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.

The Kruger National Park boasts an abundant elephant population. The Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park

Africa has many game parks, but the Kruger National Park is arguably the most spectacular, with a diversity of wildlife that makes for an unforgettable experience.

Endangered Wildlife Trust
Endangered Wildlife Trust

The Endangered Wildlife Trust does sterling work to save endangered wild animals all over South Africa and many of its neighbouring countries.

Great white sharks are protected in South Africa See great white sharks
See great white sharks

The movie and book Jaws did a lot of damage to the image of the great white shark, now a protected species in South Africa.

Big Five safaris
Big Five safaris

You've read the books, seen the movies and TV programmes, now encounter the famous Big Five face-to-face: buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino.

saddle-billed stork Birding in South Africa
Birding in South Africa

Birding, one of the world’s fastest growing hobbies, is an extremely popular pastime in South Africa, home to approximately a tenth of the world's known birds.

Cape Point Nature Reserve, Western Cape
Cape Point Nature Reserve, Western Cape

The Cape Point Nature Reserve in the Western Cape province is where thousands of explorers converge annually to enjoy incredible biodiversity and natural beauty.

South Africa's endangered species
South Africa's endangered species

Habitat change and fragmentation of forests have led to the oribi, tsessebe and samango monkey being placed on the endangered species list.

Everlastings, amphitheatre, Drakensberg Grassland wildflowers
Grassland wildflowers

Grassland wildflowers, especially in the Drakensberg, are more subtle but just as rewarding for floral fans as the spectacular horizon-wide blooms of the Namaqualand semi-desert.

Tswalu horse trail Explore the Diamond Route
Explore the Diamond Route

From the red sands of the Kalahari to the baobab-covered hills of the north-eastern corner of Limpopo, the Diamond Route comprises a group properties set aside by diamond mining companies for conservation and tourism in South Africa.

A baby elephant follows mum at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Western Cape
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Western Cape

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is conservation in progress – once a wasteland of overgrazed farms, today it is a staggeringly beautiful, successful wilderness area.

Giant's Castle Langalibalele Pass, KwaZulu-Natal
Langalibalele Pass, KwaZulu-Natal

Hikers in the Drakensberg can enjoy the challenges and natural attractions of the Giant’s Castle trails, where nearly 150 years ago a dramatic colonial skirmish took place.

Wild Coast's Hole in the Wall. Hole in the Wall, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape
Hole in the Wall, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape

Millions of years ago, waves punched a hole through the middle of a large cliff stranded offshore, leaving the Hole in the Wall.

Hogsback, Eastern Cape
Hogsback, Eastern Cape

Deep in the Amathole Mountains of the Eastern Cape lies a village lost in time. Hogsback is a pure forest escape and a hiker’s delight.

King's Beach Port Elizabeth King’s Beach, Port Elizabeth
King’s Beach, Port Elizabeth

Sun seekers who like to splash around in the ocean can enjoy excellent conditions at King's Beach in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, regardless of what season it is.

Adventures in and around Bloemfontein
Adventures in and around Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein is a great starting point for exploring the adventure activity options available in the Free State province.

Penguins Eastern Cape, Cape St Francis, rescued seabirds. Sanccob Eastern Cape, Cape St Francis
Sanccob Eastern Cape, Cape St Francis

The African penguin population is in danger because of overfishing, habitat change and much more. But here’s a rescue facility that is making a difference.