Iconic Africa’s Ultimate 2019 Bucket-List

2018 took us to some breathtaking destinations so choosing our favourites for you has not been easy. We hope this inspires you to start planning your once-in-a-lifetime safari, African romance or island getaway! From heaven in the tropics to awe-inspiring wildlife experiences, unforgettable adventures and cultural immersions, it all starts here, now.  Click on the link below to scroll through our top destinations for 2019! The magic of Africa awaits you…

Iconic Africa Bucket List 2019

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Property of the Month – Duba Plains

Grab a window seat and fasten your seatbelt as we transport you to this month’s property of the month – Duba Plains. Nestled on an island in the far northern stretch of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, this tasteful and luxurious camp is surrounded by clear channels, filtered pure by the Kalahari sands, and can only be reached by light aircraft.

The legendary Duba Plains is celebrated for its remote location and exclusive wildlife encounters. Founders and pioneering filmmakers Dereck and Beverly speak of Duba Plains as home – the very essence of wild, untrammelled Africa at its most exciting. Guests feel at home too which is a testament to the tasteful and sophisticated luxury offered.

Stay in one of six gorgeously appointed Meru style tents that have been erected on a private raised deck. Here you are afforded breathtaking views out over the plains and shaded by an African giant that has called this magnificent wilderness home for hundreds of years. The décor is simple and sophisticated with elegant rugs and cushions of ochre and deep blue paying tribute to Arabia and the east. These tended suites with a romantic open-air shower give safari a new luxury definition and ensure your living experience is nothing short of comfortable, homely and extravagant.

But Duba Plains has more to offer than quaint accommodations and spectacular views… This is your chance to watch the epic and ceaseless battle between the lions and buffalo of the Duba Plains that makes this an essential destination for the discerning naturalist and safari enthusiast.

African adventure will permeate your being from time out with the lions and buffalo to reading about them in the stately leather lounge or dining on the deck suspended over the crystal channel.

The lions of Duba Plains are some of the largest left in Africa and they owe their size to a diet largely consisting of buffalo meat. The huge herds of buffalo are hunted remorselessly by the prides – equally at home in the water or on land. Your chances of seeing an interaction between these two African icons is excellent because the prides of Duba usually hunt in broad daylight.

The exclusive nature of the camp means that you can tailor your activities in the wild to suit you or the movements of the animals. Try unwinding with a mokoro trip on the Okavango channels or explore an island on foot before picnicking in the shade of a huge fig tree. We recommend sundowner drinks on a flat-bottomed boat while the hippos emerge for the night.

For more on this sensational property and our other favourite gems in Botswana click here.

In Pictures – La Petit Ferme

You don’t need to travel far to escape the city lights, noise and life’s distractions. Just 50 miles from Cape Town lies a haven of sophisticated homeliness. Midway up the Franschhoek Mountain pass is every country-lovers dream destination!

La Petite Ferme is more than just ‘a small farm’… it’s a spectacular restaurant that offers mouth-watering cuisine; a winery offering first-class Sauvignon Blanc; a luxury hotel and so much more.

Set on the slopes of the Middagkrans Mountains, this hotel has the perfect viewing spot under the lofty gums, above the Franschhoek vineyards and overlooking infinite green lawns and white benches. Whether you are just dining out or staying in the luxurious suites –here the world stops around you.

Look down onto a quiet village while eating the most delicious food paired with world-celebrated wine cultivated from the finest grapes that thrive in the valley’s ripe soil and perfect climatic conditions. La Petite Ferme Winery is intimate and welcoming showcasing only conscientious and hand-crafted methods.

And while La Petite Ferme reawakens your senses with quietude, food, wine and views of the entire Franschhoek Valley in all its glory, this elegantly rustic boutique hotel has a setting like no other that is best described with pictures!

It radiates authenticity with its rustic character but remains luxuriously lavish at the same time. There is nothing more intimate and tranquil than limited rooms with boundless views of nature. With only 15 rooms spread out amongst the vines, you are provided total privacy. Winding paths link each suite with the vineyards, restaurant and garden ensuring a wonderful sense of space and entitlement for guests.

