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Birding, fishing, and walking safaris at Marakapula

Birding, fishing, and walking safaris at Marakapula

Marakapula is no ordinary game reserve. It is land that is owned by the local Mashishimale Community, and has been converted from overfarmed cattle grounds into 20 000 hectares of pristine, Big 5 territory. It’s location near the Kruger Park, the Blyde River Canyon, the Panorama Route, and the Olifants River means that guests here have a wide variety of…

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Marakapula to Kruger

Marakapula to Kruger

You know you’re winning when you’re on safari in a Big 5 private reserve of almost 20 000 hectares, but when you’ve got the option to expand your horizons and also visit one of the most prestigious game parks in Africa, you know you’ve hit the jackpot. Only a 20 minute drive from one wildlife haven to the next, and…

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Marakapula’s Makubu Lodge Masterpiece

Marakapula’s Makubu Lodge Masterpiece

  In the peace and quiet of the Marakapula Reserve, Makubu Lodge finds its home where the wild fig trees offer shade to the ground-dwelling animals, and the surging Selati River feeds the thirst of the elephants and the antelope. Warmly painted red, with thatched roofs covering high ceilings, and  authentically African artefacts adorning the wooden surfaces, Makubu Lodge is…

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The Magic of Marakapula

The Magic of Marakapula

  Just a short drive in a straight line from the Phalaborwa gate of the Kruger National Park lies the Marakapula Reserve. A Big 5 community-owned game reserve characterised by giant boulder hills, wild fig trees, and the Selati River, which courses through the property in its great, surging mass. On my first game drive I saw a leopard, crouching…

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The Week in Pictures: Ultimate images from Kruger and Botswana

The Week in Pictures: Ultimate images from Kruger and Botswana

For the week in pictures this week, we’re portraying the best snaps from our camps in the Greater Kruger and in Botswana! It’s been a whirlwind of a week and one can’t help but envy these talented photographers for the gorgeous wildlife sightings they have enjoyed in our beloved Africa. As always, we love to share the epic sights with…

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Photoblog: When the Klaserie lions took down a buffalo

Photoblog: When the Klaserie lions took down a buffalo

    Recently there was great excitement emerging from the dry landscape of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve near Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp. Excitement that only lions could evoke. nThambo guests were on drive with guide, Matt Roberts, and Africa on Foot guests with guide, Francois Pienaar, traversing the familiar area and keeping a look out for tracks…

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Family Safari at Africa on Foot: The Video

Family Safari at Africa on Foot: The Video

  Africa on Foot is our little gem in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, taking giant steps in the world of walking safaris and eco-friendly fun among the Big 5. Located in this private Greater Kruger reserve, the experience enjoyed by guests is exclusive and personal, and it is ideal for a family getaway. There are 2 rooms that are…

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Bush facts for you from Nokana Safari Camp

Bush facts for you from Nokana Safari Camp

  There is so much beneath the surface of what you see on safari, it is certainly impossible to leave after your holiday knowing everything there is to know. The dynamics between certain animals, the symbiotic relationships, the dominance and territorial behaviours, and even the act of parenting are different throughout the wildlife kingdom. To keep your bush knowledge up…

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