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A Brief Guide to Wild Animals in South Africa
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A Brief Guide to Wild Animals in South Africa

Wild animals in South Africa no longer roam in great herds that take days to pass one by. Those days are long gone. They've largely been driven out of their natural habitat by man's push for development. Man's disrespect for wildlife has meant that traff...
South African Mobile Apps That Will Improve Your Visit 100%
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South African Mobile Apps That Will Improve Your Visit 100%

South African mobile apps make your time in South Africa easier. We've chosen 8 apps that, if you download before you arrival, will help you navigate your South African Travel experience that much easier. Essential South African mobile apps Africa: Live ...
Mpumalanga Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend
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Mpumalanga Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend

In Mpumalanga tented camps in the bush are about getting away from it all in lush green surrounds where bird life predominates, and where on many of the game reserves you can stroll without fear of predators. Have a look through these Mpumalanga Tented Camps ...
National Parks Week – Visit a Park For Free Tomorrow or Friday
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National Parks Week – Visit a Park For Free Tomorrow or Friday

There are only two days left to take advantage of National Parks Week. This annual celebration of spring allows South Africans FREE access to most of the 21 national parks across the country, from this Monday to Friday, the 18 or Saturday, 19 September 2015...
Amatikulu Nature Reserve – A Must Visit
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Amatikulu Nature Reserve – A Must Visit

A day or two after waving our Christmas guests goodbye (with a sigh of relief on my part), we decided that a bit of exploring was in order. Friends had told us about the small but worthwhile Amatikulu Nature Reserve which is a mere 25 minute drive from our hou...
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...
A Visit to Harold Johnson Nature Reserve
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A Visit to Harold Johnson Nature Reserve

When you live on a farm, like we do, and the closest Ster Kinekor is an hour’s drive and two toll gates away, it is sometimes necessary to make your own entertainment. We did this a few Sunday’s ago when I suggested breakfast at the Harold Johnson Nature Re...
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 ...
Know where to see the BIG FIVE – we list the top reserves
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Know where to see the BIG FIVE – we list the top reserves

The Big Five are not only  the most popular animals in Africa, they're also among the most dangerous. Yet people fly into South Africa intent on sighting them. Not everyone manages to tick them off the list (the leopard in particular is rather elusive). W...
The Secret Life of South Africa’s Little Five
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The Secret Life of South Africa’s Little Five

What do the leopard tortoise, buffalo weaver, elephant shrew, ant lion and rhinoceros beetle have in common with their large counterparts?  Very little other than the names they share. What they are is a sharp reminder of the neglected small creatures - the “f...
6 Garden Route Nature Reserves for Wildlife, Aquatic And Birder Fanatics
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6 Garden Route Nature Reserves for Wildlife, Aquatic And Birder Fanatics

For an unforgettable getaway with multitudes of leisure activities and things to do, stunning accommodation, exquisite scenery, a wildlife safari and more, visit the Garden Route. The Garden Route has such a varied ecosystem and here you can find anything f...
Exploring South Africa’s oldest private reserve, the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
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Exploring South Africa’s oldest private reserve, the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

The first pioneers of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve date back to the late 1920’s.  They aimed to protect the beautiful fauna and flora of the land and today six of those families have third and fourth generation owners of the land. It was only in 1948 when landow...
6 Essential Activities in South Africa
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6 Essential Activities in South Africa

There are a few things that every tourist simply has to try if they want to have a real experience of South Africa. These are available across most of the provinces and define, to an extent, the African encounter. Of course, even if you only manage to leave th...
Where To Spot A Leopard
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Where To Spot A Leopard

The leopard is one of the official Big 5 (along with the elephant, buffalo, lion and rhino). More than this, it is an exquisite wild cat, an accomplished hunter and mysterious for its elusiveness. It is the smallest of all the wild cats and certainly one of th...