Have you heard about the lion called Sylvester? NO?

He is a male lion of about 3 years old. He was kept in the Karoo National Park. This sneaky / adventurous devil escaped from the Park twice within a year!

Posted by Outlook Safaris on June 3, 2016

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Ready, Steady, TRAVEL!

Another week has flown by and we are ready with your weekly updates and handy travel tips!

June really is a great time to travel. For people from the Southern Hemisphere it is a great time to escape to the pleasant summer weather of the Northern Hemisphere and the Northerners can visit a country like South Africa and go on a safari without feeling like they are melting.


  June 4 June 5 June 6 June 7 June 8 June 9
Cape Town 9°C/20°C 8°C/21°C 12°C/25°C 13°C/27°C 12°C/29°C 14°C/28°C
Johannesburg 7°C/20°C 6°C/19°C 6°C/20°C 5°C/20°C 5°C/19°C 5°C/19°C
Skukuza 10°C/31°C 9°C/29°C 11°C/29°C 7°C/29°C 6°C/29°C 7°C/29°C

It looks like it is going to be another cold week in Johannesburg. Perfect weather to enjoy the cities numerous coffee shops (Try out Motherland Coffee ) and bakeries and to try the local curry dishes and chakalakas

Seems like the place to be is in Cape Town, the weekend starts chilly but next week will be perfect weather to enjoy wine tastings and tours of the Mother City. However, we won’t suggest booking outdoor activities for Friday as there are some chances of rain.

As per usual Skukuza in the Kruger National Park is close to paradise. It does however seem that the mornings are getting chillier, make sure to pack a beanie, gloves and a scarf for those early morning game drives on the Open Safari Vehicles.

What to Pack

The team at Unilad recently released a very handy tutorial video showing a nifty hack on how to pack your clothes as not to wrinkle them, this method also saves a lot of space in your suitcase, seeing as you have to pack so much clothes with our different weather regions –

What is in the local news

It is no use talking about politics with anyone in the world right now, the subject is an absolute minefield! However, there is some funny stuff that made the news in South Africa this week which is sure to lighten the conversations around the campfires:

  • You’ll remember that we told you about the local South African Airline, Fly Safair, that challenged the other domestic airlines to the #Runningmanchallenge ? Well the other airlines have accepted the challenge and have posted their own videos to the great entertainment of the rest of South Africa.
  • South African Airways’ Airlink also chipped in and accepted the challenge...
  • Have you heard about the lion called Sylvester? NO?  Here is a quick recap.  He is a male lion of about 3 years old.  He was kept in the Karoo National Park.  This sneaky / adventurous devil escaped from the Park twice within a year.  Due to the extent of the damage he caused while roaming free and the costs of his recaptures.  There was a major public outcry as it was rumoured that SANParks wanted to euthanize the Lion, luckily that did not happen and SANParks decided to relocate him to the Addo Elephant National Park.    Sylvester has now been relocated and is enjoying the company of two ladies who also have a very interesting past.


So we come to an end, for this week.  We’ll be back next week with all you have come to expect from us.

We hope that we have made your bags lighter, rescued you from awkward conversations and have you excited for your Kruger Park Safari

Until next time...

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