World Elephant Day: Conservation of Elephants through Private Game Reserves.

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World Elephant Day is celebrated every year on 12 August to raise awareness on the plight of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) from the numerous threats that they face.  On the…

January 2020

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It’s always absolutely amazing to see the miraculous transformation of the bush as the wet season arrives and the grounds burst with an explosion of green and colour. Dams fill…

December 2019

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It’s hard to believe that another year is winding down and that 2020 is almost upon us. We have much to celebrate in 2019 with the lodge going from strength…

November 2019

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November at Safari Plains is an exciting time of the year. Some of the more noticeable highlights include the first summer rain storms, the return of migratory birds such as…

October 2019

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Think back, really… think back. When last did you hear the silence? A very simple question that’s actually not that simple to answer. In today’s world, we’re all so extremely…

September 2019

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September marks the beginning of spring, and the end of the country’s short-lived winter. While the dry, winter months may have the reputation of being the best time to go…

August 2019

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Safari Plains Mabula is wonderful place to visit year-round, each month with its own special characteristics and beauty. Winter season here at Safari Plains Mabula is drawing to a close…

Safari Plains Achieves Five-Star Grading

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Extraordinary is pleased to announce that Safari Plains, the newest property in its collection of luxury hotels and lodges in southern Africa, has achieved a five-star grading.This prestigious category, as…

July 2019

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The mercury dropped to 3.1 degrees Celsius in the beginning of the month until mid-month here at Safari Plains. Different days of the month it was only at 3.6, but…

June 2019

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Congratulations to Elias Mangwane for being shortlisted for the Lilizela Awards 2019. These awards recognize and reward tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to deliver a…

May 2019

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One usually imagines the African bush to be a peaceful place, but as the moon heads towards full, the impala rams are hitting their stride in the rut, and their…

April 2019

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Every morning Safari Plains awakens to the sounds of the bushveld greeting the new day. The dawn chorus – as it has become known – includes hundreds of different bird…

March 2019

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It’s incredible how nature responds to changing conditions. The grass at the moment is longer and, more importantly, thicker than we’ve seen it in many years, and a number of…

February 2019

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If you have ever been on safari during the summer in Safari Plains you will be able to associate yourself with what I am about to explain and if you…

January 2019

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My apologies if the picture is deceiving, however the article is not about the lions. As most people have headed back to work for the start of 2019, things have…

December 2018

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It was a fairly good sighting this month – at least for all of us here at Safari Plains. Although I don’t usually like commenting about the general state of…