Posted on April 10, 2019 by Kate Bergh - Africa FAQs
‘What shall we wear on safari in South Africa?’
‘What shall we wear on safari in South Africa?’ (or any other African destination we offer). Our clients often ask us about packing a few weeks before their safari. The answer to this varies very much by season. And to some degree, by the type of safari.
Download our Insider Guide to What to Wear on Safari for the ‘full monty’ & useful packing lists…
Otherwise keep reading! Below I summarize some essential pointers for people travelling in the African autumn months from April to May…
This blog post is written by Cedarberg Africa, a specialist Safari company for Southern and East Africa. Contact us if you would like us to assist you with your Africa safari planning…
Posted on March 28, 2019 by Kate Bergh - Africa FAQs
Load shedding first happened for a few weeks in January 2008 and then again six years later in 2014 and now it is back in 2019. In the past it has only happened in the summer when air-conditioning ramps up demand. However, this time, we understand that it will be an ongoing concern for at least the next few months.
However South Africans are resilient people who ‘maak a plan’ and we are sure that this current energy shortfall will lead to innovative solutions a more careful stewardship of our energy resources. Most likely, it will only have a minor effect on the enjoyment of your safari trip. As I write (in late March 2019) there are no more power cuts planned for this week. But it is always best to be informed and aware of the possibility.
What is Load-shedding?
This term, unique to South Africa, is more commonly known as ‘rotational blackouts’ in other countries. Quite simply, it is an engineered power shutdown where electricity is stopped for periods of time over different parts of the distribution region. It is a necessary response for a situation where electricity demand outweighs supply. This is currently the case in South Africa if a power station goes down unexpectedly.
Posted on March 29, 2017 by Christine - Africa FAQs
Many of our clients visiting the Garden Route like to stay at two different places along the way. It is however, rather unwise to stay at both Knysna and Plett, as these two towns are a mere 30km apart. So how do you choose between them? Much of the decision is down to personal choice as each has a different appeal. In this article we give you the low-down of Knysna vs Plettenberg Bay …