Posts – Wildlife

'We bought a game lodge in Africa'

  • 03 June 2014 by Tara Turkington

Rhulani Safari Lodge is located up in the north-western corner of the Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West province, right up near the Botswana border. ‘Rhulani’ means ‘to relax’ in Swahili, but that’s the last thing new owners Rolf Steiner and Marisa Silva are thinking of doing.

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Seven reasons to visit Nelson Mandela Bay

Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch) is a very underrated destination, as I recently discovered after spending some time here. Here are seven reasons why you should consider visiting this part of the Eastern Cape.

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A boat ride with the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board

If you’re visiting Durban, an unusual outing is an early-morning excursion to see the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board checking its nets off the bathing beaches of the city.

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How tourists help wildlife conservation

  • 15 May 2014 by Lynnette Johns

Game farms can be heavily involved in conservation, including breeding and rehabilitation programmes. These farms typically fund the programmes from income generated by services they offer to tourists.

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Tigers in the Free State

Yes, you already know that South Africa has fabulous destinations for viewing the Big Five, but did you know that we also have magnificent free-roaming tigers?

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Alexandra township – a vibrancy that’s hard to beat

  • 01 May 2014 by Daphney Mngomeni

The next time you decide to try something new and different, why not go for a memorable township experience in the kasi (township) of all kasis: Alexandra.

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Penguins in South Africa: Where to see them

Penguins have been inspiring films, documentaries, fashion, dances and much more for years – there is an undeniable fascination with these ungainly creatures, which is why World Penguin Day has become so significant.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the Kruger National Park in one helpful book

Over a million visitors go to the Kruger National Park every year (but don’t worry about crowds as the Kruger is the size of a small country like Israel or Wales, and there are strict limitations on visitor numbers). There’s a really helpful, user-friendly book, Kruger National Park – Questions & Answers, that tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the park.

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Hippos find New Holme in the Karoo

  • 22 April 2014 by Tara Turkington

More than 200 years after they were shot out by hunters in the 1770s, hippos are again wallowing in deep waterholes in the Karoo’s Seekoei River.

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The Kruger National Park in less than 36 hours

  • 14 April 2014 by Cassidy Parker

A quick visit to the Kruger National Park may sound impossible – but it isn’t. In fact, it can be done with only a little forward planning. So book a night’s accommodation, hire a car, pack some padkos, and hit the road.

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