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Since &Beyond’s inception back in 1991, the mighty Bateleur eagle has taken pride of place in our company logo. Not only is this majestic bird an indicator of the health of an ecosystem, but in some cultures, it is also said to be a good omen, bringing with it protection and good fortune. How fortuitous that whenever our forefathers (and mothers) were making important decisions about the fate and future of &Beyond, they would glance up to see a graceful Bateleur flying overhead, as if to reassure and bring good blessings. Bateleur actually means ‘acrobat’ or ‘tight-rope walker’ in French. When these eagles soar, they rock from side to side, almost mimicking the balancing act of a tight-rope walker, which is only fitting since our company ethos is all about maintaining a healthy balance of caring for the land, wildlife and people. &Beyond’s Bateleur magazine proudly took this majestic bird as its namesake, and now, the eagle is soaring to new heights with The Bateleur.

guests at andbeyond phinda interacting with local community kids

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by Claire Trickett18th August 2017
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by Claire Trickett17th August 2017
WILDwatch

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by Claire Trickett10th August 2017
WILDwatch

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by Claire Trickett4th August 2017
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by Claire Trickett3rd August 2017
WILDwatch

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by Claire Trickett2nd August 2017
Leave a Legacy

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by Claire Trickett28th July 2017
WILDwatch

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Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Travel Inspiration

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by Claire Trickett19th July 2017
WILDwatch

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Oryx Walking in Sossusvlei Namibia

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by Claire Trickett18th July 2017
WILDwatch

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Our 15 favourite surprise feasts Celebrating our 15 favourite surprise feasts for &Beyond guests on 3 different continents…
by Claire Trickett14th July 2017
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