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Travel Stats South Africa 2016

October 14, 2016
 AccommoDirect.com Travel Stats 2016 
 AccommoDirect.com analysed their travel bookings data over the last 12 months to bring us some interesting travel info and inspiration.
The Most Expensive & Luxurious Destinations
To find the most expensive and luxurious destinations they took the price p/listing p/night, of the top 20 most expensive listings in each area based on their advertised rates.  The clear hot-spots are Clifton, the general Atlantic Seaboard in the Western Cape and luxury Game Reserves in Mpumalanga.
The Most Affordable Destinations
Next, they looked at the most economical area’s p/listing, p/night, for the budget traveller by reviewing the 20 most affordable accommodation in each area. The spread is pretty even, showing there are great affordable options (mostly self-catering, campsites or backpacker) in most destinations across SA.
Travellers’ Top Rated Destinations
They then reviewed the ratings from travellers’ by each area they stayed.  Constantia in Western Cape was the clear winner, followed closely by St Lucia in KZN and Camps Bay came in at #4.   Limpopo attained the #1 spot, beating Western Cape in #2 scored by province.
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This Is South Africa: 14 Incredible Images

July 26, 2016

A selection of some powerful and positive Instagram  photos of a country, so diverse and colourful, that it is difficult not to become infatuated by its charm.

  1. Outdoor Art installations and sculptures all along the Sea point Promenade in Cape Town.

2. Sunsets and Sunrises that are truly deserving of the #SkyPorn hashtag.

Nothing like home.

A photo posted by Cape Town // South Africa (@diaryofalex) on

3. Avenues of purple courtesy of the Jacaranda Trees of Johannesburg.

 

The beautiful Jacaranda trees of the #cityofjohannesburg Photo @shashinaidoo Selected by @craighowes

A photo posted by Johannesburg South Africa (@cityofjohannesburg) on

4. Starry Starry night skies of the Northern Cape, where the heavens are revealed.

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." – Carl Sagan. • Last night was one of the most incredible shooting experiences of my life. Nestled among the arid plains of the Northern Cape is SKA or the Square Kilometer Array, once completed it will form the backbone of the most ambitious instrument ever built by our species. Standing amongst the dishes, under moon and star light for the first time in a long time I felt the unbridled optimism of a Hloni who used to fly his fathers shoes around the garden pretending they were spaceships. • #wanderlust #thecreatorclass #southafrica #letsgosomewhere #liveauthentic #lifeofadventure #justgoshoot #huffpostgram #artofvisuals #mobilemag #neverstopexploring #vscosouthafrica #vsco #livefolk #chasingemotions #peoplescreatives #streetdreamsmag #visualsgang #visualvoicemag #exploretocreate #mighty_killers #supreme_nightshots #africa #astrophotography #sonyimages #sonyimages #thisissouthafrica #stars #astro #natgeospace #universetoday

A photo posted by Respect the nation (@hlonicoleman) on

5. The Tankwa Karoo, a magical stage for artistic expression and gathering of kindred spirits of the annual Afrika Burn Festival.

Sunset at the Lotus Temple 🙏🏻 One of the best sunsets at AfrikaBurn ❤️

A photo posted by Isabel 🌎 (@isabelmosk) on

6. Young athletes make the streets and public spaces their stadiums.

Playing ball in Port Elizabeth. Featured Photographer: @shersandrews Tag #Instagram_sa to be featured. 📷

A photo posted by Instagram South Africa (@instagram_sa) on

7. Skateboarding Culture is widespread and outreach initiatives such as Skateistan South Africa  are using Skate Boarding to uplift communities.

Skate session in the @cityofdurban by @chris_legs Tag #cityofdurban to be featured.

A photo posted by Durban, South Africa (@cityofdurban) on

8. South Africans are warm and friendly.

9. The South Coast of KwaZulu Natal has some of the most untouched beaches and rugged coastline.

10. The Good Ol’ VW Kombi is an unofficial National emblem.

When dark turns to light. Thank you @what_my_eyes_see_ for your #HPSAmybestshot submission

A photo posted by Instagram South Africa (@instagram_sa) on

11. South Africans truly love and care for the planet and there are countless organisations and initiatives that focus on creating a better world.

12. South Africa is both a canvas and a muse for many forms of artistic expression and cultural projects.

14. The Kruger National Park, comprised of many public and private Game Reserves, is home to the Kings and Queens of the animal kingdom.

