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Wild dogs are curious, intelligent creatures: They like to tease other animals and play games. But they are also efficient hunters, a skill that is not appreciated by livestock farmers. Wild dogs were declared an endangered species in 2016 and there
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Wonder World
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the London Natural History Museum’s showcase for the world’s best nature photography. Entries are submitted from all over, by young and old, amateur and professional alike. The competition has been running for 56
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Check This
Greg du Toit is a world-renowned photographer and safari guide. In 2013, he won the overall title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, for a ghostly shot of elephants around a waterhole at night. The winners of the 2020 competition were announced in
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Get That Festive Feeling!
Serves 8 Preparation time 45 minutes Baking time 40 minutes • 2 tablespoons olive oil• 2 red peppers, in strips• 200 g mushrooms, chopped• 100 g green olives, pitted and chopped• salt and pepper, to taste• 200 g feta, in cubes or chunks• 1 kg bread
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Blue Sea Dreaming
Mountains, forests, deserts, bushveld – and a coastline without equal that smiles for 2 800 km from the mouth of the Orange River to Kosi Bay… South Africa certainly has its challenges (mostly us, the people), but as far as natural splendour goes, we
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When Life Gives You Thorns
We had been fantasising about breakfast even before we started the walk. Now, halfway up Chapman’s Peak, the thought of the impending meal was running through both of us. “It’s a full, full plate,” I said, gasping a little at the steep gradient. “The
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Gifts for Africa
The inside of your vehicle tends to get messy on a road trip. Keep things tidy and save on the use of plastic with this bin. It’s locally made from upcycled and re-covered advertising billboards and comes in a variety of colourful prints like shweshw
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Behind The Scenes
What was the biggest challenge? The baby! This was the first time my wife Marilize and our daughter Essie (15 months; pictured) had joined me for a work trip. I had to plan visits and interviews around Essie’s nap routine, and everywhere we stayed I
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Best Coast An Ode To Our Favourite Seaside Towns
I like the climate in Amanzimtoti. We don’t really experience winter temperatures and the beach is always there, free to enjoy. Karmen and I have three kids – Liam (10), Zoe (8) and Caleb (7), and a Staffie called Max. We often head to Baggies Beach,
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This Bus Is The Business
Soldiers, surgeons, firefighters and airline pilots are supposed to have some of the most stressful jobs on earth. Your life – and somebody else’s – is always on the line! I’d like to add another: bus driver. As a youngster in Cape Town, I’d occasion
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Kloof To Cliff!
Have you heard about the network of hiking trails and base camps between eNtokozweni (Machadodorp) and eManzana (Badplaas)? There’s Mount Komati, Oom Paul, Bloutrein, Bermanzi… and the most diverse of them all, the High Five Trail, previously known a
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Garden Route Vibes
Full-morning, guided excursion. Discover the folklore, history, botany and birdlife intrinsic to this very special place. Experience our mobile, off-grid, pop-up camp – it’s the perfect getaway for the whole family, just 8 km outside Plett! Privately
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Alta wins a set of Zartek ZA-748 two-way radios, worth R2 220. Each radio weighs 140 g, comes preprogrammed with 16 channels and has a battery life of 35 hours. It has a communication range of up to 6 km, depending on the terrain, and gives you reli
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Num-num Or High Five?
The Num-Num Trail, a five-day hike across three farms in the Skurweberg – the north-eastern extension of the Drakensberg – opened in 2010. As time went by, the hiking huts required more and more maintenance and hikers sometimes got lost on the trail.
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Take A Hike
Half a century ago in the Overberg, farmer Jannie Willemse would pack his scissors and combs into a small bag every Saturday morning. He’d say goodbye to his family and walk from the farm Hartebeesrivier in the village of Tesselaarsdal, over the Klei
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Speak To Us
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What’s In A Name?
It’s a 20-minute hike from Candlewood to Uitkomst Waterfall, also known as Bride’s Leap Waterfall. The latter name was inspired by Kootjie van den Heever’s book Die Waters Roep – apparently the wind blew a bride off the cliff, on her wedding day! ■
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Say Yes To Yzer
Almost every small coastal town has experienced a boom in the past two decades. As a child, we always went to Still Bay for our December holidays and I watched it mushroom over the years, bringing traffic jams and shopping centres to the seaside. Yze
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I captured this beautiful scene about a kilometre into Rietvlei Nature Reserve, in July 2020. It was 7 am and -5° C outside the car. I took the photo through the window: mist rising off Rietvlei Dam near the Coots Corner bird hide. Rietvlei must be t
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In Other Words
“The trail requires moderate effort. You don’t hike further than 8km per day, although it is up and down. Kids 10 years and older should manage. “Aloe Kaya is my favourite camp because of its location. Candlewood has a great view.” “Whether you bring
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René Bosch runs Café René at Kaijaiki Country Inn – he’s a hospitable Dutchman and loves to chat. Have a pancake or try the bitterballen. I enjoyed my berry pancake (R55). Contact: 022 451 2858; kaijaiki.co.za Rosemead Artisan in Park Street is a re
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LOUISETTE LE ROUX from Mbombela writes: I saw this elephant bull with a big hole in its ear near Crooks’ Corner in the Kruger Park. Was it injured in a fight with another elephant? Wildlife expert LD VAN ESSEN says: An elephant will develop many tea
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Know Before You Go
Where? The High Five Trail is south-east of eNtokozweni (Machadodorp). Pongola Express is the only camp right next to the R541 – it’s 22 km from town. The three other camps are accessible via dirt roads – Escarp Hiking Trails will send you directions
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Landmines are at the forefront of my mind as I take my first steps off the track. It has only been a few years since the peace declaration between RENAMO and FRELIMO, and many parts of Mozambique are still decorated with signs warning,“Perigo minas!”
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Whale Trail Reopens – With Renovations!
We’d be willing to sleep on the beach if it meant hiking along De Hoop Nature Reserve’s pristine coastline, but with the popular five-day Whale Trail back in action, we won’t need to. The trail has been treated to some exciting new renovations, havin
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Hiking Camps
Stone units with thatched roofs. There’s a swimming pool. Two of the huts sleep four people each and are quite luxurious for a hike: Mojaji Hut has two bunk beds and a private bathroom; Tarentaal Chalet has a double bed, two single beds, a bathroom,
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With My Own Eyes
I live in Richards Bay and decided to drive to the Lake St Lucia section of iSimangaliso Wetland Park for the day, in the hopes of tracking down a lifer. (I’m a serious birdwatcher.) Instead, I found something even more unique! I’ve seen the Big Five
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Zipping Around In Knysna
The Garden Route has added a new attraction to its already adventurous repertoire in the form of a 2,2 km zipline over the Kranshoek Gorge in Knysna. Construction started in 2017 but came to a halt when the Knysna fire tore through in June that year.
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The Journey To Sesmylspruit
The movers would arrive on Monday to pack up. They’d load the truck on Tuesday and depart on Wednesday. The curtains had been taken down and the windows stared at me like the milky eyes of the blind. The ornaments were wrapped up and the furniture wa
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