Destination South Africa

hereBabanango Game Reserve, a conservation success story in the making

Babanango Game Reserve, a conservation success story in the making

I was at Zulu Rock Lodge in the Babanango Game Reserve (BGR), located in the heart of South Africa’s beautiful northern KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Its mountainside location ensured sweeping views across a dramatic wilderness, the grasslands and savanna punctuated with rocky outcrops and the White Umfolozi river in the distance. A chorus of birds proclaims the […]

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hereMtunzini – explore nature’s bounty

Mtunzini – explore nature’s bounty

Mtunzini, meaning ‘Place in the Shade’, is an unspoilt coastal town with much to offer the birding or wildlife enthusiast. The town, situated on a hill overlooking the coastline, has pristine dune forest and an estuary lined with mangrove swamp forest. The Umlalazi Nature Reserve in Mtunzini offers visitors wonderful opportunities to experience both land […]

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hereQambathi Mountain Lodge

Qambathi Mountain Lodge

Qambathi Mountain Lodge in the southern Drakensberg is the ideal location for exploring this spectacular UNESCO Heritage Site with it’s mountain splendour, history and culture – or just take the time to relax in the tranquil surroundings. An old farmhouse has been lovingly restored and now boasts wonderfully quirky decor – handmade & locally sourced, […]

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hereSan Rock Art in KZN Drakensberg

San Rock Art in KZN Drakensberg

Famous for its San rock art, the Drakensberg was named ‘Ukhahlamba’ by the Zulu people and ‘The Dragon Mountain’ by the Dutch Voortrekkers. The awe-inspiring Drakensberg Mountains, with their massive cliffs towering over grasslands, riverine bush, lush yellowwood forests, fresh mountain streams and cascading waterfalls, form an enormous barrier separating KwaZulu-Natal from the Kingdom of […]

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hereWest Coast – wild, wonderful, quirky, quaint

West Coast – wild, wonderful, quirky, quaint

Three days would never be enough. I knew that I would only scratch the surface, but I still couldn’t resist the opportunity to explore this wonderfully wild, somewhat ancient and fabulously down-to-earth and quirky region known as the Cape West Coast. It’s an easy hour-or-so drive from Cape Town making it perfect for a day […]

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hereBrahman Hills in the KZN Midlands

Brahman Hills in the KZN Midlands

Just getting there is part of the relaxation… coffee stops, sightseeing and quaint country lanes. The rolling hills of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands certainly set the scene for what was to be a wonderfully relaxing weekend at Brahman Hills filled with fabulous food, fun company, roaring log fires and bubbly in the jacuzzi. And oops, I […]

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hereSamara Game Reserve’s conservation success stories

Samara Game Reserve’s conservation success stories

There’s something about spending time in the African bush… the sights, the sounds and the smells that get under your skin and into your heart ensuring that you want – no, need – to return, time and time again. And it’s no different with Samara Game Reserve either. Once will never be enough, especially once […]

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hereFabulous Fordoun Hotel & Spa

Fabulous Fordoun Hotel & Spa

Set within fertile farmlands, this old dairy farm, complete with milking sheds, a grain silo and a plethora of old stone buildings, was transformed to become the renowned Fordoun Hotel & Spa… an oasis of pampering, for mind, body and soul. Its location near Nottingham Road in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, ensures spectacular views across rolling […]

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hereFrogging safari at Amakhosi

Frogging safari at Amakhosi

I was knee deep in water in the middle of the African bush at Amakhosi Safari Lodge – in Big 5 territory… the muddy water trickling into my gumboots, my toes squishing with every step. We’d seen lions and elephants that morning and a couple of dagga boys (old male buffalo) on our drive here. […]

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herePort Elizabeth… explore the city centre on foot

Port Elizabeth… explore the city centre on foot

From a vast space where wealthy feather barons auctioned off their wares, to a monument commemorating the arrival of the 1820 settlers and a walk cross in memory of brave seafarers and a walk that brings you closer to South Africa’s journey to democracy, a walking tour of Port Elizabeth’s city centre has it all. […]

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