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.
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!
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.
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 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?
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.
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