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Finding Leopard Cubs in a Tree and other Photographic Adventures

“Leopard,” I heard our guide, Andrew, shout, “And a cub in that tree”. We had barely left camp on our first game drive and we had already struck leopard. It was too much for my eyes to comprehend. It was pure dumb luck, the kind that would make you “Pphhhht” disparagingly at the fortunes of […]

The Palmiet: Kayaking Through a Floral Kingdom!

The Palmiet River offers the chance to run rapids through one of the world’s most pristine floral landscapes. Keen to get the adrenaline pumping I took a trip down it with a few friends to find out what it had to offer. Watch the video…     Just an hour form Cape Town, the Palmiet […]

10 of the most addictive things about a photo safari

It’s official, I’m completely addicted to photographic safaris!  Why? I recently visited Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve with Nikon Africa Travel and had an incredible experience, certainly the most enjoyable and insightful photographic experience I have yet had in the bush. Here are 10 examples of what makes a photo safari so addictive and why […]

Walking with Whales in the Western Cape

Whale season is upon us here in South Africa and one of the best ways to view these magnificent creatures is by walking the Whale Trail. The Whale Trail is a 54 kilometre hike through the De Hoop Nature Reserve that mixes dramatic fynbos landscapes with coastal meanders and the opportunity to glimpse masses of […]

Shark Cage Diving: Fun or Frightening?

Alessandro Bonora shares his impressions of a recent shark-cage diving trip in Gansbaai, off the south coast of South Africa. Shark Cage Diving, Gansbaai, South Africa from Africa Geographic on Vimeo. “So this what it feels like to be prey” I thought to myself as a 3-metre Great White with a melted, half-broken dorsal fin the crew had appropriately […]

Maasai Warriors take to the pitch in Cape Town

The Maasai are famous the world over for their regal physiques, tall spears, shields, and colourful clothing. Garbed in traditional gear, last Easter weekend a group of warriors battled it out in a surprising contest…cricket.  The Last Man Stands World Champs, took place in Cape Town, South Africa, finishing up on 7 April 2012. It’s […]

The Bushveld Matador

“Go, go, go” I hear Christopher shout at us as the startled buffalo charges from its river-grass hideaway, up the barren red riverbank slope and directly at us. “This way!” “No…More! More!” “Now this way!” I feel like the flicking tail of a Sidewinder as Christopher directs our panicked line of six wilderness trailists with […]