KwaZulu Natal

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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White Elephant Safari Lodge – trip report

So many people think that a safari is about being in the bush seeing as many large animals as you can. Yet there are so many stunning little places which don’t into that mould. White Elephant Safari Lodge in northern KwaZulu Natal is one such place. I recently visited the lodge with my family after spending [...]

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Cape Vidal – Bush & Beach all in one day

On a recent family holiday in KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, we visited Cape Vidal from St Lucia. Cape Vidal is one of South Africa’s hidden gems – seriously beautiful and yet sufficiently remote that it is difficult to visit unless you either stay at Cape Vidal in the rather basic log cabins or at [...]

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Beach Holiday in Africa: Turtle Tracking at Thonga or White Pearl

One of the most special coastal experiences you can have on a beach holiday in Africa is to be able to witness the Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles in the summer months, both as they come inshore to lay their eggs and, later in summer, when those eggs hatch and the baby turtles make a live [...]

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Family Visit & Review of Thonga Beach Lodge

Recently I was able to stay with my family at both Thonga Beach Lodge, a South Africa beach resort in northern KwaZulu Natal,  and then at White Pearl Resort, a Mozambique resort only 30-40km to north over the Mozambiquan border. Firstly I must say that I enjoyed staying at both lodges but it’s important to [...]

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Lake St Lucia now relinked to uMfolozi River

Some good news from the beautiful Lake St Lucia area of South Africa. Lake St Lucia is a stunningly beautiful lakeland area in northern KwaZulu Natal with Indian Ocean beaches on one side and the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve on the other. Since 2011 iSimangaliso Wetland Parks has declared that it wanted to let the uMfolozi [...]

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&Beyond has launched a four-day yoga safari

With the rising trend of health and wellness travel, &Beyond has launched a four-day yoga safari at The Homestead at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal. Yoga classes will be led by renowned Jivamukti yoga teacher, Cherryl Duncan. On day one, guests will be welcomed at The Homestead, a sole-use four-bedroomed villa. A [...]

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Cyclone Irina breaks 10 yr drought at iSimangaliso Wetland Park

We tour operators are often guilty of complaining when adverse weather affects our best-laid plans. We work extra hard to move people from affected areas and of course the clients themselves are inconvenienced. But afterwards, especially in Africa, its time to reflect on the good that comes out of a sudden onslaught of rain. Recently [...]

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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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