African Safaris by a Specialist African Safari Company since 1994
"There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel the whole time as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne - bubbling with heartfelt gratitude for being alive." - Karen Blixen
African Safaris and Tours are without doubt one of the most soul enriching experiences on earth. We are fortunate enough to live in Africa and this is something we know and understand extremely well as thats all we do. Click on the Video Link on the top Menu to see some of our Adventures we have had the privilege to experience first hand.
We have an extensive choice of Safaris and Tours with our Specialty being Tailormade Safaris, Luxury Designer Destination Safaris and our Ultimate African Safaris in which we have excelled since 1994, so please browse through our website and see Africa through our Eyes and then come and join us on what will undoubtedly be the Trip of your Lifetime.
Designing Luxury African Safaris for the Discerning Traveller
- The Best Game Viewing in Africa
- Experience the Peace and Tranquility of the Okavango Delta
- Exclusivity and Privacy
- 5 Star Luxury Game Lodges
- Opulent Accommodation in Cape Town
- Remote Indian Ocean Island Getaways
- Private Charters between Destinations
- Designing Luxury African Safaris for over 20 Years
African Safari Extensions
Since 1994 we have brought 1000′s of guests from around the world to Africa so please do look at our Reviews, Interviews and Guestbook above to see and read about our Guest’s Experiences with us.
We Specialize in all Logistics of our Guests Safaris and Tours and make sure it will work no matter where you go or what you do and every aspect of your African Adventure will be taken care of so you all you have to do is come over and ENJOY!
Do you want to see Africa’s BIG 5?
South Africa is without doubt the Best Country in Africa for viewing of the Famous BIG 5, namely Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhino. More often than not our Guests over the years have seen the Big 5 on the first day of Safari and then more than once. For outstanding Big 5 Game Viewing we highly recommend visiting the Private Safari Lodges in the Sabi Sands Reserve, The Timbavati Reserve, The Manyeleti Reserve, Thornybush Game Reserve and Kapama Game Reserve. All these reserves form part of the Greater Kruger Park and offer unsurpassed Game Viewing time and time again.
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Client Satisfaction and Exceptional Personal Service have been the hallmarks of our company's African Safaris which we pride ourselves on and continually strive to improve for our many Guests who return time and time again for their African Experience. We personally meet all our Guests if arriving first in Johannesburg and assist in transfers and Hotel check-ins. We are also available 24/7 and are just a local phone call away should you need any assistance what so ever.
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It is now what is commonly known as “The Green Season” in Southern Africa and one can undestand why we all call it ‘The Garden of Eden’. Below are some images of what you can expect to see on Safari with us.
“Summer here is just breathtaking. What is in October a bare moonscape is now a verdant lush paradise – a visit now should be on everyone’s bucket list!” – Mike Myers
It seems that this summer has really proven to be a season of new life, which brings an extraordinary excitement to rangers and guests alike. Watching young predators in their first phases of development is both entertaining and intriguing, and we have been blessed with plenty of action as the Styx Lion Pride and Kikilezi Female leopard have both shared their cubs with us. But with this new life comes unavoidable threats.
The situation with the Styx lion pride is by far the most fascinating. The oldest lioness in [Read more...]Posted On: 6-March-2014
While out on game drive, we found this juvenile Great Spotted Cuckoo on the Marthly region of MalaMala. It was perched perfectly on a dead tree, and making a highly stressed sound. What we didn’t expect was for the cuckoo’s host to make an appearance, and leave us with an experience that won’t be easily forgotten.
A Burchell’s Starling arrived, and it immediately became apparent why the cuckoo was vocalising. It was hungry and begging for food from its host! Despite the well-known fact that cuckoos are [Read more...]Posted On: 4-March-2014
It is Sunday afternoon roughly one o’clock, silence in the camp with a mellow relaxed mood all around. Then excitement starts building as we get the radio call from Jehanne that Dayone our dominant male leopard is on his way to the camp. We tried to get a glimpse of him to no avail. Then Richmond called on the radio to report that there was a leopard walking past the laundry coming to the reception area, this time we had a look and saw him by the camp entrance from where he kept on walking East towards the Boma.
We [Read more...]
Following are some fantastic photos of Wildlife sightings at Mala Mala Game Reserve in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa.
It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It stands to reason that the way the bush is experienced and appreciated will differ from person to person.We bring you ten of the best pictures as experienced through the eye (and lens) of ranger Jonathan Short, all taken on safari at MalaMala over recent months.
Photos by Ranger Jonathan Short
African Safaris to [Read more...]Posted On: 20-February-2014
If at noon on a summer’s day you stood in the middle of one of MalaMala’s open plains, you may be overcome by a feeling of isolation. But any sense of emptiness is just an illusion. On closer inspection you will discover that these vast expanses are teaming with an array of bird and insect life, as well as a healthy variety of mammals and reptiles too.
