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The African Sky Safaris & Tours team constantly writes articles about travel in Africa to provide information, advice, and great ideas to prospective international visitors. The blog article writers are all locals with hands-on insight and years of experience traveling the length and breadth of Southern Africa.

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Africa for the Luxury Traveler

By Riaan Viljoen
01-11-2023

Southern Africa offers many destinations, activities, and lodgings ideal for those interested in a luxury holiday. From wild, untamed conservation areas roamed by animals, great and small, to luxurious tropical beach resorts, options abound.

6 Art Towns to visit in Southern Africa

By Riaan Viljoen
12-11-2023

Towns we recommend you include in your tour of South Africa if arts and local arts and crafts are of interest. These towns have an exceptional character and are popular weekend destinations for South Africans.

The Olifants River as seen from Olifants Rest Camp.
8 Immersive Experiences to consider on your next trip to Southern Africa

By Riaan Viljoen
12-11-2023

Immersive experiences as diverse as food and wine festival and gliding across the waters of the Okavango Delta in a traditional Mokoro will surely add value to your safari tour in Southern Africa.

Adventure in Northern KwaZulu-Natal

By Riaan Viljoen
01-11-2023

Adventure abounds in the northern part of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province in areas as diverse as the tropical beaches of the north coast, the vast wilderness of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi, and the towering Drakensberg.

14 of South Africa's most beautiful beaches

By Riaan Viljoen
01-11-2023

We highlight some top beaches you could visit when traveling to South Africa. Most of these beaches have a blue flag rating. They are on the shores of both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.

7 Serene Natural Sanctuaries in Southern Africa

By Riaan Viljoen
01-11-2023

Africa is home to some of the world's most enticing natural sanctuaries. We highlight seven of these, some not well known by international visitors to Southern Africa.

8 Panoramic Roads and Passes for a South African Trip

By Riaan Viljoen
01-11-2023

A scenic drive is one of the best ways of exploring a landscape. African Sky recommends a few you can explore on a self-drive adventure or private tour led by one of African Sky's expert guides.

A Conservation Marvel in the Making: The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park

By Riaan Viljoen
01-11-2023

One of the world's largest national parks has been in the making for almost twenty years. The conservation area combines national parks in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique.

The layered intrigue of the Cape Winelands

By Riaan Viljoen
01-11-2023

South Africa's Cape Winelands is a region of pristine beauty with historic towns, lush vineyards, fine wine and dining, and a compelling history with many different influences.

Experiences in the Kruger National Park

By Andrew Harvey
30-07-2018

Immense in extent, wildly diverse, and breathtakingly beautiful, South Africa's Kruger National Park offers the quintessential African safari experience.

10 Best Foodie experiences in South Africa

By Lisa de Klerk
01-08-2018

South Africa is home to many different cultures, each with its delicacies and unique cuisine. Cosmopolitan cities such as Cape Town offer many exceptional restaurants for travelers to the country.

The Best Kruger Park Safari Packages

By Ruan Viljoen
18-02-2020

Our Kruger National Park safari packages are the most popular travel services. Here are the itineraries we consider the finest in their class.

Private safari lodge vs standard national park rest camp?

By Andrew Harvey
25-04-2018

Each traveler has different needs and interests regarding their safari experience. Find out which option would suit your safari in Southern Africa.

The Best Safari Tours in Botswana

By Lisa de Klerk
26-01-2018

Botswana is one of the most wilderness-rich safari destinations on the continent. Here are the safari tours that offer the most immersive experiences.

Walking Safaris

By Ruan Viljoen
18-02-2020

A walking safari is one of the most immersive safari activities available. Get close to nature and learn more intimate details about the species you encounter.

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Sabi Sand - Greater Kruger National Park

The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is Southern Africa's most sought-after luxury Big Five safari destination, replete with exclusive lodges.

Zebra

Burchell's zebra is the most common, but there is nothing ordinary about the dazzling appearance of this wild equid. Each zebra's stripe pattern is as unique as a fingerprint.

Hamiltons Tented Camp

Hamiltons Tented Camp is an exceptional 4-Star property located on a private concession in the Kruger National Park. The 'Out of Africa' ambiance enhances the experience.

South Africa Tours

Our tours of South Africa are our most popular African tour packages, offering great value for money and unforgettable adventures.

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Photos depicting the landscapes, destinations, activities, and wildlife of Southern Africa.

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