Make it a Double. Gin Tasting While on Safari in the Kruger.

Gin and tonics while on safari go together like a horse and carriage. The age-old drink, initially distilled from juniper berries, is synonymous with safari sundowners. But why? An old wives tale leads us to believe that the quinine in the tonic water repels mosquitoes. Truth be told, you’d actually need vast quantities of quinine to…

#TheSafariLifestyle : Sunsets and Safari Cuisine at Walkers Bush Villa

This week the chocoholics of the world celebrate their love for sugar and cocoa beans. It’s international chocolate week, which is an excuse to enrobe anything and everything with velvet textured chocolate goodness. It’s clearly the week to celebrate one of life’s many hedonistic pleasures, which is why we’ve decided to indulge in the gourmet splendour…

National Women’s Day in South Africa : Meet Melita the Chef from nThambo

Today, August 9th, is National Women’s Day in South Africa and is declared a public holiday. Today is the day we commemorate the 1956 march held by women to petition against an ancient apartheid law that required all persons of colour to carry a ‘pass’. This pass was cruelly and unfairly given to non-whites to restrict their…

#TheSafariLifestyle : Video Interview with Field Guide Luan Oosthuizen

His warm brown eyes punctuate the crisp air of the surrounding bushveld, offering many pensive and reflective moments of a life well-lived in the backyard of Africa. He is a quiet man with a mischievous demeanour and expert knowledge of wildlife. Some of his tales are best left untold, while others are moments to be shared around crackling campfires….