Posts – Wildlife

10 great reasons to visit Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Western Cape

  • 19 July 2014 by Andrea Weiss (words and pictures)

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve can rightfully claim its place in the conservation story of South Africa for restoring and protecting 54 000ha of craggy mountains and desert plains while offering an authentic Big Five experience for visitors.

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Popular pics on Instagram this week

  • 17 July 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

We love all the fantastic grammers using #MeetSouthAfrica to share their photos of our country. Here are the top regrams we have posted from the past week.

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The whale season is in full swing

  • 11 July 2014 by Andrea Weiss

Each year, southern right whales start arriving at the Cape around June, and with them come the whale watchers eager to observe these gentle giants in their natural environment.

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Photographer profile: Singita's Ross Couper

Read our Q&A with wildlife photographer Ross Couper, a field guide at Singita Sabi Sand game reserve. His ‘office’ is some of the finest game-viewing land in southern Africa.

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Leshiba Wilderness: The art of fulfilling travel

  • 05 July 2014 by Willem Steenkamp

In this age of convenience, we’ve become accustomed to not working for the things that turn us on intellectually and emotionally – but sometimes a little effort makes them even better.

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Backpacking along the Wild Coast

  • 03 July 2014 by Lynnette Johns

South Africa’s Wild Coast, as the name suggests, is an untamed strip of coastline in the Eastern Cape. It stretches from East London to the mouth of the Mtamvuna River, and is increasingly popular with tourists. Backpacking is one of the best ways to experience the Wild Coast.

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7 cool things to do with the kids these winter holidays

  • 26 June 2014 by Andrea Weiss

Family holidays are what memories are made of. Treat your kids to one of these great South African traditions these holidays.

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The eagle has hatched

  • 24 June 2014 by Andrea Weiss

A live webcam trained on an eagles’ nest in the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden allows you to observe the life cycle of one of South Africa’s iconic eagles in real time.

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Great sightings in the Kruger National Park

  • 20 June 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

When visiting the Kruger National Park, be sure to keep your eyes open for some incredible wildlife.

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A little voluntourism goes a long way

  • 17 June 2014 by Cassidy Parker

Volunteering while you’re travelling through South Africa offers some unique perspectives on the country, and there are a couple of options right outside Johannesburg to help you on your way.

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