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What does a hippo sound like?

 
Signs of the Wild

Funny and unusual signs of the wild.

 
National Park Rules

Rules and regulations to follow.

 
Do's and Don'ts in a National Park

Do’s and Don’ts in a National Park

Do’s - Bring comfortable clothing and gear up for your outing in the bush. Don’t forget your insect repellent, a good torch, sunblock and a hat, a pair of binoculars, and your latest camera model! - Pay your entrance fee and keep your permit with you at all times. - ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

November 10, 2011

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What’s New at Shamwari Game Reserve?

What’s New at Shamwari Game Reserve?

With Spring in the air it’s been a busy time for staff and volunteers alike at Shamwari Game Reserve. Here’s what’s been going on: Animal Rehab Centre The vets and volunteers have had their hands full with a whole host of new creatures to look after. A Cape Spotted Eagle ...

 

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Author: Helen Alexandra

November 9, 2011

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Gateway to the Tsitsikamma

Gateway to the Tsitsikamma

It’s one of the jewels of South Africa’s Garden Route, offers a multitude of activities and attractions and is famous for its oysters… There’s no doubting Knysna’s list of accomplishments! Or its pulling power for both international and local visitors. For a start its location is unique, situated between coastal ...

 

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Author: Sharon van Wyk

November 8, 2011

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Who Said Marabou Storks Only Ate Carrion?

Who Said Marabou Storks Only Ate Carrion?

While this assumption is partly true (marabou storks are indeed frequent scavengers), the “ugly bird” also eats other things such as frogs, fish, smaller birds and insects (like these flying termites). Looks rather yummy, doesn’t it? Did You Know? With a wingspan of up to 4 m (2.5-3 m is ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

November 7, 2011

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Perfect Honeymoon Camps

Perfect Honeymoon Camps

Africa is the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon. There is a great choice of accommodation options to choose from, here are a few of to consider: 1. Tongabezi Lodge. Tongabezi Lodge is an exclusive and romantic hideaway that is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River – just ...

 

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Author: Rebecca Sparrow

November 7, 2011

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Standard Salary for an African Safari Guide?

Standard Salary for an African Safari Guide?

I recently received an interesting email raising the following question: “the safari guides’ salary ranges anywhere from 10,000 tsh (Tanzanian Shillings) to 40 USD per day. Is there any ‘standard’ salary for safari guide drivers?” While I ain’t no expert in the domain, I did a little research and thought ...

 

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Author: Michael Theys

November 3, 2011

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Shamwari Conservation Experience

Shamwari Conservation Experience

Latest Shamwari News… It has been a very busy week for the vets and nurses at the Animal Rehab Centre here at Shamwari Game Reserve, with lots of new arrivals checking in. A pack of 6 jackal pups arrived last week; they had lost their mother to hunters and are ...

 

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Author: Helen Alexandra

November 3, 2011

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City Style - On Safari in SA's Urban Jungle

City Style – On Safari in SA’s Urban Jungle

When you plan your safari, you invariably find yourself having to spend one or two nights in South Africa on either end of it. Instead of spending those nights wishing time would go faster in a vacuum-packed-style airport hotel (spotlessly clean but largely characterless), why not add to the time ...

 

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Author: Sharon van Wyk

November 2, 2011

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Water for Elephants – and Businesses, and the Environment

Water for Elephants – and Businesses, and the Environment

Wild animals in care need water, of course, as do people and buildings. Put all this together and any conservation operation is looking at using a large quantity of water – that’s just reality. Water, however, is also a hot environmental issue, and the ecologically-minded are always looking for ways ...

 

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Author: Helen Alexandra

October 27, 2011

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Victoria Falls - the Capital of Excitement

Victoria Falls – the Capital of Excitement

There have been few times in my life when sheer excitement has rendered me speechless. And even fewer when that excitement has caused my mouth to hang open in a zombie-like gawp. Indeed, there has only been one instance, thus far, when both things happened simultaneously in one stomach-churning moment ...

 

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Author: Sharon van Wyk

October 26, 2011

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