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Ama Zulu Guesthouse
18 Nov 2015
 
     

Situated in the village of Hluhluwe, Ama Zulu Guesthouse offers luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation in a tranquil setting close to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Guests will enjoy the African-styled luxury of the individually-decorated guest rooms, and can complete the safari experience by visiting the nearby Big Five game reserves, before returning for a braai. The large garden has plenty of outdoor relaxation areas, along with a pool and Jacuzzi...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/ama-zulu-guesthouse

(GPS coordinates: -28.013494, 32.271092)

Mount Sheba Nature Reserve
17 Nov 2015
 
     

Mount Sheba Nature Reserve is a long-standing nature reserve and resort set above the historic village of Pilgrim's Rest. It is considered one of Mpumalanga's finest forest birding destinations. Mount Sheba is 1 100 ha in area. Its habitat includes dense Afromontane forest in its higher reaches. This gives way to protea-studded grasslands and dramatic cliffs and kloofs. Lower down the slopes are thorny thickets and river valleys, with waterfalls and swimmable pools...

(GPS coordinates: -24.979289, 30.726013)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/parks/mount-sheba-nature-reserve

Township and Robben Island Full Day Tour
17 Nov 2015
 
     

Combine a morning Camissa  Township Tour or, on Sundays, a Gospel Tour with an afternoon visit to Robben Island, the site of Nelson Mandela’s incarceration. This tour looks at the present social and economical situation faced by people living in township communities, as well as development programs aimed at work in the area. The Robben Island visit includes a return ferry ride, and a guided tour of Robben Island and the prison, including Nelson Mandela’s cell...

(GPS coordinates: -33.79978, 18.37270)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/cultural/township-and-robben-island-full-day-tour

Greater Kudu
17 Nov 2015
 
     

A female greater kudu. There are two main species of kudu in Africa: greater kudu, which are found in eastern and southern Africa, and lesser kudu, which are found in the horn of Africa. Male lesser kudus males weigh 180 kilograms at the most, while male greater kudu can weigh as much as 270kg. Both species have magnificent horns, but the white stripes of the lesser kudu are more clearly defined.

Abbey Manor Luxury Guesthouse
17 Nov 2015
 
     

Tucked up against Table Mountain, Abbey Manor is a tastefully-decorated historic residence with nine rooms that cater to the whims of the most discerning traveller. This ultra-luxurious, 110 year old renovated manor combines the opulence of old with the cream of modern comfort, while offering beautiful views of the ocean, Table Mountain and the city. Guests will be captivated by the panoramic views from the rooftop terrace, which has a spa bath...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/abbey-manor-luxury-guesthouse

(GPS coordinates: -33.941577, 18.413179)

Winelands Meander Stellenbosch & Franschhoek
16 Nov 2015
 
     

You are met at your accommodation in Cape Town for a transfer to Franschhoek, Stellenbosch or Paarl, where the cycling starts. After a picnic lunch with a glass of award-winning wine, you visit the farm cellars and three or four wine estates for unlimited tastings. After the wine tastings, you travel to Stellenbosch, which is home to the oldest wine route in the Cape. A visit to the Stellenbosch Village Museum gives insight to the earliest Cape Dutch inhabitants. Before returning to Cape Town, you can either continue wine-tasting or visit a raptor rehabilitation centre...

(GPS coordinates: -33.903761, 18.407715)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/activities/winelands-meander-stellenbosch-fransch...

Wagendrift Nature Reserve
16 Nov 2015
 
     

Taking its name from a drift through the Bushman’s River used by transport wagons on their way from Port Natal to the goldfields of the Witwatersrand, Wagendrift Reserve near Estcourt is a 980 ha protected area which incorporates the Moor Park Reserve and surrounds Wagendrift Dam. It is a quiet, picturesque resort within easy reach of other Drakensberg holiday areas. Boating and fishing are the main activities...

