4 July 2019

Mad About Mana

Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools offers a truly remote and rugged wilderness experience. Named after the four large ‘pools’ that are remnants of ancient lakes carved by the famed Zambezi River, the region...

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16 May 2019

Adventure to the South: Experience the wildest places on Earth

For more than 25 years, Singita has been synonymous with the life-changing wildlife experiences to be had in the vast wilderness where it operates in Africa. Driven by a 100-year purpose that s...

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29 April 2019

Into the wild: Uganda

For a fairly small, landlocked country, of which almost 25% is lakes and rivers, Uganda is full of adventure! The highlight for most of our clients is the opportunity to trek the mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – a very intimate, spiritual experience in itself. But, it has to be said, the country is also home to large savannah reserves, lowland rainforests and enchan...

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  • 14 March 2019

    Revealing Rwanda

    Africa's easiest and most accessible gorilla trekking is the main draw card of a Rwandan safari. After arriving at the capital city of Kigali, you are only a few hours' drive away from the legendary Volcanoes National Park and its habituated but still wild gorilla families. Rwandans ca...

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  • 8 March 2019

    The best of both worlds

    One of the most alluring pairings when considering a trip to Africa is the idea of combining a truly wild safari experience (or two!) with some postcard-perfect beach bliss. We’ve penned one of our favourite, off-the-beaten path combinations just for you. Enjoy an authentic Zambian safari in ...

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  • 18 February 2019

    Zimbabwe's Greats

    A treasure trove of natural wonders and a nation of charm, ZIMBABWE is one of the friendliest and most exquisite countries in Africa. An iconic travel destination.  This is an authentic, rugged destination that we especially recommend to clients returning to Africa for an off-the-beate...

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  • 7 February 2019

    Binoculars to bikinis

    For most, the idea of planning a safari evokes an emotional need to escapes the hustle-and-bustle, connect with nature and restore the soul. Africa is a vast and highly diverse continent full of fascinating cultures, dramatic scenery, extraordinary animals and offers amazing island destinat...

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  • 10 August 2018

    Living my best life!

    This past weekend, I took the opportunity to experience the newly launched Morukuru Beach Lodge in the De Hoop Nature Reserve. What better way to spend some special time away than to share it with Pieter, baby Matie and our dearest mothers (aka dedicated baby sitters!). The start of the whale...

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  • 12 July 2018

    The perfect 10

    A dazzling blend of dramatic scenery and secret charms, Cape Town is a place where, from the city centre, one can be sipping world-class wine on a tranquil vineyard within thirty minutes, lazing upon a pristine beach in ten or strolling on a mountainside in five. The cosmopolitan mix of accl...

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  • 5 July 2018

    The legend of Chem Chem

    Tanzania’s Chem Chem private concession stretches across 50,000 acres of pristine wilderness connecting the immense savannahs of Tarangire National Park and the bird-rich waters of Lake Manyara, where dense palm forests meet lush grasslands rolling down to the lakeshore. Privately owned and ...

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  • 24 May 2018

    The haunting beauty of Namibia's Hoanib

    The idea of a trip through Namibia often conjures images of rusty red tinted sand dunes stretching for miles, the shipwreck strewn Skeleton Coast, the seemingly empty and desolate Damaraland or the oasis that is the Etosha.  It’s a country of contrasts, big skies and dramatic s...

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  • 17 May 2018

    Celebrating Franschhoek

    Winter in the Cape Winelands can be an amazing time of the year. The good days are filled with crisp and clear blue skies, soft sunlight, not a breath of wind and at times touches of snow capping the mountain ranges in the background. While it’s probably a bit too chilly to laze along the...

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  • 11 May 2018

    Spotlight On Vic Falls - 48 hours on the Zambezi

      It's hard to accurately imagine the scale of the Victoria Falls, but when you witness the sprays created by unimaginable amounts of water tumbling downwards to create the world's largest curtain of falling water, you'll soon see how it got its original name; ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smok...

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  • 3 May 2018

    The greatest show on Earth

    The Great Migration is a natural spectacle like no other and a life-changing experience to witness. The ground vibrates with the thundering of millions of hooves as heaving herds of wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebra and antelope fill the Serengeti & Mara plains in the most epi...

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  • 26 April 2018

    Spotlight On South Africa - 48 hours in Johannesburg

    Johannesburg has busily redefined itself over the past decade, breathing new life into old warehouses and derelict buildings, while slowly reclaiming sidewalk spaces for markets, cafes, and art galleries.  ‘The City of Gold’ is South Africa’s largest city, and traces its roots to g...

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  • 20 April 2018

    Under African skies

    Sleeping beneath a sky decorated with stars is indeed many travelers' idea of the perfect way to spend a night in Africa. Experiencing the sights, smells and sounds of the surrounding bush is an essential part of any safari experience, and the deep-seated desire to reconnect with oneself and ...

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  • 12 April 2018

    Spotlight on Kenya - 48 hours in Nairobi

    Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, is a popular gateway for international travelers accessing the East African safari circuit, heading to iconic destinations like the Serengeti, Masaai Mara and the Ngorongoro Crater. The city certainly has a cosmopolitan charisma about it. As one of largest and m...

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  • 25 January 2018

    Zimbabwe's Big Five

    One can’t really sum up the magic of Zimbabwe in one sentence, but one thing that really stands out is the quality of the guides, their warmth, friendliness and knowledge – the best ingredient of any safari! The mighty Victoria Falls, the beautiful Hwange National Park, the majestic Lake Kari...

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  • 11 January 2018

    Botswana Dreaming

    It’s late November, and I had five glorious days flitting across Botswana. The Okavango Delta regionis an interestingly complex, natural system where everything revolves around the ebb and flow of water - it’s easily a year-round destination, where the miracle of the ‘high water’ and ‘low wat...

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  • 9 March 2017

    Inside The Tiny Heart Of Africa

    When was the last time you visited a place that touched your soul? That’s Sabyinyo Silverback’s strapline and it couldn't be more congruous if they tried.  Nestled in the tiny heart of Africa, as Rwanda is affectionately named, Sabyinyo is owned and managed by the award winning Governors’ Ca...

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  • 15 December 2016


    We recently explored the incredible and undervalued travel destination of Zimbabwe. Nicknamed God’s own Country in 1970's despite the ongoing Bush War at the time, remains one of the most beautiful, unfettered countries on earth. Their economic and tourist slump doesn’t seem to hav...

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  • 15 December 2016


    Being a travel maestro is undeniably the best job in the world. Who wouldn’t want to spend their lives exploring new lands, immersing themselves in new cultures and having the pleasure of sending clients to experience the same magic? It’s a happy job! In fact for me it doesn’t feel like a job...

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  • 14 August 2016


    On 21 July I stepped into a time machine of the Ten Commandments with a seven-day, flash-in-the-pan trip to Northern Ethiopia’s historic route. If you were anything like me, your knowledge of this undervalued country would probably be limited to conversations with friends, David Attenborough’...

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  • 30 November 2015


    There’s no doubt that East Africa captures the soul and mine’s lucky enough to have been captured by this captivating country a few times! This time round for three weeks in a life altering exploration of Tanzania’s Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti regions. And, we ...

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