Africa’s 5-Million Star Safari Lodges: 10 Best Starbed Experiences
May22

Africa’s 5-Million Star Safari Lodges: 10 Best Starbed Experiences

Maybe 5 million is undershooting the mark somewhat (100 billion is more accurate), but it certainly paints the picture we’re after: stars, upon stars, upon stars, twinkling in onyx skies, stretching from horizon to horizon. These are the views from Africa’s best starbed safari lodges and luxury camps, and they are some of the most humbling and unforgettable vistas you will ever lay eyes on. We went in search of these starbeds and...

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Where the Wild River flows: Rukiya Safari Camp
May16

Where the Wild River flows: Rukiya Safari Camp

Situated between whispering riverine trees, beneath the dappled shade, and overlooking the rushing Blyde River, Rukiya Safari Camp feels like a peaceful retreat designed to nourish the soul. It is surrounded by nature’s abundance, and built with sheer comfort in mind; from the natural wood and canvas tented structures, to the calming rimflow pool. Rukiya is located in the lesser known Wild Rivers Private Nature Reserve in the Greater...

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Rovos Rail : The World’s Most Luxurious Train Journeys
Jan23

Rovos Rail : The World’s Most Luxurious Train Journeys

The gentle chugging of the exquisite Rovos Rail moves slowly along railways that pass through areas with dramatic views. This train is reminiscent of a bygone era and oozes a quaint charm. This ancient locomotive makes quite a statement as it rolls into town. You’d be forgiven for thinking that you’re on the set of Out of Africa or Harry Potter for that matter. Rovos Rail train comprises 36 suites, lounge area and...

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Top 3 Courses for a Golf Safari in South Africa
Dec01

Top 3 Courses for a Golf Safari in South Africa

South Africa is home to an abundance of signature golf courses, ranging from undulating greens draped over cliff faces to courses in the heart of the bushveld with plains game wandering onto the course. Home to the big five, coastal splendour and inland wonder, there’s plenty of scenery to form the ideal backdrop for a Jack Nicklaus or Gary Player designed golf course. Whatever your handicap, budget and reason for a golf safari...

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Mobile Safari, Luxury Safari or Walking Safari in Africa?
Sep06

Mobile Safari, Luxury Safari or Walking Safari in Africa?

Safari is Swahili for journey. A journey in to the heart of Africa’s safari countries, where high concentrations of game congregate and untouched raw Africa awaits your presence. A sojourn to Africa is a fantastic idea, but everybody’s journey to Africa is different, as it is in life. After narrowing down the country/countries to visit, the next step is work out the type of safari you’d like to go on. Will it be a...

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Spot the Difference: Leopards vs Cheetahs
Jul31

Spot the Difference: Leopards vs Cheetahs

Tawny colour coats flecked with dark patterns and slender tails flicking in the thickets – you’ve spotted a big cat, but which one? Is it a leopard or cheetah? Both the leopard and cheetah are the most graceful of all the big cats; and, to the untrained eye, appear to be quite similar. First time safari-goers and those who haven’t delved into the depths of African wildlife often get confused between these two...

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Suzelle DIY Visits Mabula Game Lodge
Jul19

Suzelle DIY Visits Mabula Game Lodge

South African YouTube sensation, Suzelle DIY, has brought her hilarious catch phrases, unique outfits, and of course, her best friend, Marianne, to the bush. Suzelle launched her video – What to do on Safari – and had her audience in stitches with her reference to having a pair of ‘goodbye noculars’, a pink ‘bush survival kit’, and introducing us to Ryno of the Bush. All this hilarity took place in South Africa’s pristine Waterberg...

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