Aug 23

Cheetahs, Fast Cats And A Vulnerable Species

Cheetahs are famous for their speed. They are very recognizable with beautiful sleek bodies, very distinctive ‘tear’ streak markings on their faces, and spots on their coats. Their name comes from the Hindu word ‘Chita’ which means ‘Spotted One’. Unfortunately, despite … Continue reading

Aug 15

Watamu Marine National Park – Kenya

We often marvel at the natural beauty around us, but what about the beauty that is not as easily seen? The colors, shapes and sizes in our oceans are just as spectacular. Watamu Marine National Park in Kenya is a … Continue reading

Aug 08

Spring Flowers of Namaqualand

Every year the arid landscape of the Northern Cape in South Africa is transformed into a kaleidoscope of color. Wild daisies, along with other flowers, bloom in whites, yellows, oranges, magentas and reds, carpeting the fields and road sides in … Continue reading

Aug 02

Table Mountain – New 7 Wonders of Nature

Table Mountain is one of the most visited landmarks in South Africa, and recently won a place in the New 7 Wonders of Nature. In a 2 phase voting process, it was up against 400 contenders in the first phase, … Continue reading

Jul 25

Colors in the Overberg

During the month of August drive east from Cape Town over the Hottentots Holland Range towards the Garden Route, about 100km (62 miles) along the way the mountain road curves around the Houw Hoek Pass. This is when a yellow … Continue reading

Jul 18

Vultures A Threatened African Species

We hear a lot about the plight of elephants and rhinos in Africa, and so we should. It is as important to talk about the fight that other endangered species face daily. This is the story of South Africa’s vultures. … Continue reading

Jul 10

Rooibos Tea – African Red Tea

History Rooibos is a herbal tea that has been brewed in South Africa for many years, generations in fact. Today it is enjoyed by many across the world. It is known by many names, Red Bush tea, South African red … Continue reading

Jul 03

Rhino Horn – Why Is It So Valuable?

It is as if the Rhino has been fighting for its life for centuries. All five remaining species have been hunted, many to near extinction, primarily for its horn. The horn is used for aesthetic or so called ‘medicinal’ properties. Today it is one … Continue reading