TIA: This is Africa (on foot)

For a world-class experience in the wilds of the Klaserie, and to view the big five from the vantage of both a game viewer and on foot, head to Sun Destinations’ delightful and aptly named camp, Africa on Foot.  On assignment for a travel publication, this is my first time at Africa on Foot in…

The Week in Pictures : Bovids and Pachyderms Share the Limelight

The ‘veld is gradually losing its lush and velvet green appearance, and the duller hues of the winter season seem to be seeping into the carpets of emerald. This week, it’s not the tawny and mottled predators in the spotlight, but rather the bovids and pachyderms. The colossal elephants and buffalo have put on quite…

Dinner Under a Blanket of Stars at Tuskers Bush Camp

As the sun melts into the sky, shades of persimmon fill the quintessential African horizon. There is nothing more hypnotic than the sunset in Botswana, a country home to some of the world’s most spectacular striking scenes of remarkable beauty. Enviably located across 365 000 hectares of rugged wilderness laden with mopane trees, and sandy…

The Mother of Week in Pictures

She’s your beacon of strength, best friend, confident, example-setter, counsellor, feeder, and she occasionally likes to lecture you (only occasionally). Who is “she”? She is the woman who plays a pivotal role in your life, be it your mother, your grandmother, a female guardian or caregiver. In South Africa, Sunday the 12th May is Mother’s…

Visual Update from the Karoo’s Roam Private Game Reserve

From meerkat observations to bush dinners, and fitting GPS collars on female cheetah; Roam is certainly making strides in terms of the safari experience and conservation initiatives. We’ve decided to furnish you with a few updates, both written and visual.  The recent introduction of a female cheetah into Roam’s expansive semi-desert landscape, proved to be…

The Week in Pictures : Lions in the Limelight

We’ve enjoyed a couple weeks of unique sightings and big cat behaviour across our Kruger camps. The central theme this week is – simply put – lions. There is a marked increase in lion sightings across the board, and guides within certain reserves are trying very hard to pinpoint the origins of splinter prides and…