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Convince me to go to Africa!

Need convincing why you should plan an Africa trip? 1. VALUE FOR MONEY South Africa, in particular, is where your $ travels as far as you will, especially when dining at world-class restaurants, enjoying the finest of wines and exquisitely authentic retail experiences at the vibrant markets and hip boutiques. 2. IT’S THE LATEST ‘HOTTEST DESTINATION’ Look around you and […]

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Just the Two of Us and a Red Banana

With my daughter’s tenth birthday on the horizon, I set my heart on an exotic Zanzibar ‘seafari’ for just the two of us. When my son turned ten, I took him to Kenya for a truly African safari adventure full of the things that boys dream of – towering Maasai warriors, roaring lions, stampeding wildebeest and so many […]

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Busanga Plains – Zambia’s best kept secret

Zambia’s remote Busanga Plains are one of the best places to visit in Southern Africa if you want to see lions. Find out more about what to see and where to stay in the Kafue National Park, one of Africa’s lesser known top wildlife destinations. Secluded and special, the Busanga Plains can be found in the […]

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African Photographic Safaris – Where To Go

For a keen photographer, being able to go on a photographic safari is surely top of the bucket-list. And Africa, with her range of light… from the soft light hues at dawn to the golden explosions of colour at sunset (never mind the incredible variety of fauna and flora), is truly a photographer’s paradise! In recent years we […]

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21 Top Africa Travel Experiences

Need convincing why you should plan an Africa trip? Looking for ideas to add to your bucket list?  Here are our Top 21 Things To Do In Africa  1. Climb Table Mountain 2. Get up close to the Big Five in the Kruger National Park 3. Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa 4. Drive […]

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My Bushcamps trip to Remote Zambia

Zambia is a true gem and such a wonderful sense of the road less travelled…. My trip started off in the Lower Zambezi at Chiawa Camp. This wonderful lodge has seamlessly woven together warm hospitality, meals that make the taste buds sizzle and a rich experience that ranges from game viewing to fishing, canoeing along one of […]

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UPDATE : Cape Town’s Water Crisis

IT’S BEEN RAINING! We are please to report that due to sustained and heavy rains over the last few months, Cape Town’s dams have collectively increased by over 20 percentage points. ​ With several months left in the winter rainfall calendar, it is now clear that Cape Town will continue to have enough water for its […]

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Why we love Cape Canopy Tours

Exceptionally bad experiences and exceptionally good experiences quite often have me hurrying in the direction of my computer to pen a few words. In this particular instance, I’m very happy to report that the impulse that has me trotting toward my laptop, is an exceptionally enjoyable ziplining experience set in the Hottentots Holland mountains outside […]

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