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Where To See Giraffes in Africa

If you want to see giraffes, you have to stick your neck out a bit. For starters look up above the treetops – there’s one mammal here on the plains with a better view of the savannah than anyone else. For sheer grace and impression nothing beats the site of these giants ambling across the …

The 'Boomslang' Entrance

Kirstenbosch Tree Canopy Walkway Opened In Cape Town

Cape Town’s beloved Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens has welcomed another addition to its horticultural family – the Tree Canopy Walkway. Officially opened on 17 May this year, the walkway celebrates 100 years of the gardens’ existence. This steel and timber creation overlooks some of the most impressive collections of indigenous flora in the region and also …

Battle Cave in Injasuti Valley Drakensberg

Our Top Spiritual Sites to Visit in South Africa

If you think of South Africa, spirituality might not be top of mind – yet the entire continent has a magical energy of its own, from the Cradle of Mankind to the diversity of animals in the wild and the melting pot of religions and cultures. In South Africa, three religions enjoy widespread belief: Christianity, …

Chris Fallows Stand Up Paddle Board

Gaansbaai and False Bay: The Best Places To See Great White Sharks and Orcas in South Africa

The waters around South Africa are internationally recognised as being hotbeds of marine activity, with places like False Bay and Gansbaai renowned for Great White Shark activity, while Hermanus enjoys a fantastic whale watching season. All of these are just a short drive away from Cape Town, and provide the perfect day excursion from your base …

Lemartis Camp

Africa’s Finest: Kenya’s Top 4 Eco-Retreats

In keeping with our commitment to supporting eco-friendly camps and sustainable tourism, we once again revisit the wonderful new safari book, Africa’s Finest. This full colour volume, authored by Colin Bell (well-known for his extensive work on rhino conservation), details the top safari outfits in Africa in an ‘industry-wide’ audit that assessed most camps according …

The One&Only Cape Town

Cape Town is the World Design Capital 2014

Cape Town could just as well be one of many ‘capitals’ of the world with natural beauty, atmosphere, tourism and lifestyle all found in good measure. However, it’s the Mother City’s cutting edge design that has seen it being named World Design Capital of 2014, and with good reason too. When in Cape Town, inspiration …

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Exclusive Use Villas: Our Top 5 Picks

Travelling with a family or in a small group justifies booking a whole villa that is exclusively dedicated to your party. These self-contained properties are fitted with the finest in security, exclusivity and luxury. For those fortunate enough to stay in these exclusive villas, there’s nothing more satisfying when travelling in Africa than your own …