Game Ranger in Your Backpack
Years of guiding taught author Megan Emmett and photographer Sean Pattrick more than a thing or two about the bush. In this book they’ve brought together fascinating facts and interpretative images that will enrich your trip to the Lowveld.
The sweet pleasure of the familiar
Lion’s Head is like your favourite restaurant where you can always order the same pizza. The one you don't have to think about but is always there.Dependable and tasty, but not quite as sensational as the brand-new restaurants that open every week somewhere in Cape Town
Although regarded as a pest by most, and classified as an external parasite by scientists, fleas have some of the best legs in the animal kingdom. Their long, hind legs are perfectly adapted to catapult themselves into the air, making them extremely good jumpers… as we have all been witness to. But the mechanics behind these impressive jumps have only recently been explained.
Code of "Good Game Viewing" Practice
Find out the etiquette code for good game viewing practice and follow this on your next outing into the wild.
How bees and fungi make orchids
South African orchids and bees have helped a group of international scientists to shed light on the question of how one ancestral orchid species managed to spawn the 22 500 kinds of orchids that exist today.
Wild Card need-to-knows
Your Wild Card is your ticket to a year’s free access to parks and reserves in Southern Africa. The new-look Wild Card gives you access to over 80 parks and reserves and proceeds from card sales go to conservation – making the Wild Card an outdoor lover's must-have.
It is a great sadness to hear of the death of Dr Tol Pienaar – a former chief executive of SANParks and a dedicated conservationist. Romi Boom recently met with Dr Tol Pienaar and his wife Annette at their home in Stillbaai where she reveals his favourite "off the beaten track" places in Kruger.
Amarula sunset finalists Round Two
The second round of the Amarula Capture the Sunset competition has closed. Thousands of beautiful sunset images were submitted – making the selection of 10 finalists a difficult task. Scroll down to see our 10 finalists from round two. You have one more chance to submit your best photos. Click here to find out more.
Win Win Win
Send us the name of the photographer who took your favourite photo and you could be the lucky winner of an Amarula hamper to the value of R500. The photographer whose picture has the most votes will earn themselves a R500 voucher from Cape Union Mart.
Send your vote along with your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org before 28 February 2011.
Elaine Kruer was able to watch a mother carefully move her cubs to their den. The process was very special and a reminder of how gentle nature can be. "When her grip began to slip, rather than tighten her grasp, she would lay them down and use her paws to reposition them ever so carefully," says Elaine.