Each suite reflects the countryside with a stylish combination of wood, wicker and neutral colours. Raw roof beams and unpretentious wooden floors give a foundation of comfort contrasting with the luxury trimmings that each room displays. The suites integrate the outside beauty and fresh air with the interior, ensuring a soothing sense of space. Should you wish to take a day relaxing by your very own pool perhaps order a bottle of wine and a cheese platter and sample the best the valley has the offer.

Here are our hand-picked images for you to get you excited:

If you’d like to investigate this exquisite property further please contact us here.

 

Africa’s Most Elusive Wildlife

Africa is the place of rolling hills, warm sunsets, amazing culture and memorable wildlife. Travellers from all over the world head to Africa for a thrilling experience as they tick off the Big Five and other big game off their list. Found in diverse habitats, from mountain sides to savannah and tropical forests ecosystems, Africa’s most celebrated and fascinating animals are waiting for you to find them.

It surely is a once-in-a-lifetime experience spotting the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant or buffalo – but what about those animals that aren’t so easy to see? Your next safari trip should be about trying to boost your bush-cred and try to find those more elusive animals. The idea that they are so hard to find is part of the appeal, able to elude the sights of humans, adds to their charming character. Whether you’re on a traditional safari in South Africa, on an adventure in Victoria Falls or immersing yourself in East Africa’s endless open spaces, keep an eye out for the more shy animals! These five animals will be a real treat for all our photographers and wildlife enthusiasts:

The Aardvark

Our first of the lesser seen, peculiar animals is the aardvark. Roaming the bush with its pale skin, a long snout resembling a pig’s and long bunny ears, there’s no chance you will mistake it. These nocturnal creatures are impressive diggers and can dig up to six metres deep in minutes. The best place to try and spot these little creatures with sturdy legs and long claws is the Addo Elephant National Park or the Kalahari. 

The Leopard

Leopards are very secretive creatures and keep a low profile high up in trees or amongst the tall grass or bush. These big cats are the strongest feline climbers and can kill prey even larger than themselves. Because these creatures are always lurking until they can pounce on their prey, spotting them in the wild is a rare treat.

The Pangolin

This one is for the wildlife fanatics! With its unmistakeable bronze armour, the pangolin is extremely distinctive with its unique scales and unassailable attitude. Despite this invincible outlook, all eight species are endangered – being the most trafficked animal on earth. They have a really long and sticky tongue that’s almost 40cm long. Try spotting them in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

The Patas Monkey

Patas monkeys are considered the fastest primate on Earth. Their long limbs help them reach top speeds of 55km/h to evade predators and also makes it harder for us to catch a glimpse of them…

The Oryx

These majestic and graceful creatures have been hunted for their meat and hides, and in many cultures, the horns of the oryx are used as tokens or charms.

For your next wildlife bucket-list, why not change it up and try spotting these amazing creatures that make you work a little harder to find them.

 

Turtle Tracking

South African waters are unique and so is the gift they bring us each summer… With the Benguela Current coming from the west and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean being swept in from east, the two currents meet and something magical happens.

We all know South Africa has a flourishing marine biodiversity, but from November until March our KwaZulu Natal coastlines are blessed with the story of life for many species, especially our wonderful sea turtles.

From late spring, iSimangaliso Wetland Park coastline offers travellers a unique safari experience: turtle-tracking safaris.

During the summer months, Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles navigate thousands of kilometres through the sea to lay their eggs on this specific African coastline.

This is definitely an awe-inspiring experience that should be right on top of your travel bucket-list. If you prefer coastal experiences to in-land safaris, then this is the perfect and most special seaside safari tour. Witness the turtles coming to shore to lay their eggs and later in summer as the eggs hatch. It is surely a spectacle as the baby turtles make a dash for the water where they will be safe from predators.

