Posts by Characterstays

7 Romantic Lodges in Africa

Geraldine Mills, self-confessed wanderlust, writes about her pick of Africa’s romantic lodges for a honeymoon or getaway with your favourite other. To read more of her work, visit her blog Geraldine Walks. Africa might be on your list when it comes to planning for your honeymoon or just a casual getaway with your partner. Well,…

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Jumbari Family Safari

It makes us happy when you and the little people are happy. Here is a delightful review, with stunning images, of a family stay at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal. Visit the website of Jumbari Family Safaris to read this review and get other great ideas for family vacations

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First photographs and reviews are in!

We are so excited about the new Tsowa Safari Island. Here’s what our first guests had to say about their experience and some hot-off-the-press photographs by Shaun McMinn from our latest photo shoot of this photogenic lodge: Our very first ever guests Harmut and Irene (@Navigate TTS) wrote this glowing review on Tripadvisor: “From our…

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Traveling with a Tribe

What a delight – a blog written by a family for families with more than two children. Read their enthusiastic review of Kosi Forest Lodge on their blog Traveling with a Tribe. Janine writes ” This was one of my favourite holidays. A rustic but opulent lodge in the middle of a rare wetland, where…

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WWF Chairperson, Patron of Isibindi Foundation

Isibindi Africa Lodges

The Isibindi Foundation is delighted to announce that current chairperson of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Vusi Khanyile will, with immediate effect, take up the role as Patron for the Foundation. “Mr. Khanyile is a champion of both conservation and community upliftment,” says Foundation Director, Paige Gehren. “He founded Thebe Investment Corporation as an investment…

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Tips for enjoying a comfortable safari

Suggested image: https://unsplash.com/photos/dFmU3BXrC68 Kylee Ryers gives us her top tips for making the most of your safari in Africa: Over 200 mammals, including the big five of lions, rhino, elephant, leopard, and buffalo, are found in major South Africa National Parks and reserves, according to Brand South Africa. For bird lovers, the country is home to over…

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For the love of rivers

Tsowa Safari Island

Tsowa Safari Island Blog For the love of rivers “Brett has always been a river guy” says his wife, Paige Gehren of Isibindi Africa Lodges. This much loved couple are enthusiastically developing the new Tsowa Safari Island Lodge, set right in the middle of the Zambezi River. “By the age of 15 Brett had rafted…

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A heavenly escape

On her recent KwaZulu-Natal adventure, Portfolio Collection’s rock-star travel consultant Nicole Whitehorn was lucky enough to stay at some of our amazing Isibindi properties. Following visits to Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge (read about that here) and Kosi Forest Lodge (read about that here), it was then time for her to head to her third and final stop, the incredible Thonga Beach Lodge – and what…

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Kosi Bay Magic

A trip to KwaZulu-Natal for a Portfolio Collection consultant just wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the magical Kosi Forest Lodge on the Elephant and Zululand Coast. Being part of the Isibindi Collection, you can expect quality accommodation in a beautiful setting, not to mention top-notch service. Nicole Whitehorn was lucky enough to stay over during her recent trip…

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