Wildlife and Wilderness

South Africa’s wildlife wonders

There's more to South African wildlife than the celebrated "Big Five". From big to small, meat eater to ant eater, primate to reptile ... our animals (and birds) are wild, varied and abundant.

Global conservation award for DRC park ranger and environmentalist

Rodrigue Katembo, a former child soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been awarded an international environmental prize for his work as a...

South Africa’s Route 62 is world’s best road trip

The scenic Route 62, between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, has been named by CNN Travel as the world's best road trip destination. Here are...

Saving Kenyan wildlife from drought, one truck at a time

Patrick Mwalua drives a truck hundreds of kilometres four times a week to deliver much needed water supplies to animals in Kenya's drought-stricken Tsavo...

Wildlife Society teaches South Africans to care for environment

WESSA thumbThere has never been a more critical time to care for the environment than now. The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa is one organisation educating the public on how we can do this.

Hippo takes a swim in South African pool

A hippo in South Africa's drought-hit Limpopo province decided to cool off in the swimming pool of a private nature reserve. Staff recorded a short video clip of the quirky incident before gently guiding the animal out of the pool using pool brushes and leaf catchers.

Orphaned baby rhino named

A rhino calf, found abandoned on New Year's Eve in South Africa's Aquila Private Game Reserve, has been named following a public vote. The names suggested were shortlisted to six, but Osita, a name of Igbo origin, won the hearts of most of the voters.
South African conservationist wins WWF award

South African conservationist wins WWF award

Conservationist and head of iSimangaliso Wetland Park Andrew Zaloumis has been awarded World Wildlife Fund South Africa's 2015 Living Planet Award for his inspirational conservation work and his role in the economic turnaround of the prestigious KwaZulu-Natal nature reserve.

Leaping kudu caught on camera in South Africa

A professional photographer got lucky when he was on safari in the Kruger National Park. Arno Pietersen managed to capture a magnificent jumping kudu bull and the images have left an impression on those who have seen them.
Shark encounters in South African waters

Shark encounters in South African waters

Champion surfer Mick Fanning fought off a great white in Jeffreys Bay on the weekend. He was not the first person to escape a shark attack along the South African coast - although the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board says attacks are rare, with an average of only six incidents a year.