Mozambique is a southern African nation whose long Indian Ocean coastline is dotted with popular beaches like Tofo, as well as offshore marine parks. In the Quirimbas Archipelago, a 250km stretch of coral islands, mangrove-covered Ibo Island has colonial-era ruins surviving from a period of Portuguese rule. The Bazaruto Archipelago farther south has reefs which protect rare marine life including dugongs.
South Africa is a country on the southernmost tip of the African continent, marked by several distinct ecosystems. Inland safari destination Kruger National Park is populated by big game. The Western Cape offers beaches, lush winelands around Stellenbosch and Paarl, craggy cliffs at the Cape of Good Hope, forest and lagoons along the Garden Route, and the city of Cape Town, beneath flat-topped Table Mountain.
Embarking on a camping trip in Botswana requires a good deal of planning and preparation. You will be going to remote areas, accessible only by four-wheel drive, where water, petrol or food may not be available. You may often be driving on rough terrain, and through heavy sand, in conditions very different from those you are used to. As a general rule, take all food requirements to last your stay. Take at least 20 litres of water per person, preferably more; for desert destinations, carry between 50 and 100 litres. Carry at least 100 litres of petrol in long-range tanks or in metal jerry tins. Take spare vehicle parts for breakdowns. As campsites within game reserves and national parks are usually not fenced, it is important for campers to take necessary precautionary measures to ensure their safety, and to abide by the information provided by wildlife officers.
When a river 1700m wide plunges 120m over the Victoria Falls and is trapped in a basalt gorge no more than 40m wide the result is….turbulent! For the next 70km the warm waters of the Zambezi River offers some of the finest Grade 5 high volume rapids on the planet as it surges through the scenic splendour of the Batoka Gorge. In 1985, Shearwater was the first company to run commercial White-water Rafting trips on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe. Since those early intrepid paddle strokes Shearwater has become synonymous internationally with some of the biggest and best white water action in the world. Prepare to get wet and wild on the mighty Zambezi in one adrenalin-filled day of white-water action
What better way to explore the highlands, forests and nature reserves of Swaziland than on foot! The rugged terrain and rock formations of Ngwempisi offer adventurous hikers an off-the-beaten track trail. Join a guided hike in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary or an up close and personal encounter with game such as blue wildebeest, blesbok, zebra and impala on the trails of the Malolotja Nature Reserve. In the Shewula Nature Reserve, hikers have the opportunity to discover Swazi culture. In the north-east, trails in the Mlawula Nature Reserve provide intimate encounters with nature and wildlife. Or walk along the river at Mantenga and up the peaks overlooking the Ezulwini Valley.
No visit to Lesotho is complete without experiencing the transport of choice for most Basothos. A Pony Trekking Adventure is the ideal way to experience the sights and sounds of this picturesque mountain kingdom. Guided outrides are suited for beginners as well as advanced riders. Ponies can handle narrow passes, so you will be able to go where the four-wheel drivers cannot. Traverse mountain passes, ride across rivers and stop for a refreshing swim at tumbling waterfalls - it’s all in a day’s work on a Pony Trekking adventure in Lesotho.