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Iconic Zimbabwe

It comes as no surprise that Zimbabwe is often considered one of the most authentic safari destinations in Southern Africa. The country provides untouched, secluded safari settings, and visitors can expect to experience intimate, close-up wildlife encounters in Zimbabwe’s national parks, usually without hordes of tourists around. In this gallery, we share with you some […]

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 […]

Tough decisions for Photographer of the Year judges

This year for our 2017 Photographer of the Year competition, we had the difficult task of choosing one great photo over the other when it came to the finalists, and what made it even more difficult was choosing photographs from the same entrant.

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 […]

Protecting pangolins with the Tikki Hywood Trust

The Tikki Hywood Trust is an organisation that focuses on the conservation of lesser known endangered animals. Their flagship species is the pangolin which, after languishing in relative obscurity, has found its way into mainstream media as the most trafficked animal in the world. What is the Tikki Hywood Trust? The Trust is a wildlife-based […]

Another captive white lion poached

The mutilated remains of a poached white lioness were discovered at Ingogo safari lodge on 31st January, the body had been decapitated and all four paws removed. A 31 year old man has since been arrested in possession of all four severed paws and the head.

White river rafting down the rapids of the Zambezi

I’d heard a lot about white water rafting before my stay in Zambia, everyone I talked to raved about it and the one thing they were always sure to mention was how terrifying it was – awesome, but scary!

In search of the Koekemakranka

Koekemakranka is a strange name for a plant. Sounding more like an incantation than a botanical variety, this attractive plant was held in high regard by man long before the first European settlers reached our shores. But before we get into what makes this bulb special, let’s delve into the origin of its odd-sounding title.

Splash of Pink Bubbly Festival

The annual Paul Rene Splash of Pink bubbly festival is held in Robertson, a mere two hour drive out of Cape Town, South Africa.

Dog Food Drive: for the love of dogs and rhinos

A Dog Food Drive – For the Love of Dogs & Rhinos on #WorldRhinoDay to support the K9 Unit in the Kruger National Park by donating food for these canine heroes in the fight against poaching.

Book Review: Elephant Dawn by Sharon Pincott

Every now and then a book comes along that breaks through the wallpaper of life and delivers its message intravenously. Elephant Dawn by Sharon Pincott does that – it is an intense read, inspiring and moving.

Run for rhinos

Veterinary students’ Run4Rhinos event on 27 August to raise funds to help the plight of rhinos.

Hot as hell at Erta Ale

Hiking up the volcano that is Ethiopia’s Erta Ale and glimpsing into the rising, spitting, shifting, bubbling lava lake at its core.

A foodie weekend away in Hermanus

Enjoy the best restaurants in Hermanus, South Africa as you get lost down cute side-streets, eclectic markets and some of the most amazing whale-watching opportunities in Africa.

6 things to do in the Robertson Wine Valley

The towns of Robertson, McGregor, Montagu, Ashton and Bonnievale combine to make up the Robertson Wine Valley – an area that features stunning scenery with awesome opportunities to wine and dine, all led by the most friendly wine-makers, chefs and farm owners.