Turtle tracking is unlike any other wildlife experience – with tours taking between two and seven hours. Turtle tracking mostly takes place at night as turtles are very sensitive to light. The commencement of tracking also depends on the tides. This would mean that on some occasions you would start tracking just after sundown and in other cases in the early hours of the morning.

Guides will have South African permits that allow them to conduct turtle tracking on the beach in 4×4 vehicles. This way you can travel farther distances to search for these precious creatures, Guides and vehicles are only allowed to track on the beach for a limited time.

Research shows that only four in every 1000 hatchlings survive to adulthood, making this experience that much more special and seeing baby turtles one of Africa’s many miracles. During the turtle tacking safari, if a guide spots a female turtle in search of a spot to lay her eggs, all lights will be turned off. It is also important to note that you should only illuminate the turtle with light from behind.

Alternatively, if you’re heading to Mozambique, White Pearl offers complimentary turtle tacking during the season. Here you can take leisurely walks from your lodge. However, you can only cover a small area by foot and it depends on the tides.

So if you’re keen to experience a marine safari and turtle tracking is a big attraction for you, KwaZulu Natal and Mozambique are the places to witness this incredible life cycle.

The Perfect African Family Adventure

School vacations come around more often than not, and planning the perfect family getaway can be stressful – especially when the kids want activity-filled adventure and parents need the down-time. Waiting for that itinerary to plan itself when you have children is tantamount to it never actually materialising.

Unless you have thought of it all – from interacting with other kids and a plethora of activities, you can forget that R&R time you had planned. But what if we told you that you didn’t have to be the ringmaster to your own circus? Imagine a vacation where your kids are entertained, you get to have that full body massage and sip on cocktails you can’t pronounce while everyone gets to enjoy an indulgent level of sumptuous luxury!

Let us do all the planning so that you can have the best of both worlds – happy kids and a relaxed mind and body. We have taken a hands-on approach with our family vacation itinerary that keeps your children in mind and focuses on keeping your whole family happy.

 

Africa’s Family Getaway is the ultimate luxury bespoke family holiday. It is full of excitement, adventure and fun. It is also completely safe for young children. The One&Only Cape Town is perfectly placed and appointed to accommodate your family in luxury while being an excellent launch pad to the delights of the Cape. Lelapa is malaria free and by far the premier luxury safari camp for families with a quite exceptional children’s programme amidst gorgeous wilderness and opulent accommodation. Likewise Tongabezi is specially equipped and staffed to delight the modern family with adventure and fun in complete safety and extravagance.

ITINERARY

DAY 1-3: VIBRANCY AND FRESH LUXURY FAMILY REFUGE

The One & Only is a modern and energetic, hotel in the heart of Cape Town. The suites all have sweeping views out over Table Mountain or the picturesque working harbour.

Every possible modern convenience completes the opulence of the space and the commodious bathrooms boast huge baths and showers.

Cape Town and its surrounding Winelands are packed full of fun for the whole family.

DAY 4-7: AFRICA’S SEAMLESS SAFARI FAMILY RETREAT

Lelapa, meaning family is another of the More family’s sublime properties. Situated in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve and with a great children’s safari, Lelapa is the ideal destination for a family safari.

The secluded deck with private plunge pool is an excellent place for you and your family to cool off in the heat. On colder nights, you might like to sit by the fire in the sumptuous lounge and enjoy dinner in your suite.

DAY 8-10: THE PERFECT VICTORIAN FALLS FAMILY SANCTUARY

Tongabezi is situated about 30kms upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls.

It is the perfect place for families with children – with two delightful two-bedroom houses with private lounges, play areas and plunge pools. There are endless activities for the whole family surrounding the mighty Zambezi and the lodge boasts private decks and terraces where families can relax in privacy with breath-taking views of the river.

Some of the suites come with a private valet, chef, guide, boat and vehicle for exploration.

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The Romantic Getaway of a Lifetime

Africa is synonymous with an old-world charm and romance; where passion is created or rekindled. There is something dreamy and intoxicating about adventurous escapades in Africa’s wilderness, whether on safari or relaxing away from all the distractions of this world. What better way to show your better half how special they are than under the warm sun and blue skies, with endless beaches, breath-taking sceneries and excellent cuisines?

