Monthly Archives: May 2014

Win with Sleeping-OUT & Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Amakhosi Safari LodgeNestled on the banks of the winding Mkhuze River, concealed amongst the indigenous vegetation, is a modest collection of chalets which form the Amakhosi Safari Lodge. On closer inspection you will discover that these chalets are decidedly luxurious, as is the communal lodge area. In short, what you are witnessing is a spectacle which epitomises the best of both worlds – Big 5 game viewing in the African bush, and luxury accommodation boasting all the mod-cons a sophisticated traveller like yourself may need. (more…)

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A Guide to Viewing South Africa’s Wild Flowers

West Coast Wild FlowersEvery year the West Coast and Namaqualand, which are usually more or less monochrome stretches of land, burst into colour, enthralling all who come across the flower display, and indeed drawing visitors from all corners who come to admire the annual spectacle. Anyone who has witnessed the spring flowers in bloom will attest to their magnificence but may well acknowledge too that a little planning goes a long way in ensuring you actually do catch the flowers in all their glory. Here is all you need to know about seeing the flowers. (more…)

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4 Must-Have Animal Experiences Near Plettenberg Bay

monkeyland, Plettenberg BayPlettenberg Bay is a popular holiday town along South Africa’s famous Garden Route. It’s known for its beautiful setting, proximity to Cape Town (not too close, not too far) and its consistently near-perfect weather conditions. It also happens to be a mini-hub of animal sanctuaries, providing great diversions for animal-lovers and children. Here are the animal experiences near Plett you shouldn’t miss! (more…)

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Alternative Ways to Experience the Knysna Oyster Festival

Knysna Osyter Festival As you may or may not know, the Knysna Oyster Festival is one of the Garden Route’s most popular festivals, bringing together folks from various corners in a celebration of the rich offerings boasted by this small coastal town. (more…)

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4 Good Reasons to Visit South Africa this June/July

paragliding in Cape TownWord on the street (and in many an official tourism report) is that South Africa is usurping Europe as a favourite destination for our Northern Hemisphere counterparts, especially over their long June/July summer holidays. If you haven’t twigged yet, here are some of the reasons why SA is so popular… (more…)

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A Guide to the Karoo and Why You Need to Go There

Little KarooVenturing inland from Cape Town, within no time you will come across a large semi-arid region known as the Karoo. While it may just seem like a vast desolate area on a map, the Karoo is in fact one of the most fascinating parts of South Africa, from its fossils and rock formations to the unique and quirky culture, and the spring time daisy displays. If you are travelling overland through this region, make sure that you stop and smell the flowers, so to speak. (more…)

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