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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.


10th August 2014 Kruger – My first week: Lions, kingfishers and on foot with ellies

I'm in the Kruger National Park for two months in August and September. I'll be compiling a travel guide from…...

16th May 2014 Tembe, land of giants

Tembe Elephant Park in north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal is one of my favourite protected areas. In 300 square kilometres of sandforest, woodland…...

13th May 2014 Kingdom of the birds, a pied piper called Sonto, and a vegetarian vulture

Ndumo may have been proclaimed in April 1924 to conserve some of the last hippo in KwaZulu-Natal, but it’s the…...

12th September 2013 Days 53-54 – Year in the Wild 2013-14 – Goukamma bouncing back

The small Goukamma Nature Reserve and its marine protected area – a total of about 65 square kilomeres - is one…...

26th August 2013 Days 37 & 38 – Year in the Wild 2013-14 – Surrounded by lions and elephants

For two hundred years hunters in the Eastern Cape had killed thousands of elephants. The most notorious was a rather…...

15th August 2013 Gear update – Year in the Wild 2013-14 – Goodyear Tyres

As a photojournalist focusing on southern Africa's protected areas, I spend months (years!) exploring some of the toughest, most remote…...

3rd May 2013 Epic wilderness of Serra Cafema

Some names are synonymous with adventure and wilderness: Mana Pools...Etosha...Richtersveld...Okavango. Then there's the name Kaokoland. And the words Serra Cafema.…...

2nd May 2013 Aerial photos of Kaokoland, northwest Namibia

The northwest of Namibia - known today as Kunene Region, but formerly as Kaokoland and Damaraland - is one of…...

28th April 2013 Black rhinos, shooting stars and smiles at Doro Nawas

From Epupa Falls, I headed south again to Damaraland to stay at Doro Nawas, a Wilderness Safaris Lodge surrounded by…...

22nd October 2012 Year in the Wild wins South African Breweries Environmental Media Award for photography

After a year and a quarter of travelling to 31 of South Africa's most special nature reserves, including all 19…...

5th November 2011 Thinking back…and moving on.

The Karoo National Park is more than 88 000 hectares big…with a predator-proof fence around its boundary which is about…...

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…...