I’m perched on the edge of a cliff, a winding valley with a small river rushing through it lies before me. To my right, towering snow-capped peaks bastion the undulating Fynbos-covered landscape that rolls beneath it. We have escaped the humdrum of the city for two nights in the Du Toit’s Kloof mountains. A wood […] → Continue Reading Into The Wilderness: Two Nights In A Mountain Hut
The Namib Desert is a world unto itself, it is the oldest desert in the world and when you are there – it feels like it! Towering red dunes, cloudless skies and the skeletons of long-dead trees are but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to experiencing this ancient eco-system. By venturing into […] → Continue Reading My top Places to visit in Namibia No.2 – The Namib Desert
In June this year PLUS provided an adventurous family holiday for the founders of Earthcare productions in India. We saw it all from the coastal plains, deserts and mountains of Namibia to the Okavango delta, savannahs and salt pans of Botswana. We did wild camping, stayed in luxury permanent tents and comfortable lodges; we drove, […] → Continue Reading Earthcare Travels with PLUS
Nowadays when people on game drives see springbok in national parks and game reserves they are often impressed by the sheer numbers in the herds. These “big” herds though are merely the left overs of what once covered the lands of South Africa and Namibia. It was these “mega” herds of springbok encountered by the […] → Continue Reading The Disappearance of The Springbok ‘Mega’ Herds
Visiting South Africa’s Wild Coast is like taking a 100 year leap back in time. Aside for electricity and 4×4’s, little has changed on this unspoilt stretch of rivers, beaches and lagoons, south of Durban (KwaZulu-Natal) and north of East London (Eastern Cape). Recently People Like Us Safaris headed out there with a […] → Continue Reading The Wild Coast – South Africa’s best kept secret
The weather is extreme in Africa and changes very quickly. Not infrequently have I started an afternoon drive in 36 degrees Celsius and come home in 16 degrees Celsius and visa versa in the morning. Always take warm clothes. A hat and a scarf can make all the difference. Remember the ambient temperature may […] → Continue Reading 9 Things You Need To Know Before Going on Safari
1. Comfortable – The average temperature in Southern Africa is 30°C whilst the average temperature in Europe is 7°C 2. Affordable – The Euro is roughly 10x as strong as the South African, Namibian and Botswana currencies and much stronger for Mozambique and Zambia. 3. Timing – The changing of the seasons is […] → Continue Reading 5 reasons to travel to Southern Africa now!
Recently while in Botswana on a Chobe River boat cruise we were lucky enough to witness a whole herd of elephants crossing this mighty river that forms the natural border between Botswana and Namibia. To see elephants in the water is always a special sight, never mind to see them actually swimming and using their […] → Continue Reading Swimming Elephants