Posts – Wildlife

Whales from the air

When it’s one of those limpid spring days in Hermanus, Evan Austin of African Wings can’t resist taking his plane up to watch whales.

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Painted gigolo lizards of Augrabies

At Augrabies Falls National Park live fabulous and eccentric lizards, as gloriously coloured as Mexican blankets.

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Our natural heritage

This week I have a guest blogger, a great wildlife and nature photographer by the name of Morkel Erasmus. He shared some of his recent images with us, as well as some words about his experiences and his favourite national parks and game reserves in South Africa.

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Calling all birds

Birds are wise to humans and our careless ways with crumbs. Their beady little eyes miss nothing.

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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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