There is, however, one animal in particular you will want to be on the lookout for… THE CHEETAH!
Following are some amazing photos taken by Ranger Peiter van [Read more...]
Shadows cubs have only been seen a handful of times and are now just over 10 weeks old. Yesterday morning we were thrilled to find fresh tracks for a female with two cubs in the soft soil shortly after it had been rained on. We only had to track them for twenty minutes or so before we caught up to her in the road. Shadow had a full belly and was walking with purpose, we assume she was leading the cubs to a kill. This is the very first time that the cubs have been seen in the open like this and naturally they were a [Read more...]Posted On: 14-February-2014
The Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa never ceases to amaze. It is without doubt the very best area in Africa to see Leopards not to mention the famous BIG 5. Besides Leopards Guests also had the oppurtunity for some fantastic Lion sightings as shown below.
Images courtesty of Johan de la Rey and Hugo Breed of Leopard Hills Game Reserve
Some incredible photos taken of a Hyena trying to steal a Leopard Kill in a Tree. Did we ever know how high these critturs can jump. Oh Boy!
Photographed by Lucien Beaumont
Tingana, the dominant male leopard, was found hunting warthog the other afternoon and managed to catch one of the piglets as the family of warthog’s came bursting out of their burrow. His patience was rewarded with a juicy meal although narrowly escaping the sharp tusks of the piglet’s protective mother as she came charging back in her offspring’s defence, the large male leopard was too fast and he quickly dragged the squealing pig into a drainage system close by.
Report and Image by Field Guide Liam Rainier
South [Read more...]Posted On: 7-February-2014
We have had some incredible sightings of Wild Dog and Cheetah in the Western Sector of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in south Africa
Images courtesty of Johan de la Rey and Hugo Breed of Leopard Hills Game Reserve
Wild Dog Sightings
Cheetah SightingsPosted On: 6-February-2014
This summer, three leopards have been officially named as they look to establish themselves among the legends of MalaMala. It is MalaMala’s practice to give a leopard a name based on the territory he occupies.
The River Rocks Male leopard
Previously known as the Son of the Dudley Female 2009, this youngster was raised to independence by one of MalaMala’s most successful mothers, the Dudley Female.
Born in August 2009, his early days were spent mostly on the western bank of the Sand River between Rattray’s [Read more...]Posted On: 31-January-2014
Everyday somewhere out there, there is a wild cat that chases its prey from total stealth to full throttle acceleration in seconds and there is a prey that is alert and prepared to outrun its predator. This is exactly what we encountered earlier this week.
As we arrived into the area where nine of the Southern Pride members had been seeking cover from the blistering summer sun, they looked like statues placed in the most spectacular French palaces. Slowly but surely they started to wake, yawning and grooming one [Read more...]
Some pics from Ranger Keith Connelly of Motswari Game Reserve
Some pics from Ranger Dale Jackson of Tanda Tula Game Reserve
Hyenas are notorious for following other predators when they are hunting. In this case the Hyenas were following of pack of Wild Dogs in the Inyati Game Reserve while they were on the hunt. The Wild Dog pack had puppies whith them and they eventually got fed up with the Hyenas and went on the attack surrounding one Hyena and inflicting harsh bites on him. Soon the rest of the Hyena pack arrived and being too unsafe for the pups they made off and crossed the Sand River out of harms way.
African Safaris to Inyati [Read more...]Posted On: 17-January-2014
Incredible photos of a pair of mating lions being disturbed by a herd of Buffalo in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia.
The following images were take by Robert Brookes and his wife Susan whilst on Safari.
Amazingly neither the Lions nor the Buffalo were injured in this confrontation and it is a well know fact that when Lions are mating they are not interested in eating and will not hunt.
Images courtesy of MailOnline
African Safaris to the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia [Read more...]
A few Images of Sightings from Elephant Plains and Simbambili Game Reserves in the Northern Sabi Sands Reserve in South Africa
Posted On: 8-January-2014
Out in the Bush time can stand completely still for that moment as the Leopard or Lion is stalking its prey. And before you know it time has flown by and another month has come to an end. November was filled with exciting and amazing sightings as well as some beautiful thunder storms.
With the Othawa Pride covering most of the Western Sector this month we had the opportunity to see them moving quite a lot. They also killed a big Waterbuck Bull and spent a few days on the carcass. All 8 cubs are as playful as ever if [Read more...]
