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The Last Elephants: are these majestic animals facing extinction?

Thanks to their larger than life bodies and gentle presence, elephants cast a captivating spell. Yet all over Africa, elephants are being poached for their ivory. With their love for ellies, wide network of contacts and vast knowledge of Africa, the authors of The Last Elephants, Don Pinnock and Colin Bell, decided to do something about it. By Gaynor Siljeur

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Beachcombing in South Africa: discover shoreline treasures

How often do we wander along the beach and find ourselves captivated by a beautiful seashell? Rudy van der Elst, author of the new book, Beachcombing in South Africa, gives us some insight into the origins and life stories of strandline creatures and other beach finds. You’ll see South Africa’s beaches are overflowing with treasures – you never know what you might stumble upon. By Gaynor Siljeur

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An intimate look at South Africa’s cranes

The three crane species that call South Africa home beguile with their beauty, but they have a vital message to share. If these birds disappear due to vanishing habitat, we all face a difficult time. Photographer Daniel Dolpire spent five years photographing cranes to document our precious wetlands.

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New guide makes geology an adventure

Ever wondered about the rocks and strata that make up the stunning Western Cape landscape? In his new book, Geological Adventures in the fairest Cape: unlocking the Secrets of its Scenery, John Rogers sheds invaluable light.

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Books delve into Kruger’s past

Before cars and fences, Kruger and the surrounding Lowveld were very different. Two new books take a trip back in time to these landscapes. One to explore how SA’s flagship game reserve came into being; the other to investigate the routes that led through the area.

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