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…

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…

Samara Private Game Reserve

Samara Private Game Reserve was the first safari stop on our 2,5 week family holiday around the Eastern Cape. I want to start off with some basic information about the reserve before I launch into my pros/cons as well as top tips! Samara Private Game Reserve will be 20 years old this November and has…

Children on safari

“We’ll have to skip the safari as it’s not child friendly,” my client said to me during one of our first telecoms about their family trip to South Africa. They were beyond excited when I explained to them that, in fact, that was totally incorrect and they could still enjoy a Big Five safari experience…

Family travel South Africa

Family travel to South Africa is full of exciting things to see and do. Many hotels offer free accommodation for children under 3 years of age and only a small supplement for children between 3 and 12 years of age when sharing a room with their parents. This makes South Africa a very cost effective…

Best family safari in South Africa

Having had a son myself just over 19 months ago, I have started to pay a lot more attention to lodges that offer a more family friendly experience. Items such as fences around pools, adjoining / interleading suites, kids club, kid friendly game drives, etc are all now on my radar. So here is my…

Very important information for those travelling with children

The new policy about visas and children under 18 years of age. We just wanted to do a short, brief post about the new law that comes into effect on 1 October 2014 that will affect anyone travelling from a country that has to get a visa for travel to South Africa and those travelling…


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