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A lion named Calvin Klein relaxes in the game preserve at Kapama Lodge in South Africa.
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Kapama Lodge, South Africa: Predators and Prey

Some days blend into one another, but the five days we spent on safari in South Africa remain vivid and indelible. When we came to Africa, we lived at the Kapama Lodge, within the private game preserve that borders Kruger National Park.

The wake-up call came every morning at 5:00 AM, and we arose in the dark. By 5:30, we were being served coffee on the veranda, looking across the lagoon at first light on the horizon.Read more

Caving and Quad Biking in Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Explorers intrigued by centuries-old cave formations and the opportunity to investigate the world below ground will find activities to suit their subterranean tastes in the town of Oudtshoorn in South Africa.

Nestled in the Little Karoo region of the Western Cape of South Africa and a little more than 260 miles from Cape Town, Oudtshoorn is the ideal base for travelers headed to the world-famous Cango Caves. It also boasts opportunities to explore smaller local caves and discover the area near the Swartberg Mountains via quad bike.

Situated just outside of Oudtshoorn, the Cango Caves are among the area’s most popular attractions and feature vast below-ground halls with towering formations. Read more

Oudtshoorn, South Africa: Ostrich Rides and Animal Encounters

quad bikingA view during a quad biking tour near the Swartberg Mountains - photo by Carly Blatt.

There’s something about a town whose unofficial mascot is an ostrich that’s irresistible to me.  Why, I can’t say. Ostriches can be mean buggers, they aren’t particularly cuddly, and they rarely elicit the “awwww” reactions that many of South Africa’s animals do.

Still, I knew I had to check out the ostrich-themed South African town of Oudtshoorn, which is chock-full of the tall birds as well as opportunities for close encounters with a healthy assortment of dangerous animals.

Located in the Little Karoo region of the Western Cape of South Africa and a little more than 260 miles from Cape Town, Oudtshoorn is just enough off the beaten path to make you feel like you’ve found a secret place, yet big enough to encompass a plethora of animal interaction opportunities.  Read more

 

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Pretoria: Loosening up in South Africa’s Laid-Back Capital

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South African Safari Tours: The Next Step in Women's Travel

Limpopo, South Africa: Feeding a Teenage Hippo

Capetown South Africa: The Tip is Tops!
A South African Photo Safari: Lions and Tigers and Rhinos, Oh MY!
South Africa: Model for the Future

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Cape Town Revisited: South Africa is both Modern and Quaint By Janis Turk In Evelyn WaughAs
Leopards at the Djuma Private Game Reserve in South Africa. Photo courtesy of Sights
A lion named Calvin Klein relaxes in the game preserve at Kapama Lodge in South Africa
Cheetahs at the Djuma Private Game Reserve in South Africa. Photo courtesy of Sights
Table Mountain and Cape Town, South Africa. Photo by Janis Turk Click to return to the story. Cape Town, Again
Eagle's Nest Winery, Cape Town South Africa. Janis turk photo. Click to return to the story. Cape Town, Again
Africa. Photos by Carly Blatt Oudtshoorn, South Africa: Ostrich Rides and Animal Encounters
& Ostriches in the West Coast National Park By Lauren Manuel ItAs no longer summer in South Africa
Caving with Swartberg Adventures. Oudtshoorn, South Africa. Photo by Carly Blatt
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A lion named Calvin Klein relaxes in the game preserve at Kapama Lodge in South Africa. Photos
myself with my hand in a hippoAs mouth. Of course, South Africa is well known as a safari destination

 

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