Cooking with Fynbos at the Table Bay Hotel

Using fynbos in cooking has long been a favourite for top chefs in Cape Town with fynbos-inspired tasting menus on offer at a couple of hotels such as the Twelve Apostles. However I really like this new idea from the Table Bay Hotel in the V&A Waterfront. They have decided to offer a cooking workshop [...]

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Fordoun Hotel & Spa

I recently stayed at Fordoun Hotel & Spa in the Natal Midlands. What a fantastic property it is. I have to confess that before my visit  I had rather assumed that Fordoun was just a lovely relaxing country house hotel with a great spa. Nothing wrong with that and these places are wonderful at the [...]

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Camel Man at Twyfelfontein

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge near the world famous Twyfelfontein rock engravings in Damaraland now offers guests the opportunity to explore this starkly beautiful area by camel. Unlimited space allows the nine camels to walk in any direction leaving a light carbon footprint as there is no noise or pollution to the environment. A half day excursion [...]

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Trip Report: Chobe Under Canvas, Botswana

Post from Peter Bates, Cedarberg UK: I hadn’t been to Chobe for years so it was really interesting to be back and compare it to my more recent Okavango Delta experience. I can see very clearly why we try always to get people to visit Chobe first. The game drives were fairly productive, especially for [...]

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Trip Report on Waterberry Lodge, Victoria Falls

Post from Peter Bates, Cedarberg UK: I thought Waterberry Lodge was great. I arrived late/stressed from site inspections and wondering if I was too late for the sunset cruise but instantly felt calm and relaxed. The place itself has lovely lawns with the 7 cottages spread through the grounds. Accommodation is simple and crisp and [...]

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Canoeing in the Lower Zambezi river & Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia

Post from Peter Bates, Cedarberg UK: My love affair with the Lower Zambezi continued as I moved on to Sausage Tree Camp. Sausage Tree Camp definitely lived up to its billing in terms of accommodation, service, food, activities and atmosphere. It’s a very well run camp that manages to be both super-efficient and reasonably easy [...]

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Bird’s Eye View: Honeymoons in Mozambique

Mozambique is rapidly developing as a great honeymoon destination to combine with South Africa. It has a couple of distinct advantages. Firstly, unlike Mauritius, there are direct flights from Kruger International Airport to Vilanculos in Mozambique. Vilanculos is the springboard for the island lodges of Bazaruto and Benguerra such as Marlin Lodge, Azura Retreat and [...]

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Trip Report: Lower Zambezi & Old Mondoro Bush Camp

Post from Peter Bates, Cedarberg UK: I flew directly to the Lower Zambezi – again the flight was stunning. The view of the Zambezi as we approached Royal airstrip is sensational. Even better was my 10 minute flight to Jeki airstrip for my stay at Old Mondoro. Flying right over the river looking down on [...]

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Mkulumadzi Camp in Majete, Malawi

Robin Pope Safaris have just launched a new lodge in Malawi – Mkulumadzi Camp in Majete Wildlife Reserve – which will round out their Malawi lodge offering. (They already have a great lodge at Lake Malawi – Pumulani Lodge.) Mkulumadzi is an exclusive camp in Southern Malawi set on a lush riverbank within Majete Wildlife [...]

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Why stay in Johannesburg?

Last week I wrote about the direct flight on SA Airlink from Kruger International Airport to Victoria Falls (Livingstone) and back again. This means that you won’t need to stay overnight in Johannesburg. I have no problem with this as I often find that Johannesburg gets a bit of a raw deal in many of [...]

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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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