(GPS coordinates: -29.045614, 29.841072)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/parks/wagendrift-nature-reserve

Nkorho Bush Lodge
16 Nov 2015
 
     

Extraordinary wildlife encounters and top-class facilities make Nkhoro Bush Lodge an idyllic venue to connect with the African bush. The lodge consists of five beautifully-appointed chalets, two swimming pools, an outdoor boma and indoor relaxation areas. The lodge offers a highly exclusive experience in the heart of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, which boasts arguably the best Big 5 game viewing in South Africa. Guests enjoy delicious African cuisine and luxurious accommodation, while staff attend to every need...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/nkorho-bush-lodge

(GPS coordinates: -24.733869, 31.597128)

Touch of Wildlife Day Tour
15 Nov 2015
 
     

On this day trip, you will visit the Imfolozi section of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, which is not only the oldest reserve in Africa, but also the place where the white rhino was saved from extinction. Today, the park is the third-largest in South Africa and one of the few reserves where you are virtually assured of good rhino sightings. The Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari is designed for travellers who are constrained by time but would like to explore a wonderful game park with an experienced guide...

(GPS coordinates: -29.848926, 31.035193)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/animals-nature/touch-wildlife-day-tour

Kosi Bay
15 Nov 2015
 
     

The Kosi Bay Nature Reserve lies on the coast in the northern part of KwaZulu-Natal and surrounds the unique and beautiful Kosi Bay lake system which is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site. This system consists of four lakes and a series of interconnecting channels which eventually drain via a sandy estuary into the Indian Ocean. It is home to a large variety of birds and animals including hippos and crocs...

(GPS coordinates: -26.956402, 32.824697)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/parks/kosi-bay

Franklin View
15 Nov 2015
 
     

The highest residence on Bloemfontein’s Naval Hill, Franklin View is an owner-managed guest house with a rustic but luxurious modern charm that offers gorgeous night-time views of the city lights, while being secluded enough to be peaceful. Owners Gustav and Marietjie are extremely hospitable and personally cook up an extensive breakfast for their guests...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/franklin-view

(GPS coordinates: -29.093508, 26.236368)

Langjan Nature Reserve
14 Nov 2015
 
     

The Langjan Nature Reserve is near the small town of Alldays. It is characterised by striking red sand dunes and acacia scrub bush. It’s as if a spit of Kalahari sand has crept over the border from Botswana. It's also why the Langjan Nature Reserve is the last place where the gemsbok (oryx gazella) still occurs naturally in Limpopo province. The reserve is also an excellent birding destination...

(GPS coordinates: -22.831409, 29.218054)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/parks/langjan-nature-reserve

The Little Pot River
14 Nov 2015
 
     

This delightful stream is a classical freestone river in its upper reaches. Once it reaches the farmlands lower down, it changes character and curves through the landscape in big serpentine bends. Fishing here can be good, especially if it is large fish that you are after. However, there is a lot of battling through uncooperative riverine vegetation, and the fish are mostly few and far between. The more rewarding stretch to fish is the freestone section on Woodcliffe Farm...

(GPS coordinates: -30.992445, 28.16386)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/fly-fishing/little-pot-river

Blue Crane
14 Nov 2015
 
     

The Blue Crane’s subtle blue-grey feathers and elegant curves give it a noble appearance. This bird is important in South African culture: it is the country’s national bird and, historically, its feathers were used to distinguish amaXhosa warriors. It is endemic to South Africa, but it is vulnerable to extinction due to the conversion of its favoured grassland habitats into forests and settlements. It is currently only thriving in the agricultural areas of the Western Cape.

Berg en Zee Guest House
14 Nov 2015
 
     

Situated a few minutes’ walk from the popular Bikini Beach in Gordon’s Bay, with all the attractions of the Cape within range, Berg en Zee Guest House offers bed and breakfast accommodation in eight guest rooms, and is an ideal venue for a beachside holiday. The guest house is rich with charm and occupies a lovely location at the foot of a mountain range, across the road from a pristine swimming beach. All the guest rooms have balconies with beautiful sea views, the best of which are reserved for the opulent top floor Penthouse Suite...

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/accommodation/berg-en-zee-guest-house

(GPS coordinates: -34.163534, 18.863241)

Impendle Nature Reserve
13 Nov 2015
 
     

The most popular activities at Impendle are birding and picnicking. From the mid-19th century the forests were depleted by farming and the harvesting of indigenous trees, especially yellowwood, to meet commercial needs, but the reserve is now in the care of the KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service (KZN Wildlife)...

(GPS coordinates: -29.685219, 29.821272)

Read more at www.nightjartravel.com/parks/impendle-nature-reserve

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