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WATCH: a live cheetah birth

A rare and wonderful opportunity to watch a live cheetah birth at Hoedpspruit Endangered Species Centre, South Africa

Going to new heights for rhinos

Steven Entwistle would like to thank everyone who helped towards raising funds for the first rhino rehabilitation centre in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

All about AfrikaBurn

Read all about AfrikaBurn 2014 – a burgeoning arts festival in the Tankwa Karoo, on the border of the Northern and Western Capes.

Rhino horn trade conference “tells it like it is”

The controversial OSCAP conference, entitled ‘Risk Assessment of Rhino Horn Trade’ ended yesterday on a positive note. The participants agreed to work together to ensure that all South Africans were made aware of the risks associated with legalising rhino horn trade.

Remembrance in Rwanda

Earlier this week, Rwanda came together as a nation to remember the 1994 genocide, marking the start of 100 days of mourning. The ceremonies held across Rwanda on Monday 7th April, the anniversary of the start of the killings, are part of Kwibuka, an annual event to commemorate the genocide.

Waddling for penguins

Penguin Promises encourages people to make promises to the penguins by changing their personal environmental behaviour. To raise awareness they walked for a week along the most splendid stretch of coastline from Gansbaai to Boulder’s Beach in the Penguin Waddle.

Pro-trade responds to rhino conference

Advocates for the trade in rhino horn speak out regarding the rhino conference organised by the Outraged South African Citizens Against Poaching (OSCAP).

It’s time for the Cape Town Eco Film Festival

The Cape Town Eco Film Festival will be the first of its kind in the city. The festival will take place at the Labia Theatre on Orange Street in Cape Town, and will run for five days from the 27th to the 31st March.

Rhino trade conference will see sparks fly!

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.

Global march for lions

South African wildlife activists have initiated a Global March for Lions that will be held in various cities throughout the world to highlight the plight of lions caught up in the canned hunting industry.

6 Highlights of AfrikaBurn 2013

AfrikaBurn is an annual event that occurs in the Tankwa Karoo desert, South Africa. Based on the famous Burning Man festival in America, the event strives to create a temporary city full of art, self expression and gift giving. To get the low down on AfrikaBurn read Holly Meadows‘ article Burning Man meets the Karoo at Afrika Burn. 1. The […]

Elephant Charge Rally

by Sarah Davies It’s all about dust, sweat and gears! In October 2013 the sixth Elephant Charge will take place in the Zambian bush raising funds for wildlife conservation. This year promises to be the biggest and best yet… Originally inspired by the Kenyan Rhino Charge, this fun-filled family event takes courage! Four-by-four enthusiasts are […]

Africa’s Artichokes – Unravelling the mysteries of pangolins on World Pangolin Day

Pangolins are elusive, and some might even say mythical, creatures. So much so that many people don’t even know what pangolins are, and those fortunate enough to see one in the wild deem themselves very lucky indeed! Despite their bizarre appearance and being covered in scales, pangolins are indeed mammals. Furthermore, it might come as […]

Chillin' in Central Cape Town

When in Cape Town, absolutely do not miss a stroll around one of the city’s greenest and most tranquil refuges – the Company Gardens. And for those of you who, like me, are privileged enough to live here there’s really no reason at all not to take a walk, relax on a bench, gaze at […]

Dramatic Images of The Kruger Flood Chaos

Both Kruger National Park and Mapungubwe National park have been overwhelmed by flooding in the last few days. Reminiscent of the record floodwater this time last year, here are a few images to give you an idea of the scale of the disaster. See updated road and facility information here.   1. The Sand River […]

8-Year-Old Heroine Donates R5 000 to Unite Against Poaching

An 8-year-old girl Afeefah Patel from Evans Park, Johannesburg, won the prestigious SANParks Kudu Award for wildlife conservation for writing a letter to President Jacob Zuma asking for his assistance in saving endangered rhinos. Afeefah Patel, who has just finished Grade One, attracted the attention of SANParks who celebrated her efforts by making her the […]

Top 12 Most Inspirational Travel Quotes for 2013

With a new year, comes a new set of travel dreams and desires. So, to get you booking your next flight and stamping out your passport, here are my top 12 most inspirational travel quotes for 2013: 1.2.3. Image © 4.5. 6. 7. 8. 9.   10. 11. 12.

