Helderberg Nature Reserve

Photo: Delyth Angharad Helderberg Nature Reserve is a 398-hectare nature reserve in Cape Town, South Africa. This nature reserve is located on the southern slopes of the Helderberg mountains. Its 398 hectares consist mostly of “Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos” with smaller patches of “Boland Granite Fynbos” and “Southern Afrotemperate Forest.” The visitor center is open daily …

South Africa’s Garden Route

Photo: Tom Steiner, Garden Route South Africa‘s Garden Route is the coastal strip between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean of the Southern Cape Coast. The area is neither a geographic nor a political region, so the boundaries are open to discussion. The Garden Route straddles the N2 national route and includes Swellendam, Heidelberg, …

CapeTown7s

Cape Town, South Africa December 8-9 http://www.capetown7s.com: On 8 and 9 December, the Mother City will once again host over 115 000 rugby fans from all over the world as the Cape Town leg of the International HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series comes to South Africa. The world’s fittest and fastest rugby players will entertain …

Captive Lion Breeding and Canned Lion Hunting: Damaging Brand South Africa?

Cover image New report: Captive Lion Breeding, Canned Lion Hunting and the Lion Bone Trade: Damaging Brand South Africa, published by the Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH) UK — http://www.cannedlion.org –, in association with a Netherlands based NGO and partner of CACH, SPOTS — www.stichtingspots.nl — is having ever-widening negative ramifications for Brand South Africa. …

Knysna, South Africa

Photo: FlowComm, Knysna Publisher’s note – Kudos to Greg Vogt and Martin Hatchuel for contributions to the wiki page that preceded this guide. We continue to update our guide to Knysna and the surrounding regions. Knysna is a historic town built around a beautiful estuary in South Africa. Headines millwood-mine-tour Slow Tourism Route Knysna kicks …

Mossel Bay, South Africa

Photo: Russel J Smith, Mossel Bay Mossel Bay is unique for its combination of terrestrial and marine environments. It’s a place to hang out and a place to do stuff. Think of a place where cloudspotting meets sky diving. Some Background Mossel Bay is located on the coast of South Africa, located exactly half way …

Nelson Mandela Centennial

Photo: South Africa Government, President Cyril Ramaphosa and former US President Barack Obama at 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture This week in South Africa – the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. Video Obama comments 02:15:00 Transcript https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/07/17/politics/barack-obama-mandela-speech-transcript/index.html Headlines https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-nelson-mandela-lecture-barack-obama-johannesburg http://ewn.co.za/2018/07/17/madelalecture-ramaphosa-obama-arrive-at-wanderers-stadium Barack Obama shines a light on our ‘strange and uncertain times’ Obama …

Paddle for 67 KM to raise funds for Shongwein Resource Reserve

On Mandela Day (July 19), Conservation Guardians – http://conservationguardians.blogspot.com – hosts PADDLE FOR 67 KM to raise funds for a beautiful pristine reserve that needs your help. Conservation Guardians has been awarded the massive challenge of rescuing the Shongwein Resource Reserve, 1,700 hectares of pristine biodiversity and home to 12 Giraffe, 12 Buffalo and a …