Posts – Wildlife

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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The leopard and the porcupine: A photo story

What seemed to be a normal game drive turned out to be one of the rarely seen moments in the wild. This is a story of a hungry leopard and a defiant porcupine.

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Giant birds that roar

Ostriches are truly very odd birds. Or maybe we only notice because they are so very large.

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Ever seen a painted wolf?

  • 07 November 2012 by Kate Rau

Sightings of wild dogs are very rare. So imagine how lucky we were to get to see a whole pack, including pups.

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Dogs vs poachers

In the Sabi Sand Reserve next to the Kruger National Park, dogs are being deployed to combat rhino poachers.

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A bush affair…

Gavin Gillham, a security adviser for the United Nations from Pretoria, shares some of his wildlife photographs.

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In Search of the African Lion

Relive your safari or visits to the African bush with a magnificent new coffee table book called In Search of the African Lion. You won’t be able to put it down ...

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Dolphin stampede off the Cape Town coastline

A film and photographic crew view a super-pod of dolphins off the coast of Cape Town.

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Collective genius

Did you know about an obstinacy of buffalo? A sneak of weasels? A romp of otters? A shrewdness of monkeys? And my current favourite, an implausibility of wildebeest?

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The summer swizzler

There is no sound in southern Africa that announces the arrival of summer more confidently than the busy, swizzling song of a southern masked-weaver.

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