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The Addo Elephant Park

The Addo Elephant Park is one of the most popular attractions in South Africa and home to the Big 5. The Addo Elephant National Park was established in 1931 and is located in the Eastern Cape province, about 70 kilometers north east of Port Elizabeth. With its 1640 km² it is the biggest park in

Water Shortage in South Africa

South Africa is suffering from a water shortage. Since January 2016 the City of Cape Town has declared water restrictions. These affect institutes, residents but also tourists. The rainfall per m² in SA is between 300-500 mm during one year. This is much less than the worldwide average. In addition the water is unequally distributed

Travelling with children from or to South Africa ?

An unfortunate daily occurrence at airports around the world are families that are destined for a South African holiday being denied for not having the correct documentation for their children, which ends in heartache for all concerned.     Please click on the image above to access useful information on travelling to South Africa with

The Kruger National Park

The most famous game viewing area in South Africa is the world-renowned Kruger National Park, in Mpumalanga. At about 350km long, and on average, 60km wide – makes it about the same size as Wales. The oldest National Park in Africa, visitors have been enjoying Kruger Park Safaris since it was officially opened to the

Full Day Winelands Tour

On Friday I was lucky enough to visit the Winelands for the first time.    I accompanied some guests and clients from The Bay Atlantic Guest House on a private Full Day Winelands Tour and really enjoyed myself.  You might be surprised to hear, I dont actually like wine.. Give me the whitest and sweetest wine

Mandela’s connection with the Mother City

Nelson Mandela is my hero and I love, respect and admire him dearly! As South Africans, we ALL owe our freedom to his compassion, vision and sense of humanity. Mr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela worked tirelessly for a free and democratic society. He possessed that “Madiba Magic” and even in his recent passing at the age

Cape Town to Cape Agulhas promises a one-of-a-kind experience

As a new Capetonian and former East Londoner (that little dorp on the Eastern Cape coast near the newly famed Port Elizabeth), you can imagine how much fun I’m having in theMother City. The number of beautiful places to visit and exciting things to do is never-ending and assures Cape Town residents that they need

It’s Whale Season!

Well, its been a funny old “winter” so far down in the Cape as it never really got going to be honest. We had perfect summer days with almost summertime heat and I wonder if that maybe stopped the Southern Right Whales in their tracks as they certainly took their time migrating to our coastline

Welcome to Cape Town!

Isn’t Camps Bay beautiful, this little, fancy seaside town just on the other side of our beloved Table Mountain?  Imagine having this view everyday.. from your office! In my humble opinion Camps Bay is best visited on a cloudy day, smack bang in the middle of the week. Why you ask? Have you seen Camps Bay on

Tighter Controls for entering Sabi Sands Reserve

Due to the rapid increase in rhino poaching, the Sabi Reserve has implemented an additional control for guests arriving at the Sabi gates. Guests will now need to produce proof of their reservation at any of the Private Lodges before entering the reserve. If they cannot produce the required documentation they will be delayed at