Latest News Update: Southern Africa July 2018

Winter in the Southern Hemisphere is a special time.

The air has a crisp, clean and rejuvenating feel which makes for superb photographic opportunities. Game sightings are at their best with the dry season opening up the vegetation and the summer wind’s absence and spectacular sunsets in the southern parts of South Africa make for idyllic beach and mountain walks.
It is also the season to feast, and with superb gastronomic offerings, enjoy the full spectrum of the destinations and the advantage of winter savings.

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Moremi Game Reserve

Wilderness Safari’s Xigera Camp will undergo a rebuild starting 31. August 2018 and reopens as Premier Camp in 2019.

Chobe National Park

Ngoma Safari Lodge has added a “mokoro” ride on the Chobe River as well as a boat ride to the lodge’s activities.

Khwai Conservancy / Okavango Delta

Saguni Safari Lodge is opening as a 4-star camp consisting of 9 Forest and 8 Luxury River tents. Activities include bush walks, mokoro and regular boating and game drives in the Moremi Game Reserve for an extra charge.

Khwai Conservancy  / Okavango Delta

Khwai Bush Camp opens its doors and is specifically designed to host families as there is no age limit for children. The camp has 4 standard and 2 family chalets and is accepting bookings from 01 July 2018 onwards.

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Collection Mc Grath

The charming 5 star properties of The Cellars Hohenort Cape Town, The Marine Hermanus and The Plettenberg are offering a stay 3 / pay 2 special until 30.09.2018

Madikwe Game Reserve

Tuningi Safari Lodge has unveiled a perfectly designed underground safari hide that scores high on up close and personal game viewing and photographic opportunities.

Kruger Area Safari and Golf

A Bell Jet Ranger and Bell Long Ranger helicopter transfer now offers Golfing enthusiasts visiting game lodges in Mpumalanga the opportunity to play a round of Golf at the estates of Leopard Creek, Highlands or Hans Merenksky and be back at the lodge in time to enjoy the late afternoon game drive experience.

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Singita Sabi Sands now offers 2 direct flights (35 minutes flight time) daily with VIP passport counter upon entry in Johannesburg.

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Dulini River Lodge re-opened its doors after completion of a major upgrade and refurbishment and boasts 6 luxurious suites.

Marakele National Park

Marataba recently launched the luxurious Thabametsi Treehouse. A unique experience to safely and romantically treasure the African bush.

Eastern Cape

The rebuilding of Kariega Ukhozi Lodge is progressing smoothly for its re-opening on 1 September 2018 with a 15% re-launch special discount for that month.

Eastern Cape

Kwandwe Game Reserve is introducing daily scheduled flights from/ to Cape Town (via Plettenberg Bay) and Kwandwe’s private, tarred airstrip starting 10 August 2018.

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Eastern Cape

Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve is set within a pristine 740 Hectare wildlife sanctuary and this unique luxury lodge further offers easy access to a 7 km stretch of scenic private beach.

Eastern Cape

Shamwari Game Reserve with Eagles Crag, Riverdene Family Lodge and Long Lee Manor is currently undergoing a complete rebuild and redesign and will re-open in September. As ultra 5-star lodges the aim was to elevate the guests’ offerings and comfort to absolute sheer safari luxury by means of extraordinary architectural, design and décor offerings.

De Hoop Nature Reserve

Morukuru Beach Lodge is proud to announce the opening of its 5-star gem that boasts a fantastic location, stunning views, excellent service, numerous activities and tastefully designed and furnished suites.

Gourmet Dining Franschhoek

Luxury Franschhoek guesthouse Le Petit Manoir has announced that chef Kevin Grobler will be heading up the kitchen in its new fine-dining restaurant on Huguenot Road. The young chef joins the team after previously working as head chef at Michelin-starred restaurant, JAN, in Nice, France.

Gourmet Dining Cape Town

The Stack Weltevreden Street, Gardens, Tel 021 286 0187
A gorgeous, comfortable place with excellent food and great, solicitous service.
Delectable winter specials run from Mondays to Saturdays as lunch or dinner.

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