The gold treasure at the end of the rainbow. #thisismytrophy

A photo posted by Beverly Joubert (@beverlyjoubert) on

15. Surrounded by the Cool Atlantic on the West Coast and the warmer Indian Ocean on the East Coast, makes for diverse coastal scenes.

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Ever Seen Inside the Mouth of a Lioness?

May 31, 2016

We don’t recommend trying, but this video will get you closer than you ever will (hopefully), to being locked between the Jaws of this powerful queen of the Sahara.

It is true; lions have impressive canines, which come in handy when hunting, but it is their molars and pre-molars (known as carnassial shear) that do the work of tearing through flesh.
Yup, they are razor sharp.

Don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself:

Filmed by Chrisof Schomen, in the Timbavati, Greater Kruger National Park

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Did you know? A Group of Rhinos are Referred to as a Crash….

May 30, 2016

Which is quite an apt description due to their over-powering size and stature, these larger-than-life mammals can grow up to 6 feet tall and 11 feet in length.

Don’t, however, let these mammoth proportions mislead you. The Rhino is not as slow as one would imagine and is able to reach speed of up to 50 – 60 km per hour (To put this in perspective: Usain Bolt, record holder for the fastest man in the world, can run 44.72 km per hour)

Check out this Close up of a Crash of Curious Rhino grazing around a Go Pro:

Filmed by Christof Schoeman in the Greater Kruger National Park

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A Not So Private Affair

May 18, 2016

Nor is it exclusive…

A lioness is known to mate with more than one partner and up to forty times a day in order to increase her chances of conceiving.

Ovulation is brought on by the act of coitus and is consequently a painful experience for the lioness, who often closes with an angry growl, as opposed to satisfied moan.

Filmed by Corlette Wessels near Mopani, Kruger National Park

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The Silent Language of Elephants

May 10, 2016

Further delving into discoveries about these mysterious creatures  only leads to a deepening of respect for the Elephant. It comes as no surprise that Ellies possess sophisticated capabilities when it comes to communicating across great distances.

Elephants use Seismic (or vibrational) communication, whereby messages via vibrational sounds are transmitted and received through the bottom of their feet and through the earth beneath them. This way the elephant can communicate with other herds to warn against possible danger.

Watch this super close up footage of a herd of Ellies Grazing:

Filmed by Christof Schoeman in the Greater Kruger National Park

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A Leopard’s Changing Spots

May 4, 2016

Contrary to the age old idiom; “A leopard never changes its spots”, a leopard’s spots do, in fact, transform through it’s life time. As a kitten, the leopard dons baby black markings, which in time develop into the pronounced rosette markings, characteristic of these formidable felines.

Check out this Extreme Close up footage of  a curious Leopard, checking out a Go Pro Camera:

Filmed by Christof Schoeman in the Greater Kruger National Park

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Goliath’s Bow

April 29, 2016

The Goliath Heron – a native of Sub-Saharan Africa – is the largest of the Heron Species and is of impressive size and colouring. A passive and predominantly stationery hunter (this guy literally stands and waits for fish to come). They are not very social creatures and prefer to fly solo. That is unless, of course, it is mating season; in which case they will pull out a few impressive moves to attract a mate.

Watch the Goliath Heron show off with his Graceful Bow.

Filmed by Ds. Fanie Naude, during his recent trip to the Kruger National Park

 

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Black and white and alone at night – Honey Badgers, Porcupines and Striped Polecats

June 12, 2013

Going on a night drive in the Kruger is a great experience and often the only chance to see the nocturnal denizens, with their highly developed senses of hearing, smell and specially adapted eyesight. We were on a mission to see three of our favourite: The polecat, the porcupine and the honey badger – all conspicuously coloured black and white as a warning to their enemies – back off!

honey-badger Kapama

Honey Badger at Kapama Game Reserve

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10% discount on selected Kruger Safaris!

October 24, 2012


We’re offering a 10% discount on new reservations for selected 3 Day and 4 Day Kruger Park Safaris which have been booked, confirmed & the deposit paid from 01 Oct 2012 till 31 Jan 2013. Your booking can be to travel any time from now right through to 31 March 2013. Read on to find out why you’ll love taking a Kruger Safari! Continue Reading…