South Africa

South Africa’s National Symbols

South Africa’s National Symbols

Countries have national symbols to show the world that it is a national community. National symbols are used to unite people by using pictorial representations such as animals and flowers to reflect the country’s values, goals, or history. You will often see them used...
Close Encounters with Animals in Africa

Close Encounters with Animals in Africa

When you decide to head off on your African Adventure Safari, you are not always sure how much or what kind of wildlife you will be able to spot. So here is a guide to some places in Africa where you can get close-up to some amazing animals and have experiences that...
Places to Camp along the Orange River

Places to Camp along the Orange River

The Orange (Gariep) River is South Africa’s longest river. It rises in the Drakensburg Mountains in Lesotho, running westward through South Africa, draining into the Atlantic Ocean. The river doesn’t pass through any major cities, making it an ideal camping...
A Day with the Cheetahs

A Day with the Cheetahs

For my birthday this year (2014) , I was incredibly spoiled with a surprise birthday gift – a visit to the Cheetah Outreach programme in Paardevlei. Here, I had the incredible opportunity to take part in a ‘cub encounter’, where I was introduced to two of the five...

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