Hosted Retirement Retreat Getaways

Hosted Retirement Retreat Getaways.  Why do we do it?     Some years ago, I was approached by an elderly widow in her 80’s who has travelled extensively, even after the death of her husband some years before.  Getting on in years, she felt she could no longer do long trips for extended periods of time […]

Mavela Lodge, Manyoni, KZN

Mavela Tented Lodge, Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa An Authentic African Bush Experience Mavela Game Lodge is nestled in the heart of the magnificent Big 5 Manyoni Private Game Reserve, near Mkuze, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. A unique all-inclusive luxury, safari-style tented bush lodge affording travellers intimate encounters with the African wildlife. […]

Home of Big Tuskers, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

Visit the legendary Ivory Route where the great tuskers still tramp their ancient pathways through dense sand-forest and tall yellow grass. I am passionate about Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), a province in South Africa which has a diverse offering of awesome travel destinations and experiences.  Bush, Beach, Mountains, Lakes, Dams, Culture, Conservation, World Heritage Sites, it […]

The Cry of Central Kalahari

The Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana, is a unique area in this incredibly beautiful country, it is dry savannah habitat and so can be very different to the rest of the wilderness areas which are primarily wet habitat. Forna and flora have adapted to survive in these harsh, dry conditions of the Kalahari; just as […]

Zululand Site Visits 24 Jan – 28 Jan 2019

Blog Post By:  Natalie Knibbs  -RHINO RIVER LODGE, MANYONI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE- -THANDA SAFARI, THANDA SAFARI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE- -ANEW HLUHLUWE, HLUHLUWE- -RHINO RIDGE SAFARI LODGE, HLUHLUWE IMFOLOZI NATIONAL PARK- Discover some of Kwa-Zulu Natals (province in South Africa) most beautiful game reserves & lodges as we embark on our journey today… the car is […]

Why and Where to Visit the Battlefields

Three Tree Hill Lodge  Against the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, and overlooking the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve, lies Three Trees at Spioenkop (also known as Three Tree Hill lodge). This Eco-friendly lodge, which is Fair Trade in Tourism certified, places great emphasis on Responsible Tourism and […]

Equipment- Checklist for Kilimanjaro Trekking

Luggage/ Sleeping Bag – Sleeping bag (temperature rating until -12°C) – Travel bag/backpack or kitbag with a max weight of 12kg! (Please do not use a suitcase or trolley bag because this kind of luggage is not possible to be carried by the porters!) – Day bag with rain protection   Clothing – Rain jacket […]

Our Top 5 Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, destinations

5 Reasons to visit Amakhosi Safari Lodge, situated past Pongola on the road to Nongoma 5 star experience where royal treatment is the ‘norm’ Exceptional “Big 5” sightings Prolific cheetah population Birding – over 420 species.  3 pairs of breeding Crowned Eagle One of KZN’s finest – ideal for couples, families (babysitting on request), groups […]