One of the best things to do – if you’re sick of visiting coffee shops orshopping centers – is to step into nature and go on hikes in South Africa. Surrounded by the earthy smell of the forest, hearing only the crunching of leaves, and the twittering of birds, reconnects you to your inner self. Jenman … Read moreThe Most Beautiful Hikes in South Africa
The travel industry is constantly evolving, and subsequently, the way travellers choose tours, packages and safaris is constantly changing. We dissect some predicted travel trends for 2016 and investigated if they have indeed come true by chatting to our tour consultants and industry influencers. WELLNESS TREND As people are more aware of digital burn out, … Read moreHave the 2016 travel predictions been correct, so far?
Namibia is a country like no other. A land of contrasts. It’s rough and arid and dry; a fascinating place filled with seemingly endless high-rising dunes. The majority of Namibia remains untouched by humankind and looks like it did hundreds of years ago. As a destination, it’s a must-see for any traveller looking for a … Read moreYour Namibian Bucket List – 10 Must Do Activities
South Africa’s most beautiful city, racking up awards every year, is often the start and end to many holiday trips for international visitors. Jenman tours also usually end and start off in Cape Town, and if you’re on the Northern or Southern Experience, you will get to spend 2 days at the start or end … Read more4 Things To Do in Central Cape Town
Recently, we started our Instagram account to showcase our exquisite tour and travel photos. Sarah Duff, travel blogger and photographer, was one of the first photographers to showcase her skills on our platform. But we’ve fallen in love with many Instagram photographers who captured a piece of our African continent. Here are our Top 7 … Read moreIn Pictures: Our Top 7 Favourite Instagram Photographers
Why do people travel? Some people travel for a break from the stress of their 9 to 5 routine. Other people look to relinquish the responsibility of daily live. But for the majority of us, travel is about discovery – to taste new foods, experience new cultures and make memories that last a lifetime. If … Read moreJenman African Safaris – Your Expert in Border Crossing Tours
Safari by game vehicle can be an incredible way to explore the African bush. While this is the most common and least expensive way to discover the wilderness, game watching in a vehicle can have its drawbacks. Often, you are limited by predetermined roads and the loud noise of the engine can scare animals away … Read more7 alternatives to a safari truck holiday
We have just returned from a trip that we had long awaited and it was wonderful. We also added 4 new countries to our bucket list, bringing the total to 49 and covering all 7 continents. Diana will turn 75 this year and Cliff will be 79. This did not stop these seniors from booking … Read moreSenior Travel: Pack your bag and go somewhere!
Jenman Safaris’ Grow Africa Foundation, together with Rosmead Central Primary School, spent a beautiful day in Scarborough planting trees to raise awareness for World Environment Day, which takes place on the 5th of June. Grow Africa is a non-profit organisation run by Jenman Safaris and African Luxury Hideaways which aims to uplift the communities in … Read moreGrowing Africa: One tree at a time
We’re excited to present you with our new 2017 Jenman African Safaris brochure filled with all our tours for the following year – ranging from day-trips to border-crossing tours. The Jenman 2017 brochure is a collection of all our tours that are on offer, along with interviews and behind-the-scenes stories in a neat and modern … Read moreIntroducing the new, the amazing, and the wonderful 2017 Jenman brochure!
There is a well-known saying in Africa that locals and foreigners use to describe the absurd and bizarre things that happen on the continent. This is Africa, also referred to as TIA, is a simple way to describe the ludicrous things that occur in Africa. It is not always easy to communicate this humour to … Read moreThis is Africa: Why we love this continent’s crazy sense of humour
The ultimate bucket list for travellers visiting Southern Africa is to catch a glimpse of all the members of the Big 5: buffalo, elephant, lion, rhinoceros, and leopard. But did you know there is the Little 5 also exists? This group celebrates South Africa’s incredible biodiversity and the many small creatures that do not get … Read moreDid you know South Africa also has a “Little Five”?
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to spend a day on safari? Sandra Jenman opens her diary to our readers on her recent family trip to Zimbabwe and Botswana. Monday May 21, 2016 The end of the second perfect day at Mashatu! We arrived yesterday to a beautiful lunch and one of the best … Read moreA day in the life of a Safari goer
Retired Diana and Cliff Cunningham are visiting South Africa as part of their bucket list. After 9 months of planning, we were surprised when they contacted us to tell us they handmade 155 pencil cases for the Dingani Primary School students in Zimbabwe. As part of our responsible tourism initiative Grow Africa, all our guests … Read moreSafari guests give back to a Zimbabwean school
The Green Season matches the rainy season when barren, dry and brown landscapes turn into a million varieties of green (hence the name). Because of so much rain there is a lot of food and animals take this to their advantage to expand their families. This means a lot of baby animals are born! There … Read moreWhat baby animals will you see on safari in the Green Season?
