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Monthly Archive for September, 2011

Mont Rochelle

Mont Rochelle is becoming self sustainable, having recently planted a beautiful herb garden that will be used to grow fresh produce for their popular in house restaurant.  This is a great addition to the already stunning gardens of the hotel and another relaxing spot for guests to enjoy. Mont Rochelle is one of Franschhoek’s most [...]

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It’s whale watching season on the Cape Coast.  Spring has arrived and the flowers are blooming – this is a great time for a South Africa safari and Garden Route/ Winelands self drive tour. Every year between June and November thousands of whales migrate to the coastal waters of South Africa, to calve and nurse [...]

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The Eastern Cape is warming up and with summer on its way, shark cage diving season is happening.  Dyer Island is the marine predator capital of the world – home to more Great White sharks than anywhere else on the planet.  Shark cage diving is the perfect activity for adrenaline junkies.  You will get up [...]

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Shompole – Kenya safari Shompole is a romantic Kenya safari lodge that overlooks the Great Rift Valley and Mount shompole.  The lodge has been high up on the Nguruman escarpment near Lake Natron and the Tanzanian border.  This lodge has a unique and artistic design and has been built with natural materials sourced from the [...]

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South Africa safari News

The West Coast Flower Season has begun – drawing thousands of visitors from around the world.  Spring has arrived and the West coast of Cape Town is being transformed into a carpet of brightly coloured indigenous flowers or fynbos as it is locally called.  There are 8500 species of flowers to be found here and [...]

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Congo Lowland Gorillas

In May next year Wilderness safaris plan to open a new camp in Odzala National Park deep in the West African Congo basin. In the north is a rich variety of virgin forests and rivers, while further south you find expanses of open savannah. The camp will be located in the forested areas near a number of “bais”; large [...]

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A Last Minute Safari

The next couple of months see the climax of the Central African dry season with ideal safari conditions throughout Zambia, Botswana and Southern Tanzania. You can be mobbed by elephants at Old Mondoro as they make their way in hundreds to the refreshing Zambezi. Or fly into remote Katavi in Western Tanzania where giant herds of buffalo [...]

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A puff adder has bitten off more than he can chew at Kings Pool Camp.  A group of guests were recently startled by squirrels and birds calling from just outside the camp.  They decided to investigate further and found the squirrel up a tree, shouting and making a real fuss.  It seemed as if the [...]

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A September Botswana safari

When September arrives in Botswana, the weather changes dramatically and quickly.  The temperatures rise suddenly, averaging 30 degrees Celsius during the day and 15 degrees Celsius overnight.  The sun is always shining and the skies are blue and clear.  The landscape comes alive with colour and the grasses and flowers are growing. The migrant birds [...]

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The bird watching at Jacana Camp in Botswana has been superb thus month.  The skies are clear and cloud free, the days are getting longer and the temperatures are warming up. The green shoots are showing on the trees and the floodplains are becoming more habitable – summer is on the way in the Delta.  [...]

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