Attenborough's Epic New 'Africa' Series is released!

The grandfather of wildlife documentary, David Attenborough, presents his latest series – Africa. Now 86 years old, Attenborough first visited Africa to look for a strange bird called picathartes back in the fifties. Over half a century on since that first quest, and a lifetime of filming in Africa, you’d of thought he’d have seen it […]

10 Gifts from Africa this Christmas

1. Kanga from Kenya The kanga is a colourful piece of cotton cloth, worn by women and occasionally by men throughout Eastern Africa. The fabric is painted with pretty Arabic-style patterns, and along the one edge there is always a printed message in Swahili – usually a riddle or proverb such as “Mkipendana mambo huwa sawa — Everything is all […]

Mozambique Fashion Week Ramps Maputo’s Runways

By Antje Brauer-Maxaeia London, Paris, Milan, Lagos, Johannesburg and now MAPUTO… Finally it’s time for the capital’s most stylish society event, Mozambique Fashion Week (MFW), to launch its customary December glamour extravaganza culminating this weekend on Sunday 16th December 2012 (event runs 7th to 16th December 2012). FW has been going from strength to strength since […]

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 […]

Cape Town trumps New York as Favourite City Worldwide

Hands down. Cape Town is the best city in the world.   Us Capetonians may have known it for a long time – a smug, contented smile on our face as we wake up to that blue, blue sky and jaw-drop mountain. We are reminded of this city’s beauty every. single. day. Photo © Henry […]

World Press Photo Contest: Winning Images from Africa

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 Contest has encouraged the highest standards in photojournalism, with an archive of winning images recording more […]

Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts 2012/13 Lineup

It’s that time of year again, when South Africa’s leading musicians tune-in to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.  Every Sunday afternoon, the floral heart of Cape Town hosts the quintessential mother city get-together – a lazy summer evening with friends, music and eat-your-heart-out mountain views. From November to early April the botanical gardens – a natural World […]

Wild Pel’s Fishing Owl sighted in Cape Town’s southern suburbs!

It was with great elation, intrigue and no shortage of skepticism that the news of a Pel’s Fishing Owl taking residence at a Newlands home endowed with a Koi Pond hit the Cape Town birding community. For those of you that don’t know, the closest Pels fishing owl habitat is in Zululand about 1300 km […]

Cape Town World Music Festival… A First for the Mother City.

Brace yourselves people! The first ever Cape Town World Music Festival is coming. THIS WEEKEND. Presented as an ‘accessible’ festival which aims to attract not only world music genre fans, but also the ‘culturally curious’ crowd (a phrase I could become quite attached to, I think), it is set to be divided up between 4 […]

Recycle your halloween pumpkins, attract bird life and WIN!

On Halloween, I took the kids on a sugar binge and as I strolled past several creative pieces of cucurbit flair, I could not help wondering where they would end up in a few days or a week’s time. Not one who gels well with waste, I realised that many of our gardens would look […]

Cape Leopard Trust fundraiser yields R300 000

The Cape Leopard Trust Annual Fundraiser was held at the prestigious Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards in Franschhoek. It was an evening of delectable food and wine with the purpose of raising funds for the project. Leopard’s Leap Wine hosted this exclusive 2012 Charity Fundraising Auction to help raise much needed funds toward their research and conservation […]

Unite Against Poaching: 1 Year of Helping Rhinos

The Low Down If you read Africa Geographic’s special rhino issue a few months back, or have even vaguely followed the news over the past few years, you know that rhinos around the world are in dire straits. Poachers have been targeting rhinos for their highly valued horns in response to an increased demand for […]