THE ALPHA MATCH is now available for pre-launch order at online bookstores!

In this first season you will get to know the men and women of the Untamed Safari Series. Dynamic personalities at home in the wilds of Africa with passions that will not easily be tamed.

Interviews and reviews

Fiona McVie's interview with Leigh Archer:

Inspiration for the series

There are few places on earth as wild and romantic as the South African bushveld. It has become one of the most favoured tourist destinations in the world, a popular location for proposals and honeymoons. Luxurious bush hideaways, swathed in opulence, are a haven for royals, celebrities and the romantic at heart.
Its untamed wildness, abundant wildlife and promise of adventure have been described as Out of Africa meets Downtown Abbey. There is no end to the delights that can be experienced by the brave and the true romantic.
The Untamed Safari Series places unforgettable men and women in this captivating setting and holds its breath as they play out the dynamics of love and red-hot passions.
Madikwe Game Reserve in North West province close to the Botswana border features in THE ALPHA MATCH. The plunge pool (top of page) at Madikwe Hill's Main Lodge gives a taste of some of the exciting settings in the Untamed Safari Series.
You now have your very own ticket to all the passion and adventure of the African bush in The Alpha Match - the first season in the Untamed Safari Series.  Buy yours now!

Glossary of South African words

African wild dog
hamba kahle
Open grass planes with occasional trees.
Screened area in which to eat or to keep livestock.
Medium-sized antelope, mostly brown with a prominent, wide white blaze on its face, belly and rump.
A buck, sacred to the San, that can grow to 1.7 metres and weigh 900 kilograms.
Also called the painted dog. Native to Sub-Saharan Africa and now a protected species.
Hello in Zulu.
Goodbye in Zulu.