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Erik Brits

Cape Town


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I helped build the Nightjar Guidebook for South Africa, and now spend my time doing further research into cool destinations, and helping people book their dream safari experiences. Always happy to advise, or grab a beer / coffee and welcome you to my city :)

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A  November 30, 2015

South Africa: Tips and best travel deals to South Africa from DC?

If you're going on safari, ask the agency you're considering using (or ask a few) if they have any specials on at the time - a lot of the lodges we've dealt with over the years regularly send us updates on their current specials, and we pass these on to clients... See More

A  November 30, 2015

South Africa: Speed Limits in Your Country

South Africa​ - Speed limits are 40km/h (25mph) in 'danger zones': tiny streets, outside schools, etc., and 60km/h (37mph) in general urban areas. Generally, we respect the 40 zones, and it's 50/50 whether or not drivers will respects the... See More

A  November 30, 2015

Botswana: Is Botswana worth going to in December versus Kruger?

The Kruger National Park​in December will be hot and humid, but the bush will be verdant and lush - it is the height of summer and it is the rainy season. It is a beautiful time to see the park, but wildlife is much harder to spot because the bush is... See More

A  November 30, 2015

South Africa: What are the best cities to visit as a solo female traveler?

The standard 'first time in South Africa' trip is Cape Town​ +Kruger National Park​ There is a Lot more to see in the country - I've spent 4 years road tripping it professionally and have only covered 70%... but, the... See More

A  September 17, 2015

Johannesburg: Best free things to do in Johannesburg?

Hey!  The newly redeveloped The Maboneng Precinct​ (i.e. the area around Arts on Main) is pretty cool, it was a lovely neighbourhood decades ago, ran itself into the ground, and over the past 5 years or so a massive urban renewal project has turned... See More

A  September 17, 2015

What are some ways to go on safari responsibly?

Hi :) I see where you're coming from, and I think the distinction between a public and private game reserve might help you. In most public game reserves, at least in the African countries that we typically send our clients, the land use is very strictly controlled,... See More

A  September 16, 2015

South Africa: Last minute trip to Cape Town/south Africa- safety and transportation?

Hi :) If you haven't booked yet, consider doing the Kruger Park​ for the safari portion of your trip? If you're flying into S.A. from far you'll likely come via Johannesburg​ anyway, and it's easier to get to the Kruger... See More

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