Victoria Falls Adventure Activities

Victoria Falls Adventure Activities

The Victoria Falls is not only celebrated as one of the worlds most beautiful sights but it also known as the adventure capital of Africa. With Victoria Falls being on most safari itineraries it is good to know what to do and see when in town, whether you are staying...

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Elephant Hide Lodge Knysna

Elephant Hide Lodge Knysna

Driving west towards Cape Town you will come across Elephant Hide Lodge overlooking the Knynsa lagoon. A much smaller and more simple affair than Kurland, it also conveys a similar sense of wellbeing. It contains seven Afro-chic cottages each surrounded by an...

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Kurland Hotel Review

Kurland Hotel Review

Travellers in the UK and in Europe are very familiar with the country house hotel. Old family manor houses or estates which have either been sold or still managed by their original families and converted into luxury hotels. Some of these houses are very grand but yet...

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Shark Cage Diving Cape Town

Shark Cage Diving Cape Town

If you live in South Africa, shark cage diving is one of those controversial activities which divides opinion. On the one hand, you have certain conservationists who claim that chumming (luring sharks by throwing bloody bait into the water) is dangerous and alters the...

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Lake Malawi Safari Review

Lake Malawi Safari Review

The marketing tagline for Malawi is “The warm heart of Africa.”  Normally, you just brush off these comments as marketing puff but not in this case. The country is warm, the people are warm and the experience you will enjoy will give off a warm glow.   A Lake...

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Zululand and the Battlefields of Natal

Zululand and the Battlefields of Natal

There are few other places on earth where you can visit a battlefield area and see exactly what the soldiers of 130 years ago observed. The now famous battles of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana are two of those places and the fact that they are located in the vast and...

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Canoeing on the Zambezi – Part 2

Canoeing on the Zambezi – Part 2

On the canoe, you just glide by; we past a herd of elephant including babies drinking quietly by the bank. We were no more than 5 metres away and yet the elephant were not agitated or disturbed. When could you do that in a vehicle?  Further down the river, between a...

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Canoeing on the Zambezi – Part 1

Canoeing on the Zambezi – Part 1

Your correspondent has been travelling and going on safari in Africa since the early 1980s. I have lost count of the many, majestic sunsets, of the unique wildlife moments accidentally captured by camera and of the multitude of happy days with friends in remote...

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Hells Gate Kenya

Hells Gate Kenya

I must admit, when our guide informed us of our next day’s optional excursion, I wasn’t the most enthusiastic; cycling through a National Park was not exactly one of my top ten, not even close. I had visions of being trampled by buffalo, stalked by lions,...

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Climbing Table Mountain

Climbing Table Mountain

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is closing down from the 22nd July till the 25th August; it’s longest closure for many years. Urgent replacement work is needed as well as seasonal repairs. So, no getting to the top by the cable car. In your humble writer’s view,...

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