Follow Us On Our Safari to South Africa

Follow Us On Our Safari to South Africa

Safari to South Africa

Madikwe game reserve.

We’re off on another “educational trip,” this time to South Africa, and I encourage you to follow us on our FaceBook page as we explore Cape Town, the Coastal Coves along the Garden Route, and exciting game viewing, as well as new lodges in Madikwe, which borders Botswana.

You might be wondering if this is work, as we’re checking out beautiful lodges, going on game drives, and sipping wine during the evening sundowners in the bush. How can we recommend lodges, activities, game viewing and places to visit if we haven’t experienced them first-hand?

Jim Holden and I are also attending a conference in Cape Town called “We Are Africa.” We’ll get the latest information on new and existing lodges, family-oriented lodges, game viewing, activities offered, wildlife conservation and focus-themed Safaris that we can pass on to you.

We are attending:

“WE ARE AFRICA” the continent’s hottest gathering of high-end travel brands, world-class buyers and top international press. From 14 – 17 May 2018 | Cape Town Stadium, South Africa.”

“Together we stand united to demonstrate that Africa is NOT ONE STORY.”

We are following the “Garden Route” of South Africa, and have designed a special itinerary for you along the “Coastal Coves and Garden Route of South Africa.” (Map above shows the itinerary.) We’ll share photos on our FaceBook Page  as we visit the beautiful scenery, wildlife and lodges along this route. (Dates will be determined for 2019.)

You’ll visit “Table Mountain,” Cape Town

This safari will be offered in 2019 to sailors and non-sailors with a flair for adventure, who are looking for a unique experience in Africa!

Along the Coastal Coves Route of South Africa

Here are some of the highlights on this special Safari, and I’ll share photos as we follow the “Garden Route,” during our trip.

  • Royal Cape Yacht Club
  • City and cultural tour
  • Robben Island
  • Table Mountain
  • Winelands tour
  • Whale watching cruise
  • Hermanus Yacht Club
  • Knysna “Garden of Eden” Quaint waterfront village
  • Exceptional food and wine
  • Kysna Yacht Club
  • Maritime museum, shell museum, botanical gardens
  • 800-year-old Woodville tree
  • Experience excellent wildlife sightings and game drives at Kichaka game lodge
  • Nanaga famous farm and pies on Eastern Cape
  • See elephants, lions, rhinos, buffalo, cheetahs, hippos, giraffes, hyenas, warthogs and zebras.

I look forward to sharing all this with you, and hope you come back with questions and comments.

Off to South Africa!!!

Sonia MarshAuthor/Blogger


  1. Ofelia Aranda on May 5, 2018 at 5:49 am

    Hi Sonia. Safe travels. I need some tips for South African travel on the following:
    1. What type of cell phone to use
    2. Do I need a converter?
    3. Clothing to wear in August
    4. Anything else I need to know.
    5. Anti malaria prophylaxis?
    6. Any vaccine?
    7. Visa?

    Say hello to Jim. Thanks for any advice and tips you can provide.

    • Sonia Marsh on May 22, 2018 at 10:53 am

      I just got back from South Africa, Ofelia.
      1). I don’t know what kind of cell phone you use. I have a Google Fi Pixel 2, and love it, as I can make international calls for 20 cents/minute and free texting in 135 countries. I love this phone as there are no extra steps to take to make these calls. I used to have a dual SIM card phone when I lived in Lesotho. One for Lesotho, and one for the US.
      2). They use 220 volts in South Africa. You can buy adapters for your plugs online or at Rootens luggage store in Irvine, where Jim Holden and I make presentations. They offer 10% off Safari clothing and other items to Holden Safaris clients.
      3). August is going into Spring. God weather, no rain.
      4). Where are you traveling?
      5). We always recommend anti-malaria in Kruger and other parts of South Africa. You don’t need it in Cape Town or Madikwe area though, which is malaria free.
      6). We also recommend yellow-fever, however if you are only going in and out of South Africa, you don’t need it.
      7). No visa required for South Africa. Just a passport valid for minimum 6 months after you arrive, and two blank pages in your passport.
      Call me at 949-402-7828 if you want to come by and meet Jim and me.

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