Welcome to 2017, The Year of the Safari !

The entire Sun Destinations’ team is excited about 2017. 2016 saw us immersed in revamping new camps in Botswana, pouring our hearts into the latest online innovations and cleverly combining tech with the bushveld lifestyle. The camps and lodges we market, refurb and become involved with on a ground level have become intertwined into our daily…

World Wildlife Day: Top 3 Safari Favourites Facing Extinction

Today is the crown anniversary of the UN World Wildlife Day. Declared 3 years ago as the day to raise awareness about the plight of precious animal and plant species, World Wildlife Day is now being celebrated more than ever. It is no secret that our passion for safari stems directly from our love and admiration…

Week in Pictures: Seeing Spots!

It’s no secret that the state of the drought in South Africa is having dire consequences on some of the water-reliant species of the Kruger Park. Some areas have received more rain than others, but in those areas where rainfall is severely lacking, we’ve been seeing some interesting wildlife activity taking place. In the Klaserie…

Week in Pictures: The Dance of the Wild

Constantly alive, constantly moving, even when all seems quiet; the bush is a place of paradise where man is the alien invader. The dance of the wild is evident in every whisper of the wind, every desperate leap to freedom, every flick of the tail, or toss of an armoured head. The bush is a place…

Week in Pictures: 2016 Begins with a Bang!

A week into the new year, and things are looking promising! Despite the almost unbearable heat waves sweeping South Africa, 2016 has kicked off with a bang. The Olifants River at Ezulwini is an offer the elephants can’t refuse, and they have been seen enjoying the sweet riverside reeds, alongside buffalo and waterbuck, which are…

Week in Pictures: The Mighty Jungle

“In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight” is a well known and inspiring line from the song in Disney’s, The Lion King. Everyone knows the tune, but less people know that it was originally written and sung in Zulu, by South African artist, Solomon Linda. It was called Mbube meaning ‘lion’, and it was…

Week in Pictures: Best of Black and White

Inspiring photography that captures the essence of the big game safari experience. Sometimes it’s the glare of a short-tempered lion, or the flight of a steenbok as it springs weightlessly from the ground in a mad dash to find cover. Perhaps it’s the swoosh of of an elephant’s bristly tail against its leathery skin, or…

The Week in Pictures: Best in Show

This week, it’s photography’s Best in Show from our safari camps in the Greater Kruger Park and Botswana. With so much to see and everywhere to look, it doesn’t take a lot for the Average Jo to recognise the natural beauty that abounds in regions like the Okavango Delta, the Olifants River, the vast Klaserie, and…