South Africa is known for its wide-open spaces, gorgeous beaches, bird-rich wetlands, a unique floral kingdom, and wildlife. It’s not often that you find all these treasures in one place – but you will at the 1872 Melkkamer Cottage in De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Southern Cape.
South Africa is one of the world’s best places for birding, with 858 bird species recorded here so far. The country offers a wide diversity of habitats, from forests and fynbos to deserts and remote islands.
17 November 2014
by Johan Mostert (words and images)
Johan Mostert has a passion for photography, especially of birds. Here is a selection of some of the beautiful images he’s taken, from Cape Town to the Kalahari, along with a few reflections on what bird photography has taught him – including that the early bird catches the bird!
10 November 2014
by Desiree Haakonsen (words and pictures)
Hermanus may be known as the Whale Watching Capital, but after a weekend of southern right whales almost breaching into her lap, Desiree Haakonsen of TravelGround reckons De Kelders is the area’s best-kept secret.
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