Witfontein – a small slice of heaven in the Klein Karoo

Witfontein. A small slice of heaven in the Klein Karoo.  Witfontein and the Swartberg Mountains If anyone is visiting, or planning to visit South Africa, then consider this for inclusion in your travel plans. Witfontein is a lovingly restored Cape Dutch farmhouse located on a private game farm in the Klein Karoo with panoramic views of the majestic Swartberg Mountains.[…]

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Does Destroying Ivory Save Elephants?

In recent months a number of governments around the world have taken the step of publicly destroying their stockpiles of seized illegal ivory to give credence to their anti-poaching stance. Their actions have provoked fierce debate with some arguing that crushing or buring ivory is little more than a publicity stunt when the ivory could be sold to raise funds[…]

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African Wild Dog hunt

Safari Diary, Sabi Sands, Day 3 Morning drive ((Excuse the quality of the photographs. I’m still on safari and not able to process photos properly on my old Toshiba Portege. I’ll re-do them all when I get back home)) As promised I have had a go at re-working the photos and you can find them in the African Wild Dog[…]

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South Africa looks to sell some of its $1bn rhino horn stockpile

South Africa is seeking permission for a one-off sale of some of its $1bn stockpile of rhino horn to finance conservation and potentially flood a thriving black market, its environment minister said on Wednesday. However, conservation groups fear the plan could end up increasing demand in major markets such as Vietnam, where the horn is sought after for use in[…]

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