Monthly Archives: April 2011

South African Cultural Tours?

Are South African Cultural Tours demonstrating the culture or the history of South Africa? I sometimes feel that I cannot win when promoting cultural tours within a South Africa safari. People come to the concept with such differing cultural perceptions of their own that it is hard to please everyone.

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Your own safari documentary

How do you fancy having a safari documentary starring your own family? Shamwari , the malaria-free Eastern Cape,  is at the forefront of family-friendly safaris in Africa using the family friendly Shamwari Riverdene Lodge or Sarili Lodge as its base. 

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Tipping Guidelines in South Africa

Today I thought it would be helpful to give some tipping guidelines for South Africa Safaris & Holidays and the rest of Southern Africa. In recent years we have noticed some game lodges suggesting quite high tipping recommendations. When chatting with industry friends we feel that we shouldn’t leave it up to the game lodges [...]

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Taj Cape Town

I recently stayed at the new Taj Cape Town hotel in downtown Cape Town. This looks to be a very impressive addition to Cape Town’s array of five star hotels.  Its location, in the heart of the old part of the city, is really one of its unique features. I have never been a great [...]

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Why not a Self-Drive in South Africa?

An unsurprising trend at the moment is that my clients are all looking for the best value in their safari vacations. Whether this takes the form of searching for special deals on the internet or simply trading down

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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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