Mating for Life Part 3: Monogamy in InsectsJuly, 30, 2014
Mating for Life Part 4: Why are Animals Monogamous?July, 30, 2014
Culinary safari @ InyatiJune, 20, 2014
The American chef and food writer James Beard described food as “our common ground, a universal experience”. Those who have been on an African bush holiday know that food around a campfire, combined with the back-to-nature experience, has the power of a common...READ MORE
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Rest, reward and relaxation by Justice MalalaJune, 13, 2014
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Rest, reward and relaxation
12 Jun 2014 | Justice Malala
After the stresses and strains of the election, a rest cure is just what the doctor ordered, whether in hospital or in a game reserve, writes Justice Malala
NO SOONER do you think the elections are over and the madness will finally subside, than along comes SACP chairman Senzeni Zokwana. Yes, this worker champion, who has...
Ranger Diaries – Khaki FeverJune, 03, 2014
Khimbini Hlongwane from Inyati Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand was captivated by animals from an early age.
“Growing up in a village in the eastern Transvaal (now Mpumalanga) got me exposed to wildlife from a young age and I was fascinated by the behaviours of various animals,” he says. “I loved being out there with brothers herding cattle and goats while interacting with wildlife. It was...READ MORE
25 Things You Might Not Know About RhinosMay, 22, 2014
25 Things You Might Not Know About Rhinos
1. The word rhinoceros is a combination of two Greek words – rhino (nose) and ceros (horn).
There are five living species of rhinoceros – white, black, greater one-horned, Javan and Sumatran. In addition, a number of other animals have rhinoceros as part of their names, including the rhinoceros auklet, rhinoceros beetle, rhinoceros chameleon,...
Rhino Dog Deployed in Sabi Sand ReserveMay, 22, 2014
Sponsored by The Dis-Chem Foundation via Jacaranda’s Purple Rhino Project, Bobby Rhino Dog - a Springer Spaniel - has been successfully deployed in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin.
Rhino Dog Deployed
Bobby was trained by the MECHEM Dog Unit and is a detection dog, able to sniff out both rhino horn as well as ammunitions. This combination of scent imprinting is new – traditionally dogs are trained...READ MORE
South Africa’s Kruger Park Loses its First Elephant; Kenya Loses an IconMay, 21, 2014
South Africa’s Kruger Park Loses its First Elephant; Kenya Loses an...READ MORE
Bird Migration by Matthew BrennanMay, 01, 2014
Book of Job (39:26) - Doth the hawk fly by Thy wisdom and stretch her wings toward the south?"
Early ornithologists noted changes in the birds based on the different seasons, references to migration date back to 3000 years ago when Aristotle postulated the phenomenon of birds disappearing and reappearing every year at the same time. He noted cranes travelled from the steppes of Scythia to the...READ MORE
Experience fantastic close-up’s with Africa’s wildlife by Matt BrennanMay, 01, 2014
Walking is my favourite activity on offer in the bush, I feel that you get a much more personal experience and that the special moments come thick and fast. I recently took a walk that holds out for me as one of the most exciting walks I’ve ever been on in a long while. I think I need to give you a bit of background first. Walks tend to be less big animals and more an opportunity to walk in the...READ MORE