We have infused all of this into one unmistakable Royal Romance Package and have combined the beauty, wilderness, adventure and pioneering excitement of Africa with four destinations that define supreme luxury permeated with complete privacy and opulent romance.

Royal Malewane

There’s no way you can get it wrong this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re planning a romantic gesture or celebrating a special anniversary, we have you sorted! Three luxury accommodations in exotic settings will have your partner swooning – book a relaxing spa treatment in the great outdoors or plan a candle-lit dinner under the stars…

Be seduced by the perfect itinerary that will inspire your wanderlust and spoil you and your partner rotten:

Africa’s Southern Africa Luxury Romance Package is a grand tour of this inspirational region at the bottom continent. From cosmopolitan Cape Town to the timeless winelands of Franschhoek, the Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls – we offer you the most luxury and that Africa has to offer. Ellerman House is the definition of modern sophisticated living on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the marvels of Cape Town all around. La Residence is the jewel of Franschhoek – abject indulgence suspended in an impossibly beautiful valley of vineyards. Royal Malewane is impeccably tasteful grandeur surrounded by the majesty of the African wilderness. Royal Chundu is the ancient mystery and magic of the Zambezi in luxurious island seclusion.

THE ROYAL ROMANCE TOURS & SAFARIS ITINERARY

DAY 1-4: EDWARDIAN PASSION, LUXURIOUS EXTRAVAGANCE

Ellerman House is a sumptuous Edwardian mansion resting on Lion’s Head Mountain, above the ultramarine waters of the Atlantic Ocean. No expense has been spared; it truly is a Relais & Chateaux haven of unparalleled luxury. Ellerman House boasts arguably Africa’s greatest art collection as well as a world-class wine selection and cellar. Cape Town’s endless sights, activities and beauty will keep you enthralled.

DAY 4-6: AFRICA’S MAJESTIC WINELANDS

Nestled in the vineyards and plum orchards of Franschhoek, La Residence is the most gorgeous boutique hotel in the most picturesque valley in South Africa. The hotel is infused with colour, fabulous antiques, luxurious finishes and vaulted ceilings from which Indian chandeliers twinkle. The little village of Franschhoek is the undisputed culinary capital of South Africa and boasts great exceptional wine and delicious food. Here you really have the best of both worlds: an unmatched view combined with the pleasures of being in a hotel.

DAY 6-9: AFRICA’S WILD ROMANCE

At Royal Malewane, a private concession bordering the world-famous Kruger National Park the Biden’s Royal Portfolio has achieved perfection again. A marvel of wilderness, romance and seclusion blends seamlessly into this ancient land. It is by far the most private and romantic accommodation in the concession with the best views.

Enjoy gourmet, starlit dinners under the giant Leadwood trees or step foot in The Royal Malewane Spa – world-renowned and the ideal way to unwind with a uniquely healing African treatment.

Royal Malewane’s guides and trackers are some of the most highly qualified in Southern Africa.

DAY 9-11: THE ROYAL VICTORIA FALLS RETREAT

Royal Chundu is Zambia’s first Relais & Chateaux property – defined by sumptuous luxury that blends seamlessly into the private stretch of the Zambezi River Bank. Island Lodge is set on its own private island in the languid waters of the Zambezi, offering just four exclusive and indulgent villas that will make your heart soar. Each palatial haven boasts a private deck suspended over the river. A little down river from Royal Chundu, the Zambezi falls over the Victoria Falls to create one of the greatest demonstrations of nature’s power on planet earth.

For a selection of our other Tours and Safaris please click here. 

Leopards in the Sabi Sands – by Graham Wood

A Collection by Graham Wood

What better way to start the New Year than with a remarkable collection of wildlife photographs by our very own, great friend and photographer, Graham Wood. His every picture is always worth a thousand words. Let this inspire the wanderlust in you to make your first trip or your return to Africa a reality.

