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New Look Thonga Beach Lodge

The refurbishment at Thonga Beach Lodge, South Africa, has been in planning for two years. The end result is finally here and it’s something really special!  Construction took a total of six weeks and the lodge’s owners worked hard to create a plan that would incorporate the local community and ensure the new build works […]

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You might remember when we told you about Bellini, a female cheetah that was part of a metapopulation programme with the Endangered Wildlife Trust in South Africa. The programme involves exchanges of cheetah within different game reserves in order to strengthen the gene pool. We’ve just heard the sad news that Bellini has died. Below […]

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Did you know that at Victorian farmhouse, Bartholomeus Klip, in South Africa, you can try your hand at some cookery classes? Among the many exciting activities on offer at the luxuriously renovated house is a selection of exciting cookery courses ranging from pasta, sorbet and ice cream making to cooking with culinary legends and learning […]

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Three lions have been released into Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa, in the Eastern Cape region, making them the first free roaming lions in the area for over 130 years. The group consisted of one female, sourced from Karoo National Park, and two males from Welgeveonden Game Reserve. Park Manage, Megan Taplin, said: “Lions […]

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The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francias has climbed the ladder from position 57 to 53 in the San Pellegrino World’s Top 100 Restaurants. As one of only two African restaurants on the list, this is quite an achievement! Chef at the Tasting Room, Margot Janse, has been crowned Chef of the Year at the […]

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The serval became extinct in the Cape provinces of South Africa over the last century due to habitat loss, hunting and poaching. Private game reserves in the Eastern Cape region have begun to reintroduce the species in the hope that they will eventually become re-established there. Kariega Game Reserve was one of the first private […]

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Africa is full of antelope! There are lots of different species and it’s almost a guarantee you’ll see one on your African safari. But how much do you know about them? Below we’ve listed some facts about just one species that you might see, the waterbuck. As the name indicates, these animals are found near […]

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It’s certainly no secret that rhinos are in trouble. With numbers rapidly decreasing, it’s time for humans to step in and help make a change. &Beyond are doing just that. In the first ever private reserve donation, &Beyond are set to relocate six white rhino from the Phinda Game Reserve to the Okavango Delta. “Translocations […]

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Here at Africa Exclusive we’ve been hearing lots from camps and lodges about exciting new safari ventures for this year, so we thought we’d share another with you today! Jaci’s Lodges will be hosting a series of special birding safaris in 2013, hosted by specialist birder, Martin Benadie. Martin will take keen birders deep into […]

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Here at Africa Exclusive we specialise in arranging safaris for families of all ages and know all the right places to send families according their individual ages, needs and wants. For a family safari with young children, Kenya and South Africa are ideal choices. In Kenya there are many family friendly lodges and camps that […]

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