Category: Flora and Fauna

Love in Bloom: Orchids of South Africa

White Orchid

Nothing says “I love you” like the gift of orchids. These alluring blooms symbolize love, beauty, luxury, and strength. Not only do they last much longer than roses, some are also deliciously fragrant.

Did you know? There are almost three times the amount of orchids grown in South Africa as there are in all of Europe! The southern African region boasts 479 species, 65 percent of which are endemic. Our orchids grow in a wide variety of different habitats, including bushveld, savanna, karooid scrub, thorn scrub, fynbos, and grassland. As in many other plant groups, the Western Cape is where most of the species flourish, in a wide variety of colors and uniquely shaped blossoms.

Kudos to the Kudu!

Kudu

Did you know? Legend has it that the kudu is God’s favorite antelope! After creating the very first kudu, God held its face in His hands, looked into its eyes and exclaimed, “You are SO beautiful!” and kissed the kudu smack on the nose! And that’s why the kudu bears the fingerprints of God. You can see them on the sides of every kudu’s face.

CNN Recommends South Africa

CNN Recommends South Africa - The Place To Holiday

While the Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, CNN is recommending South Africa as THE place to holiday.

Titled 23 beautiful reasons to visit South Africa CNN’s post features a slideshow of spectacular images that celebrate what they consider to be the best places to see in the Rainbow Nation.

Rekindle Romance With An Anniversary Vacation

Discover why Travel + Leisure magazine named Cape Town the #1 city to visit in Africa and the Middle East at the 2016 “World’s Best” Awards!

African Penguins at Boulders Beach near Cape Town, South Africa.

African penguins at sunset near Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Beautiful beaches, breathtaking mountains, world-class cuisine, captivating wildlife, adventures for beginners & experienced thrill-seekers…and we haven’t even mentioned the South African wines or the city’s cultural riches!