Monthly Archives: July 2012

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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Kate’s visit to The Palms in Zanzibar

Continuing with my recent trip to Zanzibar, I then stayed at the luxurious Palms which was built 8 years ago as the five star sister hotel to Breezes. It doesn’t take kids under 16 years (though curiously each villa has a second bedroom with a single bed, and shower room so an older child could [...]

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Airlink new scheduled flights

SA Airlink has launched daily scheduled flights between Johannesburg (ORTIA) and Maun, Botswana, from June 15, 2012. SA Airlink will be operate the route with one of its fleet of 10 Embraer ERJ 137 regional jets, configured with 37 economy seats. Flights will depart Johannesburg at 11h45, arriving in Maun at 13h15. Return flights will [...]

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Historical walking tour of the V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront has launched a walking tour that gives you an opportunity to explore its cultural and historic significance. The 45-minute walking tour leaves daily at 11am from the Chavonnes Battery Museum at the Clock Tower Precinct and is conducted by an experienced tour guide. Stops include Robinson Dock, the SAS Somerset, the Pump House, [...]

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Kate’s visit to Breezes Beach Club

I recently headed to Zanzibar off the mainland of Tanzania to check out a couple of our preferred hotels. (See my full article on the Cedarberg website). I stayed at the lovely Breezes Beach Club, a friendly and ultra comfortable four star resort hotel set on a really lovely beach on the south-east coast of [...]

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Gondwana Game Reserve & Black Rhino anti-poaching experience

Gondwana Game Reserve – on the Garden Route of South Africa – is now offering the unique opportunity to participate in their critically important Black Rhino anti-poaching and conservation initiative. Given the endangered status of all rhino in Africa at the moment, and the dramatic and horrific rise of rhino poaching, it is imperative for [...]

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Botswana safari educational trip by Natasha

Check out Natasha’s recent Botswana safari educational trip. She travelled on the new direct flight from Cape Town to Maun with Air Botswana. This is a great convenient flight which connects two must-see destinations – Cape Town and the Okavango Delta. You can leave your Cape Town hotel at a civilised time and still be [...]

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Subscribe to Cedarberg’s You Tube Channel

Over the last few months we have been adding assiduously to Cedarberg’s You Tube channel where we feature the best of the new videos from our hotels and safari lodges. We tend not to focus on the wildlife encounters at these safari lodges as there are plenty of great videos around highlighting the best sightings. [...]

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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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