the cape floral region

The Cape Floral Region

The Cape Floral Region, one of South Africa's eight World Heritage sites, comprises eight protected areas stretching from the Cape Peninsula to the Eastern Cape, cutting across spectacular mountain and ocean scenery and containing some of the richest plant biodiversity in the world.
Little Five

From Big Five to Little Five

Visitors to South Africa are always keen to see the country's celebrated Big Five - neglecting a wealth of smaller wildlife. To remedy this, some clever people came up with another must-see list, the Little Five: elephant shrew, ant lion, rhinoceros beetle, buffalo weaver and leopard tortoise!

South Africa’s wildlife wonders

There's more to South African wildlife than the celebrated "Big Five". From big to small, meat eater to ant eater, primate to reptile ... our animals (and birds) are wild, varied and abundant.
Namaqualand flowers

South Africa’s plant life

South Africa's large areas of semi-desert scrub and grassland might suggest a certain poverty of plant life. Aside from the fact that a tract of pristine grassland can hold up to 60 grass species, nothing could be further from the truth.
Rodrigue Katembo, Virunga National Park, Goldman Environmental Prize,

Global conservation award for DRC park ranger and environmentalist

Rodrigue Katembo, a former child soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been awarded an international environmental prize for his work as a...
Patrick Mwalua, Kenya, Tsavo West National Park, conservation, water trucks, drought

Saving Kenyan wildlife from drought, one truck at a time

Patrick Mwalua drives a truck hundreds of kilometres four times a week to deliver much needed water supplies to animals in Kenya's drought-stricken Tsavo...
South Africa to market the 'Big Seven'

Whale watching in South Africa

South Africa is one of the best destinations worldwide for watching marine mammals, whether from land or from boats, with spectacular annual visits from southern right and humpback whales and enormous pods of dolphins year-round.
anti poaching unit

South Africa’s Black Mambas inspire Hollywood film

CD AndersonThe all-women Black Mamba anti-poaching unit is renowned around the world for their committed efforts to protect South African wildlife, in particular the...

Zimbabwe’s protectors of the secretive pangolin

8 November 2016Together with Zimbabwean conservation group the Tikki Hywood Trust, a group of Zimbabweans is contributing to the care and protection of the...

South Africans get free access to parks for a week

To build South Africans' pride in the country's natural, cultural and historical heritage, South African National Parks (SANParks) is offering free entry to citizens...

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