Presenting a story through the eyes of Graham Wood – ‘Leopards in Sabi Sands’.

A big thank you to Graham for sharing these exquisite pictures with us.

 

 

For more of these incredible photographs follow Graham on Instagram – @grahamwoodphoto

Traveller Review – Bob and Judy Sell

Bob and Judy Sell have returned from a whirling trip around Southern Africa – from Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp to Victoria Falls and Londolozi – and have captured their trip in detail for us. With great planning came a delightful vacation that satisfied all their requests and so much more. Already planning another visit to Africa again, this experience was truly a trip of a lifetime for this wonderful couple.

Beginning their journey in Windhoek, Namibia, Bob and Judy changed up the traditional Johannesburg-layover most travellers choose. Flying on a small plane, it was a great way to move on and not lose time on the things they wanted to see.

“It was a good change to add getting to Windhoek on our first night in Africa rather than staying in Johannesburg for 24 hours to catch an early morning flight. It was a great idea to spend a night here to reduce the next day’s journey, allowing us to adjust to the time difference and prepare for all the safaris in front of us.”

Scroll down to read snippets from their travel diary…

A big thank you to Bob and Judy for sharing this with us – we look forward to having you back on African soil soon.

HOANIB SKELETON COAST CAMP

This was our request, and this camp didn’t disappoint.  It truly was worth spending three nights here. The all-day trip to the coast was the highlight – seeing so many different environments in a matter of hours. This was a great start to our visit and a nice introduction to camps in Africa and game drives.

ONGAVA TENTED CAMP

A great location overlooking a watering hole that attracts various game all day.  Solomon, our guide took us out to Etosha National Park which was one of the highlights! We viewed the watering hole there for over an hour, seeing all sorts of game come and go.  It seemed like each species had a reservation – as the zebra would go, the springbok would follow, and then the wildebeest, etc.

OLD DRIFT LODGE

The camp is recently opened and very relaxing. The staff was great, the food fantastic, and the rooms beyond expectation.  Being on the river it was great that we could just walk down to the dock, get on their private pontoon boats, and enjoy evening water safaris and sunset cruise with no crowd.

VICTORIA FALLS AIRPORT

Victoria Falls Airport is a new and lovely airport.  We took a Wilderness Air flight to Botswana.

DUMA TAU CAMP

We had a great visit in Botswana.  Our guide, Mocks, was one of the best we had on our trip. A highlight was our afternoon boat cruise, where we watched a huge herd of elephants cross the river.  The food was excellent, the staff was friendly, and the animal viewing was great.  Above all, Mocks was a terrific guy who took us to see unique sightings in the area, including watching wild dogs on a hunt, sunset over the water while we watched water buffalo roam.

Vumbura Plains Sunsets

LITTLE VUMBURA

This unique camp is situated on an island.  The water around the area in the delta made the difference. We did three activities, all unique.  The first was a boat safari thought the delta, appreciating the birds and foliage of the area.  In the morning we went on a game drive – driving through water covered roads was unique, and the sightings were great.  The Mokoro trip was unique and enjoyable – it was so peaceful in the water. Food was good, and trip was overall enjoyable.

QUEEN VICTORIA HOTEL

We were pleasantly upgraded to the Manor House adjacent to the hotel.  We were given a suite with butler service – an unexpected pleasure. The location is great, just a short walk to the Waterfront area, yet away from the noise of the busy streets. The hotel was superb, the room great, and the restaurant excellent.

CAPE TOWN

The boat trip to see the seals; the drive to the Cape of Good Hope; the trip to the penguin colony; the visit to the Natural History Museum, and the golf cart tour of the gardens – all made the trip to Cape Town a wonderful experience. We really enjoyed the Mother City.

ROVOS RAIL    

Talk about a first class experience, this was it.  It was great having two comfortable chairs where we could watch the scenery without having to go to the lounge or observation cars.  The meals were all elegant and tasteful.  The stops were popular; one of them being at the Big Hole which was worthwhile seeing – especially learning about the area’s diamond trade history.  This was a wonderful luxury experience.

