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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


Opportunity of a Lifetime

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A unique opportunity to join African Vet Safaris for a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience, whilst also helping to conserve Africa’s wildlife through your participation. Set in the northern area of KwaZulu Natal, this safari takes you ‘behind the scenes’, giving you the opportunity to interact with vets and guides while they go about their daily task […] Read More


Tourism should not be affected by the Drought in Kenya

Tracey Campbell - July 21, 2011

I think it is fair to say that not only have the recent media stories about the terrible drought situation in the Horn of Africa wrenched at peoples heart strings, they have also had been of concern to holiday makers who are possibly considering going to Kenya for their safari holiday, and many people are […] Read More


New Look for Buffalo Camp in the Kapama Game Reserve

Tracey Campbell - July 14, 2011

Now, if I was to say to you, you are going on safari and sleeping in a tent, what would your first images / thoughts be ? Of a 2 man dome tent, stuck in the middle of the bush, with lions and elephants sleeping outside the tent door keeping you company through the night […] Read More


A truly lovely compliment …

Tracey Campbell - July 11, 2011

We get a lot of nice compliments about our services from happy customers, but this one in particular is lovely – from Diana Garretts, who went to South Africa for her honeymoon in June : I thought I had a pretty good idea of where we wanted to stay along the Garden Route, and then […] Read More


Great Views and Great Rates at O on Kloof!

Tracey Campbell - July 7, 2011

O On Kloof is set on the slopes of Signal Hill with views over the Atlantic Ocean. This exclusive boutique hotel offers warm hospitality, superior service and a strong sense of style and luxury, and is just minutes from the city centre, V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain and close to Camps Bay and Clifton’s famous […] Read More


Table Mountain Cable Car Closure Notice

Tracey Campbell - July 4, 2011

Not the most exciting blog ever to have been written, but it is a ‘need to know’ thing for anyone who is travelling to Cape Town over the next few weeks. As happens every year, the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway will close for annual maintenance between July 18th and July 31st and the cableway will […] Read More


Whale Watching Season has Officially BEGUN !!

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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


Arrival of the Masses

Tracey Campbell - June 9, 2011

They have arrived ! Monday 6th June, in the evening, saw the first arrivals of the Great Migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya. This picture was taken from the banks of the Sand and Keekerok Rivers in the Masai Mara Reserve.


Cottars – Quite Wonderful

Tracey Campbell - June 7, 2011

Cottars 1920’s Safari Camp … I must admit, I was a bit apprehensive about staying here initially. Don’t get me wrong, I had no fear that I wouldn’t enjoy the obvious luxury of the tents and the camp, or the awesome game viewing of the Masai Mara … I was just a bit worried about […] Read More