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Review of Umlani Bush Camp Timbavati!

I have the absolute pleasure of working a lot with Romain and Yaa Casel from Trouver Services in Luxembourg. Last year Katja Thill travelled our Big Five Itinerary and she wrote up

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Pink baby elephant spotted in Kruger…

I fear for this little one’s life, but for the time being, go little one go, be happy for as long as you’re here! Read more here

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New changes to immigration laws finally implemented!

Transit visa relief and airlines no longer need to check for birth certificates of foreign minors . Airline check-in staff no longer have to ensure that foreign passengers are carrying

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Black Mamba goes window shopping in Hoedspruit!

A two metres long black mamba ruffled feathers after it was seen “window shopping” outside a Pep store at a shopping centre in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, this week. The snake, which

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Zimbabwe makes Chinese yuan legal currency after Beijing cancels debts

I know this is old news, but the agreement has just been signed. Will the rest of Africa, including SA, please wake up and see what’s happening? Really, really scary

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Do people still recognise beauty, or has it become irrelevant?

What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. — from “Leisure,” by W.H. Davies — Fantastic article written by Pulitzer Prize winner

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The Travel Bug of 2015/6

5,476 km, 14 days, 9 provinces, 1 girl, 1 dog. Reconnecting with South Africa. We drove, we walked, we played, we met many interesting people and dogs, and fell in

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Christmas Picnic on the Highest Point in the Lowveld

I cannot think of a more special or romantic way to spend some time on top of Mariepskop, the highest accessible point of the Transvaal Drakensberg, just outside of Hoedspruit.

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Strikes affect residents, visitors and lodges in Hoedspruit

For the last three weeks disgruntled residents of The Oaks have been affecting the access roads to Hoedspruit. The R36 has been closed for nearly three weeks already, and the Strydom

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The life cycle of a typical field guide…

Ever wondered about just how much energy your guide is putting into your safari? Reading this, you are probably an agent who has received an experience that is about as

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Unclarity on travelling with minors….

The tourism industry has applauded the changes announced on Friday by the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) tasked with reviewing South Africa’s immigration regulations, but despite this clear victory for the tourism

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Hallelujah!! Major changes to SA visa regulations!

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) tasked with reviewing South Africa’s immigration regulations has recommended that biometric visa applications be made on arrival in South Africa. Accredited international travel agents will be

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