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! Wild21-Summer-2013-PAGE

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.

Click here to read Wild 21 online.