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A Luxury Holiday in South Africa

A must for for anybody with a taste for bush luxury is a stay at one of the small and exclusive camps or lodges set in private reserves or concessions such as the Kruger concessions, Sabi Sand, Madikwe, Phinda and the vicinity of Addo Elephant National Park. Typically these lodges combine chic Africa-themed accommodation with […]

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Value-for-Money Holiday in South Africa

An excellent option for those who want to travel in reasonable comfort whilst keeping down costs is to self-drive some or all of the time. Rental cars can be arranged in all major centres (as well as at all airports) and roads are generally up to international standards, though potholes are increasingly prevalent in smaller […]

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Namibia's Etosha National Park: A Three-Day Itinerary

This southwest African desert wonderland know as Namibia is home to a diverse spectrum of wildlife including one of the largest cheetah populations on earth. Day One: Welcome to Namibia Windhoek and Swakopmund are also well known Namibian destinations for their German colonial architecture. Its wide open spaces make it the ideal location for a 4×4 […]

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What to Expect on a Luxury Safari in Namibia

Namibia is home to superb luxury safari lodges in spectacular locations, often on private concessions in wilderness areas where part of the luxury is going on game drives without seeing other cars. Most of the luxury lodges in the country are concentrated around the most popular destinations, with excellent properties in and around Etosha National […]

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A Value-For-Money Safari in Namibia

Namibia offers excellent value-for-money, especially if you hire a car and stay in campsites or lodges situated outside of the national parks. While there are a lot of pros to staying inside the parks, these camps can be pricey, especially in high season. Choosing to sleep at a camp or lodge just outside of the […]

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Experience a Namibia Safari on a Budget

The best way to travel Namibia on a budget is to rent a car, stay in campsites and cook your own food. Namibia has some superb campsites in beautiful wild places, and many of them offer shops where you can stock up on things like meat, charcoal and canned food so that you can self-cater. […]

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What You Should Know About Toll Roads in South Africa

If you were looking for the tollroads calculator, we unfortunately had to remove it since Google started charging a rather large amount of money for using Google Maps. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused. Why have toll roads fees in South Africa? Toll road fees are used as a continuous revenue stream and means […]

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What to Expect on a Luxury Safari in Botswana

There is no shortage of luxury lodge options in Botswana, as some of the world’s leading travel companies and safari operators have created their masterpieces here. With vast protected areas and landscapes that have been declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, the environment is pristine, and as far as nature is concerned, luxury abounds […]

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Now You Experience an Affordable Botswana Safari

Advice for achieving a value-for-money holiday in Botswana would be to plan ahead and book accommodation in the best wildlife areas at the best time of year so that one can get the most out of the safari experience and money spent. It pays to do some research about the lodges in the country to […]

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Preparing for a Budget Botswana Safari

Budget holiday options for Botswana include self-driving or overland safari tours. These are two exciting and adventurous ways to travel through the country and give visitors the chance be exposed to the country on a more intimate level, in comparison to fly-in safaris, which are also far more expensive. Travelling by road saves on cost, […]

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