Posts – Wildlife

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.


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.


'Hops and Hippos' safaris

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


Winter specials to heat up the cold months in the Cape!

With discounts of up to 40%, SANParks’s Cape region is offering some tempting winter stays in the coming months.


Guest post: Kruger National Park

  • 03 June 2013 by Ana Fañanás

Ana Fañanás visited South Africa as part of the #MeetSouthAfrica bloggers’ trip held in May. This guest post from her details her experience in Kruger National Park.


South African wildlife wonders – A photo essay

  • 23 May 2013 by South African Tourism

The Love South Africa group on Flickr is constantly updated with beautiful images taken all over the country by our Flickr group members. Haven’t joined the Flickr group yet or would like to see more images from the group? Check it out here .


Miss USA lends her voice to South Africa's rhino

Having opted to come to South Africa on her homecoming tour – a tour that each Miss USA makes, usually to the state from which they come – South Africa-born Nana Meriwether will leave with a new cause to speak to when she gets back to the United States.


Will there be a happy ending?

Thandora the elephant has been released into the wild after 23 years in a zoo. Will she make it, and will she become part of a free-roaming herd and find her ultimate destiny?


Ranger in a Box

The Kruger National Park’s extensive road network is well mapped and maintained, criss-crossing an expanse of pristine wilderness that is half the size of Switzerland. You can spend hours, days or, if you’re lucky, weeks driving on routes that take you from camp to camp, encountering a huge range of wildlife on the way.


Walking with lions

Ukutula Lion Park & Lodge in North West province is where Willi and Gillian Jacobs have a lion breeding and research centre. It is an amazing place to interact with lions of all shapes and sizes – from tiny cubs to big, black-maned males.