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Ever been lucky enough to see a herd of elephant on the move? Then you'll have noticed that the babies are snuck away safely between the adults. Sometimes, they hold onto the elephant's tail in front with their little trunks (more cuteness). But what is the story behind cuteness in animals - besides giving you some of the best once-in-a-lifetime wildlife photography shots?
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.
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.
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.
When you're on safari in Africa, especially for the first time, it's good to take anti-malarial prophylaxis. But insect bites can be annoying and spoil an otherwise perfect holiday. Here's some great advice on how to prevent being bitten in the first place ...
Can I still see white rhinos in the wild? Following the sad news that the last male northern white rhino had died, leaving only two females, the northern white rhino is now virtually extinct. Some tourists have expressed concern that they will no longer be able to see white rhinos.
There has been a great deal about South Africa's land reform policies in the international media. As with any sensitive, emotive issue, there are some out-the-park claims by extreme political groups, both left and right. But what is the crux and what do tourists have to do with it all? Let's try and consider the facts.
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]
Everyone always says the dry season (June to September) is the best time of year to visit the Kruger National Park in South Africa. And that is mostly true, but let me share a secret with you. Please don't tell anyone else. The best month to visit Kruger is...