Posts – Wildlife

Cheetahs, wild dogs and more

If you want to see cheetahs up close in a protected environment, then visit the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre in the foothills of the Magaliesberg. You’ll not only have an exciting day out, but also contribute to further research and conservation.

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A man, a pram and the penguins

Dave Chamberlain, an apparently crazy South African, recently completed a run of 2 700km from Walvis Bay in Namibia to Port Elizabeth’s Bayworld, pushing a pram.

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Family-friendly game lodges and kids’ safaris

Taking a child on a safari can be educational, fun and enlightening. Here’s our choice of some great family-friendly lodges.

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Q&A with photographer Richard du Toit

Richard du Toit has spent hundreds of hours above the bush (in aircraft, helicopters or anything that flies) capturing the essence Africa and its wildlife.

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On the catwalk ... with Ranger Diaries

South Africa’s big cats – leopard, lion and cheetah – are a photographer’s dream. Take a look at some incredible images from rangers in the field.

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The wild dogs of Mkhuze Game Reserve

  • 15 January 2013

In December, I spent a few days with the WildlifeACT rangers and volunteers at Mkhuze Game Reserve in Zululand, who are dedicated to tracking and monitoring African painted dogs on the reserve, making sure they’re safe and, more importantly, snare-free.

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An elephant mourns its dead brother

It’s not a myth – elephants do mourn their dead, as a recent visit to Madikwe Game Reserve showed. A young elephant chased off the lions feeding on the body of his dead brother and then quietly grieved.

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Baby time in the bush

On a recent day trip to the Kruger National Park, I was thrilled to see baby impala lying, feeding and frolicking among the bright green grass – a sure sign that the halcyon days of summer in the Lowveld have arrived.

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It’s for the birds!

BirdLife South Africa is the first BirdLife organisation in the world to produce its own magazine. This gorgeous glossy is for anyone who loves birds, feeds them or goes looking for them. Whether you’re just a beginner or a twitcher, African Birdlife will put you into the picture.

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Affordable getaways – Haaspoort Private Nature Reserve

Haaspoort Private Nature Reserve in the Klein Winterhoek Mountains, not far from Port Elizabeth, offers a luxury experience that’s easier on the pocket that most bush lodges.

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