A Win for some Canned Lions in May 2018

Two South African hunting groups that are proponents of canned lion hunting have lost an appeal to retain their membership to Europe’s top hunting organization, and have been thrown out of

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Goose bumps!!!!

Just magical, and so special when heard up close and personal!! Click here to hear the King’s Speech!!

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Estimated 110,000 elephants lost in the last 10 years….shocking report!

Africa’s overall elephant population has seen the worst declines in 25 years, mainly due to poaching over the past ten years – according to IUCN’s African Elephant Status Report. Read

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Legendary Wild Dogs

We thought we had missed them. Stretching our legs and having a consoling coffee on the rocks along the Klaserie River, we discussed the lone hippo bull into a pool

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Surprise!!!

Must have walked past them this morning with Bug, certainly would explain his erratic behaviour that made no sense to me at the time. Came back this afternoon to find

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Review of Umlani Bush Camp Timbavati!

I have the absolute pleasure of working a lot with Romain and Yaa Casel from Trouver Services in Luxembourg. Last year Katja Thill travelled our Big Five Itinerary and she wrote up

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New changes to immigration laws finally implemented!

Transit visa relief and airlines no longer need to check for birth certificates of foreign minors . Airline check-in staff no longer have to ensure that foreign passengers are carrying

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Black Mamba goes window shopping in Hoedspruit!

A two metres long black mamba ruffled feathers after it was seen “window shopping” outside a Pep store at a shopping centre in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, this week. The snake, which

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The Travel Bug of 2015/6

5,476 km, 14 days, 9 provinces, 1 girl, 1 dog. Reconnecting with South Africa. We drove, we walked, we played, we met many interesting people and dogs, and fell in

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Christmas Picnic on the Highest Point in the Lowveld

I cannot think of a more special or romantic way to spend some time on top of Mariepskop, the highest accessible point of the Transvaal Drakensberg, just outside of Hoedspruit.

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