Winter Warmer special at Etali Safari Lodge!

What a better way to beat the chilly days/nights at this remarkably upmarket lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Grab a friend/partner to this 5 star lodge and pay only:


A 2 night package fully inclusive of all meals,   scheduled game drives, game drive refreshments, afternoon high tea, teas and coffees, soft drinks and mineral water, house wines (Glen Wood Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc) and local beers, stargazing, use of the gym and steam room.

That’s not all, you get a complimentary 30 minutes wellness treatment if you book through Elan Botswana.

Click here for more details.


Let’s talk breakfast!

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I have never paid much attention to breakfast as anything more than just a ‘hustle’ to an extent that I have decided to skip breakfast altogether. I hardly ever have time to sit down and have a decent breakfast in the morning before I go to work. I’m always in a rush that I am less inclined to spend the time on a good breakfast. Well, a glass of juice or milk and a fruit does the magic for me. Yes, I know it’s not healthy, bla, blah, blah…but I am now so used to this that it has become the norm. For me, proper breakfast is only possible over weekends when I am more relaxed, and don’t have to worry about our ‘crazy’ roads and all the madness around. Someone will agree with me here.

Breakfast means a lot of things to each and every individual. It can mean any of the following:

• A bowl of motogo (porridge) or your favourite cereal.

• Bread with peanut butter, jam, the choice of spreads is yours.

• Bacon & eggs, or to others, simply English breakfast.

• Make a stop at a nearby tuck shop and get yourself a really fat ‘fat cake’ with some fried chips or serobe (minced tripe).

• Hot dog / pizza / pie / burger.

 …The list is endless…

Well, I am not a typical foodie but this doesn’t necessarily mean that I can’t treat myself to something scrumptious once in a while. Here is a list of my favourite stops around town for a good breakfast, all cool places to hang out with friends or by yourself.:

News Café : Situated at the Peermont Mondior Hotel complex, blends the temptation of their original menu with the latest culinary trends. Offers an indoor lounge/bar area decorated in a modern North American style. The outdoor seating area is also quite nice.

Wimpy : For a yummy breakfast: bacon, eggs, toast, etc. plus a choice of your favourite hot beverage.

Chicken Licken : This is an ideal place for a fast, no hustle take away. This is a very popular place and anytime you go, you will find long queues. Their hot wings are del-icious, or try some of their wraps or burgers. Prices are very reasonable too. I know most people believe that breakfast  is not complete without a cup of hot steaming coffee, more so, looking at the fact that this outlet does not serve tea/coffee. For a take away outlet this should not pose as a problem.

Primi Piatti : Located conveniently at RiverWalk Mall, so can be ideal for a business breakfast outing. Portions are large so you might be able to take a ‘doggy bag’.  The breakfast is amazing.