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We have been collecting together lots of photographs that have been provided either by some of our clients on safari or by ourselves on our familiarisation trips.

For example Martin Taylor and family did a self-drive holiday in the Western Cape on a trip to South Africa, staying in Knysna, buy aciclovir uk Hermanus, Franschhoek and Cape Town. They then flew to Timbavati Reserve (Kruger area) and stayed at Hamiltons and Chitwa Chitwa Camps.

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POSTED BY: on 26/10/2016

A closer look at what South Africa has to offer

South Africa has long been regarded as one of the world’s most fascinating countries – certainly in terms of its unique history and modern cultural variety. Here at Safari Club, we also know that it’s a great place to go on safari – but all of this is only scraping the surface of the full range of attractions that the Rainbow Nation, to use its common nickname, offers. So, what else does the country offer? Below, we take the close look that it deserves.

 

Cultural variety in spades

 

It’s wonderfully apt that South Africa is commonly dubbed the Rainbow Nation when you take account of how cosmopolitan its population is. While 79.5% of these residents are Africans, whites comprise a further 9%. The next most common, making up just under 9%, are coloureds, who are descended from white settlers, slaves and Africans. The remaining 2.5% – mainly living …

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POSTED BY: on 03/08/2016

5 of the Most Stunning National Parks in Africa

At Safari Club, we regularly send consultants to Africa to seek even further beautiful rural areas for our customers to check out. It’s a seemingly never-ending job, as Africa is probably the best continent in which to uncover ever-greater numbers of visually awe-inspiring animals. Whether you go north, south, east or west, there is natural beauty in abundance. However, we know that you have limited time and money to spend exploring Africa, so we’ve decided to single out 5 of the continent’s most visually pleasing national parks.

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Though Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro, is technically just within Tanzania, you can enjoy the most awesome views of its peak from Amboseli National Park, which is in Kenya. Once you’ve took plenty of pictures of that glorious mountain, you might as well stay in the park to check out the flat topped acacia trees and big herds of elephants, for …

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POSTED BY: on 10/06/2016

Familiarisation Trip to the Western Cape

The purpose of this trip was to explore areas close to Cape Town which make good day trips and short stays which might appeal to guests visiting the Cape Town area as part of their holiday.

Our first stop was Bartholomeus Klip about 90 minutes north of the International Airport. Bartholomeus Klip is a working farm with its own fynbos type nature reserve, home to many species of antelope plus a few other specialized creatures including bat-eared foxes and the quagga, an extinct species of zebra which has been resurrected. The accommodation is in a beautiful restored Victorian farmhouse. The food here was excellent and the service good. In addition to game drives there were bicycles and canoes for complimentary guest use and plenty of walking trails. The farm is close to a number of attractive, historical villages including Tulbagh and Paarl and would make an attractive option to stay for …

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POSTED BY: on 06/04/2016

Familiarisation Trip to Eastern Cape Game Reserves

The main objective of the trip was to acquaint ourselves more thoroughly with some of the game reserves in the Eastern Cape which are popular as a short safari destination at the beginning or end of a self-drive trip through the Garden Route. Also to ascertain whether these Reserves are suitable as a stand-alone safari destination.

Addo Elephant Park

The park itself consists of the public park and some large private concession areas which have been incorporated into the park and are subject to park rules, they are not necessarily fully integrated into the park and may be protected by fences so the animals cannot migrate between different parts of the park. We stayed in the Nyathi concession which was formerly a private reserve but which is now incorporated into the national park, but which is still fenced off from the main reserve. There is currently just the one smallish lodge in …

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POSTED BY: on 01/03/2016

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