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Humpback Whales Numbers On The Up In Southern Africa

According to fresh data, more than 30,000 humpback whales now splash across the western Indian Ocean. That’s up from fewer than 600 in the late 1970s, after nearly two centuries of whaling decimated populations in the region. Read the report in full on the Nat Geo website.

Go whale watching on our four-day Garden Route Express Camping Overland Tour 
 –  the best time to view these huge mammals between June and November.

The Lion King Movie Shines A Spotlight On The Need For Wildlife Conservation

While we are all busy critiquing the long-awaited CGI remake of The Lion King, the more pressing issue is the rapidly declining numbers of lions.  A startling fact, there are half as many African lions than there were 25 years ago – even rhinos outnumbering these predatory kings.  Sadly, poaching and human encroachment are contributing to their demise. 

For the release of the most recent movie, The Walt Disney Company teamed up with the Lion Recovery Fund for the “Protect the Pride” campaign, which aims to educate viewers about the lion crisis and encourage them to support to conservation projects.

As a traveller, your safari will also help to support Africa’s lion prides, conservation projects in every park and reserve benefiting from your visit.

South Africa Uncovered

Now you can travel across South Africa like a native as the South African DICTIO-PEDIA, a tourism dictionary/encyclopedia, explaining hundreds of terms, concepts, jargon, expression, South African words, acronyms, and abbreviations has just launched.

The book covers aspects of the travel and tourism industry with entries pertaining to hospitality, transport, attractions, tourism services, the travel trade, and sustainability. It also features national parks, botanical gardens, World Heritage Sites, festivals and events.

While it is aimed at the tourist industry there’s no reason not to get your hands on a copy, as author and publisher, Elsabé Engelbrecht, says,”South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and this book celebrates the diversity of our cultures, heritage and unsurpassed natural beauty with more than 6 500 entries, many of which reflect our uniquely South African spirit.”

Discover the heart and soul of South Africa on our tours!