Africa

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 …

The Lake we want to leave for our children

The New Lake Niassa Reserve – Mozambique

Things often take a while to happen in Africa so until they are official one doesn’t like to make too many assumptions.  I’ve heard today that after 6 years in the making, a new lake reserve has been declared – the Lake Niassa Reserve in Mozambique.  More commonly known as Lake Malawi outside of Mozambique, …

A male Lion with his Cubs

Photo of the Week – Happy Father’s Day

In honor of all the Dads out there celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday, enjoy this special day with your family!  Father’s Day is celebrated at various times during the year, depending on where you come from.  The vast majority of countries however celebrate on the 3rd Sunday in June.  This includes South Africa and we wish all our Dads a …

The Phases of a Lunar Eclipse

The Rare Lunar Eclipse – Africa

Yesterday I mentioned that there was going to be a central lunar eclipse tonight, and Africa is one of the best places to be seeing this.  As long as you have clear skies this is the case – there are no clear skies in Cape Town today!  With massive storms lashing our coastline we are …

A Piece of South African History – Youth Day

This week in South Africa we remember a very important day.  June the 16th marks Youth Day and has been declared a National Holiday.  Youth Day goes back to 1976, when on the morning of the 16th of June, high school students started what was intended to be a peaceful march in Soweto (South Western …

Photo of the Week – Wild Dogs in Madikwe

We are privileged to have this image from Stephen Raffay along with the beautiful Zebra images that we posted earlier this week on our Facebook page.  Stephen is an avid wildlife photographer and has captured some awesome wildlife moments. This particular pack of Wild Dogs were tracked from just outside Tau Camp in the Malaria Free Madikwe Reserve …