Eland impact on water resources in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
In recent months over 3000 eland have moved from the Botswana side of the park to the South African side, and these chaps are thirsty! This explains the empty waterholes and troughs that have upset tourists. By Micho Ferreira, Section Ranger: Twee Rivieren, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 24th October 2012.
Overnight in Vrolijkheid
On my first visit to the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve, I stayed inside the town of McGregor, not far from the reserve. Now the reserve has opened two cottages so you can finally spend the night.
Unique Wild line-up for Summer 2012/13
Heading south? Heading north? No matter where you’re holidaying in December, the summer issue of Wild magazine will whet your appetite to travel. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store. By Romi Boom.
Best waterhole to see Kgalagadi's small birds
Although raptors are the trademark of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, there’s little fowl aplenty. From your base at Urikaruus, you’re perfectly placed for twitching at 13th Borehole. By Carin Malan
Most productive birding territory in SA: Pafuri & Punda
If you are based at Punda Maria, birding is always rewarding. You can spend an entire day at the hide in the campsite, or book an outing from the Pafuri Picnic Site with one of SA’s best bird guides. By Carin Malan
See Cape Town from a new height
It’s summer in the city and this means that Citysightseeing in Cape Town are once again offering night tours – a chance to experience the Atlantic seaboard along with an evening picnic at Signal Hill. They’ve also introduced sidecar rides that make exploring the city a lot more fun.
Rise & Shine
Energetic or idle, old or young, you’ll always find something to do at the Wilderness Section of the Garden Route National Park. By Stephen Cunliffe.
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.
Map Guide: Cederberg
We are very excited about the launch of two new map guides for the Cederberg. The two guides, Cederberg Wolfberg and Cederberg Sneeuberg, are must-haves for hikers and visitors to this beautiful area.
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.