Posts – Wildlife

A bush affair…

Gavin Gillham, a security adviser for the United Nations from Pretoria, shares some of his wildlife photographs.

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In Search of the African Lion

Relive your safari or visits to the African bush with a magnificent new coffee table book called In Search of the African Lion. You won’t be able to put it down ...

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Dolphin stampede off the Cape Town coastline

A film and photographic crew view a super-pod of dolphins off the coast of Cape Town.

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Collective genius

Did you know about an obstinacy of buffalo? A sneak of weasels? A romp of otters? A shrewdness of monkeys? And my current favourite, an implausibility of wildebeest?

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The summer swizzler

There is no sound in southern Africa that announces the arrival of summer more confidently than the busy, swizzling song of a southern masked-weaver.

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Roadside steenbok

With all the private game reserves springing up around the country, it’s possible to have free game drives in certain areas just by driving along side roads.

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How penguins are like rhinos

Last week South African National Parks released a touching little picture of 46 African penguins taking a few tentative webbed steps into the sea. They had been rescued, underweight and dehydrated, and sent to penguin sanctuaries to be fattened up a little.

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Lion Sands – living up to its reputation

The Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to Kruger National Park, is world famous for its game—especially the Big 5. But it’s also home to some of South Africa’s finest private game lodges. Lion Sands is one of these.

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Madikwe magic

Madikwe Game Reserve in North West province is rapidly becoming one of South Africa’s top safari destinations. The Big 5 are all here, but it may also maybe your best opportunity to see the elusive ‘painted wolves’ of Africa – the highly endangered wild dog.

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The Ranger Diaries: All in a day’s work

Ranger Diaries is a wildlife and adventure blog that documents amazing moments in the bush.

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