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Further into paradise

Scott Ramsay adventures take him to iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the east coast of South Africa, where he indulges in the underwater treasures of the ocean at Rocktail bay.

Tembe, land of giants

Tembe Elephant Park in north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal is one of Scott Ramsay’s favourite protected areas. In 300 square kilometres of sandforest, woodland and swamps, you’ll find some of the biggest tuskers in Africa.

Heart of the bushveld at Marakele National Park

Scott Ramsay visits Marakele National Park in the Waterberg region of South Africa. This is the heartland of the bushveld habitat, and in winter it can seem a little dreary, but in summer, the land comes alive.

How dung beetles give birth to baobab trees

Scott Ramsay realises that despite our remarkable achievements, humans are not the only impressive life forces. That title also belongs to any number of other living things such as the impressive baobab tree or the humble dung beetle.

Getting to grips with Mokala National Park

After the epic Kgalagadi, Scott headed first to the impressive Augrabies National Park, and then Mokala National Park, which is south-west of Kimberley in the centre of South Africa.

The stare of a lion

Scott Ramsay discovers that the stare of a wild lion can teach us something. Something about us, as modern humans, and where we fit in a wild world.

A lion show down in the Kgalagadi

During a game drive at Ta Shebube Lodge near Polentswa, Scott Ramsay gets to witness (and photograph) a lion show down between rivals. See the photos here.

The Kgalagadi in summer

While everyone was driving south out of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in middle of January, going back to work and heading back to school, Scott was driving north, into the heat. Read about his summer adventure.

Gondwana Canyon Park

Gondwana Canyon Park is one of the more established private parks in Namibia – started in 1995 and at almost 1 300 square kilometres it is one of the biggest too.

Richtersveld National Park in summer

The scenery at the Richtersveld National Park is unique – desert mountains that surround massive sandy plains, and of course the Orange River that flows through the gorge.

Walking De Hoop’s beaches and dunes

De Hoop Nature Reserve is unique. It’s oozing scenic Cape beauty and boasts several unrivaled physical features and is perhaps one of the most important birding areas on the continent.