Parks and Reserves
Dawn on the Limpopo: Up in the Trees
If I want to choose a place where I can and have spent all day it is the tree-top boardwalk on the Limpopo River in Mapungubwe National Park. But to maximise its magic you must get there as close to sunrise as possible to experience the dawn chorus – a cacophony of bird sound, as a multitude of different species compete to serenade the new day.
Winter breakaway: Visit the Garden Route
The Garden Route is a wonderful destination for winter. The summer holiday crowds are gone and the climate is temperate. We show you some of the best places to visit and things to tick off your travel list for 2012.
Interview: Oscar Mthimkulu
Oscar Mthimkhulu probably has one of the tougher jobs in conservation in South Africa. As co-ordinator of uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park, the 38 year-old Zulu from Makhosini near Ulundi is responsible for ensuring the conservation and commercial success of this unique mountainous area.
Show and shame
While visiting Addo Elephant National Park on the 14th April 2012, Adin Greaves was amazed to find two people outside their car on the Carol's Rest loop.
Tracking Mountain Zebra
When Nixi killed a springbok on Wild’s visit to the park earlier this year, she became instantly famous. On our return visit, Nixi behaved like a leopard.
Goukamma's recent renovations
The Goukamma Nature Reserve is an ideal stop over along the Garden Route. It’s only 20 km west of Sedgefield, but it’s a place where you’ll want to spend more than one night. Here’s why…
A Fishy Trail Tale
Those of you who have at some stage either hiked the Otter trail or have previously been privileged to compete during the African Otter Trail run will know what I mean when I say that the Tsitsikamma coastline is truly spectacular.
By Kyle Smith Marine Ecologist, SANParks
Easter Weekend Outing
The Easter Weekend is always packed with chocolate eggs, hot-cross buns, family and fun. But why not spice up this Easter with a dash of the outdoors?
Enjoy starry skies at Anysberg
Situated on the vast plains of the Klein Karoo, Anysberg Nature Reserve has all the elements for a spectacular night sky. So when the Wild team heard about a new stargazing activity there, we knew we had to try it out. Our verdict? Brilliant!
Planet trek at Anysberg
The overnight horse riding trail at Anysberg Nature Reserve brings astronomy down to Earth, with planet markers that allow you to explore the solar system as you make your way across the veld.