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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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Is Phinda The Best Game Reserve In KwaZulu Natal?

In the east of South Africa, in the northern reaches of the coastal province of KwaZulu Natal, lies the award-winning Phinda Private Game Reserve. The reserve, covering 230 square kilometres (23,000 hectares), boasting seven distinct ecosystems (including the rare Sand forest), and offering a diverse landscape and varied vegetation, is home to the Big Five. […]

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Why Is The Madikwe Such A Success Story?

Although previously farmland, the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve has become the 5th largest game reserve in South Africa. Madikwe is a three-way collaboration between government, local communities and the private sector; the reserve provides a sustainable environment for the local people, and is considered a national leader in private-public partnerships. Covering 750 square kilometres (75,000 […]

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The World’s First Carbon Neutral National Park

BioCarbon Partners (an African-based and majority African-owned social enterprise that manages and develops carbon projects in Africa) together with the Zambian Wildlife Authority and Conservation Lower Zambezi which are supported by the USAID Community Forests Program have recently announced that they have achieved the world’s first carbon neutral national park in Zambia; namely the Lower […]

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My trip to the Zimbabwean side of Vic Falls

It’s really fascinating to try and imagine what went through the minds of those whose first notion of the Victoria Falls was the thunderous plume of mist on the horizon. The sights beheld by David Livingstone and those before him must have prompted befuddlement, bewilderment, fear and awe as they trepidatiously approached source of the […]

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Where to Go For Christmas Lunch in Cape Town

For many of our Northern Hemisphere visitors, this may be the very first time that they spend a Christmas in the sun! While a traditional turkey with all the trimmings can’t be beaten, slaving away in your rented villa’s kitchen in summer temperatures is not much fun. That’s why we have put together a list […]

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Go On A Wine Safari!

When you think of the Cape of Good Hope, besides shipwrecks, impressive coastlines and great white sharks, it’s also the delicious wines from this Southern tip of the African continent that come to mind. Say the word ‘safari’ and it conjures up dusty aromas, khaki, 4×4 jeeps and of course the Big Five. But is […]

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Drift Over The Okavango Delta In A Balloon

Ever gone on a hot air balloon safari? If you have had the opportunity to drift soundlessly over incredible African landscapes and see the wildlife from the air, it’s something you are sure to remember forever. Until now, hot air ballooning has been primarily available in Namibia’s Sossusvlei, Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti. But […]

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