Posts – Wildlife

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?

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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.

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#TravelChatSA turns the spotlight on social media

  • 30 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

The age of smartphones and social media has opened new research avenues for travellers in search of adventures. This week’s #TravelChatSA looked at the most popular social media platforms and how they are being used by visitors and the local industry.

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#TravelChatSA: South Africa's best safari experiences

  • 23 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

Keen for a wildlife experience in South Africa? In this week’s #TravelChatSA, travel enthusiasts shared their valuable insights on how to get the most out of a safari.

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South African lodge tops Condé Nast top 100 list

  • 21 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

A South African safari lodge has been voted the best in the world in the Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World: 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards.

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#TravelChatSA: South Africa in ‘a thousand words’

  • 16 October 2014 by Thrishni Subramoney

The scenic beauty of South Africa was showcased to great effect on Twitter in the latest #TravelChatSA. Travellers from across the country shared their best travel snaps in the one-hour gathering on the social networking site.

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Discover South Africa with four Brazilian bloggers

  • 15 October 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Follow four Brazilian bloggers on their trip through South Africa, which they are already describing as ‘incredible.’

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Five wonderful Western Cape experiences

  • 12 October 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

The magnificent province of the Western Cape is home to Table Mountain, Robben Island, part of the scenic garden route, picturesque winelands, and so much more. Here are five of the many wonderful experiences you can enjoy in this fascinating province.

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Kgalagadi Leopard Project

Leopard sightings in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park are the stuff of legend, and it’s no wonder they’ve generated a slew of ‘popular’ and scientific research. The work done by Dr Matthew Schurch is a combination of the two and provides ample opportunity for visitors to the park to identify the leopards they see, as well as contribute to a growing database of information on the park’s leopard population.

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Saving leopards – four at a time

  • 03 October 2014 by Cassidy Parker

The swift actions of a committed team of conservationists and veterinarians recently saved the life of a young, pregnant leopard and her three unborn cubs, after the leopard had been caught in a snare in the Magaliesberg in South Africa’s North West province.

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