Make 2013 the year to...
We've come up with a bucket list for 2013 that'll ensure this year is wilder than ever. Check out our ideas for adventure activities, animals to seek and places you have to try out.
Dogs keep Table Mountain safe
Table Mountain National Park has its own elite dog unit that helps with visitor safety. Honorary Ranger George Smith explains how the dogs give rangers the edge.
Visit Swaziland for baby season
Summer is baby season at Big Game Parks of Swaziland. Take advantage of this special offer to visit Hlane or Mlilwane to see the ltest additions.
Around SA with a Wild Card
Astrid Meng has been a Wild Card member for many years and has travelled the length and breadth of the country. As host mother to exchange students and volunteers, she takes her guests on some amazing road trips!
Counting Pel's at Pafuri
In the birding fraternity Pafuri is the ‘go to’ place for the Pel’s fishing-owl. The extreme north of Kruger is a hub for a number of special species ranging from mammals to plants to avian wonders. By Warren Ozorio
Potato Soup for the Soul
Kruger is a visceral experience, something you smell, hear and taste, attacking your senses with earthy notes. By Keith Connelly
Why we need ecological infrastructure
The term may be a mouthful, but ecological infrastructure is simply a way to describe the natural elements that provide us with valuable services such as fresh water, climate regulation and soil formation. Just like we need the infrastructure of roads or telecommunications, we need nature's infrastructure of mountains, rivers and wetlands too.
Panic at the Lake
When Egyptian geese defend their young, a grey heron is almost drowned. By Nicky Silberbauer
Why do animals become unique?
Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park is a great tourist attraction for photo safaris and game viewing opportunities. It also serves to educate our future generations about the value of having a wild heritage. One of the park’s most senior rangers wonders why species should become extinct. By Rick Wilson
Of renosterveld and rhinos
What do you get when you throw half-a-dozen kids in a VW mini bus, and take them to a national park that has a beach, mushy wetlands and fields of renosterveld? You get a day of fun and lots of photos for the family slide show. You give a boy an extraordinary 12th birthday party for him, his friends and siblings. And you get a reminder of how precious our environment is. By Bongani Mgayi