Rhinoceros – those fantastical animals that we are on the verge of losing forever.

  Did you know that the White rhino is the second largest land mammal after elephants. There are two species in Africa, the White or Square-lipped rhino and the Black or Hook-lipped rhino. The name White Rhino actually comes from a mistranslation of the Dutch word “wyd” meaning wide and referring to the square lip. […] → Continue Reading Rhinoceros – those fantastical animals that we are on the verge of losing forever.

My top Places to visit in Namibia – No.1 Orange River

The Orange River experience is an awesome trip for groups of friends or families. When tackling the rapids the fun and camaraderie created in the group is fantastic and really has a way of bringing everybody closer together. The isolation of the location and scenery is a relaxing respite from the rushing and distractions of everyday […] → Continue Reading My top Places to visit in Namibia – No.1 Orange River

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Catch Big Barbel on an Orange River Tour

Barbel or Sharp-tooth Catfish *Clarias gariepinus are easily the largest freshwater fish in South Africa and there are some real monsters in the Orange River. So how do you go about catching one? Recently a group of friends and I set off for a week of wild camping and canoeing down the mighty Orange River. […] → Continue Reading Catch Big Barbel on an Orange River Tour

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Botswana will not issue any more hunting licenses

Botswana’s president Ian Khama has announced that the government will no longer issue licenses for hunting wild animals in the country. In a progressive move to protect the country’s natural heritage and the tourism industry, he said that the government of Botswana, through the Environment and Wildlife Ministry, would stop issuing hunting licenses as of […] → Continue Reading Botswana will not issue any more hunting licenses

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Crystal Pools Reopens November 1

The City of Cape Town has announced that the Steenbras River Gorge and Crystal Pools Hiking Trail is scheduled to reopen on November 1. The trail was closed in May 2011 due to fire damage, soil erosion, vegetation degradation, uncontrolled access and visitor safety issues. “The closure of this area to the public has given […] → Continue Reading Crystal Pools Reopens November 1

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Tranquility Cracks – A Great Table Mountain Hike

The Tranquility Cracks are deep fissures in the rocks on top of the Twelve Apostles above Camps Bay (half way along the Twelve Apostles). The cracks are a labyrinth of natural rock corridors often about 5m deep and sometimes completely enclosed. The Tranquility Cracks make an excellent destination for a hike as they are interesting […] → Continue Reading Tranquility Cracks – A Great Table Mountain Hike

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Earthcare Travels with PLUS

In June this year PLUS provided an adventurous family holiday for the founders of Earthcare productions in India. We saw it all from the coastal plains, deserts and mountains of Namibia to the Okavango delta, savannahs and salt pans of Botswana. We did wild camping, stayed in luxury permanent tents and comfortable lodges; we drove, […] → Continue Reading Earthcare Travels with PLUS

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The Disappearance of The Springbok ‘Mega’ Herds

Nowadays when people on game drives see springbok in national parks and game reserves they are often impressed by the sheer numbers in the herds. These “big” herds though are merely the left overs of what once covered the lands of South Africa and Namibia. It was these “mega” herds of springbok encountered by the […] → Continue Reading The Disappearance of The Springbok ‘Mega’ Herds

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6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Lions

Lions are the only truly sociable big cats in the world. This allows them to take on some of Africa’s mega herbivores such as giraffe and buffalo, which are generally not targeted by any other predators. Lions kill everything that they can. Although animals like elephant, hippo and rhino are the exception due to the […] → Continue Reading 6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Lions

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Kruger deploys police, soldiers, as rangers plan strike

Skukuza – Kruger spokesperson William Mabasa said the deployment of the police and soldiers would ensure that no visitors or animals, especially rhinos, are vulnerable during the protest. “More police officers and soldiers will be deployed to protect our rhinos from being poached. Rhino poachers always take advantage of situations like this,” said Mabasa. “It is […] → Continue Reading Kruger deploys police, soldiers, as rangers plan strike

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