When you consider the vast array of colourful plumages South African birds have, it is hard not to feel that ostriches (the female in particular) have been a little hard done by. The Southern African National History Unit managed to capture these big birds in a new light…
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.
Sunsets in Kruger
When the Southern African Natural History Unit (SANHU) need film footage, no time is wasted in getting the right material…
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
The giraffe is certainly one of Kruger’s most elegant creatures. The long legs and neck, ambling gate, dexterous tongue that delicately picks single leaves from a thorny branch, inquisitive gaze and deep brown eyes all add to the giraffe's gracefulness.
A birthday at West Coast National Park
I knew I had to find a special treat for my son’s 12th birthday. Luckily, a trip to West Coast National Park made it easy to earn parenting points. By Bongani Mgayi
Time to contemplate time at Tankwa Karoo
A trip to the Tanka Karoo National Park is a reminder to take the time to stand still and enjoy nature. The Elandsberg cottages recall a past when space and peace were plentiful.
Learning Wilderness Trails Skills
Walking for five days in the Kruger National Park in the Pafuri/Makuleke area is mindblowing for any naturalist, with endemic plants, natural springs, loads of mammals, baobabs and phenomenal birdlife. By Brett Horley