Game drive etiquette: Rules you need to know before going to the Kruger

22 December 2021

When doing a self-drive safari in the Kruger National Park, there’s nothing worse than being stuck behind cars insisting on stopping diagonally on the road to get their perfect picture, or waiting to get a glimpse of the sighting because others have been parked in …


Private game reserves are vital in battle to conserve environmental heritage

10 December 2021

First published in the Daily Maverick 168 weekly newspaper. The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated the global travel industry and although there now are signs of activity resuming in some markets, the sector is still a long way from recovery. New research from ForwardKeys, the travel data provider, …


What is a Game Drive? Plus 5 Things to Know Before You Go

6 December 2021

The cool, crisp air of a savanna morning blows through your hair as your guide steers the 4×4 over a hill. You watch a group of bright yellow weaverbirds attending to their nests in a nearby acacia tree—they’re so colorful you don’t need binoculars to …


The Importance of Africa’s Game Reserves

26 November 2021

A game reserve is a large area where wild animals can safely live and reproduce. Game reserves exist to safeguard wild animals and provide a secure environment for them to thrive away from poachers, hunters, and other intruders. As a result, game reserves are created …



18 November 2021

Finding itself at South Africa’s northernmost area and bisected by the tropic of Capricorn, visitors to Limpopo can expect sunshine, long summer afternoons and dry days for most of their stay. Polokwane (previously known as Pietersburg), the capital city of Limpopo, lies more or less in the centre of the Limpopo …


What is an African Safari like in the 21st Century?

4 November 2021

Of course, you’ve heard about African safaris and seen snaps of celebrities looking glamourous on safaris in Africa. But, what is an African Safari really like for the regular 21st Century traveller? We’ll tell you all about African safaris in this post and explain what they are like for most …


Top 10 Reasons to go on a Safari

27 October 2021

Reasons to Go on Safari There are plenty of reasons to go on safari – and why you should not hesitate for a moment! Start planning that next safari….here are some my reasons for heading to the dark continent. 1. Watching Wildlife I am completely …


Safari animals: the story of lions (and the best places to see them)

13 October 2021

Few experiences in Africa live longer in the memory than the first time you see a lion. Lithe and ferocious, lions are without rival as Africa’s apex predator and carry on their body what one lion expert described as an “aura of impending violence”. The epitome of …


All You Need to Know About going on Safari in 2021

11 March 2021

Going on safari always has and will always be a top choice for any vacation.   There is little that beats the excitement of travelling to Africa for an authentic South African safari.   With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, many dreams that were almost a …


What are five things to pack for your Entabeni Safari?

24 February 2021

So you have booked your holiday and coming on a South African safari and stopping at Entabeni for a few nights.  Months of planning has gone into your travel plans. You are almost on route to Limpopo in South Africa, where you will encounter the …

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