10 things you did not know about Namibia

Namibia, also referred to as “The Gem Of Africa”, remains a largely untapped, dazzlingly beautiful hub of adventure. A true sense of oneness with nature can be found in Namibia. With her majestic dunes, vast, unspoiled wilderness, rich game, and one of the lowest population densities in the world, Namibia has earned her place as a…

Great White Sharks – Ambush Hunters or Not?

A recent paper published in Functional Ecology challenges the often assumed hunting strategy of great white sharks as ambush predators. This is the first white shark research paper to be published in the esteemed British journal. The work took place in Gansbaai – a coastal aggregation site known as the world capital for sighting the…

Pangolins: 12 facts about the world’s most hunted animal

They are Prince William’s favourite and David Attenborough would take them on his ark, but what makes pangolins, the world’s most hunted creature, so special? The prehistoric pangolin, which walks on its hind legs due to the length and curvature of its impressive claws. Photo: Judy Hurd With its armoured shell and peculiar gait, the…

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre is among South Africa’s best-respected animal sanctuaries. During your visit you will see creatures that are so rare that your chances of seeing them in the wild are vanishingly slim. Cheetahs are the reason the centre started, but you’ll love all the other animals too. The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre…