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.
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.
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.
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.
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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