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
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.

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.

Ostriches in the Kgalagadi Ostriches in the wild
Ostriches in the wild

Ostriches, while frequently farmed in South Africa, are best observed in the wild, where they might show off some of their more unusual habits.

Indaba Tree, Pretoriuskop, Kruger National Park The Indaba Tree at Pretoriuskop, Kruger National Park
The Indaba Tree at Pretoriuskop, Kruger National Park

You'll find the Indaba Tree at Pretoriuskop camp in the Kruger National Park near the camp's swimming pool – one of the park's nicest pools.

Sandgrouse are usually seen in the Kalahari. Sandgrouse

Sandgrouse are beautiful, dove-sized birds that are cunningly adapted to life in the dry Kalahari Desert. But how do they get water to their chicks?

Kori bustard in the Kalahari Kori bustards
Kori bustards

Kori bustards, with their long necks and hefty bodies, are said to be the world’s largest flying birds. But they're not really fond of flying.