South Africa

One of the Big 5 - The King of the Savanna

How to choose that African Safari

Tips for choosing the right Safari Vacation We are often asked in this business where the best place to go on safari is.  People ask this without realizing the choice that is out there and without really thinking about what it is they want to get out of the experience.  Everyone is different, and we …

Client Feedback: July, 2011

Safari Feedback We’ve had some travellers recently – clients who underwent intense pressure just to get to African shores due to the disruption from the volcanic ash – so thought we would share some of their feedback with you: Dear Liesl and Jeff: Since Saturday we are back in Lima, but, though we are very happy to …

This is usually what you are looking for

One of Africa’s deadliest mammals – the hippo!

Learn about this African safari icon There was a bit of focus on the Hippo last week – with Lise’s visit to Hippo Hollow and then also finding out about the almost human hippo, Jessica.  I thought it might be worthwhile to delve a bit into these huge animals and see what interesting things I …

Can't believe I am kissing a Hippo!

Photo of the Week: Tame Hippos on Safari

A must before your Safari If you haven’t yet heard the remarkable story of Jessica the Hippo – then you are missing out!  A visit to her sanctuary is a must if you find yourself with some time before your Kruger Safari begins and you are staying in the Hoedspruit area.  Have a look at …

Mozambique Coastline

Swimming with Dolphins

With the continuing summer weather in the Western Cape I am inspired to keep going with awesome Ocean adventures!  Again, I am taking to the shores of Mozambique and I am adding to it the shores of Zanzibar.  Set deep in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean both these destinations have a fantastic array …

Males lions enjoying a long drink after a kill

On Safari – with a difference

It was wonderful to be out on a Safari again!  I must be honest it has been a little while since the African bushveld has passed my senses – there is so much to see and do in South Africa, it is often hard to fit it all in!  We can’t be away from it …

Sunset on Safari

Photo of the Week: Sunset on Safari

  I am so thrilled – I am up in the highveld again and about to head off on Safari.  It has been a while since I have been and it always evokes a sense of excitement.  No safari is ever the same, you never know what you are going to come across in the …

The size of us in relation to the Whale Shark!

Massive Whale Sharks – Mozambique

With that feeling of summer in the air – (normally Cape Town winters are wet and grey, so all this sunshine is totally unusual) – I can’t get away from the water!  Mozambique has also been in the news a bit this week with President Armando Guebuza reflecting on the role of tourism in eliminating …

The view from Robben Island to Cape Town and Table Mountain

Have you ever met Mandela?

Have you ever had the privilege of meeting Nelson Mandela?  I have – it was brief, I didn’t get to say a lot, I was mesmerized, I was speechless – there is SUCH an aura surrounding this man!  It’s very hard to quantify and describe and I guess; only those lucky enough to have had …

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 …