South Africa is blessed with amazing wildlife and luxurious safari accommodation to match.
Book your South African safari getaway with us today and enjoy the sights of the big 5 and picturesque beauty of the African planes.
Cape Town is one of, if not the most beautiful cities in the world, (our biased opinion) .But what makes Cape Town different from every other beautiful city in the world. We have Table Mountain, yes and stretches of white coastline but there is a whole other side to the mother city that often gets overlooked in your travel magazines. We’re talking about the neighbourhoods.
Take a stroll through Woodstock, on a Saturday afternoon and take in the energetic vibe and all the streets have to offer, stop over and have a look at the arts and crafts ‘hut’ don’t be put off by its appearance, inside you will probably find the best-hidden gems. Woodstock reminds me of that great grandmother you see now and then at family functions, she might be old but she has a certain charm and has a way of putting a smile on your face, just like the charming coloured houses along the streets, and the street music that fills the air as you stroll down the road.
Of course, the Old Biscuit Mill is a must see when you visit Woodstock, it is almost a requirement that when one visits Woodstock, one must step in the Biscuit Mill and sip on a rose water ice tea or some form of craft beer, or else technically your visit did not count.
Bo-Kaap is often featured as a highlight in Cape Town, and with good reason. With houses painted in rainbow pastels. Bo-Kaap is a fan favourite neighbourhood in Cape Town. With its cobblestone streets and historic mosque, it is a great pace to spend an afternoon, not to mention it is a great place to get in touch with your inner travel hipster and get those Instagram photos. #nofilterneeded
Written by Kelly Heroldt
Mozambique is one good looking country. With such a diverse history, landscape and culture, Mozambique travel is a gold-mine of photo-taking opportunities. If you consider yourself a whiz behind the lens or merely dabble in the odd Instagram, here are a few spots that are really worth visiting.
Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte:
S. Sebastião fortress:
We told you so. Mozambique travel is definitely something to write home about. Don’t waste any more time and visit Venues4Africa today to book the best Mozambique accommodation around.
José Carlos Babo
From the wetlands of the Okavango Delta to the bustling city of Gaborone, Botswana is a diverse and fascinating destination. With so many places boasting spectacular wildlife and views that’ll take your breath away, the task of choosing your Botswana accommodation can be daunting. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourites to get the ball rolling.
Dinaka Safari Lodge
Dinaka Safari Lodge finds itself in the heart of Botswana- at the northern boundary of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. An intimate lodge with only six tents, Dinaka Safari Lodge showcases some of the most colourful birds, and impressive wildlife that the region has to offer. Be wowed by the harsh beauty of this desert landscape, and see what Botswana travel is really about.
Meno A Kwena
Meno A Kwena is a safari camp with a difference. Since it’s run by its owner, who pays very careful attention to detail, you can expect your every desire to be met. Choose from eight canvas tents with semi ensuite showers, and wake up with the African sun. Within easy proximity to the Okavango Delta, Makgadikgadi Saltpans system and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Meno A Kwena promises to keep your eyes wide with wonder.
Thamalakane River Lodge
Comfortably on the bank of the Thamalakane River, this African gem is a mere 20 minutes’ from the Maun Airport. Tranquil and serene under the shade of riverine trees, the Thamalakane River Lodge features ten free standing luxury stone and thatch ensuite chalets. Recline on your own private balcony and watch the busy river with a drink in hand as the sun sets.
King’s Pool Camp
Take a trip into the untouched beauty that is the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve in northern Botswana, and treat yourself to a stay at King’s Pool Camp. Enjoy luxury at it’s best and wildlife like no other on the banks of the Linyanti River. Watch elephants walk beneath you as you travel along raised walkways, and immerse yourself in the feeling of Africa.
Overlooking the Selinda Spillway, a waterway linking the Okavango Delta with the Linyanti Swamps, Selinda Camp allows you to feel the rhythm of Africa right from your doorstep. With nine spacious tents, each with a panoramic view of the floodplains, you can soak in the surrounding bushveld with ease.
Feel the elegance of a bygone era as you look over the stunning Zibadianja Lagoon from one of the four marquis style tents at Zarafa Camp. A personalised and intimate Botswana Travel experience, Zarafa Camp is the ideal location to put your feet up and take in all the magic of the African bush.
There’s no doubt that Botswana travel is wild and rewarding. Visit Venues4Africa to browse a wide selection of Botswana accommodation and start planning your trip today!
If anything is on your bucket list, it should be a trip to the Kruger National Park. Just in case you’re unsure of what the fuss is about, we’ve rounded up ten reasons why it’ll be the best decision you make this year.
You can visit the park all year round, and each season brings its own special perks. With its subtropical climate, you can enjoy sunshine for most of the year. As far as wildlife is concerned, the dry winter months are known to be the best time for game viewing, but at the same time, the wet summer months have new-borns, full waterholes and migrant birds to offer.
2. The Size
The sheer size of it is enough to blow your mind. With almost two million hectares of unspoiled African bushveld, and a multitude of safari camps, guest lodges and resorts scattering the area, you won’t be left wanting.
3. The Bird Watching
With a list of over 500 species of bird, some of which are not found anywhere else in South Africa, and hideaways in the most remote places – the Kruger National Park is the birding fanatic’s dream. Look out for the Big 6 of the bird world: the Saddle-billed Stork, Kori Bustard, Martial Eagle, Lappet-faced Vulture, Pel’s Fishing-Owl and Ground Hornbill.
4. The Wildlife
A bucket-list essential is the safari search for the legendary Big Five and the phenomenal creatures that you’ll spy in the process. There are over 145 species of mammals found in the park, so make sure to download a checklist here so you can keep track of your findings.
5. The Walking Safaris
Ever crossed paths with a dung beetle rolling its treasures home? Didn’t think so. With the incredible array of guided walking safaris you can experience nature in real time. Come face to face with the African bushveld and witness the minute details that make the experience all the more magical.
6. The Biodiversity
The Kruger National Park is home to five vegetation zones, each with their own special flair and diverse range of species. From arid semi-desert to thickly wooded areas with flowering trees, it’s a mixed bag of remarkable nature at its best. Be on the lookout for the iconic Baobab trees that pepper the region, and the interesting creatures that make them their home.
7. The Sunsets
8. The Conservation Efforts
Dedicated to ensuring the extraordinary biodiversity of the park remains untouched, the Kruger National Park is world-renowned for its conversation efforts. Experienced guides and rangers make sure that the beauty of the African bushveld is preserved for many generations to come.
9. The Sense of Adventure
There’s nothing like anticipating the scene of a lion kill around the next bend, or watching the animals flock to a watering hole at sunrise. Add some spice into your daily life with an African safari adventure.
10. The Status
Over 1.4 million visitors a year consider Kruger to be the best National Park in Africa, and arguably the world, and it’s no secret why it’s so popular. But don’t take our word for it, book one of the many fantastic Kruger National Park accommodation options on Venues4Africa and see for yourself.
Image Credits: Wild in Africa, Dren Pozhegu, kruger-2-kalahari.com