Parks and Reserves
Snake hunting at De Hoop
A cute, beautiful baby snake was not on my list of things to see… I was nevertheless fascinated by the revelations of well-known reptile specialist Dr Tony Phelps.
5 Wild Tips: Beginner's beach walking
The therapeutic sound of the waves, the gentle breeze on your skin and the salty smell tickling your nostrils … short strolls on the beach can easily turn into lengthy meditative walks. Follow our tips to get the most from a seaside saunter.
Camdeboo gets camping
Camdeboo National Park, home to the breathtaking Valley of Desolation near Graaff-Reinet, will open the Nqweba Campsite on 1 March 2012.
Did you know? Camdeboo National Park encircles the town of Graaff-Reinet.
Update from Addo Elephant National Park
As part of his Year in the Wild journey to 31 of South Africa’s most special nature reserves, photojournalist Scott Ramsay recently met up with Addo Elephant National Park manager Norman Johnson. For more, go to www.yearinthewild.com or www.facebook.com/yearinthewild.
Update from Mountain Zebra National Park
As part of his Year in the Wild journey to 31 of South Africa’s most special nature reserves, Scott Ramsay recently met up with Mountain Zebra National Park manager Lesley-Ann Meyer. For more, go to www.yearinthewild.com.
Kogelberg's new escape
Kogelberg Nature Reserve is a place that is easy to love. Tucked away in the Hottentots Holland mountains, it feels a world removed from the city, yet it’s just a quick 60-minute drive. Now the reserve has new eco-friendly accommodation in keeping with the pristine setting.
Adventure at the Southern Tip
Agulhas National Park, the location of Africa’s southernmost tip, is the setting for a weekend of history and adventure.
More O2 in Camdeboo
Campsite bookings for Camdeboo National Park open on 1 March 2012. By donating trees online, like Wild Card blogger Michelle Ainslie, you can help make this part of the Karoo super green.
Kogelberg's new cabins
The Kogelberg Nature Reserve has opened new eco-cabins. Be among the first to stay at the reserve's comfy new cabins.
Find love at one of these romantic spots
We’ve got the right ideas when it comes to romantic inspiration; just have a look at our choice of dreamy destinations. Here are our suggestions for making the month of love one to share in the wild…