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Elephant in South Africa

Africa is one of the least visited continents on the planet. Visitors tend to have many preconceptions about it and very limited actual knowledge. Africa as a continent has a tremendous amount of diversity. There are vast deserts in the north, grasslands in the central part of the continent, and lots of wild animals. There are numerous indigenous African tribes, which most visitors would expect.

However, Africa is so much more than stereotypes and generalizations. There are amazing beaches on the northern and eastern coasts. There is skiing in the high Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Many people forget that Egypt and the great Egyptian dynasties were African (the Nile connects the Mediterranean with the indigenous tribes of the interior). The cradle of civilization started in the eastern part of the continent. One of the world’s greatest wine producing regions is located in the south. And then there are the people, with their infectious smiles. Africa is richly complex and deeply rewarding travel destination. Here are some of our favorite African experiences.

Traditional colonial Dutch architecture at the Morgenhof Estate winery on the Stellenbosch Wine Route

Exploring the Tempting South Africa Wine Region

South African wines leave some people salivating and some scratching their heads. For years, South African wine was essentially limited to the domestic market due to international boycotts. Those days are long gone. Now, oenophiles far and wide are recognizing the superiority of wines from the Rainbow Nation – exciting things are happening in the South Africa wine region!

The rocky coastline of the Cape of Good Hope

The Rugged Beauty of the Cape Point Route

One of the great day trips from Cape Town, South Africa is the magnificent Cape Point Route. This is also one of the most remarkable drives anywhere in the world and features steep cliffs, stunning vistas and plenty of sightseeing opportunities!

Approaching The Victoria Falls Livingstone, Zambia side through the trees

Victoria Falls is Gorges (and Wet)!

The roar was deafening – and we were still almost a half mile away from the falls. In the local language, they are called Mosi-oa-Tunya or “smoke that thunders” – which is a pretty accurate description of the Victoria Falls Livingstone side!

Sunset over Sentinel Peak and Hout Bay from The Tintswalo Atlantic Cape Town lodge

Regain Your Senses at Tintswalo Atlantic Cape Town

Words simply cannot do justice to the beauty of watching the sunset over Sentinel peak, while listening to the waves crash at your feet. Tintswalo Atlantic stimulates your senses and massages your soul!

Sunset over the Zambezi River in Zambia

Total Relaxation at the Islands of Siankaba

The Islands of Siankaba is one of the most luxurious properties near Victoria Falls and Livingstone, Zambia. The place for romance and total relaxation. If there was ever a place to go and get away from it all, this is it!

The wines from Creation Wines outside of Hermanus, South Africa

The Distinctive Tastes of Creation Wines

South African wines are some of the best in the world. And many of the best South African wines come from the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley outside of Hermanus. Hemel-en-Aarde means “heaven on earth” in Afrikaans and we can attest to the fact that this is not an embellishment. We visited Creation Wines to taste the distinctively elegant wines that come from the terroir of heaven on earth.

Experiencing zebras at Africa on Foot in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve

Experience Africa on Foot – A Safari Adventure

Long before the days of Land Rovers with padded seats, Africa was experienced on foot. Men would hike for days or weeks deep into “The Bush” for close encounters with fearsome beasts. The animals of the Big Five received that honor because they were the most dangerous to hunt on foot. Today, by leaving the safety of the vehicle and experiencing Africa on foot, we can replicate some of that experience and appreciate the bush the way it was meant to be – up close and personal, with elements of thrill and danger.

Seeing an elephant herd on a South African safari

How to Plan a South Africa Safari

At the top of many people’s bucket lists is going on safari in Africa. Planning a South Africa safari can be a daunting experience that is confusing, expensive and time-consuming. But it doesn’t have to be!