African Safari Consultants

Inspiration & insight from our safari experts, to help you plan an unforgettable trip to South Africa.

Gansbaai and False Bay: The Best Places To See Great White Sharks and Orcas in South Africa

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The waters around South Africa are internationally recognised as being hotbeds of marine activity, with places like False Bay and Gansbaai renowned for Great White Shark activity, while Hermanus enjoys a fantastic whale watching season. All of these are just a short drive away from Cape Town, and provide the perfect day excursion from your base Read More

Exclusive Use Villas: Our Top 5 Picks

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Travelling with a family or in a small group justifies booking a whole villa that is exclusively dedicated to your party. These self-contained properties are fitted with the finest in security, exclusivity and luxury. For those fortunate enough to stay in these exclusive villas, there’s nothing more satisfying when travelling in Africa than your own Read More

The Rhino Poaching Crisis: Colin Bell talks Statistics and Solutions

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Over the course of the last two or three years, the plight of African rhinos has become an issue of international concern. With Eastern demand for rhino horn products seemingly ever increasing, the numbers of rhinos poached annually is skyrocketing to potentially fatal levels –but what is actually being done about it? The Southern African Read More

GoPro: Lions – The New Endangered Species?

Kevin Richardson – aka The Lion Whisperer – is a South African ‘self-taught’ zoologist with a particular affinity for big predators like lions and hyenas. Beginning his career as a 22 year old assistant on a lion reserve outside Johannesburg, South Africa, Kevin quickly realised his passion and unique ability to connect with the animals Read More

Client Images: Sabi Sand Lions Bonding

Past clients Darren Zipperer and Patrick Richardson recently enjoyed some time at the beautiful Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve in the Kruger National Park, where they happened upon some adult male lions thoroughly enjoying some bonding time. They sent us the images and we just had to share them with you…

Cape Town Honours Nelson Mandela

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The City of Cape Town has recently installed a popup tribute to the iconic Mr Nelson Mandela – South Africa’s first democratically elected President – honouring the former statesman and his longtime affiliation with the city. Situated in Cape Town’s Civic Centre, the exhibition is hugely informative whilst still being visually appealing and inspirational. Containing Read More

Top 5 Lodges for a South African Wine Safari

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Renowned global wine authority, Wine Spectator, features South Africa in their July 2013 issue and we couldn’t be more pleased. We’ve long said that South African wines are amongst the very best in the world, with the country producing wines of equal or greater quality as established producers such as the United States, Australia and Read More