Ethos African Snippets

Long Live the King

As the country gears up for the first coronation in 70 years, we thought we would throw the spotlight on why our clients offer products and experiences that are fit for a King, or for a client that should be treated like one!  This is not just about a level of luxury, but about how a place makes you feel and how it will help you make the memories that will last a lifetime.


Rattrays at MalaMala was already offering guests an unparalleled Big Five safari experience however now they will be offering stunning newly designed accommodation as well.  The whole of Rattrays has undergone a complete re-imagination and will reopen this coming May for those special guests fortunate enough to experience it immediately.   Guests will still enjoy that authentic African bush environment whilst being ensconced in contemporary African luxury.   This adult only lodge will continue to offer guests a high level of privacy and exclusivity in new sumptuous surroundings.  Images will follow so watch this space!  READ MORE


MCH Private Camp is the perfect retreat for those looking for a luxurious tented camp in South Africa hidden away from prying eyes.  A camp that they can take over in its entirety, if they wish.  4 beautiful and spacious tents accommodating just 8 fortunate guests take you back in time to the original days of photographic safaris. Here you can dine under air-conditioned canvas with tradition at its heart.  Candelabras, fine China and exquisite silverware adorn the dining table.  Or, just luxuriate in your outdoor clawfoot bath with views over the Makalali wilderness to the Majestic Drakensberg Mountains in the distance.  READ MORE

Machaba Safaris

For those discerning clients looking for authentic exclusivity in Botswana then look no further than Gomoti Private.  This intimate camp contains 2 tented suites (accommodating 6), a lounge and dining area, small pool and wonderful deck with its own firepit. Situated in its own private concession in the game rich heart of the Okavango Delta here guests can enjoy vehicle and water based safaris from the privacy of their own private game vehicle.  Relax in the evening over a cold G&T, taking in the sounds of the African bush whilst the flickering flames of the fire warm you through.  READ MORE

Cape St Francis Resort

Even the most discerning of guests at some point like to kick off their shoes and feel the sand between their toes.  Imagine long hot summer days spent lazing on one of South Africa’s renowned Blue Flag beaches.  Staff to cook your breakfast and to arrange the details of your personal and private dinners taking place in your own beach house.  This beach house with its own private pool and garden that leads straight onto Seal Point Beach, ideal for long walks at sunset.  Your guests can enjoy this and more at Cape St Francis Resort’s Beach Break 4 and 5 bedroomed Villas where the laid back South African vibe and friendly personal service makes you feel relaxed and refreshed.  READ MORE


To be out in the wild is one thing, however to sleep under the stars is something quite different and incredibly special and nowhere does it quite like Kambaku.  Kambaku have a sleepout hide spread over 3 levels.  On the ground level is your hide where you can sit and observe the wildlife that comes down to the dam at night.  Heading upstairs takes you to your incredible viewing deck and then up again to your en-suite bathroom and your beautiful king sized bed.  This is the ultimate way to truly soak in the sights, sounds and smells of the African bush.  READ MORE

Image of the Month

A breakfast spread at Majeka House that is truly Fit for A King

Fun Fact

The King of the African Savannah has a very impressive 'crown'.  The mane has often been viewed as a shield that protects a male’s neck during fights against other males, but lions mostly attack each other on the back and hips. Instead, the size and colouration of the mane serves as a signal to other lions about the male’s fitness, similar to the showiness of the peacock’s tail.
Thanks to Jordi - Garonga Guide


Machaba Safaris Zimbabwe 2023 OFFER
Valid for stays from 1st May 2023 - 15th November 2023
Camps - Deteema Springs, Hwange and Ingwe Pan, Mana Pools
Duration - minimum 2 nights each camp
Fully inclusive rate / Excluding Park Fees