Posts – Wildlife

12 amazing bird pictures from South Africa

South Africa is one of the world’s best places for birding, with 858 bird species recorded here so far. The country offers a wide diversity of habitats, from forests and fynbos to deserts and remote islands.


Popular pics on Instagram this week: Bo-Kaap and Howick

  • 21 November 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

We love all the fantastic Igers using #MeetSouthAfrica to share their photos of our country. Here are the top instagrams shared on our account in the past week ...


Raggy Charters in Port Elizabeth

Operating out of the Algoa Bay Yacht Club, Raggy Charters is the only licensed boat-based whale-watching permit holder in Port Elizabeth.


A growing coalition of cheetahs at Madikwe Game Reserve

  • 19 November 2014 by Cassidy Parker

Two female cheetahs have joined the coalition of cheetahs currently at Madikwe Game Reserve, bringing the total population to seven, and hopefully helping to grow the population in the future.


Beautiful birds of South Africa in pictures

  • 17 November 2014 by Johan Mostert (words and images)

Johan Mostert has a passion for photography, especially of birds. Here is a selection of some of the beautiful images he’s taken, from Cape Town to the Kalahari, along with a few reflections on what bird photography has taught him – including that the early bird catches the bird!


Love South Africa: Photos by Callie de Wet, aka Wild Images

  • 12 November 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Here we showcase one of the many talented photographers contributing to the Love South Africa Flickr group.


Whale watching from a bathtub in De Kelders

  • 10 November 2014 by Desiree Haakonsen (words and pictures)

Hermanus may be known as the Whale Watching Capital, but after a weekend of southern right whales almost breaching into her lap, Desiree Haakonsen of TravelGround reckons De Kelders is the area’s best-kept secret.


Wildlife destinations in the Free State

  • 09 November 2014 by Christine Marot

Many of the Free State’s wildlife destinations have conservation as their primary focus, while Bloemfontein, the capital of the Free State province, is home to one of only two game reserves in the world located in the middle of a city.


Eland – southern Africa’s largest antelope

Eland certainly look noble and impressive when you see them standing solitary or walking fast in a big herd across the plains. But did you know that these imposing animals are our highest jumpers and that they are honoured and commemorated in world-famous rock art by South Africa’s San people?


New predator exhibit opening soon at the Two Oceans Aquarium

Anyone who has visited Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront this year would have noticed cranes, scaffolding and a hive of activity from men and women in hard hats just outside the Two Oceans Aquarium. It is expanding, and this very exciting project is nearing completion.