LONDOLOZI

They say you should save the best for last, and that truly was our case.  Our stay at Varty Camp was a true highlight (though we enjoyed every camp and game drive, this was just the best).  Nick and Ray, the ranger and tracker, made a great team and insured that we saw everything we wanted, and more.  From finding a leopard three times, to tracking a male lion for well over an hour, to all the other game sightings (and there were many), it was fantastic.  The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful; it felt like you were welcomed into their home. The “tent” was fantastic, with a comfortable bed, air conditioning, and a great porch to sit on in our spare time with a private pool.  The meals were great too!  If (when) we travel back, this location will definitely be on our “do-it-again” list.

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Stargazing in Southern Africa

We all love catching flights, meeting new people and seeing new places; but have you ever thought that maybe there was a different, perhaps better form of travel? Once in a while we should all move beyond the urban noise and light pollution and look up – you’ll be surprised what you can see! From here you will embark on a spectacular journey, going through space and time. It doesn’t matter whether you’re only spotting little speckles up above or simply looking at moon craters… what you’ll find will be equally intoxicating, and even sentimental.

Many travellers may associate South Africa’s little treasures with the Big Five, pristine private coves and great food. But travel beyond the city lights and just two hours later, in one of the semi-remote areas that’s free of air and noise pollution you will have no distractions from what’s twinkling in the sky.

Despite frozen toes and cold noses, winter evenings are our particularly favourite time to discover the artistic blotchy sky.

Next time you’re visiting, take a moment to look up – whether you’re looking to find the brightest star, Earth’s closest neighbouring galaxy or just want to see a brightly-lit sky with the naked eye or a giant telescope, here are our top five locations where stargazing conditions couldn’t be better to see scattered diamonds:

  1. Madikwe Game Reserve

If you’ve been to the North West Province, you’ll know that there’s very little availability in the reserve at one time. While this is primarily perfect for those seeking privacy, it is also the perfect location for some stargazing. Easily spotted star formations include the Southern Cross and the Milky Way. And if you want a closer look, Royal Madikwe allows guests to use their telescope.

  1. Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park is synonymous with iconic game-viewing – South Africa’s favourite travel destination and the second-largest park in Africa.  This unpolluted expanse of sky is perfect to see celestial constellations with the naked eye. So while you’re out on one of your night drives, glance up at the star-studded skies.

  1. Maropeng, Cradle of Humankind

Just two hours from Johannesburg is Maropeng, the visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although it is considerable close to the bright lights of the city, it is still a great stargazing location. So you don’t have to travel far to go on a celestial safari! And the next time you layover in Johannesburg, be sure to include stargazing to your to-do-list.  Maropeng has regular overseen stargazing sessions presented by astronomer, Vincent Nettmann.

  1. Sutherland

Sutherland holds the southern hemisphere’s largest telescope and offers extraordinary views of the Milky Way. This small Karoo town is on every list of prime stargazing locations. The dry climate and cloud-free nights means unparalleled observations 80% of the year.

  1. The Cederberg

Just two hours from Cape Town and protected from light pollution, the Cederberg is a haven for professional and amateur stargazers. Guides will show you how to trace over constellations with a powerful emerald laser so you’ll always remember where to find them.

The Celestial Big Five

Did you know that the African sky has its own big five? They are the amazing star clusters, gas clouds and galaxies visible from Africa. The Celestial Big Five are the Southern Pleiades, the Omega Centauri star cluster, the Eta Carinae nebula, the Coalsack Nebula, and the Southern Milky Way. They can all be seen with the naked eye, but are more spectacular when viewed through binoculars or a telescope. We’ve named just a few of our favourites – South Africa is full of remote spots that are ideal to see brightly-lit skies. Make that magical connection between you and the amazing universe and let us know where you’ve been!

Azura Benguerra – In Pictures

Have you ever dreamt of vacationing on a remote and undiscovered island? Where the pristine beaches, swaying palms and quietude keep you in a constant sense of serenity… Azura Benguerra completely removed from the rest of the bustling world.

