Best Safari Lodges in South Africa

Best Safari Lodges in South Africa

Harriet Nimmo, September 18, 2018 Categories: South Africa, Travel Tips
South Africa is blessed with a wonderful variety of game reserves, wildlife, spectacular scenery and lodge options from five-star luxury to rustic simplicity. This list of the best safari lodges in South Africa features a selection of my favourite lodges in diverse locations and with a variety of styles...
Best Safari Parks and Game Reserves Near Johannesburg

Best Safari Parks and Game Reserves Near Johannesburg

Heather Richardson, July 10, 2018 Categories: Family Safari, South Africa, Travel Tips
From Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city, you don’t need to go far to get out into the bush. There are plenty of safari parks and game reserves near Johannesburg, all within a four-hour drive of the city. Day trippers can head to reserves just an hour’s drive away, whilst those looking to spend a few days on safari...
Best Game Reserves for Safaris Near Cape Town

Best Game Reserves for Safaris Near Cape Town

Heather Richardson, March 27, 2018 Categories: Family Safari, South Africa, Travel Tips
Combining a visit to Cape Town and a safari is easier than you might think, with several game reserves just a short drive from the Mother City. Many of these offer the opportunity to see the Big Five: lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo and leopards. To help you plan your trip, we’ve picked some of the best game reserves for safaris near Cape Town...
Whales and Caracals at De Hoop

Whales and Caracals at De Hoop

Mike Unwin, July 26, 2015 Categories: South Africa, Traveler Stories
De Hoop is a small, uncrowded nature reserve in South Africa’s Western Cape, where – with no pressure to tick off the Big Five – you have the freedom to discover other unusual wildlife, such as whales and caracals.
Four South African Parks in the Top 10 Best Safari Parks of Africa

Four South African Parks in the Top 10 Best Safari Parks of Africa

No less than 4 South African parks have been awarded a top 10 position in the definitive list of Top 10 Best Safari Parks of Africa. MalaMala, Sabi Sands, Phinda and Kgalagadi all received a top 10 ranking. No other safari country...
Sample the Finest Wines of South Africa

Sample the Finest Wines of South Africa

Beyond Cape Town, the old towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl nestle in spectacular valleys covered by the vineyards of historic wine estates which have been cultivating grapes for some 300 years.
How to Avoid the Crowds in Kruger National Park

How to Avoid the Crowds in Kruger National Park

Alan knows that spotting cars is sometimes easier than spotting wildlife in Kruger National Park. However, its massive proportions mean you can get that bush experience you came to Africa for.
The Otter Trail: A Popular Hiking Trail in South Africa

The Otter Trail: A Popular Hiking Trail in South Africa

Lizzie Williams, May 19, 2014 Categories: African Hotspots, South Africa
Covering a beautiful stretch of forest and beaches where the Indian Ocean meets the Garden Route, South Africa’s popular five-day Otter Trail offers hikers a marvellous wilderness experience.