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African Safari And Beach Holiday News

Franschhoek or Stellenbosch?

Tracey Campbell - November 8, 2013

Yes, another frequently asked question, and one that has oddly enough popped on up TripAdvisor twice this week, is where should people stay in the Winelands – Franschhoek or Stellenbosch? Most people put aside only one/2 nights for a stay in the Winelands, so unless they want to do one night in both, then there […] Read More


Cuteness in the Cape

Tracey Campbell - November 6, 2013

We have had the Royal birth, we have just had the Royal christening – but these 2 significant events have been royally topped with the recent news from our friends at Pumba Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. Not one, not 2 but THREE pure white lion cubs have been born! The mother, Nomathemba, who […] Read More


Top Spring Cape Town Experiences

Tracey Campbell - November 1, 2013

Whilst the daylight hours here in the UK are rapidly getting shorter, and it now time to dig out once again the woolly hats, scarves and glove sets, over in Cape Town they are embracing the start of Spring. The days are getting longer, the temperature is getting warmer, and everyone is digging out their […] Read More


It’s Halloween – All Hail Jack The Pomeranate King!

Paul Campbell - October 30, 2013

It’s the spookiest night of the year, and all over the world witches and ghouls will be carving their pumpkins ready for the traditional celebrations. But spare a thought for those who live in South Africa where Halloween falls in the middle of spring and pumpkins are completely out of season. Okay, on the upside […] Read More


Blackwater Tubing in Tsitsikamma

Tracey Campbell -

Tsitsikamma is known as the Garden Route’s ‘adventure playground’ and for adrenelin junkies, there is yet another activity to add to the adrenelin-pumping list that already includes bungee jumping and tree top canopy tours. How do you fancy a blackwater tubing river adventure trip? Just about to be launched on Friday by Tsitsikamma Black Water […] Read More


Today I will mostly be a giraffe

Tracey Campbell - October 29, 2013

Yesterday I became a giraffe. Only for three days, admittedly, but a giraffe nevertheless. No, I am not currently sitting alone wrapped in a cosy white jacket and bouncing happily off the walls of my padded room whilst singing ‘She’ll be coming round the mountain’.  I am instead referring to the latest craze/fad to have […] Read More


Windy Day Blues?

Tracey Campbell - October 28, 2013

In the UK today, a lot of people woke up (or indeed may not have even slept) to gale force winds this morning howling around our windows. Homes are without electricity, train services have been cancelled, and flood warnings have been issued. For anyone holidaying in Cape Town today, however, they can also get their […] Read More


Woof Woof!!!

Tracey Campbell - October 23, 2013

Hot off the press, thanks to a newsletter just in from the wonderful Alex Walters. Always had a yearning to see wild dogs? Well, you should go to the Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana immediately.  Guests and guides here have had the pleasure of not just one wild dog pack denning in the area – […] Read More


Did You Know? D is for Dik-Dik

Tracey Campbell - October 22, 2013

I am sure all you hardened safari goers knew D was for Dik-Dik. I was sorely tempted to do D is for Dinosaur, but sensibility prevailed at the end of the day, so Dik-Dik it is. So here goes – 10 useful and interesting facts about this little fellow: 1.  The dik-dik is the smallest […] Read More


A Mothers Love

Tracey Campbell - October 21, 2013

I watched Marley and Me last night (again), and unashamedly sobbed my heart out (again). Even my husband had a little tear in his eye. It got me thinking about just how strong the bond is between a pet and their owner, and then that led me onto how strong the bond is between a […] Read More