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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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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‘ 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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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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2nd time we’ve encounted Cape Mountain Leopard in the Cederberg!

On Sunday one of my colleagues, Michelle, was with some clients in the central Cederberg mountains heading up the beautiful Uitkyk Pass towards the Cederberg Wine Estate when they saw a Cape Mountain leopard bound across the road in front of them. The sighting was fleeting but very clear.  Michelle was understandably very excited as she is [...]

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South Africa Safari Special: Cape Town, Zulus & Pearl

Being a tailormade safari specialist, I sometimes feel that I am a walking encyclopedia of safari specials:  long stay specials, family specials, honeymoon specials. You name it – we know it!It’s my job to know about all the safari specials and to add them into my client’s itineraries so that they are getting the best [...]

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Big Daddy – To climb or not to climb? By Cedarberg Travel

To climb or not to climb the Big Daddy Dune, Sossusvlei, Namibia? By Mari Jacobs   The Namib desert dunes have been there for millions of years. Some believe it was the sand of the Orange river that was spilled into the strong Benguela current and carried back on land by strong winds that created [...]

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Zimbabwe Safaris – 10 reasons why you should visit…

One in a series of blog posts where we attempt to identify the distinguishing characteristics of a particular country in terms of its appeal to visitors and the major reasons why you should visit. Here are my top ten (highly subjective) reasons in favour of Zimbabwe safaris… 1)    Victoria Falls year round The Victoria Falls [...]

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5 Reasons to stay in the Highveld after your Kruger Safari

Lots of our guests fly to the Kruger National Park and its adjacent private game reserves for their Kruger safari and fly straight out again. Unless you are seriously short on time, I think that’s a real shame, as the countryside around Kruger National Park, such as the Blyde River Canyon, is stunning.

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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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