If you want to see cheetahs up close in a protected environment, then visit the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre in the foothills of the Magaliesberg. You’ll not only have an exciting day out, but also contribute to further research and conservation.
In December, I spent a few days with the WildlifeACT rangers and volunteers at Mkhuze Game Reserve in Zululand, who are dedicated to tracking and monitoring African painted dogs on the reserve, making sure they’re safe and, more importantly, snare-free.
It’s not a myth – elephants do mourn their dead, as a recent visit to Madikwe Game Reserve showed. A young elephant chased off the lions feeding on the body of his dead brother and then quietly grieved.
On a recent day trip to the Kruger National Park, I was thrilled to see baby impala lying, feeding and frolicking among the bright green grass – a sure sign that the halcyon days of summer in the Lowveld have arrived.
BirdLife South Africa is the first BirdLife organisation in the world to produce its own magazine. This gorgeous glossy is for anyone who loves birds, feeds them or goes looking for them. Whether you’re just a beginner or a twitcher, African Birdlife will put you into the picture.
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