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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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Cape Town’s Water Crisis

Cape Town is currently experiencing severe water restrictions Severe drought and insufficient winter rains mean that the situation has reached a critical stage.  Click for UPDATE ON CAPE TOWN’S WATER CRISIS  • Water is limited to 50 litres (about 13 gallons) per person per day How this will affect your stay Some swimming pools will not […]

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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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