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The latest on travelling Africa the way it should be travelled – on a shoestring. Here lie tales of budget travel heroism, up to the minute travel news and despatches from tents on the front line of the safari dream.

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Big Five of Africa

Big Five Safaris Near Cape Town

Travellers often ask us about budget-friendly Big Five Safaris near Cape Town. And, who wouldn't want to hop…

Kosie Jansen van Rensburg
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5 Must Visit South African Winter Festivals. South Africa has a lot to offer this winter. The winter period runs from April to September. What most people don’t know is that our winters are comparatively mild and dry. That means that when winter is coming, the festivals are too!

David Scheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Game Reserve, National Park, Wilderness Area or Game Farm… South Africa is blessed with astounding natural diversity and beauty. Visitors are literally spoiled for choice regarding where to visit and what to see. But what do each of these different names really mean and what do these options have to offer.

Bernard DUPONT
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With Easter approaching, it seemed like a good time to discuss South Africa’s rabbit populations, especially the Critically Endangered Riverine Rabbit.

Eric Bauer
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So everybody’s talking about the possibility of travelling to Mars? We’ve got a far better holiday suggestion: Namibia. Here we tell you why.

Dan Mitler
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A comprehensive guide to all things medical when coming on safari.

A list of our top nine picks for an African safari – bringing you the best experience you can have on your incredible trip to Africa

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Zanzibar is an alluring beach destination, ideally located off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa - one of the best safari regions in Africa. Safari goers often combine their game viewing adventures in Africa with a relaxing getaway to the beautiful, white-sand beaches of Zanzibar Island, for several good reasons!

Here are some interesting and amazing facts about lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalos - Africa's Big Five.

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A little lovin’ in blog form, especially for Valentine’s Day. And don’t worry, there’s nothing sickly-sweet about it!

sacks08 on Flickr
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Johannesburg – South Africa's largest city and one in the midst of a must-see cultural and social revival. From Maboneng to Sandton, Soweto and the Cradle of Mankind, eating out to galleries, the theatre and bungee-jumping off an old cooling tower. Here we list a bunch of the most happening things to do in Jozi – our pick of the places to see and be seen in.
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