Karen Elowitt

  • 7 Photo Safaris You Should Know About

    photography safari By Karen Elowitt, 5:20 pm

    There’s no point going on a once-in-a-lifetime safari in Africa, only to come home with a bunch of blurry, over-lit, too-far-away photos to remember it by. This is why if you’re at all serious about photography, you should consider going on a specialist photo safari.

  • Adorable Overload: 15 Photos Of Lion Cubs, Just Because

    By Karen Elowitt, 5:19 am

    Who doesn’t love baby animals? Well if you don’t, you’ll want to skip this slideshow, because it’s chock full of playful lion cubs from the Kalahari to the Masai Mara doing what they do best — being cute.

  • Editor’s Picks: 6 Favorite Restaurants In Johannesburg

    shanghai hinabe By Karen Elowitt, 5:36 am

    The editor of AFKTravel reviewed more than 65 restaurants in her first three months in Johannesburg. She’s still got a long way to go before she’s eaten at ALL the restaurants that are worth trying, but she has already found a few favorites. Here’s her shortlist of places that she regularly goes back to, even when she’s not paid to.

  • 9 Exotic And Unusual Restaurants In Africa

    the rock zanzibar By Karen Elowitt, 5:00 pm

    Sometimes you get tired of the same old same old when it comes to dining out, and you want a night out someplace a little different or unusual. Well, the following places allow you to to break out of your rut and dine with sharks, or in a tree, or even in a plane!

  • Honorary Rangers: The Unsung Heroes Who Help Fight Rhino Poaching

    honorary rangers By Karen Elowitt, 4:23 am

    Hundreds of rangers risk their lives every day to save endangered rhinos in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. As poachers get more bold and more heavily armed, the chance of rangers getting involved in armed contact with them has risen from 2% to 40-60% over the last few years. Without the correct training and equipment, their task would be impossible.

  • Two Days And Two Nights At De Hoop Nature Reserve

    de hoop starfish By Karen Elowitt, 4:00 am

    Though it’s only three hours from Cape Town, De Hoop Nature Reserve truly feels like it’s in a different universe. 1500 plant species, 260 bird species, and 86 mammals make their home in the reserve, which offers rustic accommodation at various price points.

  • 15 Photos Of Mauritius That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

    mauritius-hindu-temple By Karen Elowitt, 4:22 am

    Mauritius’ visual splendor is undeniable. With its location in the middle of the Indian Ocean, its mixed ethnic heritage, dramatic geography and unique natural phenomena, it’s a photographer’s dream subject. With its location in the middle of the Indian Ocean, its mixed ethnic heritage, dramatic geography. We challenge you to keep your jaw closed while ogling these 15 incredible photos of Mauritius.

  • 16 Photos Of Morocco That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

    By Karen Elowitt, 5:23 am

    A land of mountains and majesty, sand and sunsets, history and hipsters, monuments and mystery, Morocco has it all. The colors, textures and light make for some pretty stunning photographs, in our opinion. Click through these 15 jaw-dropping photos of Morocco and prepare to be amazed.

  • A Guide To Budget Airlines In Africa

    Mango By Karen Elowitt, 5:00 am

    Budget airlines are commonplace around the world, and Africa is no exception. Some of these airlines connect major African cities with destinations outside Africa, while others ferry passengers to second-tier destinations within it, which is good news for travellers on a budget.

  • Food, Wine, And Fun: A Video Tour Of Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch

    spier segway tour By Karen Elowitt, 5:00 pm

    In this video, host Zandile Madliwa takes you on tour of Spier Wine Farm, one of the top wine estates in Stellenbosch, South Africa, and one of the most popular stops on the Western Cape wine route. Founded in 1692, Spier offers a restaurant, a spa, a hotel, a craft market, contemporary art, garden picnics, kids’ activities, Segway tours of the vineyards — and of course, award-winning wines.