Blog:

For more than 15 years I’ve travelled to over 100 national parks in Southern, East and Central Africa, from Odzala-Kokoua National Park in Republic of Congo to Agulhas National Park at the very southern tip of Africa. I’ve taken a few photos along the way, and interviewed some of the dedicated people who live and work in these areas. These are the blogs I’ve written about my experiences.


4th November 2011 Lions of the Karoo NP…and roughing it on the Pienaar’s Pass

After their re-introduction into the Karoo National Park a year ago, the lions are doing well, according to senior section…...

1st November 2011 The Karoo…South Africa’s biggest place

The Karoo…ever heard of it? Ha ha…if you live in South Africa, it’s almost unavoidable. This semi-arid landscape covers the…...

31st October 2011 Frogging good time at Bontebok!

While we were staying at Bontebok, the park was hosting a Pick n Pay ‘Kids in Parks’ group of grade…...

30th October 2011 Bontebok National Park…small but special

The Bontebok National Park near Swellendam in the Western Cape is the smallest national park in the country - just…...

27th October 2011 Leaving De Hoop on a high note!

We are sad to leave De Hoop. Like all of the wild places I’ve been, I’m always reluctant to leave.…...

23rd October 2011 Passionate people at De Hoop

Yesterday evening, Thandi and I went for a superb walk on the coastline near Koppie Alleen with Dalfrenzo Laing, one…...

21st October 2011 Vultures! And the never-ending wonders of fynbos at De Hoop

Yesterday we again visited the eastern sector of De Hoop Nature Reserve. We had our video expert Timmy Henny with…...

19th October 2011 De Hoop Nature Reserve…whales, water and wind!

The big, beautiful, bountiful De Hoop Nature Reserve…that’s where we are now. It’s just east of Agulhas National Park, and…...

19th October 2011 Sjoe! Maar die wind waai daar by Agulhas!

- by Thandi Davies. We feel pretty windswept at the moment, and a bit perplexed as to how there can…...

17th October 2011 There were wild animals here

There were once rhinos at the southern-most tip of Africa. And elephants. And hippos. And buffalos. And lions. In fact,…...

13th October 2011 Southern Right Whales! Making a comeback…

Yesterday I bumped into Meredith Thornton, the manager of Cetacean Research at the Mammal Research Institute at Pretoria University. Basically,…...

12th October 2011 Timeless beauty, ancient life at Agulhas

So here we are, at the Southern tip of Africa. What a wonderful place to be!  Check out the satellite…...