Category: Blog post

The Whale Issue

Whale Season in South Africa, Mozambique and Madagascar Earlier this month I witnessed the mesmerising spectacle of whale season along the Indian Ocean coast of South Africa. I was visiting Scottburgh and was treated to an awe-inspiring display of breaching and lobtailing by the many humpback whales off the coast, right from my hotel window. Their acrobatic displays

The Flower Issue

From Barren To Breathtaking: The Best Places To See The Cape’s Spring Flowers A remarkable natural spectacle unfurls across South Africa’s Western Cape and Northern Cape Namaqualand regions as winter’s grip gradually loosens and the sun’s warmth coaxes the landscape. Spring brings an explosion of vibrant colours, as the once-barren terrain transforms into a canvas

The Best of Africa Issue

The Best of Africa: Beyond Cape Town’s Charm Cape Town was recently voted as the world’s best city for the eighth year running, by over 30,000 readers, in the 2023 Telegraph Travel Awards. While it’s undeniably an incredible destination, there’s more to Africa than what the Telegraph described as “the supermodel at the foot of

The Tanzania Safari Issue

The best way to spend 11 days on safari in Tanzania It’s not surprising that Tanzania is one of the most well-known safari destinations in Africa. I love the country for its sensational landscapes and its warm, welcoming people. The wildlife viewing is superb, as well as the range of safari activities on offer. Of

The Desert Issue

5 reasons not to miss Southern Africa’s desert regions While tropical beaches, grassy plains and cool lush forests all have their appeal, deserts hold a special allure. Vast blue skies stretch in all directions, uninterrupted by highrises or smog or canopies of vegetation that block the sun. These regions also harbour unique plants, animals and

The Adventure Issue

Adventure in Africa: Gorilla trekking and snorkelling the Sardine Run Incredible wildlife encounters are not limited to traditional safaris. Here are two bucket-list African experiences for the more adventurous soul. Experience the underwater spectacle of the Sardine RunEach year, around June and July, an upswelling of cold water creates a corridor and drives masses of

The Leopard Issue

A success story for rhino and Leopard Leopard launched with one employee and tailor-made holidays to one country, South Africa, in 2019. Today the team has expanded to six and we offer travel to fifteen countries in Africa. This is something to celebrate! Especially given the pause Covid gave to travel for two years.  In April, the Leopard team travelled

The Anti Poaching Issue

How Texan-bred dogs in Africa are saving rhinos If you’ve ever wondered how South Africa’s precious wildlife is kept safe from poachers it may put a smile on your face to know that besides brave, well-trained rangers, man’s best friend is doing an excellent job too. We chatted with Johan van Straaten, Dog Master and