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.


27th October 2015 The aftermath of Cecil

The hunting of Cecil the lion on the eastern border of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe has triggered hysteria from the…...

13th August 2015 Africa’s finest wilderness areas

Dave van Smeerdijk is an expert on travel to Africa’s wildest places. Over the course of 25 years he has…...

5th August 2015 Interview with Ian McCallum

I first read Ian McCallum's book Ecological Intelligence about ten years ago, and since then I have read it again…...

30th July 2015 Taking the photo of Wolfberg Arch

I posted this photo a few weeks ago to my Facebook and Instagram accounts. It received plenty of interest, and…...

30th July 2015 Tough questions about the hunting of Cecil

According to media reports, an American hunter paid about $50 000 for what he believed was a legal hunt of…...

16th July 2015 Chris and Monique Fallows’ incredible African wildlife experiences

Chris and Monique Fallows are a husband and wife team based in Cape Town. They have pioneered the research and…...

5th July 2015 Ian Michler interview: new documentary exposes canned lion hunting

Ian Michler of Invent Africa is one of the continent's best-known wilderness guides, as well as an outspoken environmental photojournalist who has…...

30th June 2015 The definitive interview with wildlife photographer Greg du Toit

Greg du Toit is probably Africa’s best-known wildlife photographer. In 2013 he won the BBC World Wildlife Photographer of the Year…...

3rd June 2015 Craig Foster’s love affair with the cold waters of the Cape

A few years ago I watched The Great Dance, a film documentary by Craig Foster and his brother Damon about…...

18th May 2015 Flying over Lake St Lucia with ZAPWing

I had the fantastic opportunity recently to fly over Lake St Lucia and the coastline of iSimangaliso Wetland Park on…...

18th May 2015 On tour with the leatherback turtles of iSimangaliso

I felt a little embarrassed. There were six of us kneeling on the beach sand, watching a lady give birth…...

18th May 2015 Interview with novelist Tony Park about Africa’s wilderness

Author Tony Park and his wife Nicola at their home alongside Kruger National Park. I first met Australian author Tony…...