Posts – Wildlife

Camp Shawu at Shishangeni

  • 04 March 2013 by Ems Moipone Tsotetsi

Shishangeni Private Lodge is a private concession in the Kruger National Park that comprises three unique camps.

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Life at the waterhole

In game reserves, life revolves around waterholes. But the thing is to be Zen about it all – don’t drive away because you’re not seeing members of the Big Five slaking their thirst.

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South Africa’s small wild cats

I was enjoying the cool night air at Kruger National Park’s Mopani Rest Camp. Far away, I heard a hippo grunt, then a jackal call. But I was mesmerised by the small, slender creature in the branches of an acacia next to my hut.

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Buck baby boom

The bush comes alive with animal babies, particularly baby antelope, in the summer months of November, December, January and February. Make sure you spot them before a hungry predator does.

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Cheetahs, wild dogs and more

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.

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A man, a pram and the penguins

Dave Chamberlain, an apparently crazy South African, recently completed a run of 2 700km from Walvis Bay in Namibia to Port Elizabeth’s Bayworld, pushing a pram.

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Family-friendly game lodges and kids’ safaris

Taking a child on a safari can be educational, fun and enlightening. Here’s our choice of some great family-friendly lodges.

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Q&A with photographer Richard du Toit

Richard du Toit has spent hundreds of hours above the bush (in aircraft, helicopters or anything that flies) capturing the essence Africa and its wildlife.

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On the catwalk ... with Ranger Diaries

South Africa’s big cats – leopard, lion and cheetah – are a photographer’s dream. Take a look at some incredible images from rangers in the field.

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The wild dogs of Mkhuze Game Reserve

  • 15 January 2013

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.

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