Posts – Wildlife

Cheetah babies

Lente Roode has been passionate about cheetahs since she was a little girl. It seems only natural that she ended up creating a sanctuary for cheetahs (and other endangered wildlife).

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A black and white affair

Recently voted the global winner in the Best Luxury Safari Spa category in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2012, Karkloof Wellness & Wildlife Retreat will not only pamper your body, but its wilderness and wildlife will also sustain your soul.

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Hotel monkey

You’re sitting on the patio eating breakfast and suddenly there’s that feeling you’re being watched. Ah yes. Look up and you’ll likely see 2 inquisitive eyes scanning you and what’s on your plate.

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Frogs in a pond

I remember seeing the odd frog hopping around our garden when I was a child. But as I grew up, they just seemed to vanish. The wonder of them came rushing back at a Karoo farm outside the small town of Springfontein, smack bang in the middle of the country.

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Remembering epic elephants

South Africa has hundreds of museums. Among the biggest and the best are the Iziko Museums of Cape Town, Museum Africa, the Apartheid Museum and the Johannesburg Art Museum.

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South Africa’s newest, shiniest national park

When Vaalbos National Park outside the diamond town of Kimberley was deproclaimed a few years ago, it seemed like a real setback for conservation. But that wasn’t the end of the story.

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Letaba Wilderness Trail

Forget the comfy safari vehicle and all the mod-cons of a safari experience. If you want to get back to nature and have a genuine African wilderness experience then head for Letaba Ranch next to the unfenced border with Kruger National Park.

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Sea Kayaking with whales in Hermanus

Last week I had the pleasure of joining the crew from Walker Bay Adventures for a sea kayaking experience in Hermanus. This involved getting within 40 metres of a Bryde’s whale and even closer to seals and dolphins.

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Kings of the Kalahari

In the wildlife-rich lands in South Africa’s Northern Cape and Limpopo are camel thorns. At first you’ll hardly notice them. A thorn tree is a thorn tree, right?

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The irresistible clacking of warthogs

Like most wildlife lovers, I have a real soft spot for warthogs, and their sheer ugliness is part of the appeal.

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