An Amazing Safari at Jaci’s Tree Lodge in the Madikwe Reserve

For our first trip back to South Africa in three years, we took off into the bush to visit Jaci’s Tree Lodge in Madikwe. While many think of Africa’s National Parks for safari, there are some tremendous private game reserves such as Madikwe that promise to deliver visitors and unforgettable safari. Madikwe is the fifth …

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Ants Collection Horseback Safari

Our First Horseback Safari At Ant’s Hill in the Waterberg Bushveld

We’ve been fortunate enough to have some incredible safari experiences over the years, but riding through the bush on horseback was a first. The Ant’s Collection located in the Waterberg in South Africa has been treating guests to horseback safaris for two decades. So for a long weekend, we were treated to some delicious food, …

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Drakensberg Mountains: An Escape in South Africa

The Drakensberg mountains in South Africa are a destination not to be missed. They can be found in all sorts of nature documentaries and travel books about Africa. Dramatic, weathered, and mysterious the Drakensberg conjures up the imagination. They culminate at their highest with the Drakensberg Amphitheater. One of the most photogenic natural landmarks in the world. …

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If You’re Looking for a Cheap Place to Stay in Cape Town – Read This

Besides the killer landscapes, great food, luxury lodges, hip spots, and adventure activities, there’s one aspect of Cape Town we haven’t been talking about – and that is the insanely high prices of accommodation in the city. It can be difficult to find good budget accommodation in Cape Town. While food, drinks, activities, and commodities …

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Stellenbosch

6 Best Things to do in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Just a 45 minute drive away from Cape Town lies one the best wine regions in the world. Of course, many travelers get caught up with names like Bordeaux, Tuscany, and Burgundy, but don’t forget about the fantastic New World wine regions in the Southern Hemisphere.  The wines around the Western Cape are just as quality and at a fraction of …

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Ecotourism at Gondwana Game Reserve

Gondwana Eco Camp • Eco-Tourism in South Africa Done Right

We arrived at the Gondwana Game Reserve, eager and ready for our week at their new tented Gondwana Eco Camp to experience ecotourism in South Africa. We had only done one self-drive safari through Kruger National Park and were more than ready to see more giraffes, buffalo, and (maybe) even the elusive cheetah in South Africa. …

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