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Unspotted: One Man's Insane Search for Africa's Most Elusive Leopard

Leopards are rare creatures. Trust me, I know. I spent 3 years as a guide tracking these elusive animals through some of the most remote areas of South Africa. But perhaps the rarest of all the leopards in Africa sits ironically right on my doorstep here in Cape Town. Less than 100 kilometres from the […]

9 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn to Freedive

The challenge of holding your breath and swimming deep may seem crazy to some, but believe me when I say that it is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have in water. The skills you learn when freediving go beyond simply having fun and frollicking in the water with a snorkel. You learn, […]

10 Reasons to Learn to Dive in Cape Town

[quote]SCUBA diving is sensual. To breathe underwater is one of the most fascinating and peculiar sensations imaginable.[/quote] TEC CLARK, forward, Karen Berger’s Scuba Diving On a bit of a whim, I recently signed up for a Padi dive course with Pisces Divers based out of Simon’s Town. It was one of the best investments I’ve […]

The 10 Best Wildlife Sightings of 2012

Africa Geographic has published and distributed some of the most amazing wildlife sightings during the course of the year. Here are 10 of the best…   1. Leopard Gets Quilled in the Kruger! “The leopard continued to try and attack the porcupine, while the porcupine defended himself by releasing quills at the frustrated leopard. This […]

Vietnam signs MoU to Help Protect Rhinos

‘Little victories!’ That’s the motto conservationists often use to gain inspiration in the fight against illegal poaching in Africa. Well, today we can happily announce something substantially more than a little victory. Its been reported that the governments of South Africa and Vietnam signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will improve co-operation between the […]

Night kite surfing with glow sticks!

Wandering albatrosses are known to fly across oceans for days at a time, hopping between continents all over the southern hemisphere. Even more interestingly, they often prefer to fly and feed at night, looking for small fish, cephalopods and crustaceans. If there happened to be any albatrosses wandering by Muizenburg beach last night, they would […]

10 reasons to suspect lions are an alien species

I’ve often wondered whether lions originally came from another planet… Why, you may ask? Well, my suspicions initially surfaced during my time as a guide in the Mpumalanga region of South Africa, when I spent many hours a day following and observing these creatures in their natural habitat. Here are a few things I noticed: […]

Suspects confess to massacre of seven rhino in North West Province!

Three individuals involved with the massacre of seven rhinos in the North West Province of South Africa have been arrested and subsequently confessed to carrying out the incident. Pelham Jones, a conservationist involved in gathering evidence from the crime scene confirmed that they were still looking for one other suspect involved. In an interview with […]

7 pictures that prove wild animals have a sense of humour

Have you ever spotted an animal doing something and thought, ‘yeah he’s definitely taking the mickey…’ ? Your suspicions are not unfounded. Here is a selection of photos that go to prove animals do like to have a laugh every now and then. We’ve all attempted to do this. But only those who can properly […]

7 questions to ask when planning a safari in South Africa

Planning a safari can be a daunting task. There are countless places to go, lodges, parks and tours on offer, so making a decision is not always as easy as one two three. Here are a few common questions and answers to help narrow down your search. Is it better to visit a private reserve […]

Mine rejected: A Victory for Lower Zambezi National Park

It seems that a bright semblance of sanity has appeared over the once-murky Zambian horizon. A few weeks ago, I wrote a charged story about the absurdity of a proposed open cast copper mine in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Few of the due processes were being followed, the Australian mining company (Zambezi Resources) was […]

Kangaluwi: The Lower Zambezi National Park battle begins!

Alright, just a quick note before we start. I would hate for you to get half way through this post, throw up your hands in disgust and say: ‘Not another seedy mining project. People are horrible, I’ve had enough, what’s the point?’. I mention this because these were some of the thoughts that came into […]

A 23-Year Road Trip by Gunter Holtorf

Wow – this is one of the most inspiring travel tales I have ever come across. A German man by the name of Gunther Holtorf and his wife Christine have taken the most epic 800,000 km road trip in their old Mercedes Benz G Wagon – and Gunter is not stopping there! They started in […]

The Tree-climbing Elephant

By Remote Africa Safaris We stopped to look at three elephants standing in the shade of a tree when someone said: “look at that elephant up the tree!” ‘Yeah right pull the other one!’ But sure enough, we looked over and there was an elephant high up in the tree picking Tamarind fruit. It must […]

Plan your travels on inspiration: Introducing Special Places

How do you go about planning your travels in Africa? How do you decide which places to stay, what to do and how to do it? I must admit I get a little dazzled by the choice. The Internet and Google are efficient travel planning tools, but it’s still possible to get lost in the […]

My Journey to an Island with One Resident

The man was relaxing under a tree on the beach when I walked up to him to say hello. After a short chat I learned that he was the one-and-only resident on this tiny little island in the middle of the Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique. It all felt quite surreal. Only 24 hours before I had […]

A Walk Through The Cradle of Humankind

Approximately 50 metres under the earth, I scramble along a pitch black cave, up through a tunnel and into the light. I now see the world as it was 2 million years ago. As a lover of nature and all things living, I must admit that I haven’t spent much of my life considering my […]

Death in the Congo: The background to Garamba’s elephant tragedy!

I’ve never been to Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and I may never see the incredible reserve for myself. But I take great inspiration and motivation knowing that the park exists. There, wedged between the DRC, South Sudan and Uganda, amongst all the political and social problems of the area, rests […]

The unforgiving: lions on the hunt

The pride of lions met us on the road in full force. They were littered along the track, traipsing straight toward us like indomitable soldiers. Bringing up the rear of this massive pride were the two dominant “Golf Course” males, a powerful unit, tagging along with the pride for the general benefits of living with […]

The man who planted 100 million trees!

When the president of Mozambique, Armando Emilio Guebuza, went to visit Pedro Muagura at his humble home in Mozambique, he asked him one simple question: “Why do you plant trees?” Pedro considered this for a moment, and then replied: “Trees feed us with their fruit every day; a pregnant mother needs to rest in the […]

Cape shark attack – the story and background!

If you haven’t heard the news already – a South African body boarder has been killed in a shark attack at Dappat se Gat – a surf spot between Gordon’s Bay and Kogel bay (also known as ‘Caves’), Cape Town, South Africa. The attack, it seems, has been blamed by some on the massive amount […]

Unicorn in the Bush

When I first arrived in the Sabi Sands, I was told about a rare white duiker that was seen in the area from time to time. It was partial to a particular spot on the banks of the Sand River – known to be rich in leopard and lion activity. Without much camouflage from predators […]

The great escape!

It was a hot summer’s day in the Sabi Sands when we found a large pride of lions, quietly relaxing on the side of the road. An apocalyptic explosion would not get these cats going, I thought. And began tirelessly explaining to my guests how lions like to sleep for most of the day. We […]

Cause an Uproar!

In support of Lion conservation, the National Geographic Society has agreed to donate 10 cents to lion conservation in Botswana every time this YouTube video is viewed. Share it with your friends and Cause an Uproar! httpv:// Also make sure to join in the Cause an Uproar Facebook group, where regular updates are posted about […]

Africa’s Painted Dogs need your help

One of South Africa’s lesser known and rarely seen endangered species is our enigmatic African Painted Dog (Wild Dog). Few South African’s have had the honour of witnessing these elusive but magnificent creatures, and at present rates few ever will. The latest figures show there to be less than 450 Painted Dogs left in the […]

Awards Season

Industry recognition for what we do in the publishing world is not essential. It is, of course, much more important that we build a strong local and international following of people who love Africa. But to be noticed and commended by digital publishing peers for our ingenuity, vision and quality of product is always a […]