Saturday morning was an early rise but so worth it! We were up to do some filming of camp at first light with colleague Caroline Culbert and some Marketing guests but the sky was overcast and the light very ‘flat’. Not to waste an opportunity we decided to head out into the bush and see what we could find. Within a few minutes we had spotted a large male leopard resting in a tree. Closer inspection revealed it was Blue Eyes, enjoying the cooler weather and surveying the land. We were hoping he would climb down to [Read more...]Posted On: 29-December-2013
The bush has had an influx of young. The impala are perfect miniatures of their mother’s which offer great opportunities for guests taking photos and predators feeding. The migrating birds are back and the breeders are in full plumage; at this time of year it is all about the colours of the bush.
Dayone: This beautiful cat has seen a few times in the last month, it hasn’t been too often but to be fair there has been so many leopard sightings that we haven’t had much need to track him. He has been seen [Read more...]
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A couple of pictures of the floods on the 4th, 5th and 6th of this month. there was no real damage to the lodge luckily and no one was injured. roads are in very bad condition and we are limited as to where we can drive, but the show must go on.
(Field guide: Richard sachse of Simbambili Game Reserve)
This beautiful Luxury Eco Lodge is a secluded camp just 12 km upstream from Victoria Falls on the Zambian banks of the great Zambezi river. Situated in the Mosi-ao-Tunya National Park, Toka Leya tented camp is shaded by an expansive deck overlooking the amazing river and island views.
The camp has 12 en-suite safari style tents, inter-connected by a web of wooden walkways. Each room is air-conditioned as one really needs that in the hot summer months. The room features a sleeping and lounge area that leads out onto [Read more...]Posted On: 8-March-2014
The cruise amazing, actually beyond amazing. I’m thinking of doing a sunset cruise for my birthday but we will see how that goes… my sister loved it too. I’d like to thank you for your help. Thank you thank you so much
Please find attached some of the pics we took. (Oh the email never got sent because the pictures i had attached were too big).
Luxury Yacht Charters in Cape Town South Africa [Read more...]
The Royal Livingstone Hotel is known to be one of the most beautiful hotels in Africa and stands on the banks of the Zambezi River. This is one of the best hotels in Zambia. The hotel is named after the explorer Dr David Livingstone. This hotel is set in the lush riverine belt of the Zambezi river and is perched on the lip of the The Famous Victoria Falls and guests staying at this hotel can hear the deafening roar of the mighty Falls and can see cascades of mist rising up into the air.
The hotel comprises of 173 [Read more...]Posted On: 5-March-2014
This magnificent Hotel in Sandton towers 143 meters above the Sandton skyline and features Renaissance style architecture which offers panoramic views of the Magaliesberg, the Johannesburg CBD and Sandton. This hotel can boast, as they have had so many elite and famous clients staying there like Oprah, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Michelle and President Barack Obama just to mention a few.
I have booked many clients over the years into this stunning hotel and every one of them just raved about it and the service. [Read more...]Posted On: 4-March-2014
I would say that every tourist who visits Cape Town will visit the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. This historic Cape Town harbor is the most popular destination in Cape Town and can boast about having all foreign tourists visiting this beautiful , breathtaking Harbor and Shopping centre with the best shops and restaurants in Cape Town. The Cape Grace Hotel, situated in the Harbor, is one of the best hotels in the world plus many more beautiful hotels are dotted around the centre.
In 1998 the [Read more...]Posted On: 1-March-2014
I have some wonderful memories the very first time I ever visited Savuti Camp which is situated on the banks of the Savute channel in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve in Botswana. The first time I went up to Savuti is was dry open grassland and today as in 2008 the Savuti river flowed after 20 years of a dry spell. This has an incredible effect on the wildlife behavior, and these changes are due to the shifts in the Earth surface in the region. It is now home to the hippo’s and aquatic life with myriad water [Read more...]Posted On: 27-February-2014
This exclusive Game Lodge is situated in the lush Maputaland area of Natal near to the St Lucia wetland World Heritage site. One can fly in from Johannesburg airport directly into Phinda’s airstrip, or one can fly via Richards Bay and do a road transfer and this will take 2 hrs or if you would like you can do a light air transfer and this takes a quick 30 minutes.
One has a great choice of six lodges to stay at. Phinda Forest lodge, Phina Mountain Lodge, Phinda Vlei lodge, Zuka lodge, Getty house, the Homestead [Read more...]Posted On: 26-February-2014
Celeste arranged for one of our guests to have their wedding aboard the Tigger 2 Royale, a luxury yacht based in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town this past weekend.Here is the feedback and some photos.
It was absolutely stunning and such a perfect day, we are sooooo happy.Thank you for everything.
Kind RegardsRonel van Wyk”
This is one of the best restaurants in Cape Town and this gem is a rare find. One needs to book well in advance as the food and service is top of the pops. I find it quite hard today to find a restaurant like this as the food is just the best. I tried this restaurant a few years ago and had the same service and great tasting of starters and main and of course could not miss out on their famous dessert. The food is always so fresh and the attention to detail is superb in every way. The waiters are really so friendly [Read more...]Posted On: 24-February-2014
Shamwari is a perfect game lodge for clients who looking at staying at a five star luxury game lodge which is Maleria Free. It is situated 75 km outside Port Elizabeth. It has been voted now for many years as one of the worlds leading game reserves in the world. It is set on 20,000 hectares of pristine bush veld and has spectacular bird and wildlife. It is set along the beautiful Bushmands river.
