Safari Etiquette: My top tips on how to behave

There’s nothing quite like an African Safari to create memories that will last a lifetime. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the bush, getting up close and personal with Africa’s wildlife is high on most people’s bucket list, so how can you make sure your experience is all you’ve imagined it to be? Many…

Kariega Private Game Reserve

Kariega Private Game Reserve was the 7th stop on our Eastern Cape family road trip. The reserve is family owned and managed and has been since 1989. It is located 80 minutes north-west of Port Elizabeth and just 10 minutes away from the beautiful seaside town of Kenton-on-Sea. As it’s in the Eastern Cape region…

Tipping guidelines

Traveling to a new destination means doing lots of research and reading about what to expect. I’m here to help you as much as possible and one of the most popular questions I get asked is about tipping guidelines for South Africa, Mauritius and the Seychelles. So without further ado, here we go! South Africa…

Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve

Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve was the 6th stop on our Eastern Cape road trip; we stayed at a total of 9 different properties. Initially we had only booked 2 nights at Oceana, however we decided to extend by 1 night so were fortunate enough to spend 3 very relaxing nights here. Oceana Beach & Wildlife…

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve was the 2nd safari stop on our road trip around the Eastern Cape. Personally, this was my most favourite stay on our trip, unfortunately we were only able to spend 1 night due to them being fully booked, but we will definitely be heading back there soon! This absolute gem of…


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