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Video: Buffalo foils lion attack by puncturing tyre

Flipping Heck: The buffalo sends one of its attackers flying

A buffalo gets one over on a scaredy cat lion.

A day at a waterhole in the Sabi Sand


A day at the waterhole at Cheetah Plains and some of the animals that came to say hello!

South Africa’s first walking festival in the Garden Route

A small groups of walkers with an expert local walk leader ©Cape Walking Fest

With the aim of building a connection between communities and nature, the Garden Route Walking Fest is an amazing way to discover the incredible natural beauty of the Garden Route this Easter.

South African private wildlife numbers overstated


Endangered Wildlife Trust has published a study on wildlife ranching, which shows that South African private wildlife numbers may be inflated threefold.

Hyenas and vultures battle over carcasses


Scavengers try to make the most of the dry season in the bush!

Ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary things for rhinos


Meet some awesome South Africans who are doing amazing things to try and save our rhinos.

What you can do to fight aliens!

Avenue lined with eucalyptus trees proving shade © Dewidine van der Colff

An introduction to a trio of invasive alien plants in South Africa, and how can you get involved with controlling invasive alien plants in your own backyard.

South Africa bans leopard trophy hunting for 2016

© Janine Avery

To avoid putting additional pressure on leopard populations, a leopard trophy hunting ban is in place throughout 2016.

Spotting two elusive species in a row in Kruger


Kruger National Park is full of surprises, and it doesn’t get much better than spotting two cheetah brothers and a pack of wild dogs!

Rhino poaching in South Africa declining, but it’s too soon to celebrate

©Michael Lorentz

South Africa has announced its first decrease in rhino poaching in 2007, but the news has not been uniformly welcomed.

Moratorium on local sale of rhino horn lifted

SA’s minister of environmental affairs, Edna Molewa, at a news conference during the world climate change conference ©Reuters

The moratorium on domestic trade in rhino horn has been lifted after the Environmental Affairs Department lost an appeal application in the High Court in Pretoria this week.

10 reasons to book a holiday to South Africa

Nothing quite beats a golden sunrise from the pristine natural beach at Thonga Beach Lodge © Guy Upfold

The top 10 reasons why you should consider South Africa as your have-it-all holiday destination.

Self-drive vs. guided safaris in the Kruger


A look at why it is best to be accompanied on a safari by a professional guide, especially in the Kruger.

South Africa opposes burning of ivory stockpiles

©Don Pinnock

CITES and many countries believe that destroying illegal ivory is the best way to deter people from buying ivory products, but South Africa disagrees.

Video: Lioness tackles pregnant zebra into the water


Watch this video of a brave lioness that stalked, tackled and killed a heavily pregnant zebra in the water at Mankwe Dam in the Pilanesberg National Park.

Exploring South Africa’s Wild Coast on foot


From Port St John’s to Coffee Bay, the Wild Coast of South Africa has so much to offer anyone who has a love for natural beauty and African culture.

An open letter to point out flaws in legalising the rhino horn trade


An open letter to Mr. Hume, the owner of South Africa’s largest privately owned rhino herd, with regards to his wish to lift the CITES ban on the rhino horn trade.

Enjoy the little things in life


Green milkwood locusts and dung beetles prove that the smaller creatures in the bush can be just as fascinating as the Big Five.

North Korean diplomat expelled from South Africa for rhino horn trafficking

The North Korean embassy in Faerie Glen, Pretoria. ©Julian Rademeyer, News24

A high ranking North Korean diplomat has been expelled from South Africa after 4.5kg of rhino horn and US$99,300 in cash were found in a vehicle in which he was travelling.

The wine grown in a South African township

Judith Xabanisa looks after her grape vines all year round so she can get the best grape from them

A project that started in a township aims to challenge stereotypes about South Africa’s wine industry and leave a lasting legacy for communities in the Cape Flats.

Rhino horn trade suspended as appeal lodged

© Georgina Lockwood

The Minister of Environmental Affairs has filed a leave to appeal the South African High Court’s decision to lift the ban on the domestic trade of rhino horn.

Running wild in South Africa

Janine Mazery and her father Larry Claassen cross the Mbhashe River on day 2 of the Wildcoast Wildrun®

A three-day Wildcoast Wildrun: sea, sky, sand, salt and sun!

