Author Archives: Sandy Wood

Abandoned in the Masaai Mara

Abandoned in the Masaai Mara

It is Kenyatta Day in Kenya, October 20th. Actually it is now known as Mashujaa or Heroes Day. Big celebrations are to be held in Nairobi and as a result, the government have declared that Nairobi air space be closed for much of the morning. This meant my flight from Nairobi left earlier than usual.…

Karen Blixen Camp – Special Offers

Karen Blixen Camp – Special Offers

Don’t miss out on these amazing special offers at Karen Blixen Camp: Early bird offer Discount on bookings confirmed at least 4 months prior to the travel date Valentine offer The lady pays 50% of the per person sharing rate, includes private candle-lit dinner in camp, complimentary spa treatment for two, romantic turn-down with safari…

Dispatch from Africa – Masaai Mara, Giraffes and Selous

Dispatch from Africa – Masaai Mara, Giraffes and Selous

“We’re home now. There are pictures of our stops in the Maasai Mara (2 camps), Giraffe Manor in Nairobi and the Selous (Se’-Loo) in Tanzania. Lack of time to compose regular dispatches and no internet (by design in some camps) forced us to enjoy our time detached from technology. It was a fantastic trip with…

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

“Look at those elephants mum, they are so quiet, they look like ghosts in the moonlight.” This was my daughter and we were enjoying sundowners at Kwandwe Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. The elephant would have gone unnoticed were it not for her sharp eyes in the fast dimming evening light. Kwandwe is ideal…

Sandy on Classic FM

In this podcast I cover some ideas for weekend winter breaks catering in particular (but not exclusively) for those interested in doing a bit of fishing. I speak about some of our favourite properties in the Dullstroom and Lydenberg areas as well as some located in Natal. For those longer weekends I give you some…