Where to Stay - South Africa

A new water park is in the offing for the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The water park, which is to based on American style water parks like Typhoon Lagoon in Florida, is to be funded privately and will be located close to the Happy Wanderers Holiday Resort in Kelso.

Amazon Water Park in Kelso, KZN South Coast

Sketch of proposed Amazon Valley Water Park

The developer of the Water Park, Peter Meyer, expects work to start on the new Water Park in January 2016 and plans to complete the project by December 2016. READ MORE

We thought we would share with you a few of the Winter 2014 Special Accommodation Deals for our venues in South Africa. Click on the photos to take you to a detailed description of each of the venues.

Black Leopard Camp, Mpumalanga

Tented safari accommodation in South Africa

Black Leopard camp is a luxury tented Lodge that can sleep a maximum of 23 adults, singles or 10 couples. We have 4 Double Luxury Tents, (see pic attached) each with their own en-suite bathroom and outside ‘bush’ bathroom these units sleep 2 adults, either in a KingSize bed or in two Single beds. We then have 3 Family units (see pic attached) which are two Double Luxury Tents under 1 roof, each with their own en-suite bathroom and a shared outside ‘bush’ bathroom. These units sleep 5 adults sharing in either 2 x Kingsize beds and one Single or in 5 Single beds.

Our 2014 rate is (R875 + vat) R997.50 per adult sharing, per night. Single supplement an additional 25%. Children under 13 years sharing with their parents will be charged at 50% less. Children under 4 are at no charge.

Our rate is Full Board, which includes accommodation in en suite Tents, all meals, unlimited teas/coffees and guided game drives with registered professional guide. This rate does not include bar / beverages.

Winter 2014 Special

Stay 3 nights and pay for only 2
Duration: Anytime from the 1st June 2014 until 31st August 2014 (Winter 2014)


Ramsgate Beach on the South Coast


The stretch of coastline to the south of Durban is commonly known as the South Coast or sometimes the Hibiscus Coast. No matter what the time of year tourists and locals flock here in their thousands to soak up the sunshine that lingers long into the winter months of June and July.

At the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast scene is Margate just 130km south of Durban. This is a real holiday town perfect for family holidays where the beach takes precedence. Its’ sandy beaches are filled with tanning bodies during the holidays along with the aroma of coconut sun-screen which seems to be everywhere. READ MORE

Mass Ride Out at Africa Bike Week

Courtesy howtorideamotorcycle.blogspot.com

I have always wanted to own a motorbike ever since I was about 17 and many of my friends started getting their first 50cc motorbikes. Sadly the dream hasn’t materialised yet but maybe there is still time. Of course if I did own a motorbike the next ambition would be to own a Harley Davidson and ride it at one of the big motorbike events like the Africa Bike Week in Margate, KwaZulu-Natal. Did you know that Harley Davidson will be 110 years old in 2013 – wow!

Africa Bike Week takes place between 26th April and 29th April 2013 and has a massive following with over 25,000 bikes attending in 2012. Can you imagine that many bikes in one place at one time – awesome! Even if you don’t own a motorbike it’s still a great event to come to. The whole coastal road is set aside with vendors stalls and marquees selling every type of motorbike merchandise you can think of.

The whole of Margate, on the KZN South Coast, is virtually transformed into Harley City even the local Margate Hotel has a makeover and becomes the Harley Davidson Hotel. The Margate and South Coast Tourism team really step up for this event ensuring the whole town embraces the event putting up flags, banners and even creating bike-only roads. READ MORE

Kei Mouth on the Wild Coast

Crossing the river at Kei Mouth

Leaving Port Elizabeth on the main N2 route it is not long till you arrive in Colchester where you can perhaps take a drive through Addo National Elephant Park. Addo is home to the Big 7 as part of the park is also a marine park, but the main park is home to the Big 5.  It is self-drive but if you want to you can pick up a guide at the main camp. There are a number of lovely picnic spots dotted throughout the park where you can relax and stretch your legs. There are a number of large drinking holes where you can stop your car and watch the elephants.

Continue on along the N2 until you reach the R72 turn off. This route is the coastal road with a number of small seaside towns along the way. Perhaps spend a night in Port Alfred, which used to be a small coastal village but over the years has developed into quite a bustling town. Here you can enjoy a boat trip on the Kowie River or perhaps a pizza at Guido’s overlooking the East Beach and harbour entrance. Both East Beach and West Beach in Port Alfred are accessible with the main swimming beach at Kellys Blue Flag Beach. READ MORE