The next issue of Wild is due out just before the start of the holiday season. It may well be our most beautiful issue ever! Our lineup of great features includes a number of coastal parks and reserves, since that is where many South Africans traditionally spend their summer holiday.

Peace and quiet on the Garden Route: Just a stone’s throw from the N2, at Knysna’s Forest Timber Camping Decks and Goukamma Nature Reserve, Wild gave the crowds the slip.

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  • There’s a forest of wild escapes within an easy drive of Cape Town. Four coastal reserves, three days – just join the dots.
  • Head no further than Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, where the latest attraction – ziplining – offers a bird’s eye view of hidden places.
  • The eco-cabins at Rocherpan Nature Reserve are proving so popular with birders and those looking for a peaceful chill spot on the West Coast that CapeNature is building more.
  • Bontebok National Park: Lang Elsie’s Kraal Rest Camp now boasts new family chalets that are spot-on for a weekend retreat.

Bumper Birding

  • The martial eagle is in trouble, with populations across Africa in decline. Scientists are trying to understand what’s happening in the Kruger National Park.
  • Why do birds sometimes attack windows or car mirrors? Are they demented?
  • Golden jewels: With their bright yellow coats and cheerful call, orioles personify the joy of summer.

Photography

  • Photographing in the harsh mid-day sun can lead to excessive contrast and washed out colours, but with a little creativity it’s still possible to produce great images. We show you how.
  • Witness the kill: Our predator and prey portfolio is a brilliant selection of split second shots. The best wildlife photographers are ever ready, camera on motor drive, for a dramatic encounter.

Click here to read Wild 29 online.