The Firing Of The Noon Gun

The 14th of May 2018 marked one hundred years since the first symbolic firing of the Noon Gun. In 1918, Cape Town’s former mayor, Harry Hands lost his son in World War one. It is alleged that his son, Reginald, left South Africa to fight in France and died…

The Nelson Mandela 100 years campaign

Nelson Mandela was born in the year 1918. Since this year will mark 100 years from the time of his birth, it provides people around the world, particularly those living in South Africa, with an opportunity to reflect on his life, his actions and to promote his legacy.  …

Samara Private Game Reserve

Samara Private Game Reserve is described as a ‘heart-stoppingly beautiful’, award-winning malaria-free reserve, which encompasses 70,000 acres of wilderness in the Great Karoo (Eastern Cape). It is a 2.5-hour drive from Port Elizabeth, situated at the end of the Garden Route and just 40 minutes from the historical town…

The Eastern Cape of South Africa

The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa. Its capital is Bhisho, but its two largest cities are Port Elizabeth and East London. It was formed in 1994 out of the Xhosa homelands of Transkei and Ciskei, together with the eastern portion of the Cape Province. Landing place…

African Travel Indaba

We’re off to Durban this week for the annual African Travel Indaba! Africa’s Travel Indaba is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar. It showcases the widest variety of…

Eastern Cape parks currently a firm favourite with international visitors

The Addo Elephant National Park and Camdeboo National Park, both in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, have noted record numbers of visitors. During the 2016/2017 financial year, Addo Elephant National Park outside Port Elizabeth recorded in excess of 300 000 visitors for the first time in its 87-year history. More…

Wildlife Safari’s of the Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape is the second largest of South Africa’s nine provinces and incorporates five ecological zones – ranging from lush evergreen forest to rugged mountain and dry savannah. Port Elizabeth is the largest city in the province and its domestic airport is the fourth busiest in South Africa,…

Oceans Eleven Guesthouse

Ocean Eleven is an olde worlde, Cape Cod, colonial style guesthouse situated on the famous cliffs of Hermanus in South Africa. The picturesque mountains beyond gently embrace the phenomenal, all encompassing vista of the bay. Recently Voted in the London Times as “ One of the top 20 views…

The New-Look Of Victoria Falls Safari Club

The Victoria Falls Safari Club has recently completed a major redevelopment, with the addition of a swimming pool, sundeck and gazebo, and the expansion of its central building to include a new restaurant. We loved seeing these first official images of the new Victoria Falls Safari Club. Enjoy!

Mana Pools Expansion

Kavinga Safari Camp, an exclusive luxury camp in a private concession within the southern boundary of Mana Pools, is expanding its offering with addition of new two tented chalets. With the addition of the two new chalets, the luxury camp will now have seven chalets, which can accommodate up…