Looking for big cats in the beautiful Lowveld.
New beautiful tented camps are open in Marakele National Park and they're pretty swish. Here's your excuse to visit this beautiful, quiet and relatively under-the-radar national park.
The Soutpansberg area is a biodiversity hotspot and home to more tree species - over almost 350 species of flora - than any other similar ecosystem in South Africa, including Kruger. Species include yellowwoods, giant stinkwoods, forest fevers, cabbage trees, proteas and ancient tree ferns. You may not think this means much, but hear me out. Let this sink in: the Soutpansberg is home to 30% of SA tree species, 60% of its birdlife, 40% of its mammals and 30% of its reptiles, but takes up just 0,5% of the country's surface. Yoh.