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.


11th December 2013 YITW 2013-14 – Namibia – Gondwana Canyon Park

The story of private conservation in Namibia is a successful one. The national parks make up only some of all…...

10th December 2013 YITW 2013-14 – Namibia – The extreme beauty of Ai-Ais National Park

From the Richtersveld National Park in South Africa, I crossed the Orange (or Gariep) River to Ai-Ais National Park in…...

7th December 2013 YITW 2013-14 – Richtersveld National Park in summer

I've been to the Richtersveld National Park a few times, but I never get tired of going. The scenery is…...

4th December 2013 YITW 2013-14 – Namaqua National Park’s cool side

Ja, so everyone knows that the spring flowers in Namaqua National Park are superb (although I think the flowers in…...

30th November 2013 YITW 2013-14 – Cederberg Wilderness Area – Megan Murgatroyd and black eagles

From Anysberg, where I spent some time with jackal and caracal researcher Marine Drouilly (read my blog here), I headed…...

27th November 2013 YITW 2013-14 – Anysberg Nature Reserve – The mademoiselle, the Karoo farmers and jackals in the night

A lilting French accent broke the silence of the Karoo dusk in Anysberg Nature Reserve. “I really feel at home…...

9th November 2013 YITW 2013-14 – Agulhas NP – The grunt of hippos at the bottom of Africa

I've spent a few days recently at Agulhas National Park, and while I was in the area, I spent some…...

23rd October 2013 Days 71-73 – YITW 2013-14 – Walking De Hoop’s beaches and dunes

At first sight, De Hoop Nature Reserve is not as wild as Kgalagadi or Kruger, but it is unique. It's…...

22nd October 2013 Days 69-70 – YITW 2013-14 – De Hoop’s fish study helping to save SA’s marine life

Most visitors to De Hoop are bowled over by the superb scenery. Located just to the east of the southern-most…...

21st October 2013 Days 66-68 – YITW 2013-14 – Bontebok NP

After Karoo National Park, my next stop was Bontebok National Park near Swellendam in the Western Cape. This is the…...

20th October 2013 Days 62-65 – YITW 2013-14 – Do we really want to frack this?

I have just been to Karoo National Park, located in one of the most beautiful - and driest - regions…...

4th October 2013 Days 59-61 – YITW 2013-14 – Peninsula of paradise

I'm all alone, sleeping in a little cabin situated on the edge of a stormy coast. The doors and windows…...