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The latest on travelling Africa the way it should be travelled – on a shoestring, experiencing all that the rugged, beautiful birthplace of mankind has to offer. Expect tales of budget travel heroism, up to the mi

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Karoo landscape by Kate Chisholm
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Into The Great Wide Open: Groot Karoo. Ten

Measuring about 400 000 km2, the Great Karoo spreads through parts of the Western Cape, Eastern Cape,…

Malcolm Macgregor
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A safari to the Okavango Delta is incredible, whenever you go. However, seasonal temperatures, water levels and what you most want to get out of your safari are but a few of the factors to consider before deciding where to go, when. Here’s a guide to help you choose.

Lwp Kommunika
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Summer in the Mother City is time to whip out the sun screen and head for those beautiful Cape Town beaches. There is however no need to feel like you are missing out on the big game of the bushveld, because the Cape has a marine Big Five all of its own. 

Barbara Eckstein
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We often get asked when the best time is to go on safari. In this blog, we give the best months to visit our top destinations, and explain why.

Bernard Dupont
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Overlanding? Accomodated? Camping or lodge type? Choosing the right Safari option is an important - but often confusing - pre-trip exercise. We've put together a list of the different types of Safari and their related pros and cons.

From East Africa to South Africa, the continent is blessed with a multitude of breathtaking beaches. Our ultimate beach bucket list will reveal the beaches that pump all summer long, the best-kept sandy secrets and the beaches not to be missed. Here we share our top twenty beaches, all worthy of a place on a bucket list.

Dave Miller
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A detailed breakdown explaining the differences between the Greater Kruger National Park and the Kruger National Park.

Briony Chisholm
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Going on safari is an incredible experience. We are often asked by clients what to expect. Here is an answer to this, after a recent Greater Kruger National Park safari.

Steve Slater
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As an African Budget Safari consultant I am occasionally invited to join a safari. These experiences are invaluable in helping me guide our clients. This is the story of my recent walking safari in the Drakensberg mountains in Kwa Zulu Natal.

The adventure continues. Welcome to part two of our top 10 destinations in Africa guaranteed to get your adrenaline levels pumping.

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Poshtels – the latest travel and accommodation buzzword. We’ll explain what it means (and why you want to stay there) and tell you about a few of our favourites in SA.
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