Wilderness Wedding Trends for Nature-Lovers 2021

It sometimes feels that we now live in an entirely new world, with fluctuating COVID-19 regulations dictating wedding size, venue choice and layout, with social distancing practices imposed on wedding guests. What’s emerged as a result of the pandemic is an exciting new outlook on weddings (and other events), as…

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COVID-conscious Tourism – A New Meaning to ‘Safe Travels’

Even with many nations achieving herd immunity through vaccinations, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people approach their travels. Intrepid travellers have adjusted their bucket lists to include destinations offering safety and assurance. We believe that, with our wide-open spaces and scrupulous tourism and hospitality COVID-19 protocols, South Africa…

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Business As Usual – In the Bush (Give Zoom the Boot)

According to studies conducted by Stanford University, a minimum of four consequences of prolonged video chats have been identified, a set of symptoms commonly known as ‘Zoom Fatigue’. As more and more business and student individuals are thrust into the world of online meetings, classes and conferences, this new…

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Come and join us for Easter

Autumn is here and the Easter holidays are fast approaching, so there’s no better time to plan a much-needed Easter break at Abelana Game Reserve, here in the heart of Limpopo’s Greater Kruger region. So bring your loved ones and family for the Easter long weekend…

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Exploring Abelana on two wheels

Abelana Game Reserve is fast emerging as one of South Africa’s newest and most exciting mountain bike destinations, thanks to its breathtaking (and challenging) landscapes, outstanding natural beauty and, of course, its wildlife! We’ve already hosted successful tours with leading mountain bike operator…

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New sable released on to Abelana

Photo credit: Victoria Napier Abelana’s ongoing commitment to conservation has been given a boost thanks to the introduction of new sable onto the reserve. Three bulls and 12 cows, a number of which are pregnant, were released in January this year to supplement the existing sable…

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Love is in the air at Abelana!

When it comes to romance, it doesn’t get much better than a beautiful, luxurious safari suite overlooking a river, with hippos serenading and the sights and sounds of the African bush all around you, the soft flickering of candlelight and lanterns breaking up the warm African…

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Welcome to the black lamb of the family!

Something wonderful happened at Abelana over the festive season, resulting in a rare and beautiful addition to the reserve’s wildlife family – a black impala lamb was born! The lamb was spotted just a few hours after birth by Abelana River Lodge guide Bill Drew on…

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