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Forgotten corner of the Garden Route
Goukamma is a surprising little nature reserve, a picturesque gem where you can escape from the rat race. It’s also a much-needed hideaway for rare fish species. By Dale Morris
Update from Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
As part of his Year in the Wild journey to 31 of South Africa’s most special nature reserves, including all the national parks, Scott Ramsay recently caught up with park manager Nico van der Walt from Kgalagadi.
Lion and cubs
The Kgalagadi is well known as a wildlife photographer’s dream. Albert Froneman is a photographer who enjoys this park for its bird life but says, “For big-game photography the roads along the dry Nossob and Auob riverbeds offer superb opportunities. Nothing beats the sight of a Kalahari lion in the early morning golden light.”
Mike Cary visited the park in August on another glorious Kgalagadi day. Here are his photos:
Hluhluwe-iMfolozi - a two-in-one experience
Enter the Hluhluwe Game Reserve (established way back in 1895) at Memorial Gate and you’ll be plunged into a scenic space where roads twist up and down hills, giving spectacular views and offering up the Big Five at the same time. By Roxanne Reid .
De Hoop birding
With its vast wetland and protected coastline, De Hoop Nature Reserve is a magnet for waterbirds. Photographer and former reserve manager Peter Chadwick highlights some top ticks.
Bedazzled in the Bush
This September school holidays there’s no time to waste. The traditionally 10-days holiday, is now 5-working days sandwiched between two weekends. If, like me, you will be driving to your destination, then there is no time to waste lumbering on the road. Solution: visit your friendly neighbourhood park.
Kruger Wildlife Icon of South Africa
The Kruger National Park is undoubtedly one of South Africa’s wildlife icons. It’s so tied up with the image of wildlife that it’s often the first thing that comes to mind about South Africa. HPH Publishing’s new book: Kruger Wildlife Icon of South Africa invites you to be a part of this wildlife paradise.
Update from Augrabies Falls National Park
As part of his Year in the Wild journey to 31 of South Africa’s most special nature reserves, including all the national parks, Scott Ramsay chatted to Steven Smith, park manager of Augrabies Falls National Park.
South Africa's only deadly spider
Tom van der Zee, author of Stings, Bites, Poisons and Spikes, discusses some amazing spiders from other parts of the world, and then how to recognise, avoid and treat the bite of South Africa’s only deadly spider.