south africa

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 …

Staff Review: Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa

I have just travelled to Mozambique on the back of a trip to South Africa to check out some lodges and resorts. All in all it was a fab time, learning lots about Rani Resorts as well as looking at current travel logistics in Mozambique and how best to include the country into our itineraries.  …

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 …

Fabulous Feedback

We recently had some feedback from travelers who have enjoyed Safaris in South Africa over the last couple of months.  It is always nice to have a positive response to the itineraries we tailor make.  Getting that perfect trip together, making sure you take into account everyone’s needs takes great listening skills and super product knowledge.  …