Monthly Archives: October 2013

The 10 Best Sleep-Outs or Star Beds in Africa

Where are some of the most romantic or evocative places to enjoy a sleep-out or star beds (as they are also called) on your safari? Where you can fully immerse yourselves in the sights and sounds of the bush: the calls of the hyenas and jackals, the chatter of the birds at dusk and again [...]

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10 Romantic Things to do in Cape Town

Though the attraction of getting out into the bush on safari followed by lying motionless on a tropical beach is appealing for many of our honeymoon clients, Cape Town is no slouch in the popularity front either.  This vibey stunningly beautiful city has so much to offer from great restaurants to night life to scenic [...]

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5 Reasons to stay in the Highveld after your Kruger Safari

Lots of our guests fly to the Kruger National Park and its adjacent private game reserves for their Kruger safari and fly straight out again. Unless you are seriously short on time, I think that’s a real shame, as the countryside around Kruger National Park, such as the Blyde River Canyon, is stunning.

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What are the best Beach & Safari Honeymoon Destinations in Southern Africa?

Many of our honeymoon clients – and lots of our other clients as well – are keen to do a beach and safari honeymoon. They want the safari experience but they want some R&R as well. But where to choose?  That depends on the time of year, your preferred style of beach holiday and also [...]

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Kate’s Review of The Alphen Hotel in Cape Town

I recently checked out the newly reopened Alphen Hotel, a lovely 17th century Cape Dutch homestead and National Monument, which is located in the beautiful Constantia valley of Cape Town. However what makes this hotel stands out for me is the stark juxtaposition of the old and the new in both its public spaces and [...]

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Kruger Safari – Private Concessions vs Private Lodges

I am aware that choosing a Kruger safari can be a confusing issue. Many people want to visit the Kruger Park and then find themselves bewildered by the choices. Do they stay at a rest camp or opt one of the Kruger luxury lodges which are private concessions within the Kruger National Park? Or do [...]

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8 Tips to get the most from your Safari Game Drive

So you’ve arrived at your rather expensive game lodge and you are keenly awaiting your first game drive on your safari in Africa. What can YOU do to ensure that you have the best possible game drive experience? 1) Understand how a game drive works Some people like to live in suspense and take life [...]

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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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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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