South Africa

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 …

A Winter Highlight – Whale Watching in South Africa

I continue with the theme of winter wildlife viewing off South Africa’s shores.  So I have to mention one of the biggest seasons that we have in the Cape – the Whale Watching season.  Whale watching has been so well promoted over the last few years in South Africa, that we actually have visitors coming …

An unprovoked attack by an Elephant

Not so long ago I wrote about an incident where a Lion attacked a guest on a Walk in Victoria Falls.  My main concern was that these are wild animals, we are in their territory and are WE not putting ourselves at risk, despite all the safety precautions, if something does go wrong?  It is our …

Anyone for the Sardine run?

South Africa is one of those amazing destinations when it doesn’t matter what time of the year you are visiting, there is always something to see!  The various climatic zones between all the provinces means you have a wide choice of destinations, whenever you wish to travel. Although June is winter in the southern hemisphere (hence the 1st of June …

Photo of the Week – The Mighty Drakensberg Mountains

Having just traveled through Kwa-Zulu Natal I thought it appropriate to share a little information about one of the amazing sights in this green province of South Africa.   The Drakensberg Mountains stretch for 1,000km across South Africa and also border Lesotho.    South Africa’s highest mountain is also found in this range at 3,482 meters high …

Kwa-Zulu Natal Road Trip – Part 2

I decided on the scenic Midlands Meander instead of the national motorway when making my way towards the Southern Drakensberg.  The R103 is just that – a meander.  I started in Hilton which is just a slipway off the national motorway.  Hilton is a gorgeous town that is well known in South Africa for its …

The Bachelor Travels to South Africa

I can’t honestly say that I’ve kept up with this show, but exciting news this week from ABC’s series “The Bachelor.”  The three remaining contestants, along with the aptly named Bachelor, are heading to Africa for a bit of romance.  The group will spend time at Lion Sands and Tinga, two beautiful game reserves in …

ASC Pic of the Week – Baby Safari

Another adorable African Safari Consultants photo of the week, this time coming from Aquila Private Game Reserve.  The photo, taken by Sheena Findlay, is of the cutest little safari hunter we’ve seen in a while!  Annabelle, our adorable young safari model, looks back at the camera calmly while a couple of elephants amble by in …