Category: Blog

The Zanzibar Issue

The pearl of Indian Ocean islands If you are imagining a tropical island paradise with white sands, warm turquoise waters and palm fringed beaches, you are probably imagining Zanzibar. You could mistake photographs of Zanzibar’s beaches for those of Mauritius or the Seychelles. But what sets Zanzibar apart from the competition is its authentically African feel. And,

Choosing a travel company

How to choose a travel company for your dream holiday?  I recently worked with a client who usually plans all her own family holidays. These were her exact words in a review she left on our Facebook page: “I personally love planning holidays myself but I can’t tell you how amazing the experience was to hand

The Adventure Issue

Live your adventure in 2022.  Leopard has had some wonderful new enquiries and bookings to start the year. The sense I get from people who are booking holidays right now is that after 2 years of monotony and routine, they are in need of an escape from reality and sweet new adventures to look forward to this year. 

The New Year Issue

Enthusiastically welcoming 2022.  After the emotional rollercoaster of 2021, I hope we are headed for happier times in 2022. In particular, I trust travel bans are behind us. The omicron peak is behind us here in South Africa and life is close to normal.  In general, I feel optimistic that 2022 will be a kinder year for

2021 in Review

What a year it’s been.  It is hard to look back on it without mixed feelings. The start of 2021 was one of the toughest periods for Leopard, filled with a lot of doubt and uncertainty about the future. July to November, in contrast, was filled with new team members, new suppliers, new destinations (Rwanda and

The Spring Issue

Green is the colour of spring and the sign of new growth in tourism.  The first signs of travel recovering coincided perfectly with spring in South Africa. I particularly love spring here because after the first rains, the trees start getting fresh green leaves, grass reappears on bare ground and most special of all, many

The France Issue

Leopard can now design your dream French holiday.  It’s been a while crocodiles! I didn’t manage to get an August newsletter out to you because it has been crazy busy around here. I hope this one makes up for it! One of the projects we have been furiously working on is the launch of Leopard

The Richtersveld Issue

The Richtersveld is an adventurous wilderness escape like no other.  The Richtersveld is not easy to get to. It is at least two long days of driving from Cape Town, or three days if you would like to take it slower. Our overnight stop was just outside Springbok but stopping in Springbok meant that the

The Namaqualand Issue

Namaqualand, a place of desolation and magic.  The Northern Cape is the largest and most sparsely populated of South Africa’s provinces. The arid climate and huge driving distances mean few visitors venture this far afield. On a recent trip to the area I discovered it is a place where the inhospitable climate is contrary to