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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.

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#TravelChatSA: What's on your #CPTBucketList?

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

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga – not only for the birds

Birders from all over the world flock to the charming village of Wakkerstroom, which is home to a critical wetlands area, an important avian ‘flyway’ that thousands of birds use as migratory routes. But many visitors come here for things other than beaks, feathers and wings.

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Explore the Northern Cape

September is Tourism Month in South Africa, and each year we place extra focus on a particular province. This year, the focus has been on the Northern Cape.

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South African souvenirs for the green traveller

A guide to green gifts from South Africa for the environmentally aware traveller.

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