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The site of a beautiful waterfall during a hike will never get old and anyone who says otherwise is telling a fib....

South African citizens get free access to national parks

South Africans are encouraged to take part in National Parks Week - running from 14 to 20 September - when they have free access to activities such as abseiling. They are also given an opportunity to learn more about the country's wild animals and natural heritage.

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.

Wildfires ravage Cape Peninsula

The fires in the Cape have destroyed more than 4 000 hectares of vegetation so far, the City of Cape Town said on Wednesday. Together with the City, volunteers, communities as well as fire fighters from elsewhere in South Africa are working to combat the furious blaze devastating the Southern Peninsula.

Rare elephant twins born at Pongola Game Reserve

Pongola Game Reserve, a 7 200-hectare big-four game reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal, has announced the birth of twin African elephant calves – an extremely rare event with a prevalence of under 1%.

South Africa’s west coast explodes in colour

It's "flower safari" time as South Africa's West Coast National Park prepares for its annual influx of visitors, come to see the spectacular spring flower displays that take place every August and September.

Villagers benefit from well-heeled visitors

In a small village outside Kruger National Park, education, health care, employment and sustainability are key. Along with wildlife conservation, a safari lodge is putting into practice its social principles in creating a positive culture within the community.

Mandela tribute lights up Table Mountain

A giant laser projection of Nelson Mandela's face is being projected onto Table Mountain in Cape Town every night during South Africa's national week of mourning. Mandela once described the mountain as "a beacon of hope" for him and his fellow prisoners on Robben Island.

SA, Mozambique to discuss rhinos

Rhino poaching is expected to top the agenda when Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa meets with Mozambican Minister of Tourism Carvalho Muaria in Maputo on Friday.

SA arrests three more rhino poachers

Three more suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park, bringing the number of arrests so far this year to 53, South African National Parks announced at the weekend.