Tourism in South Africa set to recover

Tourism has said to be hopefully that their tourism industries will once again bloom over the coming months and years with changes to the strict visa system due to come in to enforcement. With health risks an issue for many travellers plus the added hassle of the strict document and visa checks, South Africa suffered last year, trying to attract tourists to its country. This year is said to be a different story, with Minister Derek Haneko speaking in Cape Town, happy with the progress of tourism. In January this year (2016), South Africa saw an increase in tourism byContinue Reading…

Gap year in Africa

Africa has a wide range of activities and experiences for people of all ages and interests. An African safari holiday can make memories that last for a lifetime, but knowing that you have also helped the local community is priceless. If you are planning on taking a gap year out of education or work then why not look in to going as a volunteer to Africa. Africa has the second largest population in the world and they are often in need of people willing to assist them in roles in education, wildlife conservation, healthcare and also teaching. Often you areContinue Reading…

South African seasons

Deciding what time of year to go on a safari can be vital if you are expecting to see certain wildlife or want certain weather conditions. The season in South Africa vary greatly from that of the UK so you do need to do your research prior to booking. The main factors that affects the weather in South Africa is the altitude and the surrounding oceans. The east coast of South Africa is situated on the Indian ocean with has a warmer current whilst the west coast is situated on the Atlantic Ocean which has a lot colder current. TheContinue Reading…

Wild South Africa: The Honey Badger

When listing the iconic animals synonymous with an African safari, you may be unlikely to name the Honey Badger, but this diminutive little beastie punches well above its weight and is rightly one of the most feared and respected animals in the south African bush lands. Looking more like a skunk on steroids than the familiar badger of the British woodlands, you might not be too intimidated by one if you came across it in the wild, but you’d be making a serious error. Honey badgers are tough, powerful and vicious and have been known to tangle with lions andContinue Reading…

Gorilla treks in Africa

If you are looking of a safari holiday with a difference then Gorilla trekking could be the one for you. South Africa is by far the best place to go on a gorilla trekking holiday. Although gorilla trekking is supposed to be an all year round experience, it is certainly easy to go during certain time of the year. Uganda is a great location for the trek and the best time to go is during the two dry seasons which are normally January through to February and from June through to September. So what can you expect on a gorillaContinue Reading…