Blog: South Africa

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.


29th March 2016 Vultures on downward spiral?

This is my fourth article for News24 on Africa's iconic wildlife species, many of which are increasingly threatened by poaching.…...

19th February 2016 Will trade save Africa’s rhinos?

I wrote the following article for News24 recently, about the ongoing battle to stem the tide of rhino poaching in…...

12th February 2016 Africa’s elephants on the edge

In the build up to the international CITES meeting in September in South Africa, I am writing and researching a…...

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 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…...

1st May 2015 Northern Drakensberg six-day hiking adventure

"Quathlamba! A mass of spears. Named thus by Zulu warriors before the white man came. Today called the Drakensberg, mountains…...

15th April 2015 Gaboon adder and other snakes of iSimangaliso World Heritage Site

The World Heritage Site of iSimangaliso Wetland Park is, by some accurate estimates, the most species-rich protected area in Southern…...

14th April 2012 Getaway Magazine – April 2012 – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – South Africa

My sixth feature for Getaway Magazine's April 2012 edition, a cover article written and photographed, on the huge Kgalagadi Transfrontier…...

9th February 2012 Cape Times Newspaper – February 2012 – Garden Route National Park – South Africa

My seventh column for the Cape Times newspaper, published in February 2012, on the Garden Route National Park. Download the…...