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Tourists watch as buffalo burst tyre to chase lions away

It is not unusual for different animal species like lions and buffalo to be seen fighting. Tourists in the Kruger National Park area recently got a fright when a buffalo surprised them by turning towards their cars to get lions off his back.

When on an African safari, lock your doors

While visiting South Africa, the Sutherland family had a one-of-a-kind experience with an inquisitive lioness. The bold big cat ambled up to their car, and unexpectedly opened the door.

Lions under threat

The king of the jungle is not yet critically endangered, but if conservations efforts are not reinforced, lions may become just a memory. Several organisations work to save the big cats, which are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.
Giving wildlife a sporting chance

The king returns to Cradock

Wild lions have been released in the Mountain Zebra National Park after they were hunted to extinction in the area more than a century ago. The zebra population is now a healthy 800, along with several large antelope species, enough to support the lions.
Addo’s elephant fence comes down

German tourists in love with South Africa

German tourists seem to not only love our country, but keep coming back for more, as research by SA Tourism shows.
Tourism in South Africa

West African lion linked to Asiatic cat

According to a new study, published in the Journal of Biogeography, lions in Africa’s Western and Central regions are more closely related genetically to the Asiatic lion than to their East and Southern African cousins.
Lions return to Great Karoo

Gallery: South Africa’s wildlife

South Africa is renowned for its magnificent wildlife. From the  elephant, lion, rhinoceros, buffalo and leopard, to the elephant shrew, ant lion, rhinoceros beetle, buffalo weaver and leopard tortoise, the country's plains, seas and skies are natural treasure troves for the animal and bird lover.
Gallery: South Africa's birdlife

Game park facelift to boost tourism

The Manyeleti Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga is set to become one of South Africa’s premier ecotourism destinations, following an investment of R400-million (US$54.9-million) to upgrade the facility.

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