Posts by Roxanne
Lots to do at Rocherpan in autumn
If you’re not big into birds, don’t bother going to Rocherpan, right? Wrong! Although birding is a draw card to this nature reserve near Velddrif on the West Coast, it’s by no means the whole story.
Time to contemplate time at Tankwa Karoo
A trip to the Tanka Karoo National Park is a reminder to take the time to stand still and enjoy nature. The Elandsberg cottages recall a past when space and peace were plentiful.
Mokala sees in the New Year in style
Picture it. The heat of the sun begins to seep out of the Kalahari thornveld and a sprinkling of stars peep out from a darkening sky. Throw in the bonhomie of a well-catered braai with like-minded people and you have all the elements of the New Year’s Eve bash at Mosu Lodge in Mokala National Park.
Top tips for iMfolozi
A trip to Africa's oldest game reserve, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, is the experience of a lifetime. Here are insider tips on making the most of your trip.
Kruger's Mananga 4x4 Trail
If you’re looking for a technical challenge, you probably won’t want to drive the Mananga 4x4 trail near Satara in the Kruger National Park. But if you want a piece of conservation paradise almost exclusively to yourself and the animals, then this is the trail for you.
Insider info from Mountain Zebra National Park
Michael Paxton is senior field guide at the Mountain Zebra National Park near Cradock in the Eastern Cape. Here are his tips for a visit to the park.
Why Hluhluwe is the place to be
Talk to Jeffrey Makwala, hospitality services manager at Hilltop resort in the Hluhluwe section of the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, and you’ll come away infected by his enthusiasm for both his resort and his game reserve.
Superb service at Kruger
Rodgers Hobyane and Elina Mona know exactly what customer service is about. Anyone who has ever been to Tsendze rustic camp in the Kruger National Park can tell you that.
That’s why it’s no surprise that year after year both of them win achievement awards for outstanding customer service. Rodgers also received a SANParks’ Kudu Award in 2010 for excellence in the workplace.
All in a day's work for a Kruger ranger
Not everyone has been gnawed on by a leopard and lived to tell the tale. Not everyone has lived in the Kruger National Park for 32 years either. But these are just two of many things that make section ranger Johann Oelofse interesting.
New blood for Kalahari raptors
The raptors in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park have an enthusiastic new champion for their cause.