On Benguerra Island you will find Africa’s most luxurious private hideaway that only few have discovered. Azura is the first luxury eco-boutique retreat in Mozambique. The hotel is small and privately owned and managed making your stay personalised and authentic. Experience an unimaginable and authentic island stay where standards are not compromised. While you receive 5-star treatment, Azura still protects the environment and gives back to the local community.

Only accessible via boat or helicopter speaks to the exclusivity of this accommodation… Stay in one of 16 secluded luxury eco-chic villas, dine the finest foods and enjoy an expansive list of adventure and relaxation activities.

Our favourite part about this rustic beach resort is the look and feel of the hotel and rooms. Imagine airy, thatched-roof villas with uninterrupted views of the beachfront and twinkling ocean. And if superbly designed and decorated rooms hasn’t got your passport out yet – think of your own butler service, private pool, and a Nespresso machine. While we can’t guarantee that George Clooney will get up from a lounger or appear from behind a palm tree – what Azura Benguerra has to offer is even better!

If long, white beaches, snorkelling or dhow sailing doesn’t tickle your fancy, the villas also offer iPod docks and flat-screens TVs for those who want a different kind of island vacation. Enjoy a romantic bubble bath or the outdoor showers and you can even go star gazing…

It’s time to explore this island gem. This Indian Ocean escape is beyond the ordinary and after submerging yourself in our hand-selected images, you will definitely consider Mozambique’s rising star.

Please do let us know if you’d like to find out more about this sensational property.

Africa’s Greatest Water Attractions

Africa, sometimes referred to as the mother continent, has an abundance of beautiful water bodies. Whether you’re interested in canoeing, swimming, fishing, cruising on a boat or simply capturing extraordinary photographs – there’s a river, lake or ocean waiting for you! Our water attractions are home to over 500 fish species; contributes to fertile land that sustains croplands; and witnesses wildlife spectacles such as the Great Migration and survival of the fittest. Here are our top 9 African water attractions, from freshwater and man-made lakes to African Great Lakes to majestic cascades:

The Mara River, found in the Mara Region in Kenya and Tanzania, cuts across the migration path of big game in the Masai Mara/Serengeti Game Reserve. The river sees the cycle of life and death and has become one of Africa’s most perilous sites during the Great Migration. One of Earth’s most spectacular wildlife events culminates at this very river.

Victoria Falls is a cascade of water in Southern Africa. This world-renowned waterfall lies on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. First known as Mosi-oa-Tunya which means “The Smoke that Thunders”, the falls is 1 708 meters wide, and is the largest in the world.

Lake Kariba is the world’s largest fresh water, man-made lake and reservoir. It lies 1,300 kilometres upstream from the Indian Ocean, along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Lake Kariba spread over the Zambezi River valley and is a special place of incredible beauty for all nature and photography lovers.

The Okavango Delta is an expansive inland river delta in northern Botswana. One of Africa’s last remaining great wildlife habitats that provide refuge to huge concentrations of game, this water body is a maze of sparkling lagoons and meandering channels. Explore the Okavango Deltaby mokoro, on foot or on game drive; or navigate past hippos, elephants and crocodiles in a dugout canoe.

The Zambezi is the fourth-longest river and the longest east-flowing river in Africa and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. Known as Southern Africa’s “River of Life”, it drains seven countries and supports millions of people who make use of its fisheries, forests, water, and rich floodplain soils.

Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes, named after Queen Victoria. It’s so large it extends significantly into Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. Among the freshwater lakes of the world, it is only exceeded by Lake Superior in North America.

Lake Turkana is situated in the Kenyan Rift Valley, in northern Kenya. It is the world’s largest permanent desert and alkaline lake.

The Olifants Riveris one of Southern Africa’s most important catchments – its water irrigates farming in western Mpumalanga and is a source of electrical power.

The Sabie River in South Africa forms part of the Komati River System and is one of the most biologically diverse rivers in South Africa.