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19th Nov 2019

Silence of the Elephants

Playful, expressive, self-confident and emotional, it is little wonder we enjoy the quiet company of elephants.   What’s your favourite African animal?   Sitting in…
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fire and rain in the cape
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22nd Aug 2019

Whether it’s summer bush fires or winter storms, the Cape is not lacking in drama. So why do we welcome them?   Torrential is the…
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Kruger National Park safari drive river
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13th Aug 2019

Distant Corners

We humans are strange. When we’re in city traffic, we yearn for solitude and nature. Yet too much time in the wild can make us…
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30th Jul 2019

A Tree for Shade

For trail walkers, a shady tree is a welcome friend, and in Pafuri there are many old friends. Trails guide Bongani returned with exciting news:…
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8th Jul 2019

Meat-Free Eats in Cape Town Gardens District

South Africans have a reputation as braai-loving carnivores, but here in Cape Town we know how to cook tasty dishes that appeal to every diet.…
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3rd Jul 2019

Tracking the Trackers

When does the skill of tracking become an art? When it’s in the blood. Reading the morning news in the river sands is never less…
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12th Jun 2019

A Makuleke Menagerie

Nyala, elephant and nightjars are not visitors to Pafuri’s unfenced camps. We are the guests in their domain. I heard two sharp barks from a…
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12th Jun 2019

The Smuts Track – Table Mountain Walking at its Finest

WELGELEGEN BOUTIQUE GUESTHOUSE IS THE IDEAL BASE FOR ONE OF GREAT CAPE WALKS, A MOUNTAIN TRAIL THAT LINKS TWO OF CAPE TOWN’S TOP ATTRACTIONS. For…
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24th May 2019

Little Things, Found Things

In the care of a knowledgeable guide, a walk in African bushveld nourishes our curiosity. We learn that the little treasures of the natural world…
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24th May 2019

What’s On In Cape Town Gardens District in Winter 2019

AS WINTER COMES, CAPETONIANS ARE SPOILED WITH A WEALTH OF INDOOR EVENTS, AND QUITE A FEW VENUES CAN BE FOUND CLOSE TO WELGELEGEN GUEST HOUSE.…
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Pafuri walking trails elephant calf