When giving up is not an option

Pitch a lone red hartebeest against three ravenous cheetahs and you’d think the outcome would be clear. But what...

Why we’re heading to Camdeboo this autumn

As summer takes its final bow, all roads lead to Camdeboo National Park to ring in autumn. And with...

Puff adder desperate for some peace

Like many other snake species, puff adders prefer not to be disturbed and to go about their wild business...

Birding is all about the stories

Birding is not just about the thrill of the numbers. It’s about spending time in nature, setting ourselves challenges,...

Earth Day 2018: 4 ways to say no to plastic in parks

The war against plastic pollution is far from over and its devastating destruction reaches beyond our oceans. As avid...
Photo Stories
When giving up is not an option
Inspiration
Why we’re heading to Camdeboo this autumn
Photo Stories
Puff adder desperate for some peace
Birding
Birding is all about the stories
Conservation
Earth Day 2018: 4 ways to say no to plastic in parks

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Nature travel is our game

Wild Card members enjoy a year’s free access to our protected areas. They also support conservation. Why you should join.

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These wildlife and nature encounters left us speechless. See what other Wild travellers witnessed.

 
Travel

March poll: what do you do in the wild?

Last month readers enlightened us as to their favourite aspect of time in the parks. In Wild’s March’s poll, we want to know which activity is your must-do wild experience. Have your say – it will only take a minute of your time.

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Conservation

World Water Day: Garden Route in the spotlight

The theme for World Water Day on 22 March 2018 couldn’t be more apt: Nature for Water. The mountain catchments, rivers, lakes and wetlands protected by our parks and reserves are responsible for much of our freshwater. Conservation photographer Peter Chadwick ventured to Garden Route National Park to discover how SANParks is keeping this watery wonderland healthy.

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Magazine

Wild 42 Autumn 2018: here’s your sneak peek

Autumn is the time of year when many nature lovers yearn for a quick fix of wilderness adventure. In the latest issue of Wild magazine we’ve put together a lineup of fabulous escapes to fuel your wanderlust with inspiration, trip planners and brilliant conservation stories.

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Events

19 April 2018 talk: Giraffe

Tall and elegant, giraffe make an unforgettable impression. But did you know that giraffe are considered endangered across Africa? Join us for a presentation to explore the biology and behaviour of these graceful giants.

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Trails

Your guide to dog-friendly Table Mountain hikes

As a first-time dog owner and passionate traveller to South Africa’s wild places, I recently wondered where I could walk my energetic schnauzer. With Table Mountain National Park on my doorstep, there are quite a few options to enjoy the great outdoors with my pooch.

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Camp on your own bit of beach

A beach holiday in Namaqua National Park is unlike any other. By day, explore the endless shoreline, coves and bays that characterise the coastal section. At night, let the...

Why did the snake cross the road?

For a bunch of first timers to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, a snake crossing the road is a noteworthy event. But what happens after the snake crossed the road?...