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.


6th September 2012 Kogelberg’s brilliant accommodation

Kogelberg Nature Reserve’s accommodation is the finest I’ve seen on my Year in the Wild journey. Recently completed, the eco-designed,…...

5th September 2012 Kogelberg – Heart of the Cape flora

Just an hour’s drive south-east from South Africa’s second largest city is one of the world’s astonishing natural wonders. In…...

4th September 2012 Eddie Papier from West Coast National Park

Eddie Papier is a character, and a conservationist. He worked for several years as a ranger for SANParks in the…...

3rd September 2012 Back to the asylum at Malgas Island

While at West Coast National Park, I was fortunate again to be taken to Malgas Island, just offshore of West…...

2nd September 2012 Flower season! – West Coast National Park

It’s flower season! It’s at this time of year – August and September every year – that the west coast…...

1st September 2012 Gamkaberg in winter

I've had a bit of a break recently. It's been good to get back home to Cape Town for a…...

18th July 2012 Mokala National Park – Where endangered species roam

The newest national park in South Africa is Mokala, about 80kms south-west of Kimberley. Proclaimed in 2007, it is the…...

11th July 2012 Golden Gate under a blanket of snow

Park manager Johan Taljaard took these photos recently of the park under a blanket of snow...according to Johan, snow has…...

10th July 2012 Hidden treasures revealed at Golden Gate National Park

If you drive the public road through the Golden Gate National Park, enjoying the tranquil scenery, it’s difficult to believe…...

9th July 2012 Riding through a golden land

The plateau-topping Golden Gate National Park in the eastern Free State of South Africa is one of the smaller protected…...

1st July 2012 Marakale – “Place of Sanctuary” for nature

The name Marakele means “place of sanctuary” in Tswana, and after driving through the town of Thabazimbi to get here,…...

30th June 2012 Discovering Marakale National Park

It’s quite surprising that there are only three national parks in South Africa which has the Big 5 of lion,…...