Monthly Archives: March 2012

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 [...]

Posted in KwaZulu Natal | Comments Off

Is there a ‘best time’ to see the Wildebeest migration?

We are often asked when is the best time to see the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti National Park?  The first thing to establish is that there is not one specific time when the animals are on the move. They are in continual movement throughout the year in search of water and fresh nutritious grasses. [...]

Posted in East Africa | Comments Off

Lalibela introduces Big Five immobilisation safaris

Lalibela Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape has introduced Big Five immobilisation safaris, with the full backing of the Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism. Lalibela’s commitment to wildlife conservation on Lalibela in particular, means that it is sometimes necessary for a veterinarian to dart the animals for general health checks, monitoring of pregnancies, administering [...]

Posted in Safaris General | Comments Off

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve: Lion Kill on Foot

I have been very lucky in my life to have witnessed predators with their kills on a number of occasions. It is always an awe-inspiring, though not necessarily a pleasant, sight. However at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, I was privileged to approach lions on foot. How it happened… We had set off in search of cheetah [...]

Posted in Safaris General | Comments Off

Safari clothing in South Africa – Autumn

One of the most frequent questions we are asked is what clothing should we pack, so given its coming up to our Autumn (April to May), let’s look at autumn packing… Click here for more on What to Wear on Safari in South Africa… The ‘shoulder months’ of Autumn and Spring are always a tricky [...]

Posted in News & Need to Know | Comments Off

Langebaan on the Cape West Coast

In my last post, I talked about Paternoster on the Cape West Coast. Another small town on the Cape West Coast is Langebaan with the turquoise waters of Langebaan lagoon as its charming backdrop. Langebaan is very easy to reach, a comfortable 1 to 1½ hours north from Cape Town. The Langebaan lagoon waters are [...]

Posted in Trip Reports by Kate | Comments Off

Paternoster, West Coast of South Africa

Yesterday I headed up the Cape West Coast of South Africa which has seen a great upturn in visitor numbers in recent years – many of whom head to the charming fishing village of Paternoster. The Cape West Coast begins directly north of Cape Town and offers unique sandveld vegetation, picturesque fishing villages, long sandy [...]

Posted in Trip Reports by Kate | Comments Off

Shamwari Explorer Camp, also Sanbona Explorer Camp

The Shamwari group are now offering a fantastic new option for walking safaris in both the Shamwari Reserve in the Eastern Cape and also in Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, in the Little Karoo/Route 62 area only 2½-3 hours from Cape Town. In each reserve, they are offering an Explorer Camp, exploring their rich wilderness areas with [...]

Posted in Safaris General | Comments Off

Aftermath of the Kruger floods

Back in January I posted about a dramatic evacuation just after the massive floods which hit the Kruger area (on Jan 18 and 19). Since then many clients have asked us what is the situation now? The greater Kruger Park area experienced up to 500mm (20 inches) of rain over just two days. This led [...]

Posted in Safaris General | Comments Off

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...


Have you liked us on Facebook yet?