Wild dog kill
Seeing a wild dog is a rare privilege. Mike, Marie and Josh Brunk and Cecil and Sonnee Hines had an unforgettable encounter with a wild dog pack on their recent trip to the Kruger National Park. By Mike Brunk.
The elephant is the quintessential thread in an African tapestry. Africa without the elephant would cease to be Africa. By ranger Andrew Rae, who wrote this diary entry at Mapungubwe National Park.
Our fabulous grasslands
Take your time in a grassland and you will discover there are hidden treasures in the sea of nodding grasses. By Aimée Ginsburg, Anthea Stephens and Mahlodi Tau of the Grasslands Programme.
While the Big Five can never be guaranteed, small birds are always there to keep you occupied with their brightly coloured plumages, orchestra of calls and interesting behaviours.
Wild Card map
With more than 80 parks and reserves in South Africa and Swaziland, the Wild Card offers you endless opportunities for outdoor exploration.
Kgalagadi lions with kill
On a visit to the Kgalagadi you hope to see lions. Annette and Jörn Drogi were lucky enough to see a pride of youngsters on a kill.
Meet the WildStar winners from Round 4
The final round of the WildStar competition has unearthed customer service superstars around the country. From the lush green surroundings of Inanda Dam to the sun-baked dunes of the Kgalagadi, South Africa's parks and reserves have staff that look to make a difference.
With the WildStar competition we asked you to nominate the staff members that helped you get the most from your Wild Card and made your time in the wilds extra special. Thank you to all members who voted for their stars.
These WildStars each won a slick new Blackberry 9300 for their sterling service. Lucky Wild Card member Louis Taljaard also wins a smartphone for nominating his WildStar.
Eland impact on water resources in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
In recent months over 3000 eland have moved from the Botswana side of the park to the South African side, and these chaps are thirsty! This explains the empty waterholes and troughs that have upset tourists. By Micho Ferreira, Section Ranger: Twee Rivieren, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, 24th October 2012.
Overnight in Vrolijkheid
On my first visit to the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve, I stayed inside the town of McGregor, not far from the reserve. Now the reserve has opened two cottages so you can finally spend the night.
Leopard vs. python
Wildlife lovers Anton and Shelli Campbell-Harris came across a leopard eyeing a python in the Kruger Park. They watched in amazement as the leopard and python battled it out before their eyes.