Posts – Wildlife

Jock of the Kruger

I’m sure you’ve heard of the book Jock of the Bushveld, a South African classic loved by many. The concept and legacy of the Jock Safari Lodge originates from this; the lodge itself was funded from the trust fund of Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, the book’s author.

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Cats’ cradle

A different battle is being fought in an area where once Brits and Zulus, and Brits and Boers, fought for their respective homelands. Today, highly endangered big cats as well as other wild felines are fighting for survival in a rehabilitation centre.

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Aloes, bees and mead

In winter, the colours of nature fade to fawn and blonde. But in the Eastern Cape, things are just beginning to brighten up.

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Mission: Finding meerkats in the Karoo

It is still dark when we pile into our vehicle and drive to the rendezvous spot – the scouts had gone out the night before to do a recce, and then got word to us that the mission was a go for the morning.

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Lions for Africa

Come to South Africa for some of the best lion sightings in the world.

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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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