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Going on Safari – At the Start or the End of your Trip?

Tracey Campbell - September 11, 2012

One of the more frequent questions we get asked by our customers when they are in the early stages of planning their safari holiday is ‘Should we do the safari at the start or the end of the trip?’. It is, of course, a personal decision and choice, but I always tend to advise doing […] Read More


Two More Cheetahs Released Into The Wild At Hoedspruit

Tracey Campbell - June 21, 2012

The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) has released two female cheetahs, a mother and daughter, into the neighbouring Kapama Private Game Reserve.  The cheetahs have been at the centre since April last year, when they were bought to the Centre from the Mountain Zebra National Park outside Cradock in the Eastern Cape, due to an […] Read More


Cheetah Introduced To Mabula Game Reserve

Paul Campbell - January 25, 2012

Mabula Private Game Reserve in the Waterberg has introduced two male cheetah, transported from Sanbona Wildlife Reserve in the Western Cape. This is the first time cheetah have been introduced to the reserve. Upon arrival in the reserve, the two animals spent a few weeks in a boma where they were carefully monitored by Reserve […] Read More


Yellow fever deadline now October 1st- Strict new entry rules to South Africa

Tracey Campbell - August 24, 2011

Following unnecessary confusion throughout the tourism industry The South African Department of Health have finally informed the South African Society of Travel Medicine (www.sastm.org) as of October 1, all travellers from Zambia will be required to show proof of yellow fever vaccination (unless in possession of a valid waiver certificate). Travellers transiting airports in countries […] Read More


Property of the Week – Pumba Game Reserve

Tracey Campbell -

One of the main attractions of the Eastern Cape is the opportunity to visit a wildlife park and see the Big 5 in a malaria-free environment. Right in the heart of the Eastern Cape’s game viewing region you will find Pumba Private Game Reserve, situated a mere 105 km from Port Elizabeth. The reserve stretches […] Read More


Property of the Week – Tuningi Safari Lodge

Tracey Campbell - August 17, 2011

The 5* Tuningi Safari Lodge is set in a valley on the western side of the malaria-free Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve, situated just 5 hours from Johannesburg. Daily game drives in open 4×4 vehicles allow guests to sense the excitement of the African bush. Lion, elephant, buffalo, white and black rhino, leopard and the […] Read More


Last Minute EXCELENT Rates at Shamwari

Tracey Campbell - August 12, 2011

Book your safari for the month of August for ONLY R2995 per person per night. All meals, daily bush walk and morning / afternoon game drives are included. Excludes drinks. Cannot be combined with any other offer at Shamwari Lodges. The Shamwari Game Reserve is 25,000 hectres of malaria-free, private game reserve situated in the […] Read More


Stay 4 / Pay 3 until April 2013 !

Tracey Campbell - July 29, 2011

STAY 4 NIGHTS AND ONLY PAY FOR 3 • Valid from 1 October 2011 – 30 April 2013. • Valid for all room categories at the following properties : Lion Sands River Lodge and Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, in the exclusive Sabi Sand Game Reserve Tinga Legends and Tinga Narina lodges, in Big 5 Kruger […] Read More


Whale Watching Season has Officially BEGUN !!

Tracey Campbell - July 4, 2011

Whale watching is one of the major attractions of the Western Cape, and Hermanus and Gansbaai are the 2 main areas for whale watching, either boat-based or land-based. The first Southern Right whale has been spotted in Walker Bay at Hermanus, so this is now officially the start of the whale watching season ! Having […] Read More


Budget feeling a little ‘Hollow’ ?

Tracey Campbell - June 2, 2011

If it is, then don’t worry, take advantage of one or more of these Stay for 3 Nights, Only Pay for 2 at the following Hollow Hotels properties, valid from 1st June until the end of September : Hippo Hollow Country Estate or Perry’s Bridge Hollow, both in Hazyview – perfect either to explore the […] Read More