Monthly Archives for August 2011

Blyde Dam Boat Trips

Blyde River Canyon

Next to a visit to the Kruger National Park, one of the highlights during a stay with us is to do the Panorama Tour along the Blyde River Canyon with various view points and waterfalls. Possibly the best view in the whole of the canyon is of the the “Three Rondavels”, huge, round rocks, thought ... Read more...

Free entry to the National Parks

South African National Parks

This year`s week of free entry to the national parks for all South Africans will start on the 12.September. The objective of this campaign is to cultivate a sense of understanding and pride in South Africans, of their natural, cultural and historical heritage to the majority of South Africans, who do not visit the Parks. ... Read more...

What to pack for a day in the Kruger National Park

Elephants

Depending on how you travel the Kruger National Park, either with an open game viewing vehicle or your own car, there are a few things you should always take with you. The tour operators always carry cool boxes on the open game viewing vehicles and provide cold water for you. If you drive yourself it ... Read more...

Suncatcher is taking over Balloons over Africa

Balloons over Africa

“Balloons Over Africa“, established and developed by the Roberson family, has been offering Hot Air Balloon Flights in the Sabie River Valley in Hazyview since 1998. “Suncatchers Hot Air Ballooning” has now taken over the operation of this respected enterprise. They aim to continue their flight operations in the fine traditions that “Balloons over Africa” ... Read more...

Another day in the Park

Zebra at Kruger National Park

We try to visit the close by Kruger National Park, which is right on our doorstep, as often as we can. The other day we had some beautiful sightings, not the Big 5 everybody is after, but a young Hyena, Zebra, lots of kudu and Impala drinking at Transport Dam. Another great day in the ... Read more...

Unusual visitor

Kingfisher at Dreamfields

This morning we we wondering where the noice in the library came from: A brown-hooded Kingfisher was trapped in our house! During the day all the doors and windows are open and obviously the bird made a mistake. As soon as we dicovered the bird, we opened all the windows and he somehow found its ... Read more...

Portfolio Collection News

Portfolio collection logo

From this year Portfolio will be combining their 3 print Guide Books (B&B, Retreats and Country Places) into one annual volume, the first of which will be available in October this year. This first combined Guide Book will also be a celebration of Portfolio Collection’s 30th year in the South African holiday accommodation benchmarking business. ... Read more...

 

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