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Pierneef in Franschoek .

Top 5 Lodges for a South African Wine Safari

Renowned global wine authority, Wine Spectator, features South Africa in their July 2013 issue and we couldn’t be more pleased. We’ve long said that South African wines are amongst the very best in the world, with the country producing wines of equal or greater quality as established producers such as the United States, Australia and …

From Cape to Kruger: Valentine’s Day Special

It’s Valentine’s Week and love is most definitely in the air. From New York to Cape Town, the ASC offices have been celebrating the special ones in our lives. In keeping with the loving spirit, we’ve put together an amazing Cape Town & Safari Combo special for honeymooners or couples looking for a romantic African retreat.   Your …

Elephants in Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

Gomo Gomo & Elephant Plains Feedback

Hi Liesl, Thanks for the email.  We had an amazing time in South Africa.  everything worked out smoothly with our car rental, and the two lodges Gomo Gomo and Elephant Plains were awesome.  We would definitely recommend both lodges to anyone.  The wildlife was terrific, the food and accommodation top-notch, and the staff (particularly at Gomo Gomo) …

Nottens Bush Camp

Frank client feedback about Sabi Sands safari and Vic Falls

Trip feedback: Notten’s Bush Camp, Kirkman’s Camp, The Royal Livinstone Liesl & Jeff, Thanks for checking in….we will get back to you with more granular details, but suffice it to say that the safari at Notten’s suggestion was utterly brilliant. We would go back for sure. The staff, the physical plant, the food, the execution was perfection. Kirkman’s was …

African Jacana - his long toes allow him to 'walk on water'

Birders vs non-birders on safari

Non-birders on safari Now here is a dilemma. We recently had a couple who all in all had a fantastic safari in Botswana and Kruger except for one recurring problem….They proclaimed to not be very interested in birds, but just as luck would have it, they found themselves on game drives with keen birders, or …

Old Big-Mouth in the foreground. Rhino mother and calf are reflected in the water in the background

Pic of the week : Hippo by Stephen Raffay

Hippopotamus amphibius  – “river horse” This great shot of a hippo showing off his incisors was taken by Stephen Raffay, a professional photographer who is currently on safari in the Kruger National Park area care of africansafaris.com.   Contrary to popular belief, this old guy is not yawning or opening up wide for the dentist…! This …

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Wildlife pic of the week: The African Buffalo

The African Buffalo is a respected member of the Big Five even though he might look like a mellow bovine. His cousins in the East, the Asian Water Buffalo, can be domesticated. Not this guy!  He is extremely dangerous, and is capable of killing a lion. He is on the trophy wish list of big …

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 …

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 …