In the Summer issue of Wild magazine you will find plenty of wonderful and wild destinations. As a special treat for fans of our national parks and reserves, we invite you on a unique journey through South Africa and Swaziland.
Summer 2012/2013 Contents
Road trip, from the Cape to Kruger – and back via the Drakensberg and the coast. Wild has selected all-green destinations that pack in our premier assets, from coastal fynbos to old-growth forests and of course, wildlife. Whether you’re looking for action or simply to escape into the wilds, it’s time to tank up and hit the road!
Fly-fishing in a mountain paradise: Most South Africans have driven through the Limietberg Nature Reserve – the Huguenot tunnel and the Dutoitskloof pass on the N1 near Cape Town bisect it – but few have stopped to enjoy what it has to offer. For the best trout-fishing in the province, look no further.
Animal behaviour: What happens in burrows? It’s a topsy-turvy world for these creatures that make their homes under our feet.
Species in the spotlight: Hippos are known for being neurotic and unpredictable, hippo are also portrayed as jolly and frolicking. Can it be that these so-called rogues are misunderstood?
Lions & their prey: The sight of a lion stalking prey, painstakingly creeping up on it through the long grass, is a quintessential African image. Our photos take you inside the hunting pride.
Birding: Phil Hockey explains why birds are supreme opportunists. Many species use mammals (and man) for benefit dinners and other charity events.
Seabird conservation: South Africa’s offshore islands – amazing and wild places – play an important role to protect our dwindling seabird species. In many cases they are the last breeding strongholds.
Environmental issue: Thatching grass, mopane worms, sour figs, timber – these are some of the resources that may be harvested sustainably from our parks. It also means that neighbouring communities can partner SANParks in conservation.