Being a responsible tourist means more than throwing away your trash. As tourism has boomed in Africa over the last decades, the delicate eco-systems and cultural diversity of this incredible continent has come under threat. Even though tourism has many benefits for a developing nation, it can also destroy more than it protects. While many … Read more4 tips for the eco-conscious traveller
Travellers who decide to visit the vast plains, mighty mountains and deep forests of Africa to see the Big Five can look forward to an unforgettable time. Going on safari and experiencing the wilderness up close is often supposed to be a highlight. But it is the little things of everyday life that can either … Read more10 Life Hacks for your Safari Holiday
Covering a distance of 2.574 km, the Zambezi is Africa’s fourth largest river and the largest east-flowing river into the Indian Ocean from this continent. Beginning in Victoria Falls, this mighty river flows into Africa’s largest man-made lake, the Kariba Dam, before journeying eastward through the Lower Zambezi Valley. Water is the lifeblood of Africa, … Read more6 Unmissable Highlights of the Zambezi Valley
Want to experience the world? Just travel to South Africa… South Africa is becoming a popular destination with the weak Rand (a welcoming hurrah for American and European travellers), relaxed visa regulations and that the perception of Africa is that it’s no longer just viewed as a “safari only” destination. More and more, there is … Read moreExperience an Entire World in One Country
We have compiled a list of our favourite lodges that makes travelling with your family a fun affair. There are some things you need to look out for when you go on a safari with your family, so make sure to read this first. Our favourite malaria-free lodges: Lodges in this area that are malaria-free are … Read moreOur Favourite Family Friendly Lodges
At 9am on an unusually chilly morning of 19 February, 14 slightly sleepy Jenman staff members, a guide named Todd, a 2-year old toddler, and 17 very energetic children from Rosmead Primary School decided to brave the hike from Constantia Nek to the world famous botanical gardens of Kirstenbosch. The reason? Well firstly, many of … Read moreGrow Africa Hike – A Walk to Remember
Many parents are worried about taking their kids to Africa. But, as it turns out, the continent’s hospitality is very welcoming of families. There’s nothing as wonderful as seeing your child react to seeing a giraffe or elephant for the first time in their life. Here are some things to consider when travelling with children … Read moreSafari with Kids: Our top tips to help you
Patheka Tunzi is from Butterworth, a quaint town in the Eastern Cape, and moved to Cape Town 11 years ago. She has been working as a housekeeper, with the mechanics team at the Jenman Vehicle and Coach Builders‘ workshop next to our Jenman head office, for three years. As part of our Grow Africa initiative, … Read moreGrow Africa: Patheka learns to use the computer
Unless you have been living in an air-conditioned cave for the last week, you will undoubtedly have realised that Cape Town is currently experiencing a severe heat wave. For the Western Cape that guarantees one thing: fires. After our location for our new luxury eco villas, which will be built this year in the Scarborough region, … Read moreCape Fires – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Staff members from Jenman African Safaris have shed their clothes in order to shed some light on raising awareness for Africa’s endangered species. Jenman African Safaris is a family-run safari operator who came up with a conservation campaign: a calendar that features semi-nude – yet tasteful – photographs. Each month features a photo of staff … Read moreBaring all for endangered animals
Jenman African Safaris is all about sustainable and responsible travel. Recently, we launched our Grow Africa initiative Pack for a Purpose. What is Grow Africa? Grow Africa is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris and African Luxury Hideaways. The main focus is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and … Read morePack Your Suitcase and Change a Life
Bill and Claire Hurst live in New Zealand and were looking for a reasonably affordable trip to Africa. They both wanted a holiday that would guarantee an adventure into greater Africa and they chose Jenman African Safaris to assist them with all the necessary arrangements. Little did they know that this would only be the first … Read moreThe couple who fell in love with Africa
Every year thousands of people from around the world flock to Victoria Falls, and it’s no wonder, this little city offers much more than one of the 7 Wonders of the World. There is a plethora of sights, sounds, activities and adventures; enough to satisfy the most mundane of tourists. However, we’d like to divert … Read moreTop 10 Lodges of Victoria Falls
Jenman African Safaris has been working in South African tourism for years and we’ve compiled a list of 15 places that you just have to see! Have a look at our map and plan your trip accordingly. 1. Ascend Table Mountain with the cable car or by foot One of Africa’s most famous mountains, Table Mountain is famous for … Read more15 Travel Highlights in Southern Africa
There’s an air of rejoicing in the African Luxury Hideaways offices today. The clouds are enveloping the Zimbabwean skies and the glimpses of rain bring jolts of excitement to all of us as they are signs of what’s to come. Most people are saddened by the concept of rain, but not us; we’ve seen the … Read moreGlimmers of hope in record breaking drought