What on earth is an annular solar eclipse?

12 July 2016

MOZAMBIQUE, QUIRIMBAS ARCHIPELAGO: AZURA QUILALEA plays host to a once-in-a-lifetime event - an annular solar eclipse! What is that? Well, it is like a normal solar eclipse, only the moon is at its farthest from the earth, and too small to entirely eclipse the sun. The result? A ring of fire!



Eclipse Infographic
  • WHAT — annular solar eclipse and all 5 visible planets in the sky simultaneously. Astronomy expert Johan Strydom will host this event.
  • WHEN — 27 August - 3 September 2016 (eclipse on 1 September).
  • WHERE — in the Quirimbas Archipelago, Quilalea Private Island, AZURA QUILALEA.
  • COST — from US$ 4664 pps - 4 nights accommodation, all meals and local drinks, including helicopter transfers and return flights to/from Johannesburg. Enquire for more package rates.
  • HOW TO BOOK — reservations@azura-retreats.com | +27 11 467 0907.


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Kwandwe Fort House

Kwandwe Fort House is situated on a knoll overlooking the wide open plains of the 54 000-acre reserve. This is a sole-use safari villa in a private setting with sweeping views of the Great Fish River valley. Fort House discreetly combines the very best of an exclusive safari lodge with the latest conveniences of a modern home, it offers total privacy and an abundance of space to reconnect with loved ones. Guests can unwind on the front terrace with an amphitheatre vantage; overlooking the wildlife-rich expanse of grassland leading down to one of the major waterholes on the reserve. The heated rim-flow pool shares the same view, as does the boma which is sunken into the grounds of the expansive lawn in front of the house. Further fea..