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Khaya Ndlovu Manor House – Paradise in Hoedspruit Khaya Ndlovu Manor House – Paradise in Hoedspruit

A recent stopover in Hoedspruit on my way to the Kruger National Park turned out to be a truly amazing experience ...

Camp Daisy Camp Daisy

Like the flowers in Namaqua National Park, luxury safari tents pop up during spring to charm and delight, before disappearing...

Rietvlei Zoo Farm, Alberton, Johannesburg South Rietvlei Zoo Farm, Alberton, Johannesburg South

Rietvlei Zoo Farm is an ideal spot to take the family for the day, to enjoy a beautiful environment with so much to do, near Jhb.

Mhlopeni Nature Reserve, Greyton, Kwazulu Natal Mhlopeni Nature Reserve, Greyton, Kwazulu Natal

Mhlopeni Nature Reserve, near Greyton, Kwazulu Natal offers wide biodiversity in beautiful surroundings. Birdwatching, Hiking ...

South Africa’s best picnic spots South Africa’s best picnic spots

Enjoy the sounds and sightings at this rustic picnic spot while your picnic fire blazes, then wander off to the lookout deck...

Jump City Challenge Jump City Challenge

The rugged coastline of the Dolphin Trail is all about nature’s energy – and your own! This luxury hike offers a unique Tsitsikamm

First aid for snakebite First aid for snakebite

Snake bites. Two words with the ability to destroy pretty much any experience in the bush. And let’s be honest, as much as we’d...

Cederberg Sojourn - New cottages at Algeria Cederberg Sojourn - New cottages at Algeria

CapeNature’s new cottages at Algeria unlock the rugged beauty of this wilderness area for non-campers...

Destroying the Wild Coast - The illegal sand mining crisis Destroying the Wild Coast - The illegal sand mining crisis

The Wild Coast of South Africa is known as a remote and rugged region, largely unaltered by human development, but times...

Onto the coast at Kosi Bay Onto the coast at Kosi Bay

Kosi Bay is real frontier country. In times gone by, a heavy military presence was posted in this little corner of Maputaland...

Once upon a forest - Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape Once upon a forest - Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape

Stutterheim certainly has a tense history but is now quite the magnet for nature lovers...

Escape to nature, Rust de Winter, Limpopo Escape to nature, Rust de Winter, Limpopo

We have just returned from a relaxing weekend at Rust de Winter Dam Resort, a fantastic nature resort in Limpopo that is ideal...

Buzzers, midges and the fly-fisher Buzzers, midges and the fly-fisher's curse

Midges, crane flies, gnats, deerflies and mosquitoes are usually found in and around water and it is these two-winged, mosquito...

7 Secrets of Sabie River Valley 7 Secrets of Sabie River Valley

In the Lowveld between the towns of Sabie and Hazyview, the R536 hides more than just the Sabie River. The 14km Matumi Walking ...

Pairing With Wine Pairing With Wine

A board of cheese is the perfect addition to any braai – especially when paired with your favourite tipple, either as a starter ..

50 of South Africa’s best picnic spots 50 of South Africa’s best picnic spots

South African’s love to be outdoors, and even more so when it involves good food and wine. Picnics are the perfect summer pastime

10 Secret Parks 10 Secret Parks

Dylan Kotze trawled South Africa to find uncrowded, affordable Nature Reserves worthy of a weekend visit. Trips to the bush ...

Variations on a Theme Variations on a Theme

Nothing if not variable, starlings are a bit of a mixed bag. Some definitely have an affinity for the urban environment, where ...

Greyton’s Better Nature Greyton’s Better Nature

It’s an easy and beautiful drive through the Overberg countryside to Greyton Nature Reserve, the third-largest reserve in the ...

Shipwreck Stroll Shipwreck Stroll

Step off the boardwalk and amble along the spectacular coastline at one of Cape Town’s best-kept secrets, Olifantsbos cottage ...

Nature Nature's Hotspots at CapeNature's Reserves

Here’s a bit of insider knowledge to get your summer in the Cape off to a stellar start. CapeNature has 24 reserves around the ...

Maputaland - biodiversity hotspot Maputaland - biodiversity hotspot

Maputaland defines an ecological area in the extreme north of KwaZulu-Natal and extends from the coast to the Great Escarpment ...

Hanging out in Trees Hanging out in Trees

Stay over in the heart of the woods and savour the season's burst of life. Tree houses in the forest canopy and tented camps ...

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal Midland Queen Elizabeth National Park, Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal Midland

The Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to a variety of buck, zebra and rock hyrax. The scenic surrounds are ideal for a picnic.

Bunny Park in Benoni, Ekurhuleni (East Rand) Bunny Park in Benoni, Ekurhuleni (East Rand)

The Bunny Park in Rynfield, Benoni, is the perfect spot for a day’s outing with 3-10 year old children. Feed bunnies and other ..

Rock Climbing in the Cederberg Mountains Rock Climbing in the Cederberg Mountains

The Cederberg Mountain Range set in the pristine Cederberg Wilderness area offers a wide range of routes, traditional, sports ...

