Bohlale Wildlife Safari and Golf Tours
- Bohlale Safari conducts tailor-made and private day and over-night tours from Sedgefield, Garden Route, Western Cape.
- Secluded and Off-the-beaten-track Karoo Tours (Working farm and ancient fossils)
- Wildlife Safari in National Parks throughout South Africa.
- Golf on thirteen Garden Route courses.
- Garden Route tours from George airport / Sedgefield.
- Great white shark cage-dive tours in Mossel Bay.
- Cango cave and Ostrich farm safari.
- Kruger National Park safaris from Johannesburg.
- Fossils from Permian period unique to Karoo area.
- Cape Town and Peninsula includes whales and wine.
BOHLALE is a South African word from the "siTswana" ethnic group meaning "knowledge or intelligence"
- BOHLALE Safari and Golf Tours registered as a Company on 31 July 2007.
- The safari and tour vehicle is a Toyota Quantum 13 passenger seat micro-bus.
- An overnight safari and tour party is recommended for up-to 8 persons.
- Secure and safe tour and safari accommodation is arranged at selected Hotels, Bed and Breakfast enterprises and Kruger National Park chalets.
- Passenger and Public Liability Insurance for tourists to the value of R18,000,000.
- Born on 22 February 1948 in Durban is a descendant of Holland (1744) and English (1879) Immigrants to South Africa. Descended from the Botes and Botha on father's side and from mother's family, Collins and Hodgson. The latter ancestral link has been traced back in the United Kingdom to "Lady Godiva 1040 - 1080"!
- Completing his high school at Marist Brothers College, Observatory, Johannesburg and excelled in athletics, rugby and swimming until a knee injury, during an 'old boy' rugby game, prevented further competitive sport at age 21 and a USA sports scholarship. Golf is now his selected sport.
- CAIB (SA) Bankers Diploma while in the financial industry, servicing Corporate and Small Business enterprises with worldwide connections ensuring transparent International banking co-existence.
- Studying part time Anthony qualified as a Tour Operator & Professional National Tour Guide.
Bohlale Safari is a member of the following organisations:-
- SATSA [Southern Africa Tourism Services Association] (Member # 1874).
- South African National Tour Guides (GP3486)
- Birdlife South Africa Ornithological Society (Member # 35446)
- Endangered Wildlife Trust (Member # 15176)
- South African Archaeological Society (Member # TVL020 & WCA#744).
South African general information Safari and Tours:-
- The average daily sunshine of 8.5 hours. (London 3.8, New York 6.9,)
- South Africa, originated some 3,5 billion years ago, as part of the most “stable” of all the floating continents Gondwanaland, which oldest rock-formation on earth lies near Barberton.
- The largest recorded meteorite impact in the World (size of Table Mountain) struck the Vredefort Dome some 2,020 million years ago said to expose the richest gold mineral area on earth.
- There have been five other meteorite impacts in South Africa, the most recent being the Tswaing crater, only 200,000 years ago, 20 kilometres north of Pretoria.
- The arid Karoo region was part of a shallow sea until about 158 million years ago. Ancient Reptiles, Gorgonopsians of the Permian period and Dinosaurs of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods roamed this area from 310 million to 65 million year ago.
- Australopithecus, biped personages, our ancestral link lived not too far from Johannesburg only 3 million years ago. Tours to Sterkfontein caves in the ‘cradle of humankind’.
- History now reveals the San / Khoi-Khoi people roamed the South African coastal areas 167,000 years ago.
- Kimberley’s big hole is NOT the largest 'hand-dug' hole in the world. Larger by far is at Jagersfontein, Free State. The largest diamond in the world was discovered at Cullinan on 25 June 1905 only 9 meters below the surface, weighing 3106.75 carats which was cut into 106 stones. The largest of these, a pear-shaped 530 carat, called the 'Star of Africa', is set in the Royal Sceptre; another 317.4 carat diamond is set in the Imperial Crown.
- Golf courses, Leopard Creek. Hans Merensky, Sun City, Legend and many in our 'Garden Route'.
- Kruger National Park safari boasts the following wildlife species:-
507 Birds, 147 Mammals, 114 Reptiles, 34 Amphibians, 49 Fish and 336 Trees.
Measuring 2,360,000 Hectares or 23,455 square kilometres.
Established in 1898 is also home to the Masorini and Thulamela Archaeological sites.
- “Big 6 Birds”; Ostrich, Marabou & Saddle billed Storks, Goliath Heron, Kori Bustard, Secretary.
- "Raptors 5"; Crowned, Martial, Tawny, African-Fish Eagles and Bateleur.
- "Big 9"; Elephant, Black and White Rhinoceros, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild Dog and Hyena.
- "Ugly 5"; Hyena, Lappet faced Vulture, Wildebeest, Warthog and Marabou stork.
- "Little 5"; Red billed buffalo weaver, Ant lion, Leopard tortoise, Elephant shrew and Rhino beetle.
- "Kruger Big 6 Birds"; Lappet-faced Vulture, Martial Eagle, Kori Bustard, Saddle-billed stork, Southern ground Hornbill and Pel's fishing Owl.
- "Secret 7"; African wildcat, Serval, Aardvark, Pangolin, Genet, Civet and Porcupine.
- "Big 5 Trees"; Baobab, Jackal berry, Marula, Leadwood and Wild fig.
- South Africa has a coastal length of 2,954 kilometres and the total land area of 1,219,100 square kilometres.
South African Places of interest
- Johannesburg – City centre red bus tour, Gold Reef City and Shaft 14 'underground mining experience', Apartheid Museum, Soweto tour, Sterkfontein hominine Caves.
- Pretoria - Church square, Union buildings, Voortrekker and Freedom Park monuments, Cullinan diamond town, Pilanesberg Game Reserve and Sun City,
- Panorama route Graskop and Blyde river Canyon.
- KwaZulu-Natal - Aliwal Shoal scuba with ragged tooth shark, Drakensberg world heritage site. Anglo-Boer war Battlefields route, St. Lucia estuary world heritage site.
- Garden Route – Plettenberg Bay and Robberg peninsula, Knysna estuary, George, Mossel Bay (Great white shark cage-dive), Ostrich farms and Cango caves, Meiringspoort and Route 62.
- Cape Town – Harbour and Victoria and Alfred waterfront, Table Mountain, Castle, Greenmarket, Robben Island.
- Cape Peninsula - Simon’s Town, Cape Point, Hout bay, Camps bay, Clifton, Bloubergstrand, Robben island, Fossil park, Wine-land Route and Hermanus whales.