Cheetah in the Kgalagadi
The film crew of the Southern African Natural History Unit were entertained by Africa's quickest predator while filming in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Charismatic mammals and birds, even reptiles, tend to get the attention, but the world of the little critters is equally fascinating. Join Steve Woodhall on butterfly watch.
Goliath heron gone fishing
Few things can come close to the feeling of encountering a special wild sighting. At the Lake Panic bird hide, in the Kruger National Park, Ilse van den Berg had her camera ready and was able to snap these beautiful images of a goliath heron and its catch.
Die Heuwels Fantasties rock their Wild Cards
Their album Wilder as die Wildtuin made it clear: Die Heuwels Fantasties love the parks and reserves. As new ambassadors of the Wild Card, the members of this Afrikaans electronic and pop rock band couldn’t be a better fit.
Wild Card price increase
It's nearing that time of the year when the price of the Wild Card gets adjusted ever so slightly to keep up with rising inflation. The new membership price goes up on 1 November 2012. Please see the new prices for Wild Card clusters for individuals, couples and family memberships.
New SANParks deposit conditions in 2013
Next year, visitors will have to take note of new deposit rules when booking accommodation in South Africa’s national parks.
Participate in a SANParks Booking Channels Survey
You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by SANParks, Reservation House and the Department of Tourism Management, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria. The purpose of the study is to investigate the effective use of different booking channels by SANParks.
An impala in the water
Did you know that impala can swim? If you don't believe us, a lucky Wild Card member has the photos to prove this!
Kruger's Great Tusker
Only a handful of the elephants roaming the Kruger National Park will go on to become Great Tuskers. To be considered a member of this prestigious group, each tusk needs to weigh in excess of 45 kg. Only then will they be considered amongst the ranks of Duke and the magnificent seven on display in Letaba’s Elephant Hall.
Don't mess with this serval!
When Ilse van den Berg showed us her photographs of a serval chasing a spotted genet we couldn't believe her luck!
The serval and genet were spotted during the early morning near to the main tar road on the way from Olifants towards Letaba in the Kruger National Park. Scroll down to find out how this scene unfolds...