Boutique Hotels We Love: The Silo Hotel | Cape Town

The Silo is an exclusive five-star hotel towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City. This magical hotel is a celebration of art, style, architecture and design. A tribute to timeless glamour and contemporary luxury offering the highest levels of personalised service synonymous with The Royal Portfolio. The Silo [...]

Places We Love: Thorntree River Lodge | Zambia

Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls. Thorntree River Lodge has been completely rebuilt with an environmentally-conscious design. Drawing inspiration from local customs and culture, it is a modern contemporary design with tented roof structures to maintain the feel of authentic Africa. The [...]

Planning a Custom Tour in Africa

Planning a custom tour to Africa can seem like quite a daunting task at first. Where do we go? How long do we spend in each destination? What will we see? What time of year is best? How do we get form point A to point B? Thats where we step in to assist you [...]

What Trip I Am Looking Forward To Most In 2021

Probably one of the most difficult question thrown at me last year. What Trip I Am Looking Forward To Most In 2021... May I keep this very short and say all of them? Honestly, I cannot wait to travel anywhere to be quite frank. Amongst all the exciting safaris I'll be hosting next year, one [...]

Missing the Mara

It is another one of those incredibly difficult question. What do I look forward to the most, next year? Or which trip do I look forward to the most. I’ll say this, there is none that I do not hungrily await to commence. I look forward to all of them with great anticipation. The great [...]

The Amboseli National Park

The Amboseli National Park is one of my favorite reserves in Africa. In my opinion, it’s home to the most iconic African scene: If you do not know what mountain this is, I’ll inform you in just a bit. But apart from that perfect setting, the parks diversity in all aspects are just incredible and […]

Incredible India – A country filled with culture and diversity

One of the oldest civilizations in the world, India is a mosaic of multicultural experiences. With a rich heritage and myriad attractions, the country is among the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It covers an area of 3287263 sq. km, extending from the snow-covered Himalayan heights to the tropical rain forests of the […]

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Deep in the African bushveld, within South Africa’s famous Sabi Sand Reserve, ‘something enchanting lies in wait’ – the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. Both the Sabi Sand and Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserves are very dear to me. I say this because not only is this beautiful area home to one of the richest game populations […]

Nkurru Lodge, Madikwe

As you read this I am currently on safari at this beautiful destination. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is the first safari of the year that I am hosting. This destination is a very special destination for me and one that I always love hosting. It is such a diverse safari in terms of […]

Madikwe Private Game Reserve

Madikwe Private Game Reserve. A reserve that I fronded upon for years prior to starting with Wild Eye. I honestly thought a visit would be a total waste of time. This was clearly due to my pure lack of knowledge regarding this safari destination. I was sent out on an exciting adventure shortly after joining […]

Kambaku Safari Lodge

”Welcome to a new existence in a place where legends linger. It’s a place where a piece of Africa’s living heritage has been immaculately conserved. Enter the world of this continent’s most majestic wildlife. Comprehend the word tranquillity. Our lodges are benchmarks on the map of African hospitality. Every day is an opportunity to experience […]

MalaMala

MalaMala Game Reserve. It is no secret as to what lies within this property, for lack of a better word. It should be described as a haven more than a ‘property’; and a haven it truly is. For all sorts of wildlife indeed, but its claim to fame certainly derives from its unmatched numbers of […]

Duma Tau Camp – A Gem in Botswana

Duma Tau, meaning ‘roar of the lion’ is a luxury tented camp situated in northern Botswana’s Linyanti Concession. I had the privilege of working as the manager of this beautiful camp for a couple of years. Botswana is without a doubt one of the premier safari destinations in Africa, most famous for the Okavango Delta, […]

We left nothing to chance and effected change!

In March 2020, Wild Eye and the travel & tourism industry, like many other industries the world over, was dealt a catastrophic blow with the onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic. At an estimated 80% decline in income generated by tourism, resulting in projected losses of in excess of a trillion Dollars, the industry remains […]

A True Winter Wonderland

Exploring a true winter wonderland is an experience like no other. Let’s backtrack a bit to January 2020, before this global pandemic was in full swing. Gerry and I, along with our group of guests were exposed to the very best sights that Iceland has to offer. Coming from the norm, an Africa specialist safari guide, this was […]

Sabi Sands Game Reserve

The Sabi Sands Roughly 65,000 hectares in size, and sharing a fenceless border with the Kruger National Park, the privately owned properties within the The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is home to some of the best game viewing this planet has to offer. History The Sabi Sands was originally excluded from the Kruger National Park around […]

Tswalu Kalahari – A dream destination

Situated in South Africa’s Northern Cape, lies one of the most unspoilt pieces of land and the largest private game reserve in Africa, Tswalu Kalahari In Setswana, Tswalu means a ‘new beginning’ and the aim is to deliver exactly that: a fresh era of hope for the people and wildlife of one of South Africa’s […]

Another dawn, another dusk…

You know it’s coming, you have heard it a thousand times before, yet you still try and anticipate it as if you’re waiting to be ambushed by an irate leopard. You try tell yourself “it’s probably still going to be a while, don’t worry, relax”. No sooner has that thought past your mind, the silence […]

As far as the mind can see…

It had been a long career sojourning from one camp to the next, to a lodge somewhere, to another somewhere else. I suppose I had become quite aquatinted with the continent that way. Africa that is. You could, maybe, go as far as saying I was growing into an authority on Africa’s peoples and wildlife […]

The Sound at Night

I would hear a sound at night. It was footsteps. They had no direction, nor did they seem to be approaching or leaving. They’d gently walk through the space of mind. Coming and going as easily as a breeze. Pushing away needless thoughts of the demands of society. I knew its stride, an unmistakable rhythm, […]

Different Seasons on Safari

Different seasons on Safari can give you totally different experiences, many of which a lot of people are not aware of. In short, there is no bad time to be on safari, but certain areas tend to peak at different time of the year. Here is a breakdown on which places might be best to […]