Honeymoon in Africa? Why Yes!

December 18, 2018

We love when our clients choose Africa for their honeymoon.  We have a delightful couple that just returned and we thought it would be great to share their experience through “their eyes”. We try to make each trip a true experience for them… “And thank you for lunch in Cape Town and the wonderful treats […]

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I Have a Dream – Travel to Africa

December 4, 2018

Our goal at Hills of Africa is to make sure you are getting the EXACT African Safari experience you WANT and just last week we had a “I Dream of Africa” party! We understand that it is hard for you to choose where to go. Just because you see a compelling picture of an adorable […]

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Adults Can Be Kids at Giraffe Manor

November 13, 2018

Giraffe Manor is everywhere on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and more. It almost seems as if everyone wants to be at Giraffe Manor. I was lucky enough to spend a night at Giraffe Manor recently, and I have to tell you it’s better than seeing the property and giraffes through the social media lens. I felt […]

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Tintswalo Family Grows By 2

October 30, 2018

One of the many reasons that our clients stay at Tintswalo Safari Lodge is that the entire staff makes you feel like family, that you are enjoying your home away from home.   From the moment you arrive, you are treated as if you are part of an ever expanding family.  You are greeted with cool […]

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Private Tour of Cape Peninsula with Capexec Tours

October 16, 2018

On a recent trip to South Africa, I was able to explore the gorgeous peninsula region of Cape Town, its extended suburbs as well as the beautiful villages of Camps Bay, Llundudno, Hout Bay, Simon’s Town, and Kalk Bay along with the Cape of Good Hope Natural Reserve. It’s a full day with a private […]

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How much cash do you need in Africa?

October 2, 2018

It’s one of the most commonly asked questions for those traveling to Africa for the first time: How much cash should I bring from home? First and foremost, the answer depends on how long you’re going to be in Africa and whether or not you’ll be traveling on a pre-paid safari the most (if not […]

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La Cle Des Montagnes Country Lodge – Franschhoek

September 18, 2018

I arrived at La Cle Des Montagnes Country Lodge in the early evening after a full day Cape Winelands tour.   There is a beautiful rod iron gate that is engraved with “La Cle Des Montagnes” as the locked front gate on the street. Upon entering, the lodge manager greeted me warmly and took my […]

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5 Fascinating Facts About Botswana

September 4, 2018

 According to National Geographic, the Kalahari Desert covers about 70 percent of Botswana. Basically all of the south, west and center of the country.  Although the climate is arid and the vegetation sparse, the Kalahari provides a home for a surprising number of animal species, from elephants and cheetahs to lions, hyenas, African wild dogs, […]

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Cape Town’s MannaBay Hotel – Elegance at it’s Best

August 21, 2018

A modern 3-story building with lots of glass beckons you to the entrance of the MannaBay Hotel.  Once inside you are offered a spectacular view of both Table Mountain and the city of Cape Town. An open atrium allows for the 3 levels to be open and airy. There is an elevator if you don’t […]

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How do I Know Which African Country is Best Suited to Me?

August 7, 2018

Thinking about a trip to Africa but wondering which country should be at the top of your bucket list?  Here are some ideas to start daydreaming about during these lazy days of Summer. If it’s your first time to Africa — and you’re primary motive is a classic wildlife safari — then several places automatically […]

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