Monthly Archives: December 2011

Safari in South Africa – best time of year?

What’s the best time of year for a safari in South Africa? This is a frequent question that I’m asked. As with so many questions, it’s not so easy to give a glib answer. This is because I don’t know how he or she is defining ‘safari’. Does he mean when is the best time [...]

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Hot Air Ballooning over Sossusvlei – a client account

I wanted to share Glen Patterson’s hot air ballooning experience, a redoubtable 90-year old client  from Canada who did a great trip through Namibia with us in November… “One of my most exciting  adventures in Namibia was a ride in a balloon near to the wonderful dunes of Sossusvlei. The trip had to be done [...]

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New Ruling from South Africa National Parks

SANP (South African National Parks) has introduced a new ruling which affects visitors travelling through the park into the Mozambique Peace Park and onto the Mozambique coast. Hence forth (with some grace period), visitors will have to show that they have booked one night’s accommodation either in the Kruger National Park on the preceding night, [...]

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Open 4×4 Game Drive – With or without canopies?

As we approach the summer season,  the summer rainy months brings up a thorny issue in the safari industry – should safari camps put covers onto their safari vehicles? There are arguments on either side: Pros for Canopies •    Greater protection from the sun •    Greater protection from the summer rains (though ponchos are provided) [...]

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Safari clothing in South Africa

‘What shall we wear on safari in South Africa’ is another of frequently asked question – what safari clothes are right for South Africa and how does this differ by season? I’ve recently written an article ‘What to Wear on Safari in South Africa‘ about this. I’ll summarise a couple of the points here… Neutral [...]

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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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