South Africa simplifies entry requirements for visitors with minor children

November 20, 2019

In June 2015 I wrote about the New Laws Pertaining to Traveling with a Child to South Africa Well, great news for families with young children! South Africa no longer requires ‘visa exempt’ foreign visitors to have Unabridged Birth Certificates for minor children to present on arrival. The only documentation necessary will be a valid […]

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Toro Yaka Safari Lodge – A photographic safari experience

November 19, 2019

Toro Yaka is an exclusive, quiet lodge nestled on the outskirts of the Greater Kruger National Park, in the Balule Nature Reserve, South Africa. The name translates to “My Dream” in Northern Sotho, and it is their goal to provide guests with a relaxed stay in the wild. This haven of peace and tranquillity was […]

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Cape Grace – The Ultimate Cape Town Destination

November 5, 2019

In a few short weeks, I will be with an amazing group of travel agents where I will be sharing my love of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Our first stop is Cape Town and one of our favorite hotels – the majestic Cape Grace. Cape Grace has held pride of place on its own quay […]

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Old Drift Lodge – Home Away from Home

October 15, 2019

As I am about to begin my journey back to my native Zimbabwe, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite properties that we will be experiencing with the GIFTE journey November 12-25th. Located in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Old Drift Lodge is a home away from home.  The staff are so friendly and […]

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Camp Hwange & The Hide – We Will Be There Soon!

October 1, 2019

So excited that I am taking a great group from GIFTE (Global Institute for Travel Entrepreneurs) to South Africa and Zimbabwe next month. We will be staying 2 nights at Camp Hwange is a beautiful “bush” camp where you get first class guiding and an amazing safari experience.  The camp is owned by one of […]

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Experience the Serengeti Under Canvas

September 17, 2019

There are those that want walls, doors and windows while in camp and there are others (most of the Hills of Africa team!) that just want canvas between us and the animals. You can experience a classic Tanzanian safari in spectacular solitude and soothing comfort – with only the canvas walls of your tent separating […]

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An Afternoon at Delaire Graff Estates

September 3, 2019

One of favorite memories from a recent trip was as we drove up to the private gate at the Delaire Graff Estate, I felt I was being taken back in time. It took my breath away with it’s sweeping views across stunning vineyards and mountains towards Stellenbosch, one of the world’s leading wine destinations. This […]

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“Be Safe” They Said. “Are You Scared? They Asked.

August 20, 2019

Dana recently traveled to Africa for the first time and shares her advice and experience with you here. Prior to traveling to Africa, be safe was the “advice” I was given.  And “Aren’t you scared?” was the question I was most often asked.  Being new to international travel, was there something I should be concerned […]

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Feel the Love of “The Lion King” for Real

August 6, 2019

As expected, The Lion King movie is off to an insane start. Just three weeks into its domestic run, the remake has accrued $403.2 million in the U.S. and over a billion dollars worldwide. It’s clear that nobody will be able to catch The Lion King at the box office. Did you get a chance […]

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Dana Finds “Family” In Zimbabwe

July 23, 2019

Dana Crone, our newest member of the Hills of Africa team, reflecting on an amazing trip to Africa and shares her story with us here. “Khulu Bush Camp is in the forefront of my memory.  Two things first come to mind when I reflect on Khulu – pride and family. Photographs of the family, who […]

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