Survival tips to survive in the wild  Surviving in the mountains or even in the wild is a skill that all daring globe-trotting adventurers should know how to do. But sometimes we all need a reminder on how. Surviving is not just about eating your own toe nails and dodging your mother in law Check out our list of top 10 survival tips from our very own expert of insane wilderness circumstances, Captain Chaos, aka, Darren MacDonald. Besides surviving on some hectic Himalayan peaks, rock climbing and diving in shark infested waters, Darren also has a passion for sharing his

Sad News – Another rhino poached in the Pilanesberg When will this onslaught end!!! The rhino corpses are piling up while the greed and the blatant disregard for these incredible animals is running rampant. The gestation period of a rhino is about 450 days. And we are not sure what the ignorant users in China and Vietnam think but unlike mice rhinos only have 1 calf. Poachers are slaughtering the rhinos at a rate of nearly 1500 a year in South Africa. That’s nearly 4 a day!!! So guess what? The death rate has far exceeded the birth rate which is

Bucket list adventures in South Africa So yes it’s no secret!!! South Africa is definitely my favorite place in the world especially if you are looking for the ultimate bucket list adventures. If I had a choice I would move there in a heartbeat. I love absolutely everything about the ‘Rainbow Nation’, from its stunning beaches to mystical forests to majestic mountains to chilled out and friendly vibe.  South Africa is definitely the perfect destination for adventure travellers the world over. I have traveled to the country with South Africa Adventures 5 times and yet I still find some incredible

Safaris in South Africa – Why So Popular?  South Africa is fast becoming the most popular safari destination in the world. It is packed with an abundance of incredible safari lodges and a diverse abundance of wildlife. And of course it is highly affordable with the current exchange rate which I, being US citizen was delighted about. The first part of our trip involved a few hours flight from Johannesburg to the town of Hoedspruit which is situated kind of right in the top right hand corner of the country. The runway is the second longest in South Africa. I

The majestic elephants of the Pilanesberg The Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa is one of the best wildlife experiences in terms of the abundance of wildlife that can be found there. We have spent over 4000 hours guiding over the past 8 years. And yes we have basically seen it all. We’ve witnessed the gore and bloodshed of a lion taking down an impala. We’ve see the now endangered rhinos doing the funky monkey that would make even the most candid of us blush. We’ve even had lofty giraffes sticking their heads into our game vehicles to see who’s

Andrew Sullivan- World Adventure Traveller and nature enthusiast writes about Adventures in South Africa.  Adventures in South Africa are ceratainly one of a kind! When I received an email from South Africa Adventures, asking me if I’d like to join them on a few tours, you can imagine I didn’t have a hard time writing a reply. It was myself and my girlfriend’s 5th anniversary and the timing was perfect. We have always had an unquenchable thirst for the great outdoors and we knew that adventures in South Africa are abundant. Hiking, SCUBA diving, safaris, shark diving, mountain biking-every activity

Two African Bull Elephants Fighting – Why do they do it? On a day tour to the Pilanesberg in October, guests witnessed dramatic sighting that very few have the privilege to see. Even game rangers who have been involved in African safaris for over 10 years mentioned how rare the sighting was After about 2 hours of game viewing on the north western side of the Pilanesberg, we had decided to head on back to camp for breakfast. Our guests were getting hungry and we wee afraid they may decide to take a chunk out of the ranger. And he