Africa

Nosy Iranja off the North West Coast of Madagascar

Photo of the Week: Madagascar

With winter well underway in Southern Africa I needed to be reminded of what the sun feels like……I love this soft evening light looking onto Nosy Iranja in Madagascar.  I can feel the sand in my toes and the sun rays on my back.  Lovely way to start what is meant to be a sunny winter weekend in …

Montana & Tom on their African Safari

We love our client feedback!

We have stressed this before but it is super when we get feedback from our clients.  It really helps us to know that the trips we put together have been properly tailored to their best interests.  Have a read below for some feedback on our services and also some great feedback on particular camps too. …

An adult Green Turtle

Madagascar and the Green Turtles

Our African shores are vast and like our wonderful land, hold many treasures.  We are so lucky living here, exposed to all this from a young age.  I travelled recently to the magical island of Madagascar.  Wow – what a spot!  Completely unique, there can’t be anywhere in the world like it.   I wasn’t able to get …

Stop Rhino Poaching Activists

Rhino Poaching – Are we winning the war?

There is so much in the news at the moment with regards to Rhino Poaching.  It’s hard to work out if we are winning the war or losing it, but there certainly are many people involved in fighting this terrible trade.  I was in a book store over the weekend in Cape Town and there, on …

Lion Cubs Drinking

Photo of the Week: Lion Cubs

There has been a fair focus on Lions this week with the release of “The Last Lions” movie trailor featuring Ma di Tau. They are also one of the huge reasons people travel to Africa, to see these amazing creatures in their wild, natural habitat.  Part of the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo & Rhino) group …

What to do with the kids in Cape Town?

With school vacations looming and summer breaks in the northern hemisphere it is often hard to think about what to do to entertain your children.  My thoughts have been on the ocean for the last couple of weeks highlighting some of the awesome activity we have on our shores in South Africa!  Some of my topics are …

Traveling with Children to Africa

With the midyear break looming many people have their vacations planned and will soon be gathering the family together for the annual summer break.  The other day I found an app that you download that helps you pack for your vacation!  I thought to myself “wow, we really don’t have to think about much these …

The Hatted Hippo

Photo of the Week – an old favorite!

I was reminded of this special photo today as it popped into my inbox.  I didn’t actually know the origin of the photo until I read the newsletter (thanks to The Safari Book).  Here is a quick summary of where it came from: This fabulous image has been around since 1979 and was taken by Paul Dutton.  …

The full scale of the Great White Shark

Adrenalin Rush: Shark Cage Diving – Cape Town

When I left the Natal South Coast on Sunday they were in the process of closing all the beaches.  This is done so that the shark nets can be lifted making way for the annual sardine run.  I did a post on the Sardine Run a couple of weeks ago.  It’s good to see that …

Feedback from Clients

We have received some great feedback from a few clients that have recently traveled with us.  It’s often something that is quite hard to get as clients are so busy catching up with life once they return from their vacations that they don’t have a chance to send through their thoughts.  So, when we do …