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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


Elephant Pepper Camp – My Review of My Recent Stay There

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Well, better late than never, I guess … I have just 3 more ‘roving reports’ to write and blog about from my trip to the Masai Mara in Kenya all those weeks ago (well, March, so not that long ago I guess). The 2nd camp I stayed at in the Mara was Elephant Pepper Camp. […] Read More


Lion Sands River Lodge Special Offer Price – Only with Travel Butlers

Tracey Campbell - June 2, 2011

Lion Sands River Lodge, in the southern portion of the 65,000 hectare Sabi Sand Game Reserve, is situated on a private area of prime game-viewing land. The lodge is built on the banks of the Sabie River, facing due East so that it catches the sun as it rises over the Kruger National Park. The […] Read More


Want to see the Great Migration ?

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Tanzania is synonymous with the Great Migration, and with careful planning, it is possible for visitors to be at the right time at the right place to witness this amazing annual wildlife event. Each year, literally hundreds and hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelles trek across the vast Serengeti plains towards Kenya’s Masai […] Read More


Budget feeling a little ‘Hollow’ ?

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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