014?
July 31, 2014 by Alison

Zimbabwe ... its name conjures up images of political strife and economic instability. But it seems, since 2009, Zimbabwe has been slowly waking up again ... and is one of the safari destinations you should try to get to - before the word gets out ...

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Why Timbavati Game Reserve?
July 29, 2014 by Landia

What makes Timbavati Private Game Reserve special? Of the countless wildlife safari destinations across Africa, the first-class game reserves in Greater Kruger are some of the best. Here's what sets Timbavati apart from the rest.

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Pairing Southern Africa's Top Safari Destinations
June 25, 2014 by Landia

When you're planning on flying to Southern Africa for a safari adventure, it helps to know which top destinations can be easily combined. Several of the best safari highlights of the region lie within easy reach of one another, making for a diverse African experience within a manageable timeframe and budget.

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Best Places To See Rhinos, Leopards, Cheetahs or Wild Dogs
May 7, 2014 by Onne

What are the best destinations to see rhinos in Africa? What about some of the more elusive predators, such as leopards, cheetahs or wild dogs? These animal species are not equally common everywhere, and it helps to know where you might be most likely to see them.

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Kruger Park or Sabi Sand?
March 12, 2014 by Onne

Which is better - a safari in the Kruger National Park or in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve? What's the difference between the two? And what are the pros and cons of each? I've done both types of safaris many times, so let's take a closer look.

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Victoria Falls - Zambia side or Zimbabwe side?
March 3, 2014 by Onne

Victoria Falls - or the Smoke that Thunders, as the locals know it - is one of the most spectacular and popular destinations in Africa. The falls are situated on the mighty Zambezi River between Zambia to the north and Zimbabwe to the south. So which side is best to visit? Let's take a look.