Blog - South Africa

Our blogs are another way to find out more of the destinations and experiences you might want to consider when you're travelling.

This library of stories, articles and observations are written by our travellers, consultants, people we work with in destinations, and travel journalists.
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Barefoot Woman

The historic Kaalvoet Vrou (Barefoot Woman) statue stands proudly in South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains.

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A Tower of Giraffes please!

Last October, I visited South Africa with my family – my husband and 2 boys age 9 (James) and 12 (Charlie).

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The threat of global climate change on Aardvarks

The following excellent article about aardvarks was written by our friends at Tswalu, a luxury lodge in South Africa’s Kalahari.

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Ever heard of Madikwe?

Probably not, although it’s one of South Africa’s largest and best game reserves, offering an authentic, game-rich safari experience at a very competitive price.

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Vultures – love them or hate them – we need them

Love them or hate them, vultures are an essential component of the eco-system of the African bush, yet are worryingly in serious decline.

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House on Fire, Swaziland

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South Africa Experience of a Lifetime……

Tim and I fancied treating ourselves to a luxurious once-in-a-lifetime kind of holiday, but where do you start? I have done quite a bit of travelling in Africa and loved nearly every minute of it, so that was where my pin was going on the map.

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AFRICA – The diversity of the Cape

David Attenborough’s ‘Africa’ this week was all about the Cape  From the heights of the Drakensberg to the swamps of Mozambique’s Gorongosa, the programme really showed the diversity of this massive area.

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KwaZulu Natal – An affair to remember

Meera Dattani is a journalist with an eye for adventure and a love of travel which brings benefits to communities and wildlife in destinations.

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