Posts – Wildlife

High summer in the Pilanesberg

The Pilanesberg Game Reserve, with its concentric ring of mountains, is one of South Africa’s most visited tourist destinations. And because of the variety of habitats, it is teeming with game and birds.


Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve

Many of South Africa’s birds obligingly occur in some of the country’s most scenic regions. I was reminded of this again on a recent visit to the Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve in the Wolkberg mountains.


Fun things to do in Plett (and surrounds)

Situated along the scenic Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay is one of South Africa’s prime tourist destinations, and both in season and out of season there are plenty of fun activities to do – from animal sanctuaries and organic markets to water sports and more on one of its many gorgeous beaches ...


Leopards at Cheetah Plains

Sabi Sand private game reserve bordering Kruger National Park has the highest density of leopards in the world. But four different leopards on one evening game drive? Even for Sabi Sand that must almost be a record.


Big sky country and the Great Karoo's legendary feline

I’m at Samara private game reserve for the beauty of the area, but also to check up on a legendary animal – Sibella the cheetah. Badly injured in a Limpopo farmer’s steel trap, she was rescued and brought to Samara in 2003, where she was nursed back to health and released back into the wild.


Unusual adventures in small-town South Africa

Jacques Marais’ latest book reveals lots of weird and wonderful adventures in South Africa’s small dorps (towns).


Gansbaai – the Serengeti of the Sea

The Gansbaai Marine Big Five infographic below gives insight into the prolific marine life along South Africa’s Cape coastline.


Awesome animal action in South Africa

  • 14 November 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Every week, members of the Love South Africa Flickr group share some great pictures. This week, we have some awesome animal action to share with you.


Soul-searching in Namaqualand

  • 29 October 2013 by Tara Turkington

They say in the Northern Cape that when you fall in a river, you should get up and dust yourself off.


Things to do in the North West province

  • 24 October 2013 by Melanie-Ann Feris

There’s a lot to see and do in the North West province. Here are just a few of the activities we think you should cram into a quick getaway to the province.