For the adventurous at heart Africa and South America may be worlds apart but both have equally wonderful playgrounds of adventure and discovery.
There is an endless selection of activities on offer from leisurely nature walks to the high octane adrenalin pursuits like white water rafting. Everyone will find something to do... and sure to embark on something they have never done before! What about some fresh-water snorkelling in Lake Malawi, set sail on a traditional dhow cruise on the Indian Ocean or some star-gazing from the stark, crisp night landscape of Namibia. Meet exotic cultures in Peru and Brazil and see how traditional people still live in harmony with nature. Get closer to the natural world - track rhino on foot in South Africa, swim with horses in the Pantanal or try your luck at fishing for piranahas in the Amazon river. For climbing s and trekking not many beat the Patagonian landscape of southern Chile and Argentina. Or if you are in need of some sun and relaxation, superb beaches and marine activities await in sun-kissed Mauritius and Mozambique.
Safari and Exploration
Explore the wilderness from best mobile tented camps to plush safari lodges in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, South Luangwa in Zambia, Etosha in Namibia, Laikipia in Kenya or the Serengeti in Tanzania.
For an unforgettable safari on African soil you have come to the right place, the animals and birds of the continent are iconic and captivating. One never tires of the call of a fish eagle or the early morning roaring of a lonely male lion or the sight of countless zebra and wildebeest grazing on the never-ending plains.
The Amazon forest and river stretches over various countries. In Peru and Brazil, exotic and magical creatures inhabit the water and trees, their billowing calls filling up the skies. The mammals, fish and birds of the Galapagos Islands off the Ecuadorian coast are the stuff of legends. This is a safari of a different kind, truly unique and almost surreal - as the wildlife have almost no fear of humans and close encounters are at the order of the day.
An African or South American safari will leave you feeling completely rejuvenated and inspired by the beauty of these truly wild and remarkable continents.
Beaches and Rivers
Chances are, that sun sand and sea will feature fairly high-up in your holiday wish- list.
Our beach destinations offer all that with an Africa twist – whether you dream of for a Robinson Crusoe type of rustic-beach chalet between swaying palm trees in Mozambique or an ultra high-gloss villa with panoramic views in Camps Bay. Sometimes beaches are on freshwater lakes like in Malawi, so vast it feels like you’re looking at an ocean. We have some real gems you might never have heard of... scattered all along the East coast from Kenya to Mozambique and all along warm Indian Ocean coastline of South Africa. In Africa a combination of beach and bush is a fantastic option and the best way to get most out of your trip.
The Chobe River meets the mighty Zambezi River (at the meeting place of four countries - Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana) which eventually flows over the Victoria Falls and into Mozambique and ends up in the Indian Ocean. These huge bodies of moving water makes for lush aquatic habitats and is the lifeline for the countless animal and bird species on their banks. Although Zambia is landlocked, it blessed with rivers of great influence and dictates the landscape of the Kafue and the Lower Zambezi. As the largest inland Delta in the world - the Okavango Delta in Botswana is an extraordinary, rhythmic cycle of land and water.
Brazil features iconic beaches in Rio de Janeiro but the real gems are out on the North and East coast, where the warm waters of the South Atlantic gently laps the country from French Guinana to Uruguay in the south. One encounters beautiful bodies and a bohemian vibe along the Bahia coast and gorgeous little spots like Jericoacoara.
For the golf enthusiast, South Africa is a wonderful destination - and that's an understatement.
The country boasts an ideal climate for spending time out on the fairways under the bright African sun, golfers here are blessed for choice. If you enjoy the challenge of a coastal course, there is a stunning selection available; if you prefer playing at altitude, where the ball flies that much further, the selection is just as good.
Probably the most famous golf course in South Africa is the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City, home to the Nedbank Million Dollar Golf Challenge, which offers the biggest first prize of any tournament in the world. However, there are many other world-class courses that have featured on the European PGA Tour as well as the local Sunshine Tour, and a wealth of excellent courses inland and along the coastline. Top courses include The Links at Fancourt, Leopard Creek near the Kruger Park, Arabella near Cape Town, Simola, Pearl Valley and Oubaai.
Golf has become one of the main attractions on the tropical paradise of Mauritius.
Mauritius was the third country in the world where golf was played after the United Kingdom and India. Golf has been played in Mauritius since 1902 when the first Golf club (The Gymkhana Golf Club) was open by the British Royal Navy members. The Mauritius Gymkhana Golf club is the oldest golf club in the Southern Hemisphere and the fourth oldest golf course in the world.
There is an astonishingly high number of golf courses dotted all over the island, ranging from basic 9 holes courses to world class championship golf courses with 18 holes designed by world leading golfers such as Ernie Els, Bernard Langer sprawls and David Leadbetter. The golf courses in Mauritius are designed in such a way to examine the efficiency and accuracy of golfers. From bushes to bunkers and from water hazards to nails concealed by verdure foliage, the golf courses in Mauritius offers exciting experience in beautiful natural setting. Our favourite course is Le Paradis on the South Coast - it is just breathtaking!
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