Kgalagadi Leopard Project

Leopard sightings in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park are the stuff of legend, and it’s no wonder they’ve generated a slew of ‘popular’ and scientific research. The work done by Dr Matthew Schurch is a combination of the two and provides ample opportunity for visitors to the park to identify the leopards they see, as well as contribute to a growing database of information on the park’s leopard population.


Garden beauty: Spring at Babylonstoren

For a small entrance fee, visitors can experience the richness and diversity of a true Cape garden on the beautiful farm of Babylonstoren, which lies halfway between the winelands towns of Franschhoek and Paarl.


South Africa stars in the finale of hit Australian TV show The Bachelor

South Africa has been showcased on the hit Australian dating reality show, The Bachelor. The last two episodes of the current series are shot in South Africa and end with Bachelor Blake proposing to one of the three ladies who accompanies him here.


Saving leopards – four at a time

  • 03 October 2014 by Cassidy Parker Wildlife

The swift actions of a committed team of conservationists and veterinarians recently saved the life of a young, pregnant leopard and her three unborn cubs, after the leopard had been caught in a snare in the Magaliesberg in South Africa’s North West province.


#TravelChatSA: What's on your #CPTBucketList?

This week’s #TravelChatSA focused on Cape Town and activities for every traveller’s #CPTBucketList.


Popular pics on Instagram: The Garden Route and Heritage Day

We love all the fantastic Igers using #MeetSouthAfrica to share their photos of our country. Here are the top instagrams from the past week ...


Taking a tour of Tala, KwaZulu-Natal

  • 01 October 2014 by Christine Marot (words and images) Wildlife

About an hour’s drive from Durban, Tala Private Game Reserve offers ample game-viewing and birdwatching opportunities.


What’s in a South African name?

South Africa has many amusing and interesting place names, mostly as a result of the wonderfully emotive Afrikaans language. Here we look at some of these colourful names ...


Love South Africa: Photos by Sheldrickfalls

  • 30 September 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds Wildlife

We have a Love South Africa Flickr group where many talented photographers share incredible photos of our beautiful country. We’ve decided to showcase some of these photographers’ photos on our blog.


Experiencing a shisa nyama in South Africa is a must!

A favourite pastime among South Africans is the awesome Shisa nyama –  a phrase used to describe an informal barbecue, or braai.