I am an African

We came across this written piece recently and felt it was too beautiful not to share. It has gone viral around the South African airwaves but we unfortunately don’t know who the original author is. Please get hold of us if this was your piece of writing… In the meantime, enjoy… “I sit here quietly…
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A Weekend at Grootbos

It’s a big place that’s all about the little things.  The last year has certainly taught us the importance of slowing down and taking stock of one’s life and there’s no better place to do this than at Grootbos. Grootbos is the Afrikaans translation for ‘big forest’ yet there is so much more that this incredibly unique destination…
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Our Top Exclusive-Use Family Villas

Imagine… a luxury safari… no strangers, no sharing vehicles… just you, your loved ones and the rejuvenating African bushveld. With all we’ve been through in the last year – there’s no more exclusive getaway than a safari and we’ve hand-selected our favourite lodges that are offering the perfect homes away from home… in a time…
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A Safari Wedding Like No Other… 

Family photographs, canapés and drinks set against the backdrop of the spectacular Waterberg Mountains… What more could a bride ask for… nevermind during a global pandemic!  Marataba Safari Lodge is the ideal location for a romantic wedding. Nick and Carly visited them as soon as the travel restrictions were lifted and simply fell in love….
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Style this Year

Nothing can kill the romance like a global pandemic so we’re here to help you get the spark back with the help of our beaches, bush and Winelands… Africa is the continent of safari, wilderness and adventurous escapades but at the heart of it all is an unmistakable and ancient romance. We’ve hand-selected our most…
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A Comprehensive Travel List

“Move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes, or at least eat their food” – Anthony Boudain Travel for as long as we can remember has always been associated with people’s general and greater happiness. Let’s be honest we…
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Thank You Magical Marataba

After a year of lockdowns, covid and work stresses. I could not have imagined a better way to start 2021… than what can only be described as the MOST magical family safari. Situated just over 3 hours from Joburg, Marataba Safari Lodge is a 5 star, home away from home, an enchanting wonderland, set against…
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South Africa’s “Small Five”

Travellers flock from all over the world to witness South Africa’s magnificent Big Five, often waiting hours to catch a glimpse and photograph the fierce lion or the gentle elephant. The lion, elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo and leopard are held in high esteem and even celebrated on our currency. The Big Five animals really have the…
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