What to Wear on Safari in South Africa

Posted on January 28, 2015 by - Africa FAQs

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…

‘What shall we wear on safari in South Africa?’ is one of our most frequent questions. So what safari clothes are right for South Africa (and our other safari destinations) and how does this differ by season?

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Otherwise read on for a few tips, or head to our Safari pages for more on our top safari destinations.

Neutral colours on Safari?

If you don’t own any clothing in neutral colours, it is not really necessary to buy it just for the safari. UNLESS you are intending to do a walking safari. Wildlife sees a safari vehicle as one huge animal or unit. So a flash of a brighter colour on a guest will not trigger any associations. A walking safari is a different matter. You are invading their territory and will now be smaller than many of the animals you are viewing. The ranger will expect you to dress appropriately in bush colours i.e no white or bright colours at all.

However, there is another consideration. If you are staying at one of the smarter game lodges, many fellow guests will have the classic safari gear (in khaki or green). You may want to blend in with your fellow guests and not just the wildlife. But this is a matter of personal preference.

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Mosquitos and Malaria and Your Safari

Posted on January 28, 2015 by - Africa FAQs

I am often aware that the safari industry blithely talks about malaria areas and non-malaria areas (or malaria-free) in terms of your safari. Without adequately explaining why certain areas are malarial and others are not…

This article aims to help you make an informed choice as to which area to choose – especially if you are a family, or you have specific concerns about mosquitoes and malaria.

What is malaria?

Malaria infection is caused by protozoan of the genus Plasmodium. Infection begins with a bite from an infected mosquito. There are four species of Plasmodium that infect humans. Each with a different geographical spread, type of symptoms, severity and treatment.

Transmission of malaria is affected by climate and geography and usually coincides with the rainy season. Humans are infected with the parasite by only certain types of mosquitoes. Anopheline mosquitoes are active as dusk falls and throughout the night. So if you see a mosquito at 2 pm in the afternoon, (which is unusual but can happen), it is highly unlikely to be a carrier of malaria.

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Top 10 Golf Courses in Cape Town & Garden Route

Posted on January 26, 2015 by - Africa FAQs, Lists and Top Tens


Cedarberg’s Top 10 Golf Courses in Cape Town & Garden Route

The Golf Digest in South Africa brings out bi-annual rankings for the top golf courses in South Africa. This article focuses on our take for the Top 10 Golf Courses in Cape Town , Winelands, Hermanus & the Garden Route.

It differs from the Golf Digest rankings in that the Digest covers the whole of South Africa. So some of country’s best golf courses, though immaculate, are not readily available to the keen overseas golfer. Either because of their location or their exclusive club membership which does not easily permit visitors.

Our top 10 golf courses in Cape Town includes some of the top golf courses which are relatively easily accessible to the golfing visitor. We have put the Golf Digest Rankings at the bottom of each description for your reference.

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Or head to our Golf pages for some of our sample golfing holidays in South Africa

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