All you need to know as a South African travelling to Botswana


Are you a South African thinking about travelling to Botswana? Here is all the information you need to know to start planning your trip!

Chinese leaders against illegal wildlife trade

©Francis Garrard, Conservation Action Trust

Is there hope for South Africa’s wildlife now that Chinese business leaders have pledged their support to combat the illegal wildlife trade?

Video: Extremely rare white lions caught on camera


White lion cubs caught on camera at N’wanetsi Concession.

Prince Harry’s photos show the reality of poaching


Prince Harry has released some personal accounts of his summer visit to southern Africa, sharing some insight into the poaching crises.

An African safari in a nutshell


The ins and outs of an African safari.

What makes cheetah so vulnerable?


A closer look at cheetahs this International Cheetah Day.

South Africa’s environmental affairs minister to appeal rhino horn trade judgment

Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa

Edna Molewa to appeal on the High Court’s decision to set aside government’s 2009 ban on domestic trade in rhino horn.

South African court lifts ban on rhino horn trade

© Janine Avery

South Africa’s ban on the domestic trade in rhino horns has been lifted by the high court in Pretoria.

Why you should care about thickets

Knysna lourie © Adriaan Grobler

A thicket is a dense, almost impenetrable tangle of trees, shrubs, and vines, that is home to a host of biodiversity. Here is why you should spare a thought for thickets.

Rehabilitating and releasing baby rhinos


Taking care of Ntombi, a white rhino calf that had 18 hack wounds caused by poachers who had killed her mother for her horn.

9 things you need to know to get a sweet-smelling garden

A butterfly on a pelargonium © Catherine Browne

Some facts about fragrant plants and tips for you to create a sweet-scented garden.

6 things the Botanical Society is doing for plant conservation

CPUT students in the cycad garden at Kirstenbosch where there's currently a dinosaur exhibit to raise awareness about the plight of the cycad which is at risk of extinction. © Catherine Browne

6 things the Botanical Society is doing for plant conservation and 6 ways you can support them.

Video: Time-lapse of a South African safari


Watch the ultimate safari holiday in some of South Africa’s most loved national parks.

30 years of eco-education at Lapalala


Over the past 30 years, the Lapalala Wilderness School has been a breathtaking outdoor classroom, where children and young adults are exposed to nature.

Huge serval population found around Sasol fuel plant

©File, iStock

More than 100 serval cats along with 10 other species of carnivores have been recorded in an industrialised area around Sasol’s fuel plant in Secunda.

German volunteering directory bans all lion cub projects

©Frontierofficial unter Lizenz CC by 2.0

A German online volunteering portal bans all lion cub activities from its project database.

Prince of Denmark helps save South Africa’s water

The Drakenstein Wastewater Treatment Works in Paarl ©Kobus Tollig

Danish-WWF partnerships in the South African water sector show how we could be doing more with less.

London Premiere of Blood Lions


The documentary Blood Lions is to premiere in the United Kingdom in an effort to create global awareness about the realities behind the unethical canned hunting industry in South Africa.

Environmental crisis in Mpumalanga

©Mpumalanga Tourism & Parks Agency

With 46% of South Africa’s total high potential arable soils found in Mpumalanga, the effects of coal mining in the region are immense.

4 questions about trophy hunting

©Francis Garrard

An examination of whether trophy hunting is a sustainable approach to conserving the continent’s ever dwindling wildlife populations.

Video: Leopard seen on CCTV at the shops

leopard nelspruit

Check out this wild leopard caught on CCTV cameras outside a shop in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

4 reasons to visit Kruger + facts about Kruger


4 reasons why you should go to Kruger and some quick facts about Kruger National Park.

Fundraising dinner for the One Land Love It Expedition

Wayne Bolton in Addo Elephant National Park with rangers and Bullet

If you’re in Port Elizabeth this Thursday, don’t miss out on the fundraising dinner for the One Land Love It expedition with guest speakers, Braam Malherbe and Vasti Geldenhuys. All proceeds will be distributed to the SANParks Honorary Rangers and Care for Wild AFRICA.

7 tips for creating a water-wise garden

The beautiful, and indigenous, Breadasdorp sugarbush (Protea obtusifolia)  © Alice Notten

Get a water-wise garden with these seven easy steps from the Botanical Society of South Africa.

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