This issue of Wild has been inspired by summer, with stories on the ocean and wild, watery places. Our thoughts are also in Namaqua National Park, the new home of numerous gemsbok and red hartebeest relocated from Mokala. I’m sure you too will be captivated by our game capture story, which reveals just how tricky it is to pull off an operation of this kind. Here’s a look at what you can expect. Wild13-Summer-2011-PAGE

Zebras are playful, social and born to roam. We take an intimate look at these striking animals and their fascinating behaviour. Read more about zebras in our cover story on the unique pale rump zebra of Mokala National Park.

Follow the drama as 100 gemsbok and 75 red hartebeest are relocated from Mokala to Namaqua National Park. Battling veld fires and stubborn bulls, the capture team has one chance to get it right. The process is fast-paced and risky.

TV presenter Ruda Landman takes a trip to the wild spaces of Nselweni bush camp in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park. This newly opened camp is unfenced so you’re that much closer to the creatures of the bush – an experience Ruda says is exhilarating, and somewhat scary, too.

It’s the holidays – and we’ve found the best family friendly destinations. Adventure journalist Jacques Marais takes his kids on holiday and rates the parks that are best for family adventure.

A trip to Addo’s marine section can be very rewarding, as Dale Morris finds out. Visit the park’s unspoilt beaches where gannets circle the air and seals, dolphins and whales laze in the waters.

This issue is packed with ideas for the summer, from the best rivers for fishing and cooling off to exciting overnight hikes. As usual we have riveting animal stories and professor Phil Hockey explains the lure of city living for birds.

Click here to read Wild 13 online.