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When will South Africa reopen for tourists?
June 8, 2020 by Onne Vegter

Unsubstantiated news reports have been doing the rounds that South Africa might only open to international tourists from February 2021. Is this accurate? When exactly will South Africa open again for inbound tourism? We discuss what we know at this point, and why South Africa might reopen for tourists as soon as September 2020.

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South Africa's Lockdown Through the Eyes of a Nature Guide
May 30, 2020 by Dianne Kokkonidis

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa went into lockdown. The result was devastating. Overnight, visits to national parks and game reserves stopped, safari lodges closed their doors and millions of people lost their livelihoods. One of those affected, wildlife guide Frank Watts, put pen to paper and documented his emotional experience of life in South Africa during the lockdown.

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5 of the Best African Safari Tours
April 22, 2020 by Onne Vegter

Our handpicked list of the 5 best African safari tours gives you five great safari options to choose from, each of them "best" for a specific reason. Right now, during the Covid19 pandemic, you can book any of these tours without paying a deposit. This is a great time to start planning for next year!

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COVID-19 message from Wild Wings Safaris
March 14, 2020 by Wild Wings Safaris

We care deeply about the safety of our guests, safari guides and employees who are more than simply individuals to us, but members of a worldwide family whose enthusiasm for exploring Africa is heartwarming. With this in mind, we'd like to share with you how we are approaching the fallout from this global crisis.

Feature Blog Six Reasons to Honeymoon in South Africa
6 Reasons to Honeymoon in South Africa
January 30, 2020 by Dianne Kokkonidis

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.

Advice and Inspiration from African Safari Addicts - Nambia
Advice from African Safari Addicts
September 19, 2019 by Dianne Kokkonidis

Our consultants are passionate about African safaris. Any chance they get to explore national parks and game reserves anywhere on the continent, they grab with both hands. Here are some comments, tips and inspiration from our consultants, based on their own travels.

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"Best Ever Kruger Tour"
August 23, 2019 by Dianne Kokkonidis

"Best Ever Kruger Tour" - this is the title of just one of the many amazing reviews we've received from our guests on platforms like TripAdvisor. In this blog we share a couple of our favourite highlights with you from recent reviews left by guests. And we end off with a superbly edited music video by "Ham Fam".

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What NOT to wear on safari!
October 30, 2018 by Ashlee Wilson

Especially if it's your first time on safari, you're probably wondering what you should wear. What's right - what's wrong? You want to 'fit in' yet look good at it. Let's see if we can dispel some of your anxieties.

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Singing in the Rain
June 22, 2018 by Alison

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.

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Safety Tips for Tourists
May 10, 2018 by Onne

In this handy blog post we list a number of safety tips for tourists, to minimise your chances of falling victim to crime while visiting South Africa. Updated in 2020.

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Is it safe to travel to South Africa?
April 23, 2018 by Onne

This remains one of the most common questions from people wanting to do an African safari. How safe is it really to travel to South Africa? We take a hard and honest look at this important question. Updated in 2020.

Table Mountain By Night
Cape Town, You Beauty! No #DayZero in 2018
March 13, 2018 by Alison

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.

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Cape Town Open For Business!
February 14, 2018 by Alison

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.

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Surfing safaris ... or cooking crazy?
October 5, 2017 by Alison

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 ...

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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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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.