Our Blog features a smorgasbord collection of articles ranging from updates from the bush, safari stories, conservation matters, industry gossip and insightful news and reviews about travel in Southern and East Africa.

Get the ‘safari chic’ look

(this one is for the girls!) Most people come away from a safari with a sense of wonder at open spaces uninterrupted by roads or buildings; a feeling of awe at seeing the Milky Way with naked eyes; an amazement at Africa’s giants and incredible wildlife; and a million and one photographs to sort through. Read More

Renaissance in the Constantia Winelands

There is a Renaissance sweeping the Constantia winelands and it is very exciting indeed! It is not a question of out with the old and in with the new, but rather whilst acknowledging the history and heritage of the past – and we are talking 350 years of wine-making – there is a sense of revival, Read More

Important information for minors travelling to South Africa

NEW IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS FOR CHILDREN TRAVELLING TO SOUTH AFRICA If you are planning to travel to South Africa with children under 18 or you are sending children under 18 on a trip with grand parents, a school group or your ex husband/wife, please be read the following carefully.    Where both parents are travelling with Read More

East Africa – Do we fly or do we drive?

In many ways East Africa is ‘the’ real Africa.  No matter how many wildlife documentaries you’ve watched or glossy images you’ve seen, nothing prepares you for the real thing. There is so much on offer to absorb and experience, iconic landscapes, bewitching beasts and birds… thoughts drift to boundless savannahs dotted with hordes of grazing Read More

Packing For A Safari – Nightmare Or Piece Of Cake?

We get asked this question a lot! So we thought it was high time we wrote a blog about packing for a safari. According to one of the travel consultants in our office, there are four vital things she never forgets to pack before heading into the bush to check out new safari lodges: headache Read More

The Heavenly Delights of Helshoogte Pass

If there is one stretch of road worth driving more than any other in the Cape Winelands I would have to say it is Helshoogte Pass – the windy mountain pass linking the historic oak lined university town of Stellenbosch and the fertile Banhoek valley leading into the French Huguenot town of Franschhoek. Not only Read More

The Zebra: One Of Africa’s Most Beautiful Creatures

Did you know that when a herd of zebra merge together their stripes make it almost impossible for predators to single out an individual animal? And that a zebra’s stripes are not unlike the identifying fingerprints of humans in that they are totally unique to each animal? As tens of thousands of zebras are at Read More

Chem Chem: The Ultimate Tanzanian Safari

More than ever these days, luxury travel is measured not in how many art galleries you can visit in a week in Europe, but in how completely you can immerse yourself in nature (along with everything you’d need in terms of comfort, service and exclusivity of course!) Guaranteed to entrance and enthrall you as much Read More

National Parks of Tanzania

Thinking Tanzania? Tanzania is synonymous with iconic African sites and phenomena such as the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti, snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, the vast Ngorongoro Crater and of course the spice islands of Zanzibar. Besides being a great country for either a honeymoon or family safari where you can combine seeing the animals with Read More

The 7 Most Romantic Beach Getaways in Africa

What is more romantic than a stroll down a perfectly white beach with not a soul in sight and the waves crashing at your feet? Africans have a deep affinity for a love story. At many places in Africa (from restaurants to safari lodges) when the staff get wind of a honeymoon couple or a Read More