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Cape Town’s Water Crisis

Cape Town is currently on Level 5 water restrictions Severe drought and insufficient winter rains mean that radical action is required The situation has reached a critical stage. We all need to ensure we play our part in conserving what remains of this precious resource. • Water is limited to 87 litres (23 gallons) per […]

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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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Sharing Life Changing Skills – Hoops 4 Hope & The International School of Brussels

We recently hosted a group of students from the  International School of Brussels. Their Service Learning trip to Cape Town included a healthy dose of community outreach which was facilitated by our friends at Hoops 4 Hope. The programme we designed was a good balance of general sight seeing in the Mother City and surrounds […]

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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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Ngorongoro Crater: Our Top Tour And Activity Guide

Looking for an African adventure that is not your run-of-the-mill, with varied activity options and tours to make even the seasoned safari-visitor sit up and take note? Tanzania’s largely untouched wilderness is such a place, and the beauty and magic of one of its famous landmarks, the ethereal green Ngorongoro Crater, will simply take your […]

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Swakopmund – A Whistle Stop Stay at the Strand Hotel

I have visited too many special places on this planet to say I have an absolute favourite, but if really hard pressed, I could doubtlessly say I have a soft spot for a couple, one of them being Namibia. Namibia is a paradox; the ruggedness of much of the land, contrasted by the kindness of […]

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A Refreshingly Authentic Encounter in Namibia’s Damaraland Desert

Neil recently arranged a trip to Wilderness Safari’s Damaraland Camp and Hoanib Camp for his mother in law.  Lynn is a seasoned traveller who loves meeting interesting people and experiencing out-there places. Read this delightful account of her impressions and especially her description of her meeting the inimitable Lena. “What caught my eye on arriving at […]

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M is for Mala Mala

In my time as a travel consultant, I could not have helped but become a bit of a safari name-dropper. Being a professional visitor of game farms and reserves I have been lucky enough to have been forced, with gnashing teeth, to visit an impressively glamorous array of African tourist destinations. Many of them are […]

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Photo diary of a multi-generational family safari

Ken & Barbara, past clients on whose heart Africa left a big sandy imprint, decided to bring the whole family (including children AND grandchildren) on a African adventure this time around. Super star consultant, Lise Kargaard, designed a trip that was the perfect combination of action packed activities for the youngsters and downtime with a […]

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