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  • Stunning Images: The World’s Top Wildlife Photographers

    Posted on by Sandy Mallinson

    What does it take to be one of the best? We share stories from top wildlife photographers - along with a selection of their stunning images.

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  • The Best Way to Shoot a Lion

    Posted on by Sandy Mallinson

    The death of Cecil the lion put the spotlight trophy hunting. Some argue that hunting plays an important role in conserving Africa’s big cats: but what is value of hunting vs photographic safaris?

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  • 15 Incredible World Heritage Sites in Africa

    Posted on by Sandy Mallinson

    Africa’s World Heritages Sites include thundering waterfalls, vast deserts and wildlife-rich reserves. Find out more about these incredible places, and how best to include them in your holiday plans.

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  • Travel With a Purpose

    Posted on by Sandy Mallinson

    Make a meaningful positive impact on the countries that you visit through ‘Travel with a Purpose’: customised, hands-on projects in volun-tourism, eco-tourism and edu-tourism.

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  • Responsible Tourism: Feel Inspired, Make a Difference

    Posted on by Sandy Mallinson

    Want to get see the positive change happening across South Africa? These 5 luxury lodges not only offer a phenomenal safari experience, they’re also leading the way in innovative social development and conservation projects. 

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  • Does “Walking with Lions” Help Big Cat Conservation?

    Posted on by Sandy Mallinson

    Walking with lions puts you within patting distance of Africa's top predators, but does the money raised by this popular Victoria Falls activity play a significant role in big cat conservation? Let's take a closer look. 

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  • Dereck & Beverly Joubert – Living with Lions

    Posted on by Sandy Mallinson

    Read about Dereck and Beverly Joubert: award-winning film makers, conservationists and National Geographic explorers-in-residence who have spent the past 30 years in the wilds of Botswana filming Africa's big cats.

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  • Why Shamwari is Africa’s Leading Conservation Company

    Posted on by Sandy Mallinson

    Shamwari Game Reserve has once again been awarded "Africa’s leading Conservation Company" at the World Travel Awards. We take a closer look at how this Eastern Cape Reserve is leading the way with its innovative conservation and education projects.

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  • Southern Africa Travel Supports Jikeleza Dance

    Posted on by Sandy Mallinson

    For every person that travels with us, we will make a donation to the Jikeleza Dance Project. We love the work Jikeleza is doing empowering children through dance and music; find out more about the project and watch an inspiring short documentary.

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  • Inspiring Hope: Uthando (love) South Africa

    Posted on by Sandy Mallinson

    On Friday we spent an inspiring day in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha Township with Uthando South Africa, an innovative NGO which raises funds for a wide range of community development projects.

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  • Help Save Rhinos & Save on Safaris

    Posted on by Landia Davies

    Help save endangered rhinos and save on safaris in South Africa! It's a win-win special - receive discount on a superb selection of wildlife safaris when you donate to rhino conservation.

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  • Experience Crocodiles

    Posted on by Staff Writer

    Most visitors to South Africa  hope to catch a view of the ‘Big Five’ which comprises of  the African elephant, the Cape buffalo, the difficult to spot and shy leopard, the endangered rhinoceros and of course the famous African lion.

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  • The Creation of Jaci’s Lodges

    Posted on by Staff Writer

    Jaci’s Lodges were the vision of Jan & Jaci Heteren in the early 1990’s, but before they came to fruition in 1995……

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  • Wilderness Safaris’ Environmental & Sustainability Project

    Posted on by Staff Writer

    Wilderness Safaris’ raison d'être is built around consideration and protection of this wonderful and picturesque African environment that is home to their many luxury safari camps.

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  • Conservation Round Up

    Posted on by Staff Writer

    It’s been raining puppies in Madikwe Game Reserve and at Great Plains Conservations' Selinda Camp in the Selinda Reserve, Botswana!

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  • Shamwari Game Reserve Joins the Fight Against Rhino Poaching

    Posted on by Staff Writer

    The Shamwari Group have taken the initiative to join forces with The Wilderness Foundation's Forever Wild Campaign to help save Africa's Rhino.

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  • We are proud supporters of Greenstuff

    Posted on by Luke Hardiman

    Southern Africa Travel is a proud supporter of Greenstuff, a company founded by Lorraine Jenks, family friend of one of the Southern Africa Travel owners Sean Kritzinger.

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  • A Closer Look at Africa’s Gentle Giants

    Posted on by Luke Hardiman

    Walking with elephants or an elephant back safari offers a unique opportunity to learn more about the fascinating nature of these gentle giants.

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  • Newspapers for Trees – Arbor Week

    Posted on by Luke Hardiman

    From 1 to 7 September every year, South Africans are encouraged to participate in tree-planting events to improve the health of our environment. This week, in support of Arbor Week, the Southern Africa Travel Team collected newspapers to swap for trees at a local garden centre.

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  • Elephant Whispers

    Posted on by Luke Hardiman

    Interacting with these majestic gentle giants was truly an unforgettable experience and a touching one. In just over an hour we learned so much about these elephants background (they were saved from culling operations), anatomy, habitat, nature and so much more.

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