3 June 2019

The story of the 'underdog'

We recently received a video about one of the most unbelievable and unusual sightings we've heard about in a while, and just had to share this with you! Calvet Nkomo, one of the expert gu...

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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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  • 23 April 2019

    Gorilla Trekking - Where, When, Why, How

    The Long And The Short Of It: The short of it - if you are on a time-crunch, go to Rwanda; if you want to immerse yourself in a country, spend time with the people, and go somewhere off the beaten track, go to Uganda; if you are an avid Africa traveler and want some serious bragging rig...

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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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  • 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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  • 1 January 2019

    A Ripple For Change

    Six years ago we made a commitment to changing young lives. Because we believe that the solution to poverty is through the fundamentals of education. Because we believe children are a product of their nucleus. And because, as Mandela so aptly once put it, ‘overcoming poverty is not a gesture ...

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  • 16 August 2018

    The Cape Town Foodie Scene

    We've been out and about lately... It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks leading up to Caroline's 40th birthday celebrations this past Sunday - an absolutely lovely day spent with her nearest and dearest at La Grapperia, an utterly delightful bistro at Spice Route just outside Paarl in the Ca...

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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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  • 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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  • 8 February 2018

    East African Family Holidays

    While really only scratching the surface of the endless options for the perfect family safari in Southern Africa last week, it's important to remember that a safari through East Africa is just as captivating. Traveling as a family through this region exposes one to so many treasures that ...

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  • 1 February 2018

    For your next family holiday

    You are never too old, or too young, to fall in love with Africa. Multi-generational travel was a hot topic first spoken about a few years ago, and even labelled a 'trend' for quite some time. It's no longer a 'trend' - it's a way of life. In todays world of fast-paced living and...

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  • 19 January 2018

    Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro - What you need to know

    While Africa’s contribution to the seven summits ranks high on the to-do list of serious mountaineers, scaling the 19,300 feet dormant volcano requires no technical skill. Climbers with a moderate level of fitness, positive attitude, and a body that adapts reasonably well to altitude have a g...

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  • 2 November 2017


    Dubbed as ‘Africa's Tate Modern’, Cape Town’s Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz-Mocaa) had the social scene buzzing with the launch weekend in late September 2017, and it’s continued to be the talking point for both locals and international visitors alike. This privately-owned mu...

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  • 13 July 2017

    Foraging and Foliage in Franschhoek

    Franschhoek in the winter time is simply magical. The light is soft; the air is crisp, and the scenery is verdant. What’s more, because this pretty, popular little Cape winelands village is quieter now than in summer time, you feel as though you have it all to yourself. Which we ...

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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 February 2017


    In the midst of the New Year madness, I had the opportunity to travel to Kwandwe in early January for a mid-week break. It took me a milli second to say yes, and several hours of questioning whether I should be abandoning the high season madness. I still went, and I’m more than glad I did. E...

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  • 3 October 2016

    Elevate your Safari with a Private Guide

    If you’re serious about safari or you’re a passionate photographer, being accompanied by a private guide will undoubtedly elevate your travel experience - whether you’re trekking for gorillas in Rwanda, exploring the rock-hewn churches in Ethiopia, or searching for the perfect photographic op...

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  • 22 September 2016


    Spring flowers of the Cape West Coast, Cederberg and Namaqualand in the Northern Cape, have a worldwide reputation. Regions that, for 80% of the year could be described as arid and desert-like, are miraculously transformed into a carpet of colours crammed with flowers as far as the eye can se...

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  • 12 September 2016

    The Right Way to Whale Watch

    Though better known for its geographic diversity, natural beauty and wildlife, South Africa remains one of the best places to get close to these gargantuan yet gentle giants. Every year, from July to November, the Southern Rig...

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  • 9 September 2016

    Experiential Escapes

    Use this advice with caution. These activities could become addictive and possibly cause you to miss your flight back home!  Cape Town is quickly becoming the go-to place for adrenaline-seeking travellers, for good reason. It has one of the kindest climates on the continent and e...

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  • 29 August 2016


    We live in Cape Town, we love wine and Franschhoek is full of places we adore. So we decided to escape there for a night, because we can! For those who share the same sentiments, or are seeking a head start on exploring this vastly admired ‘French quarter’, our narrative i...

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