Wildlife & Safari

Phinda … a hand-up, not a hand-out

Phinda … a hand-up, not a hand-out

At first glance this could be any other private game reserve in Africa, with its incredible wildlife experiences, sumptuous cuisine and wonderfully luxurious suites, but pause a moment and you will discover an authentic African experience that has more than just your pleasure at heart. Taking the &Beyond philosophy of ‘care for the land; care […]

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Fast food… cycling the Tour de Tuli

Fast food… cycling the Tour de Tuli

Three elephant charges, sightings of leopard, hyena, buffalo and lion… lion on a zebra kill with hyena and jackal in close attendance, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, eland and lots of general game.  The Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area plays host to a cycling tour like no other….the Medscheme Tour de Tuli, a mountain bike tour with […]

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Pilansberg revisited…

Pilansberg revisited…

The sound of breaking branches intruded into the still night followed by the sounds of a tussle, and then silence… we stood peering into the night, willing our eyes to see through the darkness, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the kill, the scene dripping with anticipation… It seemed an appropriate welcome to the wilds […]

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Tiny Tracks in the Sand

Tiny Tracks in the Sand

The remote chance of seeing a hatchling Dermochelys coriacae, or Leatherback sea turtle, as they are commonly known, was our primary reason for visiting this pristine beach camp in the northern reaches of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (formerly known as the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park).  We were to discover that Rocktail Beach Camp had […]

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At the Heart of a Safari

At the Heart of a Safari

Our encounter was brief, way too brief in fact, but a few short hours was all we needed to catch the heart of what the family-owned Motswari Private Game Lodge is all about.  The core values that are summed up in the phrase ‘Arrive a visitor and leave as a friend’ are evident wherever you […]

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