My turtle moment occurred at the end of a shark dive at Aliwal Shoal, seven kilometres off the KwaZulu south coast and about an hour by road to the south of Durban in South Africa in the Indian Ocean east of Umkomaas, which is hot spot for cow whales. South Africa Divers...
Lappet-faced vultures The lappet-faced or Nubian vulture is one of 16 old world vultures belonging to a bird order which includes eagles, kites, buzzards and hawks. It is the largest and one of the rarest of African vultures. Vultures do not go after healthy prey, but only attack wounded and...
Of all the African animals - caracals (also known as lynx) are not very popular in Africa. Whilst they are a beautiful and stunning animal, they are also excellent killers. And they kill for the fun of it, not just to eat their prey. Farmers have reported a caracal killing...
Voluntourism is thriving. The concept of volunteering while travelling has been gaining popularity over the last five to 10 years. Some experiences are free but many actually cost you a premium for the experience. The idea is to visit unusual and exotic places while becoming part of a community working...
Kevin Richardson’s wildlife sanctuary is in Welgedacht Game Reserve, which is part of a larger conservancy known as Dinokeng. Dinokeng is Gauteng's only Big 5 game reserve. Kevin’s sanctuary houses 22 hand-reared lions (including white lions), 13 brown spotted hyenas, two striped hyenas and four stunning black leopards and the...
I read an article about “the bay of plenty” in a South African Airways flight magazine en-route to join friends for a 2,000 km drive from Durban to Cape Town. It seeded the idea that we could safely scuba dive with ancient seven-gill cow sharks and cape fur seals...
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