Addo’s lion cubs leave home

The three orphaned lion cubs at Addo Elephant National Park are now nine months old and have been moved from their protected boma to a camp where they can start hunting and fending for themselves. Rangers will keep a watchful eye as they return to the wild.

Tigers in Africa?

South Africa’s Laohu Valley Reserve in the Free State province was the scene of conservation history when Madonna, a South China tigress, gave birth to two cubs under completely natural conditions, a first for the project.

From Big Five to Little Five

Visitors to South Africa are always keen to see the country's celebrated Big Five - neglecting a wealth of smaller wildlife. To remedy this, some clever people came up with another must-see list, the Little Five: elephant shrew, ant lion, rhinoceros beetle, buffalo weaver and leopard tortoise!

Sibella, Karoo’s queen of the cheetahs, dies

Sibella, the first cheetah to be reintroduced into the Great Karoo in 125 years, died at the mature age of 14 following an injury suffered while hunting a duiker buck. Sibella was responsible for a significant jump in the local cheetah population, birthing an astonishing 20 cubs.

Adopt a tree in Africa

The Tree-Nation organisation is inviting people across the world to sponsor the planting of a tree in Niger, one of the poorest nations on earth.
Kew shows Africa's plant wealth

South African scientists depart on whale studying expedition

Scientists have shipped out to research and collect data on humpback whales off the west coast of South Africa. Research will include sampling the environment and tagging whales to better understand their behaviour. Small cameras will also be attached to some whales.

Wandering the Whale Trail

Whether you walk for the whales or the vultures, the fynbos or the wide open spaces, it’s easy to see why hikers from across the globe are flocking to the Whale Trail, a spectacular walk through the De Hoop Nature Reserve.

Wildlife vet on a rhino mission

Dr Will Fowlds doing what he does best. Photo: williamfowldsdaytoday.blogspot.comBy Anne Taylor 27 August 2013South African wildlife vet Will Fowlds is in Hanoi today to...

Testing human limits – for a good cause

Adventurer Sean Conway, who takes on big challenges to raise money for good causes, has a soft spot for the Save the Rhino campaign. Following a recent visit to South Africa, Conway tells Brad Morgan about his next big challenge: to swim the entire length of Great Britain.

Fishing in South Africa

Blessed with a coastline almost 3 000km long, and numerous dams, lakes, rivers and streams, South Africa has plenty to offer the fishing enthusiast. Find out more - then follow up on our collection of SA fishing quick links.