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.

10 Things to do in Mpumalanga

The place of the rising sun – isn’t this a terrific introduction for a province? There is no other in South Africa which has such a sense of allure behind its name. Yes, the Place of Gold (Gauteng) does boast a wealth of natural resources, but Mpumalanga province is rightfully named as being the place where the sun rises, where the first morning rays of golden sunshine streams through onto a...

Discover the Waterberg

Found in Limpopo Province, the scenic Waterberg region is a true hidden gem, unknown to many locals and international tourists alike, but loved deeply by those who have been willing to stray a little from the more beaten paths in South Africa. Truth be told, you don’t have to stray far. Exclusive, pristine Big 5 game reserves like Welgevonden Game Reserve are, in fact, less than a three...

10 Must-Do Activities in the Garden Route

The Garden Route is a magical place. To compliment the various small and charming towns along its coastline is a pristine landscape that is second to none. Here are ten must-do activities when visiting the Garden Route – a treasure of the Western Cape.   Visit Robberg Nature Reserve Eight kilometres south of Plettenberg Bay is the famous Robberg Nature Reserve on a peninsula...

5 Tips for Safari Virgins

Surely no one ever forgets their first time on safari. While subsequent safaris might deepen your understanding and appreciation of the bush, that first time should always be special. With this in mind, here are a few simple tips to make sure that you get the absolute most out of your first safari: Be Patient Remember, this is not the Discovery Channel. Those guys take months, years...

Family-Friendly Pilanesberg

The words "family" and "safari" aren't always a good fit, but if you can't find a way to leave the little terrors at home, Pilanesberg National Park is certainly your best bet. Pilanesberg has developed a reputation as South Africa's most popular park and this is largely due to its family appeal. So what sets it apart from the pack in this regard? The 4 'A's: Accessibility  By road,...

10 Spectacular South African birds not be missed

Birdwatching is truly a serene pastime.  A kingdom of colour and sound awaits those who step into nature to partake in observing these animals which can be, interestingly enough, traced back to dinosaurs. In South Africa we are privileged to have over 800 different bird species frequenting our multitude of varying eco-systems. From the arid Kalahari up north, right down to the Cape and across...
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