Posts – Wildlife

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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Taking a tour of Tala, KwaZulu-Natal

  • 01 October 2014 by Christine Marot (words and images)

About an hour’s drive from Durban, Tala Private Game Reserve offers ample game-viewing and birdwatching opportunities.

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Love South Africa: Photos by Sheldrickfalls

  • 30 September 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

We have a Love South Africa Flickr group where many talented photographers share incredible photos of our beautiful country. We’ve decided to showcase some of these photographers’ photos on our blog.

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Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga – not only for the birds

Birders from all over the world flock to the charming village of Wakkerstroom, which is home to a critical wetlands area, an important avian ‘flyway’ that thousands of birds use as migratory routes. But many visitors come here for things other than beaks, feathers and wings.

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Make the Most of your Time in South Africa

The book, Make the Most of your Time in South Africa, covers 17 of the most popular tourist routes in South Africa, from biggies like the Kruger National Park to some not-so-well-known destinations such as the Karoo.

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Face to face with a shark – can I do that again, please?

  • 19 September 2014 by Marin Gorrie

I recently decided to shake off my fear, don a wetsuit, and get up close and personal with a few sharks during a shark cage-diving encounter.

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Cute baby animals

  • 16 September 2014 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Few of us can resist a baby animal; here are some photos of these little creatures that we love so much ...

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Wildlife photography tips from a pro

  • 15 September 2014 by Desiree Haakonsen

If you dream of getting that perfect wildlife shot, then here are some invaluable tips from an expert.

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Meet South Africa’s Little Five

  • 14 September 2014 by Thandiswa Mancoba

Africa is home to a vast number of wild animals, with South Africa priding itself on its Big Five animals – but as impressive are the Little Five. Unlike the Big Five, these little creatures got the Little Five title from simply being small, and having names that contain the names of the Big Five animals.

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