Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Leopards – a once in a lifetime encounter

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We have visited the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park 6 times over the last 20 years and in all that time we have only ever had 2 leopard sightings – a superb leopard at Polentswa Waterhole in 2008 and a glimpse of leopard about 200 metres away at the beginning of this, our 2020 trip. Well, on the 12 January 2020 we …

Sunset giraffe Etosha, Namibia

Namibia self drive tour – easy and comfortable

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Namibia self drive tour – wondrous people, places and animals Namibia is one of our favourite places and really is the absolutely perfect destination for people who love truly amazing landscapes, diverse cultures, and incredible and unusual wildlife. A Namibia self drive tour will reward the self drive traveller with unrivalled desert-scapes, rich cultures and histories, wild seascapes and cutting …

A day in the life of a self-drive safari

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This is our definition of heaven – being on a self drive safari in southern Africa. Why do we love it so much? We love leaving the normal day-to-day routine of home behind us. We love getting in touch with the bush – with the seasons and temperatures, the animals and birds, the sounds and smells, the sand and the …

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park Wilderness Camps – exclusive yet affordable comfort

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They’re off the beaten track, you need to plan well over a year in advance to get the accommodation you want, they can be exceedingly hot in summer and below-freezing cold in winter, they involve long hours of driving … and yet the Kgalagadi’s Wilderness Camps absolutely rank as one of the very best of all our amazing southern African experiences.  …

5 reasons why southern Africa is the most romantic destination in the world

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We have no doubt that southern Africa is the most romantic destination in the world. We met in southern Africa over 20 years ago, falling in love during a moonlit walk along one of Kwa-Zulu Natal’s endless white beaches. Something about being in southern Africa always seems to reignite the romance and so we’ve tried to distil some of the …

Birdlife in Kruger by guest blogger 12 year old Alize

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If you are a bird watcher like me then you will love the birdlife in Kruger. There is heaps of beautiful birdlife you can see inside the campsite and out. There are lots of stunning birds to see on game drives around Kruger. There is a range from guinea fowls and spurfowls to small birds like sunbirds, weavers and bee …