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Cecil the Lion’s son Xanda killed by trophy hunter

Xanda, 6-year-old son of Cecil the Lion, has been shot and killed by a client of Zimbabwean professional hunter Richard Cooke, a Victoria Falls resident. Xanda, in his prime years and the father of several young cubs, was killed just outside Hwange National Park, as was his famous father. Although the hunt was reportedly legal, […]

Breaking: Rhino mother and calf killed in auction pen

Rhino poachers have struck the auction holding pens in South Africa at iMfolozi’s game capture centre, killing a mother and her calf.  The wild rhinos were captured and auctioned off on Monday, and the mother and calf were sold as a unit.  The mother reportedly had the biggest horn of all the rhinos auctioned that […]

Captive cheetah kills 3 year-old boy on filmmaker John Varty’s farm

In a tragic turn of events a 3 year-old boy has been killed by a captive cheetah on Tiger Canyons, a tiger breeding farm near Philippolis in the Karoo region of South Africa. Police spokesperson Motantsi Makhele said the boy was airlifted to a hospital in Bloemfontein after the attack, but succumbed to his injuries […]

Banded brothers, the mongooses of Marula Lodge

Many people recognise meerkats thanks to a TV series and a UK comparison site but are less familiar with one of our more entertaining garden visitors. Both belong to the same family but there are no meerkats here, just our own banded mongoose

A sunrise cruise with the lions at Tongabezi

Early mornings before sunrise are generally the best time of day to scout for wildlife. The temperature is cool and the animals are still active, especially the big cats that are returning from a night of hunting.

Photographic safaris at Indlovu river lodge

Greater Kruger National Park – Indlovu River Lodge is situated near Hoedspruit, in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve (part of an area called the greater Kruger National Park).

Smile for the camera!

Check out who’s been caught on camera at the pan in Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve!

Peter Beard and The End of the Game

A meeting with Peter Beard, author of the End of the Game – a provocative tale of the harsh reality of starvation, poaching and hunting in Kenya.

Crowned eagle kills beloved pet

A resident in Pietermaritzburg is watching the sky like a hawk after a crowned eagle attacked her late mother’s chihuahua pekingese cross.

The chacma baboon

The answer to the Tanda Tula’s #trackitthursday challenge this week is… the chacma baboon!

Canoeing with elephants in Malawi

During an early morning canoe safari guests to the Tongole Wilderness Lodge were recently thrilled by a spectacular sighting of a breeding herd of elephants.

Record audience for Lake of Stars Festival

The 2014 Lake of Stars Festival attracted a record audience, raising money for a developing economy, helping to promote Malawi as a tourist destination and exposing Malawian artists to an international audience.

Man trampled to death by elephant

A body of a male was discovered in Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site on Saturday the 23rd August 2014. It is believed that he might have been trampled to death by an elephant.

New SA regulations for child travellers – questions answered

Since the South African Department of Home Affairs (DHA) announced new regulations for child travellers the inbound and outbound travel industry has raised numerous questions. Travel Buyer has emailed the department and phoned various officials numerous times in an effort to have all questions answered.