As we slowly slide into summer on your side of the world and winter in southern Africa, the first chill in the air early in the morning is starting to make itself felt.
Contrary to popular belief, large parts of Africa become icy cold in Africa in winter. But not the bush in Southern Africa, at least not during the day. This is why wondrous places like Dulini in the Sabi Sands and Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge in The Kruger National Park - both in South Africa - are such fantastic options for your next vacation.
Dulini Lode is simply splendid and an experience of sensory revelations. Embraced in the riverine grandeur of ancient ebony trees, the Lodge exudes a sense of indulgence true to the long-standing safari tradition. Every want and need is catered for and oh the wildlife! Sabi Sands is globally known as having some of the best Big-Five sightings anywhere in Africa and it did not disappoint. We saw four of the Big-Five animals on one single safari - a lion, leopard, elephants and rhino.
Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge in the adjacent world-famous Kruger National park offers something completely different. Also in the bush with the Big-Five of course, the Lodge offers a unique glimpse into the local Shangaan culture in terms of architecture, design of the accommodation and people. Truly unique, exclusive and one of the most affordable private concessions in this area.
In this issue we also take you on a little-known yet unforgettable part of the Western Cape in South Africa - the Overberg region. These Overberg towns are infused with images of hazy splendor, fuzzy at the edges despite the bold contrasts of primary colors; of people and practices as gentle as the chocolate box landscapes they inhabit.
And last but not least, if remote luxury beach escapes are your thing, then read our feature and pack your bags for the secret islands of Arica - guaranteed to make your friends turn all shades of green with envy.
So enjoy this issue of Africa and until we meet again - Bon Voyage!