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Top 10 things to do in Greyton – South Africa’s Little England

Top 10 things to do in Greyton – the ultimate guide to this cute rural village that is so popular for weekends from Cape Town

Natural history

The Magnificent Seven – Kruger’s giant elephants

The Magnificent Seven – Kruger National Park’s legendary giant bull elephants of yesteryear – are the stuff of fireside stories

Natural history

The 10 most remarkable birds in Ghana

Here they are – the most interesting and sought-after birds in Ghana, according to Africa Geographic safari guru Christian Boix


Shiwa N’gandu, Zambia’s enchanting English estate

Shiwa ngandu is an enchanting English estate and manor house in the middle of Zambia with a fascinating history and stories to tell


Mountain gorillas on the rise in Bwindi, Uganda!

The mountain gorilla is the only great ape with an increasing population despite continuous pressure on its habitat – latest population stats

Natural history

Nothing like a good grooming – Ethiopia style!

A highly amusing account of our safari guru Christian Boix being groomed by a Gelada monkey in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia

Natural history

Leopard toad alert

The threatened western leopard toad needs drastic help during its short breeding season in the depths of the Cape Town winter

Natural history

24 hours in paradise: a game count in Zimbabwe

Volunteers conduct an annual game count in Zimbabwe’s stunning Hwange National Park every year – renowned author Tony Park tells us more

Natural history

The legend of the Mapogo lions

Sadistic tyrants or protective fathers? The legend of the Mapogo lions lives on many years after their disappearance

Human-wildlife conflict, Natural history, Poaching

Caracals count too: mesopredator research in the Cederberg

The caracal, or rooikat, is a beautiful but much persecuted (by farmers) wild cat that inhabits a range of habitats – including farmland


The boy with sapphire eyes

This photo of the boy with sapphire eyes has caused much doubts about it’s authenticity (it’s real) and debate about ethnicity

Natural history

Rare spotless cheetah sighted in Kenya

A rare spotless cheetah has again been seen in Kenya; 90 years since the last time this colour morph was seen in the wild

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