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WATCH Beyond the Lodge | Episode 4: Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

Hwange National Park imprints itself in one’s memory. Being the largest nature reserve in Zimbabwe, it holds prolific biodiversity between its northern and southern borders. John Maytham, Cape Talk radio host, actor and wildlife enthusiast reflects on his experience of Hwange, initially in 1970, then 2013 – speaking into the vast and various landscapes, and

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Camp Kuzuma Chobe
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Guest Blog: Camp Kuzuma Is Like Coming Home

Thank you to our guest, Bonita, who wrote the below blog on her time spent at Camp Kuzuma, Chobe. Elephants in your lounge. Imagine it. Elephants inside your private lounge.  In your space.  Breathing, snorting, drinking, playing in the mud.  Right in front of you – almost at arms’ length – almost touchable, but just

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WATCH Safari Soul | Episode 2: Out of the 4×4 and into the tractor

For some, lockdown has been fertile ground for the growth of new ideas. With adaptation a necessary truth, Hideaways has been tracking inspiring stories and fresh perspectives within tourism. Venter Tours, Germany, have chosen transformational travel, their new product certainly being “out the box” and into the tractor! Caspar Venter joined Hideaways CEO Katja Quasdorf to inspire us

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WATCH Safari Soul | Episode 1: Get ready to ‘bolt’ after lockdown

An ardent and passionate member of the travel tribe, Michelle Keefe of Africa Addict shares her stories of trials and tribulations of going solo in business on the cusp of the pandemic. She describes herself as ‘small fry’ in the industry – however emanates a work ethic of big goals piloted by the heart of a honey-badger. Sharing

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Beyond the Lodge Rio Azul Mozambique
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WATCH Beyond the Lodge | Episode 3: Rio Azul, Mozambique

In the spirit of adventure and sustainable tourism, Mike Varndell joined us for our third episode of Beyond the Lodge: Rio Azul. As the managing founder of Malawian Style, Mike has an eye for high quality travel experiences which satiate the need for adventure wrapped up in the ethos of responsible travel. Rio Azul, Mozambique,

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Elephant's Eye Hwange Zimbabwe
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Guest Blog: First Time at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

Thank you to our guest, Gabriella, who wrote the below blog on her first time visiting Elephant’s Eye, Hwange. The first time I stayed at Elephant’s Eye lodge in Zimbabwe (yes, I have been there more than once!), I remember being told that there would be lots of elephants milling around all over the place,

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Beyond the Lodge Camp Kuzuma Chobe
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WATCH Beyond the Lodge | Episode 2: Camp Kuzuma, Chobe

“If we keep our eyes simple – our hearts will be bright.” – Brett McDonald The values and ethos of a lodge extend beyond its interior and design. The true essence of a property is held in its partnerships – with both people and nature. It is here, in these interactions, where we find connection.

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Beyond the Lodge Nantwich Hwange
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WATCH Beyond the Lodge | Episode 1: Nantwich, Hwange

Recent times have had the world embracing professional day dreaming and digital upskilling. Celebrating this platform of sharing stories and inspiration, Hideaways spoke to the master of this craft, best-selling author, Tony Park. Invested emotionally as well as a share-holder of Nantwich, Hwange, Tony and Director Garth Jenman explored the corridors of their minds and memories,

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Rio Azul Holiday, Mozambique
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Guest Blog: The Necessity of a Holiday at Rio Azul

Thanks to our lovely guest, Sandra, who wrote the below blog on her experience at Rio Azul Mozambique, sharing what it means to have and dream of a holiday – especially in this time of confinement. A 2020 google search for “Definition of Holiday” shows a list of historical and current meanings for the word

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CWF Podcast
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Podcast: Tourism and Conservation with Katja Quasdorf and Beks Ndlovu

“We have a common cause – to save the landscape and alleviate poverty.” Rusty Mokoro film company has provided the industry with an essential platform for conservation conversations to occur and community awareness to be shared. These dialogues were ignited in the face of adversity during this pandemic – through passion and understanding of our

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Poem by Ian McCallum: Wilderness
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Poem by Ian McCallum: Wilderness

The words and wisdom that Dr Ian McCallum recently shared with us in a Facebook Live have robed us with reassurance in our emergence from the Covid-19 world crisis. We have been navigating our way through unknown landscapes and experiences, forcing us to re-evaluate our priorities and remind of our roots, teaching ourselves to listen

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In your Element Safari Experiences
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In Your Element: Safari Experiences of Earth, Water, Air and Fire

“Why is it you can never hope to describe the emotion Africa creates? You are lifted. Out of whatever pit, unbound from whatever tie, released from whatever fear. You are lifted and you see it all from above.” – Francesca Marciano Rising over the African earth, the above rings true. A collection of breath catches

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