Get off the beaten track on your mountain bike and experience the treasures of South Africa first world heritage site at the iSimangaliso MTB 4 Day
The status of South African wild lions goes up for debate.
Two international environmental organisations have called on the US government to implement trade sanctions against Mozambique for its official complicity in the ongoing rampant slaughter of elephants and rhinos.
Chloe, recalls her uniques experience: seeing the endangered white-backed vultures mating in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve.
It is during the winter months that South Africa’s national bird, the blue crane (Anthropoides paradiseus), are most likely to be seen in flocks.
Scott proves that iSimangaliso Wetland Park lives up to its name: “place of wonders” in isiZulu. South Africa’s first world heritage site does not disappoint for those armed with a camera and a zoom lens.
The children of Narsing Straat Laerskool get their fingers dirty planting indigenous spekbooms at their school. Spekbooms being a hardy drought resistant plant that absorbs large amounts of carbon.
Michael Schwartz reminisces about the splendid sights of Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa, on his first ever African Safari. Although, one of the smaller African parks it still left a huge impression.
Some excellent travel advise: Christopher Clark tells us what to do, what to bring and what to expect on an overland safari in Southern Africa.
Scott Ramsay adventures take him to iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the east coast of South Africa, where he indulges in the underwater treasures of the ocean at Rocktail bay.
From 01 October 2014 new immigration regulations will be implemented in South Africa relating to the entry requirements for children.
The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, home to a diverse range of wildlife is under threat from coal mining.
Scott Ramsay, along with fellow campers, explores the natural wonders along the iMfolozi wilderness trail in South Africa.
Hong Kong Customs authorities have seized just over one ton of pangolin scales from a shipping container which arrived from South Africa.
It is an uphill battle for South Africa’s national flowers as proteas face the threats of climate change.
The South African government’s plan to legalise rhino horn sales will simply make life easier for the organised crime cartels that are exterminating the species explains Paula Kahumbu.
There’s an added dimension of excitement and anticipation when walking through the bush as opposed to embarking on the typical game drive.
In London last week, international media scrambled to cover the high-level and much anticipated international conference on illegal wildlife trade. However, there was one notable absentee, namely South Africa.
On the 8th and 9th April, wildlife trade experts, field biologists, academics, tourism experts, conservationists and economists will gather in Pretoria to lay the issue of the trade in rhino horn before the South African people in the court of public opinion. The debate is likely to get pretty intense.
Let’s take a look at the nine most common myths perpetuated by rhino horn trade advocates.
South African safari operators and conservation groups have said they plan to move up to 100 rhino to Botswana for safekeeping, as poaching levels spike to new highs.
We go inside the Botswanan rhino sanctuary where not a single animal has been poached in 24 years.
We do not get a second chance if we get the economics of rhino trading wrong; all the rhino in the wild will be gone. It is time for a Plan B.
Here’s where South Africans are going, how they’re going to travel to get there, their top accommodation choices and how much money it’s going to cost them to travel these December holidays.
Botswana’s Minister of Agriculture, Christian de Graaff, is under fire after he exported a large shipment of lions to a canned hunting outfit in South Africa last month.
Six Million Steps is a journey of one man hiking the South African coastline. The adventure will take place over roughly 3000 km, effecting change one step at a time.
South Africa is pushing hard for the legalisation of trade in rhino horn. With more than 20 tonnes of stockpiled horn the country stands to make a fortune if the CITES ban on the trade is lifted.
Wildlife photography has never been so popular, so here are some tips to keep you ahead of the rest of the pack.
Recently the international Blue Flag jury announced the list of 2013/2014 Blue Flag beaches and 41 of South Africa’s sandy havens were awarded with the sought after status.
Here is the line-up for the 50 | 50: Anniversary Season: Episode 9, on 21 October 2013. Learn about elephants in parking lots, electronic waste and monitor lizards.
The South African Department of Environmental Affairs has launched an initiative that aims to get rid of illegitimate and ill-intended rhino anti-poaching operations.
A 2.5m great white shark managed to ram straight through the viewing gap in a cage on a shark-cage diving trip in Gansbaai. The cameraman Bryan Plummer had this to say about the incident, [quote]A shark totally ignores the bait and…
Over the past couple of weeks the 57-year-old Timbavati Private Nature Reserve has fuelled the always volatile ‘hunting debate’ by deciding to conduct rhino hunts on its property. Africa Geographic founder Peter Borchert throws out a challenge. Timbavati is part…
Many moons ago I went on an elephant-back excursion at Victoria Falls. My wife and I loved the experience and were very aware of the amazing relationship between the elephants and their handlers. But since then we have heard of…
Nine-year-old chimp, Nina gives birth to healthy baby boy in the first live broadcast of a chimp birth. Wednesday, 23 January 2013 Among luscious greenery, nestled in a mountainous valley, nine-year-old chimpanzee Nina gave birth to a healthy male baby…
The Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s greatest attractions. It covers an area about the size of Israel, and is consequently the biggest national park in South Africa. Living in South Africa and not having been to the Kruger…
By Simon Bloch of The Cape Times/Independent News Group. An unarmed Zululand game farm manager, Bester Scheepers, and a group of rhino guards armed only with knob-kerries overpowered and arrested two members of a heavily-armed poaching gang after a fist-fight…
Every time I drive into the vast, burning expanse of the Kalahari, part of me feels as if I am heading towards the end of the earth, leaving nothing but a trail of dust in my wake. Or maybe it’s…
The 2012 World Press Photo Exhibition is currently being showcased in Luanda, the capital city of Angola, after which it will travel to the remaining chosen 45 countries on a world tour. For over 55 years the World Press Photo…
Having discarded his backpack for a mountain bike about a decade ago, travel writer David Bristow dreamt up the idea of riding his bike from Beit Bridge to Cape Town, South Africa. In doing so he created one of the…
Known for their secretive, solitary behaviour, photographer Karen Swanpoel had a chance encounter with this little man last week in Limpopo, South Africa. [quote]We were walking through the bush when we came across him, it’s the first time I’ve ever…
A highlight of life in Africa has got to be timeout with a predator on the hunt. The suspense is tangible as a leopardess crouches low or a pride of lions start circling a herd of zebra. I spend day…
The Cape Floral Kingdom of South Africa is home to the highest density of plant species of any of the six great floral kingdoms around the globe. Photo © Dana Allen Covering just 44,000 sq. kilometers, the tiny Cape Floral…