Posts – Wildlife

Rocking for Rhinos

‘It’s personal for us. These are our rhino, in our community, so we can’t ignore what’s happening to them. That’s why we’ve organised Rocking for Rhinos, here in Hoedspruit,’ explains Gareth Putter.

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Canine conservationists

Green Dogs Conservation, a South Africa-based non-profit organisation, focuses on wildlife conservation by making use of domestic dogs.

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The tortoises are waking up

In the middle of August, the leopard tortoise in my garden moved. This little piece of news galvanised the whole household. Said tortoise had been in hibernation for the winter months, still as a stone.

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A game safari fit for Indiana Jones’s bucket list

The Mattanu Private Game Reserve in the Northern Cape offers a rare game experience that is definitely not for the faint-hearted – a live game-capture expedition.

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Sibella – Samara’s famous cheetah

Here’s a story that starts sad and ends happy. It’s the story of a rare predator in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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The Ugly 5

On a recent trip to that greatest of all game parks – Kruger National Park – the grandchildren asked me to point out the Ugly 5.

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Aah, the Kruger!

There’s no denying it – the Kruger National Park lives up to its legendary reputation as offering 1 of the best game-viewing experiences anywhere.

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Elephants – a photographic tribute

More than any other animal, elephants have shaped the ecosystems of Africa. Their need for space is, in part, influencing southern African conservation and the creation of natural corridors and mega-parks.

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Blue cranes and sheep

This time of year, as you drive through the Overberg and Karoo, you might notice large flocks of our national bird, the blue crane, visible from the road. Winter is the time of year that they gather in numbers.

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The Zen of a scrub hare

There is something special about catching sight of a scrub hare just before dark.

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