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What To Do On Rainy Days In Cape Town

While Capetonian winters can be really stormy and rainy (it’s not called the Cape of Storms for nothing!) this city is often blessed with the most glorious, sunny spells. But what do you do when you’re in the Mother City and your day is set to be a total washout? We’ve put together a few […]

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Important information for minors travelling to Southern Africa

If you are planning to travel to Southern Africa with children under 18 or you are sending children under 18 on a trip with grand parents, a school group or your ex-husband/wife, please be read the following carefully.  IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS FOR CHILDREN TRAVELLING TO SOUTH AFRICA, BOTSWANA & NAMIBIA Where both parents are travelling with […]

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Why Do Some Lions Climb Trees? A closer look at tree climbing lions

If you’ve ever had the privilege of seeing a lion close-up in the African bush, you will know just how incredibly regal and majestic these animals really are. But seeing a whole pride suspended high in the branches of a tree? Now that’s an entirely different story, and one you would not readily expect to […]

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Ancient African Tribes in Modern Times

We live in a time where ancient cultures are fast disappearing and are a true privilege to encounter. Very rarely can one experience an authentic tribe, and it is this that sets the safari experience in Kenya apart from the rest of Africa. Even more fascinating than encountering the ancient customs of two of  the […]

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Amazing Tanzania – vast herds, a crater and hot air balloons

From Lake Manyara Tree Camp, our safari then ventured into the open spaces and to two of my most eagerly awaited destinations, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. The crater at Ngorongoro is the largest inactive and intact caldera in the world, formed when a massive volcano erupted and collapsed in on itself causing this massive […]

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5 Of The Best Coffee Shops In Cape Town For Freelancers

With the emerging trend for workplace flexibility, Cape Town’s trendy coffee shops and cafés have been transforming into ‘coffices’ to offer freelancers, remote flexi-workers and entrepreneurs an office-away-from-the-office complete with free WiFi, the best brews in town, and tasty treats to nibble on as you type or Skype. We have rounded up the best picks […]

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Musings of my Tanzania trip

As a Danish person living in Africa it was probably impossible for the iconic film Out of Africa to fail having an impression on me. Although I was just a wee little thing when the movie was released in the mid 80’s, the scenes of Meryl Streep’s Karen Blixen and her doomed lover Denys Finch Hatton (a […]

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Kenya Adventure Safaris: Our Top 5 Wildest Experiences & Activities

Northern Kenya boasts some of the most diverse wilderness in East Africa. From the ice-tipped jagged peaks of Mount Kenya, down the cascade of green foothills on its base, through pockets of forest, out onto the vast, desert landscape all the way to the Jade Sea – Lake Turkana, Northern Kenya is a land of […]

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Rhino family at Kruger National Park

Who’s moving the Rhinos?

Sitting at my desk researching ‘the rhino story’ I couldn’t check the tears blurring my vision. No matter how many times I’m confronted by the stories, no matter how often I’m greeted by the headlines, no matter the frequent exposure to the gruesome images and the horrendous brutality, the truth never ceases to thoroughly rattle […]

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