Pied kingfishers  Intaka Island, Century City, Cape Town
Intaka Island, Century City, Cape Town

This 16ha wetland reserve in the middle of one of Cape Town's densest shopping and residential developments is an island of tranquility attracting 120 species of birds.

Wildlife vet and guests with immobilised rhino. Wildlife conservation safaris
Wildlife conservation safaris

Wildlife conservation safaris are a great way of contributing to critical conservation work while having a hands-on experience with wild animals.

South Africa's plant conservation - pretty and valuable. Plant conservation in South Africa
Plant conservation in South Africa

Botanists can rightly argue that it is the sheer exuberant wealth of plant species that truly sets South Africa apart as a mega-diverse nation.

South African social upliftment
South African social upliftment

It's a whole shift in tourism, and South Africa is pioneering a new way. The benefits on the ground are life-changing for all concerned.

Responsible tourism in South Africa
Responsible tourism in South Africa

South Africa, a responsible tourism leader, offers travel options that will shrink your environmental fooprint, light up the faces around you, and cheer your heart.

Cape Town, responsible tourism destination. Responsible Tourism Cape Town
Responsible Tourism Cape Town

Cape Town has been recognised as one of the world’s best responsible tourism destinations. A sustainable city is a great place to inhabit and visit.

Rhino conservation in South Africa
Rhino conservation in South Africa

Great battles have been fought in South Africa to save rhinos. A campaign in the 1960s was successful, and this giant lawnmower lives on. But today it is under renewed threat as poaching is on the rise and the only hope for its survival is creating awareness.

South African food conservation South African food conservation
South African food conservation

Conserving South Africa’s food resources and traditional cooking genres is about saving our culinary heritage.

Voluntourists in South Africa. Tips for voluntourists to South Africa
Tips for voluntourists to South Africa

If you’re looking for tips on being a voluntourist to South Africa, the first and best tip is to ask questions. And find a reputable operator.

Elizwe Ceramics, Cookhouse, Eastern Cape Elizwe Ceramics, Eastern Cape
Elizwe Ceramics, Eastern Cape

Elizwe Ceramics, located on a farm outside Cookhouse in the Eastern Cape, uses the art of working with clay to upskill unemployed people.

Augrabies lizard, endemic, Orange River, Broadley's flat lizard, flat lizard Augrabies flat lizards
Augrabies flat lizards

Even if you’re not into reptiles, you’ll find the Augrabies flat lizard quite fascinating. The advantage is they’re easy to see, and live in a startlingly beautiful place.

St Blaize Cave Pinnacle Point Caves, Mossel Bay
Pinnacle Point Caves, Mossel Bay

The Pinnacle Point Caves in Mossel Bay are historically important, but are also sites that can inform scientists on the effects of global warming.

A group of learners pay attention during a shark dissection. KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board
KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board

The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board – the only organisation of its kind in the world – has protected the province’s bathers from shark attacks for 50 years.

Kestreling, lesser kestrel, hunting, kestrel, kestrelling Kestrelling in South Africa
Kestrelling in South Africa

Kestrels mostly hunt insects. Kestrellers mostly hunt for sightings of these intriguing little raptors. Some are resident in South Africa. Others are long-distance travellers.

A mighty baobab tree in the northern Kruger National Park. Great trees of South Africa
Great trees of South Africa

Discover the great trees of South Africa as you travel, from the mighty baobabs in the north, to the giant yellowwoods in the south.

Cape leopards, Cape Town, Cederberg, Western Cape Cape Town and the Cape leopard
Cape Town and the Cape leopard

Ever seen a Cape leopard? Only a small group of people ever have. They’re mostly just photographed by camera traps. Good to know they’re conserved, though.

Traditional fish traps at Kosi Bay. Kosi Bay, KwaZulu-Natal
Kosi Bay, KwaZulu-Natal

Kosi Bay, on KwaZulu-Natal’s north coast, is not a bay at all but 4 interconnected lakes which feed into the sea at Kosi Mouth.