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...
Simon's Town Penguin Festival
The start of the Simon's Town Penguin Festival is almost upon us! On 13 October, you can watch as SANCCOB and SANParks release rescued penguins back into the wild. The festival fun continues throughout the month of October. Read our blog for further details.
Lions enjoy trees
We have more proof that lions enjoy trees! Beryl Osborne spotted these lions along the H10 towards Lower Sabie in the Kruger National Park.
Lions in trees
Have you seen a lion in a tree before? Wild readers share their sightings of tree-climbing lions!
The Inquisitive Roan and Tenacious Honey Badger
There are certain species you expect to see when you visit the Kruger National Park. The sheer number of impalas, hippos, elephants and baboons make them almost a guaranteed sighting.
Get ready for National Braai Day
The countdown to National Braai Day has begun. On Monday, 24 September, get ready to take out the tongs and celebrate our national heritage with a braai. Find out which wood is best for braaing – and good for the planet too.
Let the animals be free
In celebration of World Rhino Day, we thought we'd share this video with its lovely message: 'We don't need rhino horn, what we need is our animals!'
Six-year-old Stéphan Meyer practices for his school concert at the South African College Schools (SACS) in Cape Town.
His message: Let's all stand together to 'Let the animals be free.'
The Kgalagadi National Park is truly unique in so many ways. At first glance the rugged dunes and huge expanse look harsh and incapable of providing sanctuary to the wide range of species that it does. When you look deeper however, you see it is bursting with life that has adapted beautifully to thrive in this environment.
With a top speed between 48 – 59 kph, which they can rarely sustain for more than a 100 m, lions have to rely on their patience, stalking skills and judgment when it comes to hunting fleet footed antelope and zebra.