Easy steps to get the New Wild Card
The current Wild Card will no longer be accepted after 31 December 2010. But you remain a Wild Card member and can still enjoy unlimted access to Wild Card parks and reserves - simply update your details now.
Read below to find out how to go about updating your details. To download this document, scroll down and click on the highlighted link. Your new-look Wild Card will be posted to you once you have updated your details.
Lions return to the Karoo
Eben Human, editor of Die Burger’s Buite, was present at the historical moment when a pride of eight lions were released into the Karoo National Park on Wednesday the 10th of November. The four mature lions are originally from the Kgalagadi, but were relocated to Addo in 2003 where the cubs were born.
Sunset serenade 2010
Every year music lovers gather for a weekend of captivating classical performances in a spectacular setting: Kruger National Park. KIrsty Redman describes this unforgettable event, which was held in Letaba in September and October.
Wildlife photography exhibition
See the best of nature photography on exhibition at the Iziko South African Museum in Cape Town.
It's that time of year when the sun sets later and Cape Town's Table Mountain Cableway offers specials after 18h00.
Blog by Dr Madelein Grundlingh KNOWING YOUR PUKU FROM YOUR TSESSEBE
A good field guide should also teach you about an animal’s behaviour. Only then can you experience its true essence and magic.
The "pale-rump" or "wit gat" zebra of Mokala National Park
Next time you are visiting this beautiful national park, with its wide variety of game including a number of endangered and vulnerable species such as black rhino and tsessebe, take a careful look at the more common species such as the plains zebra. You may just be looking at a future quagga – the so-called ‘witgat’ zebra. Blog by Dr David Zimmermann of SANParks' Veterinary Wildlife Services
A notice to all Wild Card members
The changeover in management of the Wild Card from Infinity to SANParks was due to take place only at the end of this year. But at the end of October SANParks had to act decisively on behalf of all Wild Card members. The old Infinity Wild Cards were rendered invalid and you were asked to verify your details online to ensure you continue to enjoy access to our parks. Download the file below to find out why the changeover was brought forward.
To download this file, scroll to the end of the page and click on the highlighted link.
Agulhas developments after the fire
Earlier this year a fire swept through Agulhas National Park, burning 15 000 ha of pristine land.
Meet the emerald fruit chafer
This little beetle grows to about 24 mm in length, so you'll have to look carefully to spot one. The emerald fruit chafer (Rhabdotis aulica) is common in the northern half of South Africa.