The Ugly Five in Kruger National Park

The Ugly Five Kruger National Park South Africa.

While being on a safari in Kruger National Park you might come along or hear the term ugly five, besides the term big five. But what are the ugly Five and why do they get called like that ? You would imagine that the ugly five would be something terrifying from a horror movie. Instead,…

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The Big Five – The Superstars of the South African Bush

The Big Five South Africa

The Big Five -The Superstars of the South African Bush and what makes them so special. South Africa is home to many different animal species and each one, small or large, plays a vital and fundamental role in the sensitive ecosystem as it helps maintaining the functioning of their natural habitat. But perhaps the most…

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Travel Tip- Kruger National Park in South Africa

No visit to Hoedspruit and the Greater Kruger Region would be complete without a visit to the world-famous Kruger National Park. The History The  park was first proclaimed in 1898 as the Sabie Game Rserve by the then president of the Transvaal Republic , Paul Kruger. His vision of creating a national park that would…

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Unforgettable Honeymoon in South Africa


When it comes to deciding where to honeymoon, chances are you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Something not all your friends have done, and something that you and your fiancé will remember forever. Do you dream of seeing elephants and lions in the wild up close? Or do you dream of relaxing on warm sandy…

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Travel Tip – The Panorama Route in South Africa


The Panorama Route with the Blyde River Canyon is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in South Africa. It is located in the province of Mpumalanga (which means the rising sun), in South Africa. The Panorama Route owes its name to the brilliant views of bizarre rock formations, gushing waterfalls, spectacular escarpments and…

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The National Anthem of South Africa

Flag South Africa

The national anthem is often referred to as “Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika”, but this has never been its official title, which is simply “National Anthem of South Africa”. The national anthem of South Africa was adopted in 1997. The first half of the song was arranged by Mzilikazi Khumalo and the second half by Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph,…

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The South African National Flag

National Flag of South Africa

The South African National Flag is Symbol of Unity and Progress. South Africa was at a major turning point in the early 1990s. Apartheid was coming to an end, a democratic government was being formed while and Nelson Mandela was about to become the first black president of South Africa. The country of South Africa…

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The Importance of Elephants for our climate

Olifants in het Kruger National Park Zuid-Afrika

Magical, beautiful Africa and the loss of its mighty savannas and ancient forests Decline of Population The biggest threat to all the beautiful species we encounter on our journey in Africa today is the decline in their population due to the loss of its mighty, endless savannas and ancient forests. We have become accustomed to…

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HERD Elephant Orphanage in Hoedspruit

Elephant Orphanage Hoedspruit South Africa

HERD – The Elephant Orphanage in Hoedspruit About 40 minutes’ drive from Moya The HERD (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development) TRUST was established in 2021 following a 24-year journey in caring for elephants that have been displaced or orphaned due to human-elephant conflict. A Unique Herd with A Unique Story – Why the Herd is…

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