What makes Madikwe special?

Madikwe Game Reserve is an ongoing success story. Prior to 1991, this region of land in the North-West Province was far from pristine – extensive cattle grazing, poor agricultural maintenance and economic depression made this an area hardly worth remembering. But it was in August of that year when the new 60 000ha Madikwe Game Reserve was announced, a joint-management, community upliftment...

5 Affordable Getaways To Check Out This Summer

This summer, take advantage of these affordable and recommended destinations across South Africa.   Pilanesberg Tented Safari Camp The newly-opened Pilanesberg Tented Safari Camp offers something special in the Pilanesberg National Park. As the name implies, tented accommodation is provided within the popular Manyane resort, and each of the two-sleeper, raised tented units come...

Basic Tips for Better Safari Photography

In recent years, wildlife photography has shifted from a niche pursuit firmly into the mainstream, and safari-goers across South Africa and beyond are becoming increasingly interested in capturing their own iconic images from the bush. For any of you who are new to or looking to join this wildlife photography revolution, here are a few basic tips to help you in the field: Light is...

South Africa’s cutest wildlife moments caught on camera

The best moments in nature often present themselves when least expected. And by best moments, I’m referring to the encounters that can trigger fantastic emotions. Awe, surprise and excitement are some of the more standard reactions felt while on a game drive. But sometimes one is privileged enough to see newly-born and young animals too, sparking ‘oohs

The best of Madikwe on Instagram last week

Take a look and see what was happening in and around Madikwe Game Reserve this past week on Instagram. A photo posted by EvrenGuzel (@evrenaki) on Jul 2, 2016 at 2:14pm PDT A photo posted by AlayneRuby (@alayneruby_photography) on Jul 1, 2016 at 2:02am PDT A video posted by Dan Chaknova (@danchaknova) on Jun 30, 2016 at 9:23pm PDT A photo posted by...

Discover Welgevonden’s new Mhondoro Lodge

Sometimes, in the long run, terrible tragedy can be turned into something resoundingly positive. This is certainly the case for Mhondoro Game Lodge, which recently reopened to the public two years after a devastating fire razed it to the ground. The new lodge, found in Limpopo's Welgevonden Game Reserve, is undoubtedly the most stylish and luxurious in this beautiful Big 5 malaria-free...

Go Camping in the Namaqualand Flowers this Spring

Spring is a special time of year. The change of season, the beginning of new life. The nights remain cold, but the days warm up and the sun begins to rise increasingly earlier, little by little. Those who have visited the spectacular annual display of wild flowers in the Namaqualand during spring will know that it’s a worthy contender of being one of the best natural shows in South Africa....

Things to do in Cape Town during winter

If visiting Cape Town during the winter months, you'll find that many of the locals tend to go into hibernation at this time of year. But while the beaches might have emptied and the braais are much fewer and further between, for those in the know there is still a wealth of events, activities and attractions to enjoy in the Mother City. Markets Cape Town has a growing number of...

5 Nocturnal Animals You May Encounter on a Safari Night Drive in South Africa

Going on a night-drive returns a different experience entirely. Rare, nocturnal animals come out of their daytime retreats and provide fleeting glimpses for onlookers. Here are some of the elusive animals you may encounter while on a safari night drive in South Africa. PANGOLIN An unmistakable resident which is found throughout savannah woodlands in the northern parts of South...

South African Conservation Triumphs

The steady destruction of the vast majority of South Africa’s wildlife began with the arrival of European settlers in the mid-17th century and continued through to the early decades of the 20th century.

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