Posts – Wildlife

The best of North West province with #TravelChatSA

  • 14 August 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Sun City, hot-air ballooning and the Big Five all come to mind when one thinks about the North West province, according to contributors to last night’s #TravelChatSA.

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Amazed by Augrabies

As the sun set at a point in Augrabies Falls National Park called Ararat, the world around me changed colour, bathed in a palette of purples and oranges according to the reach and angle of the sun’s rays.

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Jock Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park

Although you’ll be spoiled with every comfort at Jock Safari Lodge, from a private plunge pool to top rangers and superb food, the camp still retains its rustic feel.

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Birding at Barberspan, North West province

A visit to Barberspan, a natural pan in South Africa’s North West province, to look for returning seasonal migrants turned up a few surprises.

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10 great reasons to visit Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Western Cape

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve can rightfully claim its place in the conservation story of South Africa for restoring and protecting 54 000ha of craggy mountains and desert plains while offering an authentic Big Five experience for visitors.

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Popular pics on Instagram this week

  • 17 July 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

We love all the fantastic grammers using #MeetSouthAfrica to share their photos of our country. Here are the top regrams we have posted from the past week.

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The whale season is in full swing

Each year, southern right whales start arriving at the Cape around June, and with them come the whale watchers eager to observe these gentle giants in their natural environment.

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Photographer profile: Singita's Ross Couper

Read our Q&A with wildlife photographer Ross Couper, a field guide at Singita Sabi Sand game reserve. His ‘office’ is some of the finest game-viewing land in southern Africa.

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Leshiba Wilderness: The art of fulfilling travel

  • 05 July 2014 by Willem Steenkamp

In this age of convenience, we’ve become accustomed to not working for the things that turn us on intellectually and emotionally – but sometimes a little effort makes them even better.

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Backpacking along the Wild Coast

  • 03 July 2014 by Lynnette Johns

South Africa’s Wild Coast, as the name suggests, is an untamed strip of coastline in the Eastern Cape. It stretches from East London to the mouth of the Mtamvuna River, and is increasingly popular with tourists. Backpacking is one of the best ways to experience the Wild Coast.

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