How to combine Seychelles with an African Safari?

It’s an open secret that the Seychelles is home to some of the world’s best beaches. After the excitement of a African safari, not to mention the early sunrise starts, there’s nothing better than seeking out an idyllic romantic retreat for a few days or a week of easy beach relaxation. But what’s the best way to combine [...]

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Self-Drive Car Rental in Southern Africa

Which car rental type would suit you the best for your self-drive holiday in Southern Africa? Renting a vehicle and doing the driving yourself can be an economical and rewarding way to travel in Southern Africa. That said, South Africa and Namibia are suitable for extensive driving in a sedan car. Many major national parks [...]

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How NOT to do self-drive safaris in South Africa – 5 things to avoid

Top 5 aspects that you should avoid while contemplating a self-drive safari in South Africa   Self-drive safaris in South Africa, give you a glimpse of Africa’s hospitality that many miss   1)      Too much driving Usually people plan to drive too far in one day. Other times they plan a hectic trip which has [...]

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Adventurous self drive safari routes in South Africa & Namibia

We’ve being offering self-drive safari tours in Namibia and South Africa for 20 years. So we’ve planned plenty of more adventurous routes for clients over the years. We also have plenty of ideas on when you shouldn’t do a self drive safari… But first let’s focus on the positive…. We offer some sample ‘adventurous’ tours [...]

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Easy routes for South Africa self-drive tours

So you’ve done our Quiz on whether a South Africa self drive is right for you,  and you are somewhere in the middle. You like the idea of a South Africa self-drive, but don’t want to be too adventurous. Luckily South Africa –  specifically the Garden Route & Cape Town – offers plenty of great [...]

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Quiz – Are you ready for a Self Drive in South Africa?

You’ve decided you want to see South Africa. You’ve heard great things about the safari experience, and everyone’s raving about Cape Town. So you really want to see as much as you can. The next question is: How do you want to get around? Are you interested in doing some self-drive in South Africa, or [...]

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‘ Ebola in Africa ’ – our thoughts on the Ebola Virus & Safari Risks

We understand that you may be feeling a little scared about the outbreak of the Ebola virus in some parts of Africa at the moment, especially if you are considered a safari, or have already booked a safari. I think we are all concerned, not only for the beleaguered people of Liberia, Guinea and Sierre [...]

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Smackdown – The Seychelles vs Mauritius for a honeymoon?

Forget the WWE final, here’s the definitive showdown between two Indian Ocean heavyweights – Seychelles vs Mauritius for a honeymoon or any sort of holiday  If you’re in the market for a holiday or vacation in a tropical island paradise, especially if you are combining it with an African safari, you will probably already considered these stunning islands. [...]

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Mari’s Blog on Young Explorers – Botswana Safari

If you want to take your family on a Botswana Safari look no further than the Young Explorers programme. This is a specially designed family safari that allows families the opportunity to discover the wonders of the African wilderness together, without the distractions of modern day stresses and modern day technology. It’s headed up by Paul [...]

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Near but ‘far’ – 7 off the beaten track places close to Cape Town

We all love the tantalising notion of getting ‘off the beaten track’, exploring places that make you feel that you are only ones around, that you’ve stripped off the scales of life’s trials and tribulations and emerged revitalized and invigorated – able to see for miles and miles, literally and figuratively. But then reality sets [...]

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Kate Bergh is co-founder of Cedarberg African Travel, a specialist tour operator for Southern and East Africa.

She heads up the South African office, having lived in South Africa since 1993. Her home looks up to the Cedarberg Mountains, where she enjoys hiking and cycling, when she’s not out discovering new places to visit, with her three children in tow. Kate has travelled extensively throughout the region to Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe as well as most areas of South Africa. She also loves history, meeting people and a good thriller...


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