Author Archive | Cameron Duncan

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Pack For a Purpose with Hoops 4 Hope

WHAT DOES ‘PACK WITH A PURPOSE’ MEAN ? Your international flight allowance to Cape Town is very generous, but your internal flights onto the safari lodges have luggage restrictions. Why not use the extra space to pack a few items that could really make a difference to a wonderful charitable initiative we support? Hoops 4 […]

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Southern Destinations Partners with Home From Home

Southern Destinations is proud to announce our new CSI partnership with Uthando’s education support program, Home from Home! We’ve always been a big fan of the work that Uthando do, and have collaborated on several smaller projects in the past, so it was only a matter of time before we ‘made it official’… Founded by […]

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Interview with Star Guide Mark Murison

We have been working with Mark for almost 15 years now and besides knowing each other really well, he instinctively knows how we like our clients to be treated and how we work. We can confidently say that visitors to South Africa who get Mark as a guide are in excellent hands. As an extension […]

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Miarestate: The Wild Coast’s New Boutique Hotel

South Africa’s Wild Coast conjures up images of pristine, untouched coastline dotted with rural Xhosa villages and the occasional backpacker’s lodge tucked into the coastal forest at romantically named places like Coffee Bay and Hole in the Wall. As with many of the world’s unspoilt, remote destinations, it’s the young and intrepid traveller community that […]

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#SafariSoulmates Is A Wrap!

Whew, what a week! As most of you know, we’ve just wrapped up our #SafariSoulmates campaign – which was by far and away the largest we’ve ever undertaken. While we knew that our prize was awesome and was sure to get people interested, we could never have anticipated just how interested so many people were […]

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#SafariSoulmates Finalist: Sean Stack

Sean Stack is an outdoor enthusiast of note and is up crack of dawn most mornings to hit the various bike trails of Cape Town. Always on the lookout for adventure, Sean heads up a popular lifestyle website that sees him racing BMWs one day and taking in exotic locations the next. His Instagram submission […]

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#SafariSoulmates Finalist: Mike Eloff

Mike Eloff, or @thelawry as he is known on Twitter and Instagram, is somewhat of a photographic visionary. His #DailySunset project is now well into its third year and sees Mike photograph the setting sun (or partial sun, as is the case in Winter) every evening. Now that’s dedication! His #SafariSoulmates submission was his girlfriend […]

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Dawn Jorgensen

#SafariSoulmates Finalist: Dawn Jorgensen

Intrepid explorer and self-proclaimed ‘Afriphile’, Dawn Jorgensen blew us away with her YouTube Southern Destinations #safarisoulmates submission. Whilst almost every other entrant chose to showcase their loved ones or best friends, Dawn stated that her favourite travel companion was Africa itself. And we couldn’t agree more! You can help Dawn win by sharing this post using the Social Sharing buttons […]

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Kim Fairbank

#SafariSoulmates Finalist: Kimberly Guy Fairbank

When it comes to sheer video creativity and quirkiness, Kimberly leads the way. Her various #SafariSoulmates inspired YouTube submissions had the office in hysterics, so selecting her as a finalist was one of the easier decisions we had to make. Check out her videos and see for yourself… You can help Kim win by sharing this post using […]

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#SafariSoulmates Finalist: Dr Cacinda Maloney

Cacinda Maloney, or @PointsandTravel as she is known online, has been travelling every six weeks for the past 19 years and has visited over 50 countries. Cindy was one of our most ‘vocal’ entrants and managed to spread the #SafariSoulmates word far and wide with regular third party retweets and a dogged determination to get […]

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