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United Against Poaching

United Against Poaching

On the 16th May 2013, Investec Rhino Lifeline, Chipembere Rhino Foundation, and the Forever Wild – Rhino Protection Initiative were approached to assist in the treatment and care for four injured rhinos that had been shot at Elandana Private Game Reserve near Hoedspruit in an attempted poaching incident. Immediately, a team of unparalleled expertise was … Continue reading

To Print or Not To Print

To Print or Not To Print

When we started selling holidays ten years ago, we soon realised that the industry could be responsible for large amounts of paper and print consumption. Travel brochures, booking forms, pre-departure information packs, and booking receipts were all going out by post to people around the world. The printer was churning away all day long. We … Continue reading

Is Trophy Hunting Sustainable?

Is Trophy Hunting Sustainable?

Trophy hunting in Africa is not an activity of the past, as many tourists on African photographic wildlife safaris may think. Trophy hunting is still as alive as it was 100 years ago with the Big Five (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, and buffalo) still being the most popular and most expensive to hunt. However, species … Continue reading

Busting the Myth – Saving the Species

Busting the Myth – Saving the Species

When I opened my Facebook this morning, I read the terribly sad news that Absa, Aquila’s rhino, who has been fighting for his live since Saturday, tragically passed away during the night. For those of you who have not followed the story, poachers came into Aquila Private Game Reserve (2 hrs north of Cape Town) … Continue reading

The Sad Demise of Fred the Baboon

The Sad Demise of Fred the Baboon

Having moved to the Cape Peninsula some years ago, we regularly get visitors from Europe who stay with us and wonder at the local wildlife. Whales, penguins, ostriches and….baboons! Driving along the coastal road past Simon’s Town and on to Cape Point, it is almost impossible not to encounter the Peninsula’s infamous Chacma baboons. In … Continue reading

Serengeti Highway Proposal – An overview

Serengeti Highway Proposal – An overview

The proposed Serengeti Highway has been a concern for many people, including members of the tourist industry, for some time now. As markers for the route are being laid down, the story is getting increased interest from the international press. The road is currently proposed to run from Arusha to Musoma, cutting directly through the … Continue reading

Rethink the Shark from Villain to Sophisticate

Rethink the Shark from Villain to Sophisticate

This week, the City of Cape Town in cooperation with the Shark Spotting Programme released a public caution to all water users of an increase in White shark activity in the False Bay area. Since the beginning of December, the Shark Spotters have recorded 24 shark sightings between Muizenberg and Fishhoek, and in Noordhoek. White … Continue reading