Rockwood, Karkloof Nature Reserve, Midlands Meander Rockwood, Karkloof Nature Reserve, Midlands Meander

Rockwood, in the Karkloof Nature Reserve, is the ideal Midlands Meander getaway...

Gauteng Getaway Show Gauteng Getaway Show

Africa’s premier travel & outdoor show, the Getaway Show, will take place in Gauteng from 2-4 September 2011 at the Coca-Cola Dome

Birds amongst the rat race - birdwatching in Gauteng Birds amongst the rat race - birdwatching in Gauteng

Gauteng is the undisputed heavyweight champion of South Africa when it comes to the economic driving force of the country...

Africa Geographic Rhino Petition - you can help! Africa Geographic Rhino Petition - you can help!

Africa Geographic has created a petition to be delivered to the Vietnamese embassy in a bid to get it to stop the illegal trade ..

Only 6 months left of the year to treat yourself ... Only 6 months left of the year to treat yourself ...

With only six months of the year left to treat yourself to that much deserved overlanding adventure, now is the time to give us...

Camping - Your home away from home Camping - Your home away from home

Camping is an integral part of overland travelling, so if you plan on heading into the bundu, you need to put some thought into ..

Luvuvhu to Limpopo - Punda Maria Kruger National Park Luvuvhu to Limpopo - Punda Maria Kruger National Park

Known as the birding mecca of South Africa, the Punda Maria-Pafuri region of Kruger is the jewel of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park....

Best park for culture: Mapungubwe Best park for culture: Mapungubwe

Combine heritage, mystical scenery, animals and birding when you visit this park in Limpopo.

Namib-Nakluaft National Park Namib-Nakluaft National Park

The Namib-Naukluft National Park covers nearly 50000 square kilometres - more than two-and-a-half times....

Birding in the Succulent Karoo Birding in the Succulent Karoo

Endless fields of orange and yellow Namaqualand daisies, gazanias and pale blue or purple dainty flowers had brought us, like ...

Hide and seek Hide and seek

Wild's editor was inspired to shortlist a few parks with new bird hides, opened in the past year...

Shot in the foot for SANParks Shot in the foot for SANParks

Remember the days when one group member's bad behaviour or failure to comply with a rule caused an entire group to suffer the consequences?...

Plan your adventure now! Plan your adventure now!

It's almost mid-year. If you haven't booked your Leisure Wheels 4x4 Safari with one of our much sought after guides yet, now is the time....

Stepping into another dimension Stepping into another dimension

The raw beauty of the Cederberg Mountains, eroded into strange shapes over time, is the dramatic backdrop to a series of community-based slackpacking trails...

Battle for the Karoo Battle for the Karoo

Fracking has become a dirty word in the Karoo. Shell, Falcon, Bundu and Sasol are being opposed in their quest for shale gas by an unprecedented wave of public support...

Rhino Rage Rhino Rage

The statistics are by now all-too familiar: 333 rhinos killed in South Africa in 2010, poached for their horns. And the slaughter continues...

Luxury for less - Game reserves Eastern Cape Luxury for less - Game reserves Eastern Cape

If you think private game farms cater only for euro-laden tourists, it's time to look east. With a little careful planning .....

Bontebok National Park Bontebok National Park

This national Park is the smallest in the country, but offers all of us, including the bontebok, some space and tranquillity...

Nissan Pathfinder V9X Nissan Pathfinder V9X

"V6", proclaims the unobtrusive badge on the front door.That's the only clue to this Nissan's true character ......

Bontebok National Park Bontebok National Park

Just beyond Swellendam the Breede River eases itself past hillsides dotted with aloes and rare renosterveld shrubs. Tucked away above a bend...

Agulhas opens accommodation Agulhas opens accommodation

If you love the rugged beauty of this rocky coastline, then you’ll love the new rest camp at Suiderstrand. Sheltered by fynbos covered dunes...

Salmonsdam Nature Reserve Salmonsdam Nature Reserve

Proteas of every sort welcome you into this reserve at the foot of the Perdeberg Mountains. Pretty sunbirds feed on plant nectar ...

Golden Gate Golden Gate

Golden Gate National Park is not only beautiful but is also rich in archaeology. Close to the quaint village of Clarens, outdoors

A Question of Balance A Question of Balance

It was a graphic designer, rather than a gardener who created the living walls that play a large part in this exciting Kirstenbosch exhibit. Roy George reveals how he did it ...

Anysberg nature reserve (Western Cape) Anysberg nature reserve (Western Cape)

The horsy highlight of Anysberg is the two-day trail, sleeping overnight in huts or under the stars. The ride is about three hours to Tapfontein and two hours back the next day. Look out for animals (

The Garden Route The Garden Route's New adventure centre

Once the 'ugly duckling' of its Garden Route relations, Mossel Bay is now reeling in local and international tourists.

Selinda In my Soul Selinda In my Soul

For the past three decades, the Selinda Spillway to the east of Botswana's Okavango Delta has been a dusty...

Desert Detour for Damaras Desert Detour for Damaras

The exotically named Baia dos Tigres is one of the most remote and inaccessible places in southern Africa...

Canoeing the Wilderness Lake Canoeing the Wilderness Lake

There's nothing quite so pleasant as a summer's day spent drifting around in a canoe...