CapeTownSafaris.com… Your window into the ‘Mother City’

24 04 2014

The allure of Cape Town is amazing. From the time you step off the plane you will know you are in a special city; – full of character which can be felt right from the warmth and smiles from the locals of the city. Recently voted the number one city in the world to visit in 2014 by the acclaimed NY Times Travel, Cape Town definitely has a way of making sure it captures your heart and you may even feel like you never want to leave…yes it is that special!

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A Snapshot of the Madagascar Barefoot Luxury Southern Explorer Tour

22 04 2014

My first night in the gorgeous city of Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, is spent soaking up the charm and history that radiates in the air around the Pavillon de L’Emyrne. Originally built as a private residence, it now serves as a guesthouse that warmly welcomes my arrival to this island paradise.

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The fight against rhino poaching is taken to the next level with Drones

17 04 2014

If you spend some time at Ol Pejeta Wildlife Sanctuary on the slopes of Mt Kenya you may see a strange flying object overhead. Don’t be alarmed, it’s just Aerial RangerTM, an automated air craft monitoring the 90 000 hectare grounds for poaching.

Image: Mock-up of Aerial RangerTM

 


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The Ship Wrecks of the Cape of Good Hope

15 04 2014

The ‘Graveyard of ships’ is the apt name of the Cape of Good Hope for this coastal line is marred with nearly 3000 sunken ships. So many stories lie at the pit of this merciless ocean and only a few of them have submerged to keep the ships alive. In this blog, we take you through the most famous along with where you can go find them and their stories next time you book your stay with us in Cape Town.

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The Mystery of the Gods’ Hills

10 04 2014

Many people travel to the ancient sacred sites and mystical locations of the world to experience the almost magnetic pull that radiates around them. In Africa, there are few places that radiate as powerful a spiritual aura as the Tsodilo Hills, located in north-western Botswana. Roughly arranged in a straight line, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Tsodilo Hills consists of four hills, with the tallest reaching a height of 410m.

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What people wear in different african countries

7 04 2014

As the world’s second largest continent, it is difficult to define what people in every different African country in a single blog post. Their traditional dress is dictated to as much by the climate in which they live, as it is by the culture, and an individual’s socioeconomic standing.

Many of the different parts of the continent play home to a different nationality of people, with their own distinct traditional dress. And while modern times have seen a move away from the traditional dress for many of these people, there is still importance in learning more about it and how it informs the culture of the people who wore it. What follows is an exploration of the history of clothing in Africa, and some note-worthy examples of the traditional dress worn in such countries as Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Madagascar.

 

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Did you know Southern Africa

1 04 2014

Southern Africa is a traveller’s paradise with so much to explore and to see within a region rich in wildlife, fauna and amazing cultural diversity. It is a destination that leaves you spoilt for choice with so many amazing activities and wonderful adventures to be experienced. Each country in the southern region of Africa has its own set of unique attributes that set it apart from the other, how much do you know about each of these wonderful countries…

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3 Botswana meals you have to try

27 03 2014

One of the best experiences during travelling is to get to know other cultures, customs and traditions. A good way to start with these experiences is through trying the cuisine of the different countries. Botswana is renown for their rich range of wildlife. But only a minority of people know that the cuisine is exceptionally good and must most certainly be tried. Despite beans and maize, Botswana is also “famous” for the high quality of its local beef. Many tourists only eat the upmarket cuisine at the lodges. So why don’t you go beyond the average traveller and try the traditional dishes of Botswana?



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