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Big 5 Malaria Free Game Reserves in South Africa
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Big 5 Malaria Free Game Reserves in South Africa

For those who don’t want to worry about taking anti-malaria pills, malaria free game reserves do exist in South Africa.Plenty of them.We understand that game viewing is your priority, not having to think about taking pills that don’t necessarily taste ...
North West Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend
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North West Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend

North West tented camps are perfect escape plans for stress-strapped city dwellers of Pretoria and Johannesburg.The North West province, like Gauteng, is completely landlocked. It is defined by the Magaliesberg Mountains north east of the province, and its...
12 Secrets of the Pilanesberg National Park that will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow
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12 Secrets of the Pilanesberg National Park that will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow

The Pilanesberg National Park is not Kruger. It doesn’t pretend to be. It’s a lot smaller, for one. But therein lies its attraction.Because instead of driving for hours along vast stretches of sand road without a sighting, the Pilanesberg’s generous grassl...
Top Ten Natural Attractions in the North West Province
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Top Ten Natural Attractions in the North West Province

Whether it is renamed Bokone Bophirima or not will do little to change the muddied perception amongst travellers that North West has little more to offer than Sun City and the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve.Also known as the platinum province, for its producti...
10 Best Places to See Elephants in South Africa
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10 Best Places to See Elephants in South Africa

The African elephant, the world's largest terrestrial animal, is under threat...Scientists revealed in 2013 that we have overestimated the number of elephants that remain in the wild; that we lost 62 percent of African forest elephants between 2002 and 201...
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...
Tshukudu Bush Lodge – a perfectly indulgent bush getaway
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Tshukudu Bush Lodge – a perfectly indulgent bush getaway

Imagine lying back in a soothing bubble bath with a sweeping view of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, where over 80 species of animal roam the savannah. Imagine no more. Built high on a rocky outcrop, Tshukudu Bush Lodge has been designed to offer y...
Win a 2 Night Getaway to the Big 5 Pilanesberg Park (closed)
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Win a 2 Night Getaway to the Big 5 Pilanesberg Park (closed)

WIN a 2-night getaway to Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge in the malaria-free, Big 5 Pilanesberg National Park, in the North West Province of South Africa. The 4 star, family-friendly Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is situated approximately 2 hours drive from OR Tambo Interna...
The Big 5 Pilanesberg National Park
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The Big 5 Pilanesberg National Park

The almost perfectly circular Pilanesberg national park, due to its lying literally in the void of a 1200 million year old volcano crater, lies 150 kilometres north west of Gauteng, virtually on the border of Sun City - one of the biggest draw cards to the are...
Lesser Striped Swallow Photo
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Lesser Striped Swallow Photo

This photograph of a Lesser Striped Swallow was taken in the Pilanesberg Park. According to the Wikipedia entry for this bird, the Lesser Swallow is 15-10 cm long, has dark blue upperparts with a red rump and a rufous-chestnut crown, nape and sides of the head...