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WS 1 of 2014 Autumn

Read all of our stories in our 2014 Autumn edition of Wildside magazine.

The Hike The 20km round trip hike to Marble Baths requires moderate effort if you stay on the main path. After recent heavy rains, the…
We look up the ravine and see a yellow-billed kite gliding high above us. Thick riverine woodlands await us, flanking the water courses. We reach…

Game Ranger

When it comes to buying recreational and o! road vehicles in this country, we’re spoilt for choice. Most of us want a set of wheels…
Spearfishing is one of the oldest forms of fishing methods and has become a popular, if not a little extreme, sport for many men and…
GRANT MELVILLE embarked on a solo 50km hike in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg over the course of four days. He started out at the Mnweni Cultural…
THE TUNGAY FAMILY HAS LIVED IN THE DRAKENSBERG FOR GENERATIONS AND OVER THE PAST 50 YEARS THEIR ESTABLISHMENT, Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort, has become an…

Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano on the roof of Africa. On a clear day, she can be seen about 150km away. So great is her…
DRIVING TO SEMONKONG IN LESOTHO IS NOT FOR THE FEINT HEARTED BUT A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR THE 4 X 4 ENTHUSIAST AND FISHERMEN WHO RELISH…
I SPEND SOME DAYS ASLEEP, GUESS I’M JUST ANOTHER DREAMER, OH C’EST LA VIE (“THIS IS LIFE”) MAYBE SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME, WOOAAH AT LEAST…
There have been more than 180 rhino poached in the first few months of 2014 and if this is annualised the figure for this year…
An unassuming valley with rocky slopes and Highveld grassland is one of the country’s, if not the world’s, most significant places, the Cradle of Humankind.…
If a new mother shows you her baby you say it’s beautiful, even if it does look like a pickled gherkin. If  a small child…

Star Gazing

Appreciating Astronomy Seeing the stars at Maropeng is an aweinspiring experience. You look through the telescope and see saturn and jupiter. You gaze at the…

Raising Hope

It is a 3 day challenge consisting of a 106km (Day 1-32km, Day 2-42km, Day3- 32km) trail, well managed and mapped out by Wild Series…
IT TOOK A GREAT DEAL OF EFFORT TO CONVINCE MY TEENAGERS THAT AN ‘ECO CAMP’ AND A ‘CONCENTRATION CAMP’ ARE NOT ONE AND THE SAME.…
Well, actually, yes. I’ve just been walking with lions at Botlierskop, which is slap bang in the middle of the Garden Route near Mossel Bay,…
Spectacular scenery, locally grown food, exquisite hand-embroidered linen and superb hosts makes this Three Trees Lodge the ideal environment in which to explore this scenic…

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