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Cultural Delights

Here’s a lot of fun packed into one afternoon and evening – the annual German Festival which takes place at Elandskraal on the first Saturday of every June. All in aid of charity, here you will find every imaginable German delight, in order of (my) importance: Gluwein, tall draughts of beer, homemade bread, top quality…

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The Enchanted Forest

Superb photographs and text capture the magical stay of Sayari Africa: Go Wild at Kosi Forest Lodge. Click on this link below to share their experience: The Enchanted Forest by Sayari Africa  

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5 Tips for Taking Better Lodge Photos on Holiday

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We asked Characterstays to give us some tips for taking better lodge photos on holiday – follow this link to get some great ideas at Africa Geographic. http://africageographic.com/blog/5-tips-for-taking-better-lodge-photos-on-holiday/         

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5 Good Reasons to Book at Kosi Forest Lodge

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This is original land, if there can be such a thing, where locals stop to smile as you pass and women walk with bundles of sticks on their heads. Here are our top 5 reasons to book a stay at Kosi Forest Lodge. Reason 1: Flame lamps will guide you along a soft, sandy forest…

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10 Reasons to Holiday in South Africa

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After 4 weeks of international travel, I am struck again by what good value and pristine and spectacular beauty travel in South Africa offers both local and international guests. Africa Geographic published our top ten reasons why we feel you should consider South Africa as your have-it-all holiday destination. Click on this link to read…

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Make 2016 the Year of Your Bucket List Travels

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What’s on your bucket list? A few years ago I wrote out mine. What started out as a satisfying experience turned into a bit of a shock, as I realised that if I was to take this list seriously, it meant I had to do at least one trip a year if I was to…

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Celebrating Isimangaliso Wetland

Take yourself on this photographic journey through the breath-taking photographs of Scott Ramsay. Ramsay captures the pristine beauty of the Isimangaliso Wetland and his images have been published on Africa Geographic: http://magazine.africageographic.com/weekly/issue-71/wonders-of-isimangaliso-south-africa/ag-mag-gallery/image/dunes-coastline-isimangaliso-scott-ramsay-lovewildafrica/ Experience the remote. Engage the present. To book for a stay at Thonga Beach Lodge or Kosi Forest Lodge click on this link.    …

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Anticipatory Delights

When I go on holiday in a lovely place, I get that feeling of looking forward to everything. At Kosi Forest Lodge, the days have a pleasing pattern and I find myself anticipating each delight of the day. I am looking forward to the dinner out at the boma, next to a roaring open fire…

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What would you do if money was no object?

Berenice Meintjes of Characterstays writes the following in her latest post for Isibindi Africa, which was published on Africa Geographic earlier this week… Being a psychologist, I tend to ask a few inappropriate personal questions to people I meet. One of my favourite questions is this: “If money was no object, what would you do with…

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