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Introducing AndBeyond Tengile River Lodge

Paul Campbell - April 18, 2019

A couple of weeks ago we had a meeting with andBeyond, and among other things we were interested to hear from them how their newest lodge in the Sabi Sands is settling in. Featuring 9 luxurious suites looking out over the Sand River and surrounded by a cool forest, andBeyond Tengile River Lodge combines top […] Read More


Safari Lodges In South Africa Start To Introduce Electric Vehicles

Paul Campbell - April 11, 2019

Game reserves and safari lodges are essentially very eco-friendly, and without them (and tourists they attract) far less land would be set aside for conservation and the protection of Africa’s magnificent wildlife.  Permanent structures are not allowed in more sensitive habitats, meaning that many lodges and camps can be taken apart and moved to another […] Read More


Planning A Luxury Self Drive Holiday Along The Garden Route

Paul Campbell - April 9, 2019

I have to admit….. I have been really lucky to have travelled often throughout my life, and now, living abroad in the UK, I have been able to explore and experience so many new places, however I always find myself drawn back to the Garden Route. Having grown up along the Southern coast of South […] Read More


Introducing Saseka Tented Camp, Thornybush Game Reserve

Paul Campbell - April 1, 2019

There is nothing quite as romantic and glamorous as a tented safari lodge, and so we were thrilled to hear about the 5* Saseka Tented Camp  – the latest addition to the Thornybush Game Reserve in South Africa.  Forming part of the greater Kruger National Park, Thornybush is rich and diverse with a mixture of […] Read More


Oh dear – I think Africa may have turned me into a birder…

Paul Campbell - December 14, 2017

I remember when I went on my first safaris over 15 years ago (ouch!), I was fascinated by everything I saw.  Well… nearly everything. Of course, initially I was more interested in the more spectacular wildlife – lions,  leopards,  elephants and rhino in particular, and especially if they were hunting or had young with them.  […] Read More


You never forget your first time…

Paul Campbell - October 31, 2017

Well it was a long time ago, but we never forget a face!  We have written previously about how a holiday to South Africa inspired us to take a career break in 2003 which ultimately lead to us setting-up Travel Butlers…well imagine our surprise and delight when we bumped into our first safari guide when […] Read More


Thornybush drops fence to Greater Kruger Park

Paul Campbell - March 8, 2017

We are delighted to hear that Thornybush Private Nature Reserve has begun removing its eastern boundary fence with the Timbavati, a process that should be complete by early May and will mean that Thornybush will become fully open to the Greater Kruger Park. We think this is great news, as whilst the lodges in Thornybush […] Read More


2017 South Africa Special Offer – Deposits from only £100 per person

Paul Campbell - December 30, 2016

Regular readers of our blog will know that we are huge fans of South Africa as a holiday destination, and we believe it offers amazing variety and great value for money.  From the bustling heart of cosmopolitan Cape Town (regularly voted one of the most beautiful and characterful cities in the world)  through to the […] Read More


Shamwari Game Reserve Introduces K9 Tracking

Paul Campbell - June 20, 2016

With the continued increase of rhino poaching in South Africa, Shamwari Game Reserve have added what they describe as “K9 tracking capacity” to their Rhino Protection Unit. Now to geeks of a certain age this will have conjured up images of Doctor Who’s robotic dog from the 1970’s going into battle with the poachers, however […] Read More


No such thing as a safari on a budget? Think again.

Paul Campbell - March 27, 2016

Mention the words ‘bucket list’ to almost anyone and if they haven’t done it already it’s highly likely that an African safari will feature somewhere on their list. That said, there is a common misconception that private safaris are a privilege of only the wealthy and although it’s true that in the context of a […] Read More