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.

The Panorama Route, Mpumalanga
The Panorama Route, Mpumalanga

Take a deep breath and plunge into the Panorama Route of Mpumalanga, where endless vistas succeed each other in a fairytale land above the clouds.

Giraffes
Giraffes

Giraffes are rather wondrous creatures, icons of the thorn-tree savannahs. They are tough, tall, move only at a walk or a gallop and adore leaves.

Gondwana, game reserve, Western Cape, Mossel Bay Gondwana Game Reserve
Gondwana Game Reserve

You’ve no doubt heard of South Africa’s legendary Garden Route, but did you know it’s also home to the world’s only Big Five fynbos reserve?

God’s Window, Mpumalanga
God’s Window, Mpumalanga

God’s Window, a highlight of Mpumalanga’s scenic Panorama Route, extends from the rugged mountain range of the northern Drakensberg all the way to the Kruger National Park.

Lisbon Falls, Mpumalanga The Lisbon Falls, Mpumalanga
The Lisbon Falls, Mpumalanga

At the Lisbon Falls, you can see the Lisbon River splitting into three streams which cascade down the cliff face.

Nahoon Point Nature Reserve, East London
Nahoon Point Nature Reserve, East London

The East London coastline is a fascinating area for those interested in natural history; it is home to the oldest human footprints in the world.

Morgan's Bay, Eastern Cape
Morgan's Bay, Eastern Cape

There are not many places in the world that are able to preserve an air of time having passed them by, but Morgan's Bay, or Morgs as it is known to the locals, is right up there.

 A baby Cape dwarf gecko (Lygodactylus capensis), 1 of the few day active geckos found in the Lowveld.  Picture by Donald Strydom. Khamai Reptile Centre, Limpopo
Khamai Reptile Centre, Limpopo

Driven by passion, the people who work at the Khamai Reptile Centre in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, take pride in sharing their love for reptiles and amphibians with visitors.