A Self-Drive to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi in South Africa


One of the most interesting sections of South Africa’s stunning coastline (which stretches over 2,500km around the country!) is the relatively short section that runs up the north coast of KwaZulu Natal, between Durban and the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve. The scenery is as diverse as the country itself, and includes amazing beaches, rocky promontories, rolling hills, rivers, lagoons, estuaries, wetlands, forests, plantations…

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Botswana Baobabs at sunrise in Kubu Island

Top 4 Must-Visit Botswana Parks for Lion Lovers


Botswana is a true paradise for lovers of Africa’s wildlife. This southern African country offers the best of both worlds- the classic savannah and a river ecosystem. All of the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) can be found throughout Botswana across 14 different wildlife reserves. While the vast majority of Botswana’s parks are held in very high regard, there…

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Self Drive South-Africa Kruger And Pilanesberg


Don’t want to be cooped up in a tour bus with sweaty strangers? Don’t want to fall in with other people’s schedules? Is your idea of a perfect holiday to get away from people? If you agree with most of the statements above, read on.   South Africa as Self Drive Destination South Africa is often referred to as “The World in one Country”, for the tremendous diversity of…

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Lion At Pan in Namibia

Spot Lions on a Desert Safari In Namibia


The Republic of Namibia is an amazing country located in southern Africa. It may be known for its vast desert and unforgiving climate but a trip here will show you that this country is breathtaking and has a little bit of everything, from water and swamps to arid desert that seemingly never ends. This is a welcoming country that offers a beautiful…

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Kenia Safari - Facts About Kenyan Parks

Kenya Safari – Facts about Kenyan Parks


When you think of safaris images of a vast African savanna with roaming herds of zebra and gazelle with lounging prides of lions relaxing under the trees often spring to mind. African is a huge continent and home to many world famous wildlife reserves. Kenya may seem like a small country in comparison to other African countries but it more than makes…

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Lion Park Protest Pictures

Lion Park – Global March for Lions


It seems that the Lion Park Animal Rights Protest close to Johannesburg South Africa on 21 March 2015 was met by an equal and opposite reaction from across the road. Signs to the tune of “Please take a copy of our ‘Response to CBS’ to obtain the truth”, “Our cubs never end up being hunted” were displayed while songs were sung and taunts…

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Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Ready to Safari in Style? Try Pilanesberg Game Reserve


The Kruger is not the only safari experience in South Africa.  The Pilanesberg Game Reserve offers a similar experience in the North West Province.  It’s a lot closer to Johannesburg and Pretoria than the Kruger, making it a popular park with the locals.  But, you don’t have to take our word for it.  The Pilanesberg Game Reserve speaks for itself. You may…

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Hunting Lions in Africa - Is it a Matter of Right or Wrong

Hunting Lions in Africa – Is it a Matter of Right and Wrong?


Hunting in general is obviously a highly controversial subject and, if the focus is narrowed toward the sport killing of endangered species, it is a subject of even greater impassioned feeling with harsh judgment coming from those who deem it “wrong”. (Note that the African lion is considered “vulnerable,” which is not as dire as being “endangered”, although this classification is a…

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Kruger Park Road

Where Lions Walk Free – South African Holiday And Tour Destinations


Where Lions Walk Free – South African Holiday And Tour Destinations     South Africans, and visitors to our sunny shores, are indeed very fortunate to be able to easily get out into the wilds and have the privilege of seeing Africa’s most iconic animal, the African Lion, in their natural habitat.  There has been an horrific decrease in Lion numbers (down…

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Endemic Species

Are Lions Endangered


Are Lions Endangered?   This question can’t be answered with a simple “Yes” or “No”. What makes answering it even more interesting is if one looks at the various types of lions and what the term “endangered” actually means.     What Does Endangered Mean?   There are differences between the terms “endangered” and “critically endangered” or near-extinct. The International Union for…

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