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Explore the Kariega Game Reserve
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Explore the Kariega Game Reserve

The Kariega Game Reserve is a stunning escape in the heart of the Eastern Cape, boasting each of the magnificent Big 5 (lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant). However, nature-lovers are in for a very rewarding experience because, in addition to these imp...
Kruger – The low down on where to stay, what to do and spotting the Big 5
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Kruger – The low down on where to stay, what to do and spotting the Big 5

The Kruger National Park is undoubtedly THE place to be when it comes to seeing game in what should be their natural environment.  Even if during school holidays the number of people entering the park is questionable, traffic fairly congested, and the tendency...
Sublime Sanbona
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Sublime Sanbona

As any born-and-bred Capetonian will tell you, one of the few things we envy of the city slickers in Joburg, is their ability to hop into a car and head off to the Kruger Park (at a moment’s notice) for a quick respite from the daily grind of city living. I...
Exploring the Marakele National Park
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Exploring the Marakele National Park

There’s a reason why so many foreign films are shot in South Africa. It’s not just the readily available local skills and the cheaper prices – it’s also because of the location. Very few places in the world offer such diverse locations in one place. The Marake...
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...
Exploring the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Exploring the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Our road trip to see the sights of South Africa didn't get off to a very good start. Our mission statement was to see as much of South Africa as we could in the three weeks we had set aside for our purpose. We started driving up the east coast of South Africa ...
Pilanesberg Reserve – A holiday in the crater of a once active volcano …
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Pilanesberg Reserve – A holiday in the crater of a once active volcano …

When a friend of mine suggested that our next holiday in South Africa should be in the crater of a once active volcano, I wasn't sure it was a good idea. I've seen way too many disaster movies to not know that people say “it’s been inactive for millennia” abou...
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...
Mpila Camp, Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve
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Mpila Camp, Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve

KwaZulu Natal is a wonderful destination to visit during winter, since its mild temperatures allow you to escape the chill of other parts of the country.  As part of our travels, we chose a visit to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, which was established in ...
Big 5 or Bust?
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Big 5 or Bust?

Something that always amazes me is the modern day traveller’s overwhelming desire to spot the Big 5. This is not to say that I don’t appreciate such a sighting and relish every moment watching Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and (for me, the as yet unseen) Leop...
Exploring Mkuze Game Reserve
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Exploring Mkuze Game Reserve

Aside from the fact that it feels as though one drives forever from Durban to get to Mkuze Game Reserve along the N2, it was this journey that prepared my mind and soul for the necessary unwind that must first take place before spending any time in a reserve. ...
Giraffe in Mkuze Game Reserve photo
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Giraffe in Mkuze Game Reserve photo

Photograph of a Giraffe family in the beautiful Mkuze Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal. Three game viewing hides have been constructed next to the Kubube, Kamasinga, Kwamalibala pans in the Mkuze Game Reserve. Visitors park their cars and enter the hides on foot. D...
Zebra in Pilanesberg National Park Photo
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Zebra in Pilanesberg National Park Photo

These Zebra were photographed in the Pilanesberg National Park on a recent trip to Tshukudu Lodge. Did you know - Zebras are constantly wary of lions and hyenas. If a Zebra is attacked, its family will come to its defense, circling the wounded zebra and attemp...