A Sea Turtle Soiree in South Africa

The Leatherback sea turtle is the biggest and one of the rarest of all sea turtles. Threatened by activities like commercial fishing and pollution, there are only 34,000-36,000 left in the wild, so catching a glimpse of these giant turtles can be a once in a lifetime opportunity and a breathtaking sight. During my January Read more…

Safari Guides: Storytellers, Zoologists and More

Bleary-eyed, we raced over the plains of the Masai Mara, the chilly morning air whipping around us as we gripped our thermoses with one hand and the vehicle with the other. Far in the distance, our guide had spotted a cloud of dust rising from a rocky outcropping—to our untrained vision, yet another feature of Read more…

Vote for Travel Beyond for “World’s Best!”

Travel Beyond is once again nominated in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards under the category of “Tour Operators and Safari Outfitters!” If you’ve traveled to Africa on a Travel Beyond trip, we’d be honored to receive your vote in this annual online survey. To vote for Travel Beyond: Create a sign-in with your Read more…

Dana’s Wine Tasting in the Cape Winelands

My husband and I traveled to South Africa in October. Throughout our trip we experienced exceptional game viewing, scenic tours and beautiful accommodations. Our trip was full of highlights: We were lucky to see the Magnificent Seven in one three-hour game drive (the Big Five plus cheetah and wild dog). We cruised along the beautiful Read more…

Furs for Life: Singita’s Leopard Conservation

South Africa’s Kruger National Park and the surrounding private game reserves, like the Sabi Sand and Timbavati, are well-known for incredible game viewing of leopards, lions, cheetah, elephant, rhino and other “must see” safari wildlife. Known as a Big Five safari destination, photographers flock here in the hopes of witnessing dramatic chases, epic showdowns between Read more…

Craig Beal Named to Travel + Leisure A-List for 8th Year!

For the 8th straight year, Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal was named to the elite Travel + Leisure A-List as a Safari Specialist! As Craig’s 2018 member profile on Travel + Leisure’s website explains, “Safari travel runs in Beal’s blood. His mother founded Travel Beyond — the company he now owns — when he was Read more…

Rose steps off the beaten path in South Africa

My most recent African exploration took me to Cape Town to attend the We Are Africa luxury travel show, where I immersed myself in dozens of meetings over several days to learn about all of the exciting new properties and experiences that await our Travel Beyond clients. Of course, after spending so much time indoors, Read more…

Travel Beyond Named “World’s Best” of 2018!

For the second straight year, Travel Beyond has been honored as a “Top 10 Safari Outfitter” in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards! The annual World’s Best Awards are voted on by Travel + Leisure readers, who rate and review the tour operators, hotels, cities, cruise lines and other travel companies and destinations they’ve Read more…

Africa: Table for One?

I am no stranger to traveling by myself. In fact, I quite enjoy the adventure and that great “I did it!” feeling that comes at the end of a solo trip. I’ve traveled a fair amount and have visited many US and European destinations on my own. But…Africa is special. The sights and sounds are Read more…