Posts – Wildlife

Best time to visit the Kruger?

As a veteran safari-goer and safari travel writer, I’m often asked, ‘What’s the best time to visit the Kruger National Park?’ It’s difficult to give a definitive answer, because the Kruger is great at any time of year.

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Wonderful whale watching

  • 22 August 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Whale watching is firm favourite among tourists and locals, and Walker Bay in the Western Cape is regarded as one of the best places in the world to see whales close to shore.

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Don't get your lions crossed

A rather cunning canine was recently discovered disguising himself as an African lion in a Chinese zoo.

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The beautiful Big Five

  • 08 August 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

The Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) are an important part of South Africa’s wildlife scene. Ironically, their name derives from the days when these dangerous species were regarded as the five most desirable animals to hunt. Now, visitors prefer to ‘hunt’ them with their camera lenses.

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Addo’s luxury lodges

  • 05 August 2013 by Romi Boom

Known as SANParks’s ‘Golden Kudus’, the luxury lodges in Addo Elephant National Park offer exclusivity and privacy, outstanding service, impeccable accommodation and gourmet cuisine.

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A glimpse into the world of shark cage-diving

Cage-diving with great white sharks is a rare opportunity to glimpse another world.

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Houseboat on Jozini Dam

I’m sitting on the deck of Shayamanzi 2, one of only two houseboats that cruise on Jozini Dam in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Swaziland is just around the corner beyond the dam wall, and if you go 100km or so south you’ll hit the Indian Ocean. I’m surrounded by mountains, bushveld and, of course, water.

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The roads best travelled...

If you plan to drive yourself in the Kruger National Park (one of the most exciting trips you’ll ever do), here are some of my own personal best roads and routes for really fantastic game spotting – learned over the course of 40 years of driving in the park.

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Beautiful birds of South Africa

  • 27 June 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds and Andrea Weiss

South Africa has more than 800 species of birds, making it a fantastic destination for birdwatchers. From the coast to inland, bird lovers will never be short of beautiful sightings.

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'Hops and Hippos' safaris

American company Africa Adventure Consultants is selling a fantastic South African ‘Hops and Hippos’ safari.

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