Becoming a conservation volunteer in Africa

Africa is a beautiful place and it a popular destination for thousands of tourists year upon year, especially for safari trips. With so many tourists flocking to this country year after year and with hunting still a very popular sport, it is no wonder than the country is crying out for volunteers to help maintain and improve the conservation areas. As the great Nelson Mandela once said: “Ultimately conservation is about people. If you don’t have sustainable development around these (wildlife) parks, then the people will have no interest in them, and the parks will not survive”. As a conservationContinue Reading…

South African Climate

South Africa is a popular destination for sun seekers and safari lovers. The weather and climate in South Africa can change very quickly dependant on the time of year and also the altitude you are at. The country is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by the Indian Ocean; their waters meet at Cape Agulhas, at the southernmost tip of the continent. South Africa is a fairly dry country and has an average annual rainfall of about 456mm. Unlike in the UK, South Africa’s summer is from mid October to mid February and usuallyContinue Reading…

Family safaris

A family safari holiday can be a great way for children to learn about different cultures and encounter many different species of animals and birds. It is also extremely fun and adventurous and will make fantastic memories for years to come. To make the most out of your safari holiday you need to book with an agent that will take the time to plan a bespoke trip based around what the family enjoys to do and also the ages of the children and what would be appropriate. Often it is not suitable to book a safari where children are expectedContinue Reading…

South Africa Facts

South Africa is situated in the southern part of Africa and is surrounded on three sides by coastline. It is bordered in the north by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. South Africa has three capitals, Cape Town (Legislative), Pretoria (Administrative and Bloemfontein (Judicial). It has always been a very popular place for tourists to go particularly for safari holidays. Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in South Africa and the country attracts thousands of visits from afar year up on year. South Africa has a popular of over 49 million people and is extremely diverse, with 80% beingContinue Reading…

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…