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Delightful snorkeling day-trip with Safari Blue in Zanzibar

Although our holiday planning doesn’t always revolve around diving, we are keen divers and snorkelers, who are more often than not aware of the marine possibilities at our impending destination. Zanzibar (an island off the coast of Tanzania) is well known for its pearly beaches and sapphire blue waters, and before we departed for the Islands […]

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Family Donates Soccer Kit To Thornybush School – Smiles All Round!

Once in a while, we come across a feel-good story, that warms our hearts, and this is certainly one of those! While planning the safari adventure that consultant Ilze Fox put together for them, the King family from Cincinnati decided that they wanted to donate useful and practical items to a local community initiative in Africa. They […]

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Trip Report : My Tanzania Safari – March 2016

Editor’s note:  Charlie Ratcliffe is one of Cape Town’s best tour guides but truth be told his heart is happiest in the wilderness.  Here is a recent account of an enviable Tanzania safari.  Since a child, I had heard of a vast expanse of African wilderness where the great herds still roam by the thousands. […]

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Why Shamwari is the best Big 5 reserve in the Eastern Cape

If you want to see the Big Five (plus a wide variety of other animals and birds) in a malaria-free environment within easy access to Cape Town and the Garden Route then Shamwari is your best option.  Honeymooners will love the more exclusive tented Bayethe Camp or Eagles Cragg and families are superbly taken care of […]

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Can You Guarantee That We’ll See Elephants In Addo National Park?

The Addo Elephant National Park is the third largest national park in South Africa, and lies roughly one hour’s drive from the small port city of Port Elizabeth, in the coastal province of the Eastern Cape of the country.  It is malaria-free and therefore a great safari destination for  families. Gorah Elephant Camp is the only […]

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Tswalu: Family Friendly In The Red Sands Of The Kalahari

Tswalu Private Game Reserve sits in the heart of the Northern Cape province of South Africa, within easy driving distance of both the southern border of Botswana, as well as of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Covering an area of over 1000 square kilometres (100,000 hectares), Tswalu, owned by the Oppenheimer family, is South Africa’s largest […]

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Why Are The Lodges In The Sabi Sand So Expensive?

Pioneers of sustainable wildlife tourism in Southern Africa, and the oldest of all the private game reserves in South Africa, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve dates back to 1948, and is undoubtedly, the most famous of the private game reserve in the country. The 650 square kilometre (65,000 hectare) of Savannah thornveld is part of […]

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Why Is Kruger The Best Safari Destination In South Africa?

For travelers embarking on a safari holiday to South Africa, selecting a game reserve or national park can be a daunting task.  Here is a deep dive into what makes the Kruger National Park  such a famous safari destination.  I’ll also touch on the private concessions within the park and the private game reserves bordering […]

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