Monthly Archives: January 2014

2nd time we’ve encounted Cape Mountain Leopard in the Cederberg!

On Sunday one of my colleagues, Michelle, was with some clients in the central Cederberg mountains heading up the beautiful Uitkyk Pass towards the Cederberg Wine Estate when they saw a Cape Mountain leopard bound across the road in front of them. The sighting was fleeting but very clear.  Michelle was understandably very excited as she is [...]

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South Africa Safari Special: Cape Town, Zulus & Pearl

Being a tailormade safari specialist, I sometimes feel that I am a walking encyclopedia of safari specials:  long stay specials, family specials, honeymoon specials. You name it – we know it!It’s my job to know about all the safari specials and to add them into my client’s itineraries so that they are getting the best [...]

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8 Cool Places to Pop THE Question

8 Cool Places to Pop THE Question First a confession… my own engagement was not the most romantic of experiences. My friends were asked the question on the Rialto Bridge in Venice or by the Grand Canyon. My husband and I just “discussed the idea” over dinner one night and found ourselves engaged. (Don’t feel [...]

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Battle for your Tourism Spend in the Cape Winelands – Stellenbosch vs Franschhoek

It is always  little dangerous to openly compare two towns in terms of their appeal to the visitor – I may have furious hoteliers claiming that I have been biased against their town. But this post compares Stellenbosch and Franshhoek in the Cape Winelands. Where I come from (many years ago) – the Cotswolds in [...]

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Are you too old for a safari in Africa? (No but…)

We have had quite a few people with disabilities enjoying a safari in Africa over the years. These safaris all work smoothly because when someone is in a wheelchair or has a clearly perceived health issue, they are usually very upfront with their tour operator as to what they can and can’t do. Similarly we [...]

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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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