Sunday, February 28, 2021

Safari and Conservation

Take Part

Take part in conservation by researching rhino or elephant.  Monitor their activity in the Waterberg’s Lapalala Wilderness Reserve

Tau’s Autumn Special

It's not too soon to treat your significant other to a Valentines 2021 package including a spa treatment at Tau Game Lodge

Safari at Shamwari

Seeking a weekend getaway in the bush at a discounted rate?  Shamwari's Explorer Camp is the third of seven lodges to reopen for bookings

Hip Hippo Hooray!

Moses the hippo calf and Milly the meerkat doing well as the Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre continues accepting and caring for injured animals

Beetles make tree lovers gently weep

Vergelegen Wine Estate in the western Cape is tackling the invasive shot hole borer (PSHB) beetle with the help of a doctoral student Heather Nependa from the Faculty of AgriScience at Stellenbosch University.

Conservation Concerns

With a declining revenue base, the government alone cannot support conservation efforts in South Africa, says Shamwari's Joe Cloete

Fitzpatrick’s reopens

Fitzpatrick’s Lodge at Jock Safari Lodge has re-opened with a promotional rate for South African residents of R4 245 per person sharing

Corporate Madikwe

Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe Reserve is an ideal corporate escape after a difficult year in business, post pandemic. 

Kevin Leo Smith

Caroline Hurry chats to Kevin Leo Smith about how to run a successful safari operation in Africa, potential snares to avoid and his own preferences when it comes to spending time in the bush with his family

Pack leaders and pups

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), Lapalala Wilderness Reserve and Tintswalo Lapalala, captured and relocated to Lapalala Wilderness Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo)a free-roaming pack of 10 wild dogs  

Game Changer

Urbane in an African contemporary kind of way, the 4-star Makalali Main Lodge at the 26,000ha Private Reserve west of the Kruger Park is more hip design hotel than traditional safari camp.

Africa on Foot

Safely ensconced in the open vehicle, we encountered rhino, hippo, and elephants aplenty, but just being in the bush, detached from the rest of squabbling South Africa, was enough to rejuvenate the soul.

Madikwe Magic

Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe Reserve brings many unforgettable moments. Whether it’s a giant eagle owl taking flight, hyenas pups romping around their den or wildebeest pronking alongside our vehicle, this really is a place to sit, stare, and wonder.

O Bona Moremi

A wild time here is guaranteed. Unwind to the soft murmurs of a Khwai River tributary, flanked by floodplains and riverine forests and enjoy a sense of reconnection with Botswana's wilderness

Jock’s Lodge

Mark Twain popped in, as did the touring British cricket side. Prisoners were allowed an hour’s bicycle ride through Pretoria city in the afternoons

Armoured Marvel

Eventually a snout appeared out of the undergrowth and the front feet. Uncertain, it rolled into a partial ball, looking like a giant artichoke, then finally, it crept out of the safety of the branches, scuttled across in front of us and was off!

Saving our rhino

Once a week, Tintswalo Safari Lodge collects 12 school children plus their teacher and drives them to the Manyeleti Game Reserve where they are treated to lunch and a game drive safari experience.

A place of wonder

On the late afternoon drive at Seriti River Lodge,we counted a pride of 21 lion at the Mjejajane Dam, looking relaxed, almost as if they wouldn’t stir if you walked among them.

Fynbos Foot Safari

Expert trail guides will reveal the 11000-hectare reserve’s unique biodiversity, eco systems, Big Five, and multiple species of antelope in a fynbos-covered, malaria free landscape

Give Botswana a chance

Botswana's proposal to lift the hunting ban is a situation that Kevin Leo Smith, a director of the Safari Investment Advisory, describes as complicated and opaque

Sharing Abelana

Adjacent to the Greater Kruger's Balule Nature Reserve and neighbouring Selati Private Game Reserve, Abelana Game Reserve includes a 10km stretch of the semi-perennial Selati River.