Posts by Characterstays

Heads held high: Raffia Palms of Kosi Forest

If you take a trip to Kosi forest lodge you will have the privilege of seeing the giant Raffia Palms, with their heads proudly held high above the other indigenous trees in the forests. Raffia Palms are the largest palms in the world, and can grow to a towering height of 25m. Their leaves can…

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Majestic Baobabs at Tsowa Safari Island

Dr Sharon Grussendorff is inspired by the great Baobabs of Tsowa Safari Island and writes about their mysterious beauty. As humans we can learn so much from trees – especially from Baobabs the beauty and dignity of old age. Baobab trees are incredible trees that can live as long as 3 000 years! The older they…

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A new roof for Mabibi Primary School

Mabibi Primary School During various meetings held with the Mabibi Primary School governing body, it was apparent that one of their most pressing issues was the disrupted lessons during rainy season – their rooves were old and rotten, resulting in water pouring into the classrooms and disrupting class. Solving this issue would be their first…

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The top 3 must-have essentials for going on safari

By Kylee Ryers 16.44 million tourists visited South Africa in 2018, proving it to be a popular holiday destination for many. However, along with beautiful beaches, mountains, and cities like Durban, South Africa is also home to an abundance of wildlife – making it the perfect place for activities like nature tours and safaris. While being a prime…

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No rush, no sense of time

Kosi Forest Lodge - Isibindi Africa Lodges

Kosi Forest Lodge guest Shae Schwenk wrote this lovely description of her stay. To read about more of her adventures, visit . Featured image by Teagan Cunniffe, all other images in this post by Shae Schwenk. Our drive to Kosi Forest Lodge took us just over 7 hours and we expected the roads to…

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Top tips for environmentally friendly lodges

Providing lodging for environmentally conscious persons is a passion of all Isibindi Africa Lodges. Every impact that we have on our pristine natural environments needs to be thoughtfully considered. On that note, below are some tips from Geraldine Mills that will help lodges attract travelers who are into sustainable and eco-friendly living. Go Green #1:…

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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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