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Sabela Africa Bush News July 2019

As winter is properly setting in on Southern Africa, leaves are falling, and hues are changing and with the change of season comes also some other changes and all good ones for that matter

Robin Pope Safaris re-branding

Robin Pope Safaris is very excited to announce their new logo. For a while, company owners Ton and Margaux have wanted to change the logo and have now done so by using the outline of a crowned crane. This magnificent bird imbues an understated splendour and is a bird that can be seen in all countries where Robin Pope operates, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For any other updated information on Robin Pope Safaris camps please visit our website or the Robin Pope Safari dropbox

The Ant Collection’s 2020 census dates and new rates

Ant’s Nest & Ant’s Hill has just hosted the 11th annual game census week which has proven to be more of a success every single year and the dates for the next census is always the question on everyone’s lips who missed out on this amazing opportunity. The census week give guests the opportunity to be part of a unique purpose. It involves capturing, darting and relocation of wildlife. Normally a census is done by helicopter but what makes it special at Ant’s is the use of horses which is zero disturbance to the wildlife

It’s a unique way to experience the bush in a way that whole-heartedly immerses participants into anything but ordinary activities on the private game reserve. That doesn’t mean you have to give the conventional activities a miss though. Game drives and guided bush walks are still available to game census safari guests because an Ant’s holiday is a personalised one. Choose to spend an active day in the saddle or a leisure day exploring the reserve, all coupled with fine cuisine and luxury accommodation.

Contact the Ant´s team if you or your client would like to be part of the next adventure. Dates: In 30 May out 7 June 2020

Garonga Safari Camp excels again

Garonga was ranked one of the Best Accommodations in South Africa and a recipient of a 2018 HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence Award. Congratulations to Bernie and his team. Garonga offers something very special with the focus on romance, sleeping and taking a luxurious bath under the stars and all this whilst being surrounded by wildlife. What better way to be on safari and having the best holiday you will ever have. This is where Garonga stands out and was awarded for their excellence by being ranked as one of the top 25 lodges in South Africa. To view the full review please visit the link

A very important update from Garonga regarding the closure dates for 2020.The annual closure dates have been amended. Please update your booking system with the new dates.

Garonga safari camp will be closed March 2020 and March 2021, Little Garonga will be closed 25 May to 20 June 2020 and 1 June to 30 June 2021.

Wolwedans Winner of the acclaimed Responsible Tourism Award 2019 

Wolwedans, which started exactly 25 years, walked away with the annual Responsible Tourism Awards (RTA’s) 2019, in the accommodation category at this year’s Tourism Expo.

The awards theme for the year was ‘recycling’ where re-using, up-cycling and minimizing waste were paramount in the criteria used for assessment during the Eco Awards of Namibia 2019, a pre-requisite to the entries criteria for the acclaimed RTA’s.

During the Eco Awards assessment, not only did Wolwedans’ camps and lodges receive the highest score in each category of waste and water management for each camp, the group was also awarded the first-ever 5 Green Flowers award, overall – presented to acknowledge the achievement of immeasurably high scores in all categories – especially in waste management.

Well done to every team member of the Wolwedans family!

Be sure to also visit the blog of Palina Kozyrava who recently visited Wolwedans

Machaba Safaris introduces Machaba Blue Safari – from Maun to Mahé

The perfect balance between activity and relaxation, a 15-night package with a combination of 6 nights in Botswana, 8 nights in Seychelles and a one-night layover in Johannesburg.

If you are a couple looking for a great getaway, honeymooners seeking the ultimate romantic escape, or a family on the quest for the perfect holiday with an array of activities and adventures, this indulgent package offers unique experiences of a lifetime

For more information on this package or any other Machaba Safaris offers please contact or visit the Machaba website


For any rates, images and information on my other partners please visit these links: African Monarch Lodges, Mowani & Kipwe, Onguma, Okahirongo, Swakopmund Guesthouse and Makakatana Bay Lodge

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Until next time!

Hella and the Sabela Africa Team

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