It is very popular and one needs to book well in advance. They have the Big Five and offer great game viewing in [Read more...]Posted On: 19-February-2014
This luxury lodge is situated on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River with magnificent views of the river, it is 18 kms upstream from Victoria Falls. The Edwardian style main area of the lodge has a comfy lounge and large dinning room with a great library and in winter is always great to sit in front of the roaring fire place. The large veranda overlooks the Zambezi River where guests can sit outside and relax over a leisurely breakfast or lunch.
The pool looks like it is part of the river and has secluded decks [Read more...]Posted On: 15-February-2014
Duma Tau was one of my favourite camps in Botswana. This intimate camp is located in the Linyanti area of Northern Botswana. Duma Tau meaning “Roar of the Lion” has a great waterfront so the views are beautiful. The camp is small and has ten luxury tented rooms, and has 125 000 hectares of Linyanti Wildlife Reserve to traverse which borders the Western boundary of Chobe National Park.
The camp is raised like most the camps in Botswana so the walkways are raised which make it a lot safer to walk around. It is built [Read more...]Posted On: 12-February-2014
This fairly new hotel in Cape Town is on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront overlooking the famous Table Mountain so you have such beautiful views from this Five Star Hotel. You are amidst the playground of the famous hotels on the Waterfront and you are so central.
The hotel has a large infinity pool and great sun-lounger terrace and spa. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout out the hotel. The hotel has 91 elegant and beautiful suites with private balconies overlooking the waterways. All rooms have T.V with DVD [Read more...]Posted On: 10-February-2014
They call this the flag ship of the lodges in Botswana and was voted with Little Mombo number 1 by Travel and Leisure 2013 world best awards. Mombo Camp stands at the North western end of Chief Island deep within the Moremi game reserve overlooking the floodplains. Mombo lies in a private area so you will not see other vehicles driving around. Mombo has two camps the larger Mombo and Little Mombo and these camps have been run by Wilderness Safaris for many many years.
The Main area has the best views over a wide [Read more...]Posted On: 9-February-2014
Kings Pool Camp is an ultra luxurious Safari Camp in Botswana which offers five star service in stylish tented accommodation. This luxurious camp overlooks the linyanti river and is known for its large herds of elephants during the winter months. The lounge and main area of the camp is set on expansive raised walkways which allows the animals to walk around freely and is safer for people walking around the camp as well. The main area and bar area is a great place to meet up for a drink or a cup of tea as the [Read more...]Posted On: 6-February-2014
On your next visit to Cape Town make sure you stay at this beautiful hotel perched right next to the Ocean in one of the best settings that Cape Town has to offer and so central too. This hotel is world class and is only a four star hotel but the service is impeccable and attention to detail is suberb and is complimented by views of Lions Head and the Atlantic shoreling.
The hotel has 340 Luxury Rooms, 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments, and once you step into these airy mountain or sea-facing apartments which are all [Read more...]Posted On: 5-February-2014
This magnificent hotel has been going as long as I can remember. It is positioned on our famous coast of Umhlanga Rocks. This 5 star luxury hotel offers the best sea-views and breathtaking sunrises. This is one hotel that if you can you have to stay at least once when you visit KwaZulu/Natal. I always say that this part of the world the beaches are by far the very best as the water is warm and the walk ways are great in front of the hotel so one can talk long walks in the early morning or late afternoons. This is a [Read more...]Posted On: 3-February-2014
This is truly a hidden gem situated in the Mosi-oa Tunya National Park. This is a beautiful safari camp located 12 km upstream from Victoria Falls on the Zambian banks of the Zambezi River. This beautiful lodge is perfectly situated under a canopy of jackalberry and waterberry trees overlooking the famous Zambezi River. The Lodge consists of 12 beautiful spacious tented rooms all long the the river banks. Each Room is fully en-suite with indoor and outdoor showers. The Double beds are all so comfy and at night they [Read more...]Posted On: 31-January-2014
This Stunning 5 star hotel is the ultimate in luxury right on the beachfront with breathtaking views of magnificent white beaches, sea and mountains. The hotel has 200 luxury rooms and suites all air-conditioned. All rooms are fitted with great furnishing and décor and each room has DSTV, tea and coffee machines, fridges and en suite bathrooms. This is truly the best family holiday destination in South Africa and they really cater for the kids as well so the children never get bored as each day the kids have [Read more...]Posted On: 31-January-2014