Oct 02

Why Are Sea Turtles Endangered?

There are 7 species of sea turtles in the world and all of them are listed on the IUCN’s endangered list. Five of these species occur in South African waters. Six of these occur in American waters. Threats Nature has … 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 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

Jun 01

Mombasa, Kenya

                    Photo attribution to Kenya Tourism The city of Mombasa lies on the east coast of Kenya, and is often missed as a destination within Kenya. Most visitors to the country arrive in the capital Nairobi, and head out to … Continue reading

May 11

Cape Town’s Shipwrecks: SS Kakapo (May 25, 1900)

The Atlantic shoreof South Africa’s South Western Cape is littered with shipwrecks, each with a story to tell. The notorious storms and fog along these shores provide a common thread to most tales, as does the unique interplay between ocean … Continue reading

May 06

Cape Town’s Shipwrecks: SS Lusitania (April 18, 1911)

Iconic Cape Point punctuates the south western tip of the African continent. To the tourist, this is the southern tip of the “Fairest Cape”, providing some of the most breathtaking ocean and coastal vistas in the world. To the Portuguese … Continue reading

May 06

Cape Town’s Shipwrecks: SS Lusitania (April 18, 1911)

Iconic Cape Point punctuates the south western tip of the African continent. To the tourist, this is the southern tip of the “Fairest Cape”, providing some of the most breathtaking ocean and coastal vistas in the world. To the Portuguese … Continue reading

Apr 29

Cape Town’s Beaches and the balance between Nature and Recreation

Think of a city with invitingly sunny shores. Los Angeles. Myrtle Beach. Sydney. Cape Town. All lie close to latitude 34° (north or south). All offer great beaches and ample sunshine, a magnet to vacationers. That’s probably about as far … Continue reading

Apr 13

Penguins of Boulder’s Beach, South Africa – UPDATE

These little guys in their tuxedos are cute and photogenic, a major attraction on Boulders Beach, which is part of Table Mountain National Park, South Africa. They are also endangered. It seems that the African Penguin also known as the … Continue reading