Overnight at the Stables
I recently had the opportunity to visit the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve in the Little Karoo. I had previously visited Gamkaberg and stayed in the Tierkloof Eco Lodges but this time was offered accommodation at The Stables, a less luxurious option, but wonderful all the same.
Little Serengeti has game aplenty
One can easily spend your whole life at Mountain Zebra National Park, writes Sakkie Schabort. Its plateau has large numbers of herbivores and in just two days there were many unexpected sightings.
New accommodation at Goukamma
Groenvlei Bush Camp, which has been closed temporarily, is soon to reopen with three brand new cottages. By Romi Boom
Wild Card discount on Chapman's Peak Drive
Did you know that you can use your Wild Card for discounts on toll fees along the scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive?
Game for Anything by Nikki Meyer
This heartwarming book recounts the adventures of Nikki Meyer as she goes from being a city girl to discovering the magic of the bush. Her story starts in Botswana, but eventually the journey takes her to the Kruger National Park and a lifelong dream is realised.
Thulamela and Mapungubwe: origin and meaning
The hilltop citadels of Thulamela and Mapungubwe are places where visitors can journey back into the past and imagine the people who once lived there. Just as fascinating as the history of these lost kingdoms is the origin of their names. Leonard Tshikota of the University of Venda sheds light on the names.
Your Easter Escape
Have you left your Easter booking too late? We did some searching and found Wild Card Parks and Reserves where you can still find accommodation. Below are some options for enjoying your long weekend – bush style!
Wildlife filmmaker: Jacques Goosen
Jacques Goosen is a wildlife filmmaker extraordinaire whose weekly wildlife clips feature on the Wild Card website. Jacques is the owner of the Southern African Natural History Unit (SANHU) and has countless hours of experience behind his name. Jacques tells us what it's like to be wildlife filmmaker.
Wildlife filmmaker: Jacques Goosen: Part 2
Jacques Goosen of the Southern African Natural History Unit (SANHU) tells us what it’s like to be a wildlife filmmaker. Read our Q & A.
Trail runner Andre Calitz on the Otter Trail Run
At the exhibition of Cape Union Mart’s gear for winter, Wild caught up with trail runner Andre Calitz. Sponsored by K-Way, this athlete has set the world of offroad running ablaze.