Jenman African Safaris has adopted Orwa, a two-year-old orphaned elephant. Orwa was adopted through The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a small, flexible charity, established in 1977 to honour to memory of famous Naturalist, David Leslie William Sheldrick, the founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya.
Lions and leopards and rhinos, oh my! Upon arrival in Africa we got right down to business and drove from our landing point in Johannesburg to Kruger National Park for safari fun. This expansive frontier in the northeast corner of South Africa is about the size of Massachusetts with the most notable and profound difference being there are wild animals roaming around.
The Kruger National Park will introduce a gate quota system during the festive season and is advising day visitors to make prior booking arrangements to secure entry.
Thompsons Africa has introduced two new bridge tours of the Victoria Falls: the Victoria Falls Tram Morning Bridge Tour and the Victoria Falls Tram Champagne Sunset Bridge Tour.
Johannesburg - Comair Limited, operator of British Airways in southern Africa will commence with scheduled services between Maputo International Airport and Johannesburg, O.R Tambo International Airport in May next year.
On the 2nd of February 2012, the Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre received a three month old giant eagle owl from a small owl rehabilitation farm near Grahamstown. The owner of the farm rehabilitates spotted eagle owls and barn owls. The giant eagle owl is the largest owl in Africa and will sometimes prey on other eagle owls, it concerned the owner that he might injure the smaller owls on his farm.
This season at Gondwana Game Reserve on the Garden Route, we celebrate the birth of two free roaming lion cubs. These are believed to be the first wild lion cubs born in the Southern Cape for the last 150 years. The award winning, Western Cape Private Game Reserve has embarked on an ambitious conservation project to restore and rehabilitate the 11000-hectare fynbos reserve by populating it with indigenous game. The birth of the two lion cubs marks the success of the efforts implemented to encourage the self-sustaining wild lion pride of Gondwana.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, part of Shamwari Group, situated close to Cape Town, has reopened the Explorer Camp after its first and highly successful launch season. Explorer Camp will be operational until April 2013, which is perfect for guests looking for an authentic safari adventure in this unique wilderness reserve.
At 240 million years old, the Sudwala Caves are believed to be the oldest caves in the world. They were opened as a tourist attraction in 1965 after being used for decades as a hideaway and even a home to some of Africa’s early indigenous folk.