Free-roaming lions are about to return to the Plains of Camdeboo after an absence of close on 200 years. In August 2018 Samara Private Game Reserve will re-introduce lions to its magnificent Karoo wilderness, securing another triumph for conservation in the area.
The white lions of Timbavati in South Africa are indeed special creatures. In Africa, the very rare white lion is considered sacred. As a whole species, lions are king of the jungle, but white lions are especially venerated as sons of the Sun God. The number of white lions in the world is small – perhaps … Continue reading “The White Lions of Timbavati: A Sacred Sighting”
Samara Private Game Reserve is an extraordinary landscape in the Great Karoo. It is a precious wilderness where life is sacred and carefully conserved. Forming part of a larger vision to create South Africa’s third largest protected area in a global biodiversity hotspot in Eastern Cape, Samara is committed to redeem the ecosystem of the incomparable Great … Continue reading “‘Love Will Save This Place’: Message from Samara Private Game Reserve for Valentine’s Month”
A wonderful way to experience South Africa’s wildlife is to participate first-hand in conservation activities. Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa, offers hands-on conservation safaris, and at the same time, provides incredible twice-daily safari excursions; fabulous upbeat accommodation; great food and excellent service. Make a difference to wildlife conservation and indulge in all the … Continue reading “Conservation First. Participate in a Conservation Safari in Madikwe Game Reserve South Africa”
Make a difference to wildlife conservation in South Africa by participating in conservation initiatives during your safari holiday, or by volunteering. By lending a hand to conservation activities, you become part of protecting South Africa’s wildlife in addition to enjoying an outstanding safari.
Prestigious Camp Jabulani’s experiential rhino conservation safari in the Big 5 Kapama Game Reserve is a unique opportunity for conservation-minded guests to participate in the protection of Africa’s white rhinos. In addition to carefully organized conservation tasks, participants will enjoy superbly luxurious accommodation and service at the lodge.
Gondwana Game Reserve is about to open its new tented eco camp, promising a close and rewarding connection with the free-roaming wildlife and the beautiful fynbos of the Garden Route – just 4-5 hours out of Cape Town. The new eco-safari experience at Gondwana will have its emphasis is on active participation in conservation.
South Africa is a high ranker in responsible tourism and offers many superb eco destinations and sustainable tourism products. Some of these simultaneously provide oodles of luxury – every bit as splendid as their contributions to conserving our exquisitely precious tip of Africa.
“Many of the earth’s habitats, animals, plants, insects, and even micro-organisms that we know as rare may not be known at all by future generations.” This is one of the reminders from His Holiness The Dalai Lama that extinction, sadly, is irreversible. The species that have died out, been lost to our world, can never … Continue reading “Kirstenbosch Garden of Extinction: Waymarks of Wisdom for our Planet”
Exquisitely beautiful, and home to a large colony of endangered African penguins, Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town has notched its mark high up on the list of the world’s truly unique beaches. It’s been awarded eighth place by Tripadvisor, on the basis of user-generated opinions.
Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe has ushered in five crocs to the waterhole in front of the lodge. The new quintet hails from a crocodile farm in Groot Marico, and what happy landings to have arrived at Tau. So do look out for them on your next visit to this wonderful lodge.