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Amazing Facts About South Africa’s Wildlife
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Amazing Facts About South Africa’s Wildlife

South Africa is a land abundant in the weird and wonderful, beautiful and a little strange at times. There are around 300 mammalian species in South Africa alone, as well as hundreds of amphibians, insects, reptiles, and bird species. With this variety a...
10 best places to see wild dogs in South Africa
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10 best places to see wild dogs in South Africa

Probably the most distinctive feature of African wild dogs is the big, round ears. They're nothing like a domestic dog's. They're nothing like a wolf's either, yet this beautiful Cape hunting dog, or painted dog as it's also known, is given the Latin name L...
South Africa’s four small wild cats – where to see them
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South Africa’s four small wild cats – where to see them

The big cats in South Africa receive a lot of attention. In fairness lions, leopards and cheetah deserve the focus; most of these top predators are in danger – we live in their space, we hunt them illegally and kill them when they prey on livestock. But Sou...
Five Safari Breaks Near To You
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Five Safari Breaks Near To You

All my life I had read Wilbur Smith novels, watched programmes like 50/50 and National Geographic (filmed right in my backyard) and craved the experience of the “bush.” I was a city boy though. So though I craved the experienced I never made the effort to get ...
Know where to see the BIG FIVE – we list the top reserves
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Know where to see the BIG FIVE – we list the top reserves

The Big Five are not only  the most popular animals in Africa, they're also among the most dangerous. Yet people fly into South Africa intent on sighting them. Not everyone manages to tick them off the list (the leopard in particular is rather elusive). W...
The Secret Life of South Africa’s Little Five
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The Secret Life of South Africa’s Little Five

What do the leopard tortoise, buffalo weaver, elephant shrew, ant lion and rhinoceros beetle have in common with their large counterparts?  Very little other than the names they share. What they are is a sharp reminder of the neglected small creatures - the “f...
Meet Dave Moffatt of KhakiWeed Photographic Safaris
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Meet Dave Moffatt of KhakiWeed Photographic Safaris

We'd like to introduce Dave Moffatt of KhakiWeed Photographic Safaris. Dave has shared some of his amazing wildlife photographs with us and we thought they were too good not to share with all of you! Thank you for sharing your wonderful photographs with us Dav...
Frogging Safaris
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Frogging Safaris

South Africa may be best known for elephants, rhinos and its impressive predators, but there is a much smaller world that is just as integral a part of our ecosystems. Frogs and other amphibians face the serious threat of extinction, largely due to their extre...
Exploring the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
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Exploring the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Our road trip to see the sights of South Africa didn't get off to a very good start. Our mission statement was to see as much of South Africa as we could in the three weeks we had set aside for our purpose. We started driving up the east coast of South Africa ...
Kruger National Park photographs
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Kruger National Park photographs

Two months ago, I embarked on a 2 week road trip of South Africa, including a week in our most famous game reserve: the Kruger National Park. This was my first visit, and my mind still boggles at the sheer size of the Kruger park and the magnificence of its un...
Leopard Encounter in the Kruger National Park
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Leopard Encounter in the Kruger National Park

Janet & John Wills from Porcupine Ridge Guest House in Sabie had this unexpected, heart-stopping Leopard encounter on a recent break in the Kruger National Park ... At around 8.30am on 18 December 2009 my husband, our adult son and I, left Tamboti T...
Birds Eye View by Noula Bouwer (photograph)
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Birds Eye View by Noula Bouwer (photograph)

Todays photograph was sent to us by Noula Bouwer as is entiled "Bird's Eye View". A great photograph of a giraffe, Noula has submitted a number of really great photographs to our current photography competition. You can see more of her entries at November Phot...
Game Drive photograph by Justin Cohen
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Game Drive photograph by Justin Cohen

South Africa is a wildlife paradise offering umpteen numbers of national parks and game reserves. Although each game reserve offers its own dimension to game viewing, one common factor ties them all together: the regal big five of the South African wild world ...
Vervet Monkey – mother and baby by Trudi Naude
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Vervet Monkey – mother and baby by Trudi Naude

Submitted to our November Photography Competion by Trudi Naude, this photograph of a vervet monkey (Cercopithecus Aethiops) and her baby is entitled "Hold on tight". Different types of vervets vary in colour, but generally the body is a greenish olive or silve...
Eagle in Flight – photographs by Dror Orbach
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Eagle in Flight – photographs by Dror Orbach

These two photographs caught my eye when we received them as I think they are quite spectacular. Taken during a holiday to South Africa last year, they were sent to us by Dror Orbach from Israel. Dror has quite the eye for taking great wildlife photographs ......