Braai the beloved country
Jan Braai is on a heritage tour of South Africa and will braai at 40 significant sites over 40 days. Not surprisingly, quite a few Wild Card parks form part of his itinerary.
Table Mountain National Park: permits and Wild Cards
The Wild team have put together commonly asked questions about the ever-popular Table Mountain National Park. If you are unsure about permit requirements or as to whether your Wild Card gives you free access, read on.
Part 2: What's in a bird name?
For Southern Africa’s indigenous people, living creatures are intimately woven into folklore and traditional tales. The names they were given show how closely and accurately they were observed, often with a sharp sense of humour. By Robin Wissing
Paddling the Whiskey Creek Canoe Trail
After being closed for almost three years due to flood damage, the CapeNature Keurbooms Nature Reserve Whiskey Creek Canoe Trail (near Plettenberg Bay) is finally once again open. Dale Morris talks to reserve manager Henk Nieuwoudt.
Trip planner: Cederberg Heritage Route
The Cederberg Heritage Route (CHR) is not a hiking trail, it’s a way into people’s lives, history and culture. You’ll stay in the homes of villagers, travel by donkey cart and find out more about the Cederberg’s magnificent rock art. Melissa Siebert gives us the lowdown.
Read the complete article on the Heritage Route in the Autumn issue of Wild magazine.
Namaqua the beautiful
Namaqua Flowers Beach Camp: Be the first to stay over in the newly set up tented camps in the Namaqua National Park. During spring the Namaqua National Park transforms to showcase some of the country's most beautiful wild flower displays.
Win a camera
The Johannesburg Region of Honorary Rangers is running a photo competition and there are two digital SLR cameras up for grabs. Send in your best pictures of the national parks to stand a chance.
Addo 4x4 course - a success for rhino
They arrived: the kitted, the unkitted, the experienced, and the “I got my new car on Tuesday” novice 4x4 drivers. The occasion? The SANParks Honorary Rangers 4x4 training course, held to raise funds for specialised equipment to assist SANParks’ counter rhino-poaching initiative in the Eastern Cape.
Dr Ian Player: A life with rhino
Photographer and writer Scott Ramsay recently travelled to Dr Ian Player’s home near Howick in KwaZulu-Natal to interview the renowned conservationist. The topic of discussion? The current rhino poaching epidemic that is threatening to undo all the good work that Dr Player and the parks board team did back in the 1960s when they saved the white rhino from extinction.
Driving the Nuweveld Eco-Trail
Off-road journalist Geoff Dalglish describes this 4x4 route through Karoo National Park.