Why visit new places? The answer seems obvious doesn’t it? Yet so many of us choose to remain within our designated walls, returning to the same places because it feels safe, familiar. But what would really happen if we took a chance? Changed direction? Discovered something new? When the Owl and the Pussycat went to […]

 With skin as red as the earth and traditions that go back as early as the 16th century, meeting the semi-nomadic tribe of Namibia is an extraordinary experience that will stretch the mind of any traveller. The translation of the Otjihimba word ‘Himba’ is debatable; some saying it means ‘beggar’ referring back to the end […]

  As it’s been said throughout various stages in history, we are living in uncertain times. This is particularly present on a national and global scale but uncertainty can also find its way into our personal lives. Fortunately, as Mother Nature so graciously teaches us, all is not lost. “When the roots are deep, there […]

  If you ever find yourself walking down Vilakazi Street in Soweto, be sure to make a stop at Gugu Mvelase’s stand… Vilakazi Street in Soweto is the only street in the world to have produced two Nobel Peace Prize winners, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Today, local and international travelers visit the area for […]

Bobotie is a South African dish comprised of spiced minced meat, dried fruit and an egg-baked topping. In 1609 the first bobotie recipe made its appearance in a Dutch cookbook and found its way to South African shores when the Dutch arrived in the Cape in the 17th centuary. The Cape Malays, an Afrikaans speaking […]

Combining your holiday in the Cape with South Africa’s most famed Garden Route is an experience we highly recommend and is one of our most popular tour packages. After spending your first three days touring the city of Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula, Robben Island and taking in the views from the top of Table Mountain we depart for the […]

One of the largest reserves in Africa, the Kruger National Park stretches 360km’s from north to south and 65km’s from east to west in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in northeastern South Africa. The parks’ plains, mountains and forests are home to the Big Five, hundreds of mammals and many bird species including vultures […]

In the south-west region of Namibia about a 1 hour drive from the renowned Fish River Canyon lies a unique family-run Bed & Breakfast & Camping Site – Mount Canyon. The owner, Wally, who was born and raised in Keetmanshoop was previously a farmer for 12 years before creating and designing three igloos that stand […]

In 1994 three cheetahs were brought into the care of Ida Nel of Emdoneni Lodge, their names were Nandi, Jabu and Tau; shortly after an injured Serval was received. People began to realise that injured or orphaned cat species could be brought to Emdoneni – a place that provided love and care for these animals […]