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Tangala Safari camp new tents

New tents for Tangala Safari Camp/Thornybush Nature Reserve

Tangala Safari Camp in Thornybush Game Reserve, Limpopo, has added six tents to its accommodation offering. Each tent accommodates two adults in either a twin or double configuration and has an en-suite bathroom and a viewing deck. Three of the tents overlook the Drakensberg mountain range and waterhole.  The other tents overlook a river bed. Facilities at the camp include an open-plan lounge and dining room, open-air deck, swimming pool and a viewing lounge, all overlooking the waterhole.  Activities at Tangala [...]

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South Africa Overview for travelers

South Africa Introduction Overview of South Africa Roughly the size of Spain and France combined, or Texas, South Africa is situated at the very southern tip of Africa. The Atlantic and the Indian Oceans wash its shores and meet at Cape Agulhas – one of the only places in the world where a person can watch two oceans meet. People who have never been to Africa often think of Africa as a homogenous whole, like the United States, for example. In reality, [...]

Camp Jabulani -The Evolution of The Elephant Experience

Review of Camp Jabulani’s Elephant Experience The time has come to review The Elephant Experience at Camp Jabulani, and a decision has been taken to completely phase out elephant-back safaris. By 1 April 2017, The Elephant Experience at Camp Jabulani will no longer include elephant rides.    The increasing international pressure against elephant-back safaris, because of the abusive way in which a proportion of the animals are sadly trained, prompted this decision.  Based on our approach to animal welfare issues, we are in agreement [...]

A Short History Of South-Africa

A short history of South Africa If the history of South Africa is in large part one of increasing racial divisiveness, today it can also be seen as the story of – eventually – a journey through massive obstacles towards the creation, from tremendous diversity, of a single nation whose dream of unity and common purpose is now capable of realisation. The earliest people The earliest representatives of South Africa’s diversity – at least the earliest we can name – were the [...]

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The Nine Provinces of South Africa

South Africa has nine provinces, each with its own legislature, premier and executive council – and distinctive landscape, population, economy and climate Each of South Africa’s nine provinces is home to dramatic landscapes, breathtaking vistas and a vibrancy of both people and nature. This, combined with a rich diversity of cultures, creates a vast and colourful tapestry. From bustling city centres to endless savannahs and picturesque beaches South Africa is a truly unique holiday destination. The nine provinces are: The Eastern Cape The [...]