Posts – Wildlife

Miss USA lends her voice to South Africa's rhino

Having opted to come to South Africa on her homecoming tour – a tour that each Miss USA makes, usually to the state from which they come – South Africa-born Nana Meriwether will leave with a new cause to speak to when she gets back to the United States.

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Will there be a happy ending?

Thandora the elephant has been released into the wild after 23 years in a zoo. Will she make it, and will she become part of a free-roaming herd and find her ultimate destiny?

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Ranger in a Box

The Kruger National Park’s extensive road network is well mapped and maintained, criss-crossing an expanse of pristine wilderness that is half the size of Switzerland. You can spend hours, days or, if you’re lucky, weeks driving on routes that take you from camp to camp, encountering a huge range of wildlife on the way.

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Walking with lions

Ukutula Lion Park & Lodge in North West province is where Willi and Gillian Jacobs have a lion breeding and research centre. It is an amazing place to interact with lions of all shapes and sizes – from tiny cubs to big, black-maned males.

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Lesser kestrel mysteries

In October and November every year, tens of thousands of lesser kestrels leave their homes in Europe, Siberia and Kazakhstan and head south to insect-rich Africa.

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Rhino down

Gondwana Game Reserve sits in the heart of the Garden Route – 11 000ha of the only fynbos Big Five reserve in the world. Expect stunning natural beauty, superb accommodation and food, exciting game and interesting birds.

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Camp Shawu at Shishangeni

  • 04 March 2013 by Ems Moipone Tsotetsi

Shishangeni Private Lodge is a private concession in the Kruger National Park that comprises three unique camps.

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Life at the waterhole

In game reserves, life revolves around waterholes. But the thing is to be Zen about it all – don’t drive away because you’re not seeing members of the Big Five slaking their thirst.

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South Africa’s small wild cats

I was enjoying the cool night air at Kruger National Park’s Mopani Rest Camp. Far away, I heard a hippo grunt, then a jackal call. But I was mesmerised by the small, slender creature in the branches of an acacia next to my hut.

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Buck baby boom

The bush comes alive with animal babies, particularly baby antelope, in the summer months of November, December, January and February. Make sure you spot them before a hungry predator does.

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