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Where to Safari in South Africa
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Where to Safari in South Africa

It's the number one question for any traveller: where to safari in South Africa? The country is geared up for safari. And there is such a selection of safari lodges and game reserves that the issue is less about where, and all about how to choose the best s...
10 best places to see wild dogs in South Africa
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10 best places to see wild dogs in South Africa

Probably the most distinctive feature of African wild dogs is the big, round ears. They're nothing like a domestic dog's. They're nothing like a wolf's either, yet this beautiful Cape hunting dog, or painted dog as it's also known, is given the Latin name L...
South Africa’s four small wild cats – where to see them
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South Africa’s four small wild cats – where to see them

The big cats in South Africa receive a lot of attention. In fairness lions, leopards and cheetah deserve the focus; most of these top predators are in danger – we live in their space, we hunt them illegally and kill them when they prey on livestock. But Sou...
Five Safari Breaks Near To You
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Five Safari Breaks Near To You

All my life I had read Wilbur Smith novels, watched programmes like 50/50 and National Geographic (filmed right in my backyard) and craved the experience of the “bush.” I was a city boy though. So though I craved the experienced I never made the effort to get ...
Game Viewing at The Madikwe Game Reserve
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Game Viewing at The Madikwe Game Reserve

Game reserves, like dark chocolate covered strawberries, are one of those things that you just can’t get enough of. Millions of years of human evolution have designed us to naturally prefer the great outdoors to an office cubicle. Who can argue with that? T...
10 Amazing Game Lodges – Pictures to Inspire
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10 Amazing Game Lodges – Pictures to Inspire

10 Amazing Game Lodges (in no particular order): Safari Lodge at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, Thanda Private Game Reserve, Ivory Lodge at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve, Tree Camp at Londolozi Private Game Reserve, Msenge Bush Lodge at Pumba Private Game Res...
Izibindi Zulu Lodge – gameviewing, battlefields and Zulu culture
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Izibindi Zulu Lodge – gameviewing, battlefields and Zulu culture

Isibindi Zulu Lodge in Rorke's Drift, KwaZulu Natal, is a peaceful bushveld retreat with accommodation designed in an architectural celebration of the Zulu nation. It offers a host of activities for those wanting to experience a combination of gameviewing, bat...
Interview with a Game Farm Owner
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Interview with a Game Farm Owner

SA-Venues.com talk to Cecillie Nel, owner of Emdoneni Lodge & Game Farm, in Hluhluwe. Q: How long have you been running Emdoneni Lodge and how did it all come about? A: Emdoneni has been a family run business since 1993. In 2000, Louis and I bought out the fam...
Bush Weddings at Shamwari Game Reserve
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Bush Weddings at Shamwari Game Reserve

If your dream wedding includes a luxury honeymoon to one of Africa's finest, luxury, Big 5 game reserves, then why not extend the dream and get married in the wild? At the award-winning luxurious Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa, all aspects of the weddin...