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November 24th 2014  |   South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

Long ago, just after the end of apartheid and the release of Nelson Mandela had both been announced, two lads from Wiltshire flew to Durban in South Africa to spend a couple of weeks with a friend who’d studied, played hockey and worked in our locality for a year or two. Neither ... Read more

November 20th 2014  |   Family Safaris, South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

At Aardvark we love planning family safaris so when Mark and Lucy Cooper from Hampshire, UK asked us to dream up a fabulous malaria free safari for first-timers we jumped at the chance. They wanted to contrast the wild adventure of safari with the cosmopolitan buzz of Cape Town with the ... Read more

November 16th 2014  |   Community Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, South Africa  |  by   Richard Smith

Phinda Private Game Reserve, from the &Beyond portfolio of properties, is a 23,000 hectare private game reserve in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal region. It lies between the Mkuze Game Reserve and the St. Lucia Wetland Park. Formed in 1990, the reserve’s diversity of habitat with seven distinct ecosystems is key to its richness ... Read more

November 11th 2014  |   Botswana, Wildlife Safaris, South Africa  |  by   Francis Naumann
Two Meerkats looking right

About Meerkats Meerkats abound in parts of South Africa and Botswana and, with fantastic family friendly safari camps, both countries can be perfect destinations for a family who'd like to meet meerkats in person. Read on to learn more about the best places to interact with meerkats and see our ... Read more