South Africa

An Epic Encounter with Lions on Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa

Imagine sitting in the middle of a pride of lions as they feast upon their recent kill of a zebra. Sounds incredible doesn’t it and this was just what my family and I experienced when we were out on…

8 Best Wineries in South Africa’s Cape Winelands

One of the best things to add to your Cape Town Itinerary is a visit to the Cape Winelands. The proximity to the areas of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek is only a 30-40 minute drive from the city, and so…

An Unexpected Hike to the Top of Table Mountain, South Africa

We never woke up intending to hike to the top of Table Mountain; it couldn’t have been further from our minds. Yesterday the mist and fog had blanketed the mountain, and because of the inclement weather, the cable…

Top 10 Best Ethical Animal Encounters to have along the Garden Route

I think it’s fair to say that most travellers to South Africa want to have some kind of wildlife experience during their trip. Over recent years ethical animal encounters have been at the forefront of visitor’s…

Walking and Sleeping with the Knysna Elephants in South Africa

When I discovered I could have a sleepover with the elephants at Knysna Elephant Park, I was so excited. Could anything be more magical than spending two days with these majestic creatures? Oh, and did I mention I would be…

A Review of Quartermain’s 1920’s Safari Camp, South Africa

Imagine a time when pitching a tent was the usual way to experience being on safari. When your camp was lit by gas-light and your dinner was cooked over an open hole in the ground. When game drives were…