Green Matters

Green Matters

Kew garden - Encephalartos-altenstei - the oldest pot plant in the world

The World’s Oldest Pot Plant

This cycad is a reminder of my Eastern Cape roots and an opportunity to show you a dell full of cycads in Kirstenbsoch Botanic Garden. South Africa has such botanical riches and eye-opening green bounty ... Read More
Creative Trailblazer

Creative Trailblazer

Louis Schwartzberg is an inspiring visual artist who celebrates life and reveals the mysteries of nature, people and places ... by providing breathtaking imagery using time-lapse, high-speed and macro cinematography ... Read More
Random Acts of Wildness

Random Acts of Wildness

“A lot of little random acts of wildness can lead to something amazing” since we are actively turning to nature for comfort and solace in a very scary time. Join in. Become more conscious of the biodiversity crisis and more aware of other species ... Read More
Captivating Win

Captivating Win

The mission of the Blood Lions Campaign is to increase awareness around interactive captivity wildlife attractions & “canned” hunting. It is a “call to action” around how to treat wildlife ethically ... Read More
An African Conservation Hero

An African Conservation Hero

Visionary pioneer Garth Owen-Smith said: 'Conserving our natural environment will not make you materially rich, but there is no greater satisfaction than having made our planet a better place to live on, even if it is just in a very small way’ ... Read More
Crises Create Opportinities

Crises Create Opportinities

Could this be a once-in-a-century opportunity to reset the economy and to escape the clutches of high-carbon industry that have caused the climate catastrophe? It's a lifetime chance to shape the future, not just respond to it, and requires a collaborative approach between all spheres of society ... Read More
Intrepid, Courageous Path-Blazer

Intrepid, Courageous Path-Blazer

A visionary who used trees as an instrument of civil disobedience, started a movement that reimaged the ecological and economic landscape and modeled a new form of civic agency for nature & humanity, is Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize    ... Read More
Art that Works

Art that Works

Stationery that stops aliens and thwarts a silent killer! By handcrafting beautiful art that works (as opposed to works of art), planting seeds of inspiration, and growing sustainable solutions ... Read More
A Song To Wash Your Hands To

A Song To Wash Your Hands To

Since we are being compelled to transform our social behaviour worldwide, we share this in the hope that it reminds you of South Africa's zest for life, and energy-bursting talent  ... Read More
An Epic Journey. The longest-ever recorded in history

An Epic Journey. The longest-ever recorded in history

How about a good news travel story? Apart from record-breaking, isnt this journey so inspiring? Outdoing any bird, fish or mammal ever tracked. It's the longest-ever recorded of any animal in history! ... Read More
Ray of Hope / Revenge of the Pangolin?

Ray of Hope / Revenge of the Pangolin?

The Chinese government has placed an immediate ban on the illegal trading of wildlife and the consumption of wild animals ... Read More
Wise Words From Global Gurus

Wise Words From Global Gurus

As a species, our best design stories still lie ahead of us. For over 25-years, Design Indaba Cape Town has presented a slew of visionary thinkers whose innovations have truly shaped our globe ... Read More
The Greatest Luxury Of All

The Greatest Luxury Of All

The most valuable thing on the planet isn’t money or the material things it can buy. It is time. So it’s not accidental that we talk about “spending” time, as if it were money ... Read More
Connecting Cultures

Connecting Cultures

Music is an extrordinary example of how culture connects us and can help us to imagine and build a better future. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma believes there are many more - and has set out to prove it. What better way to step into a new decade than this video with a powerful message? ... Read More
Cape Town voted best city in the world

Cape Town voted best city in the world

The votes have been counted, the results are in ... the greatest city in the world is a coastal gem, ... Read More
Time for The World's Greatest Places

Time for The World’s Greatest Places

The World's 100 Greatest Places of 2019 of TIME magazine revealed three Southern Africa inclusions. Lekkerwater and Omaanda to stay in, Wolfgat to dine at.   ... Read More
The Most Beautiful Places in Africa

The Most Beautiful Places in Africa

Out of a compilation of The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World by Conde Nast Traveler, here are five of their greatest African hits: awe-inspiring wonders and out-of-this-world landscapes for the very top of your travel list  ... Read More
The Elephant In The Room

The Elephant In The Room

A behind-the-scenes look at the global wildlife tourism industry that shows how animals are treated once the selfie-taking crowds have gone  ... Read More
Cape Town - The World's Most Biologically Diverse City

Cape Town – The World’s Most Biologically Diverse City

The Cape is home to the smallest of the planet’s six floral kingdoms, & the Cape Floral Kingdom has a high number of unique species found nowhere else on Earth ... Read More
D is for Dropping Pounds

D is for Dropping Pounds

A-Z Guide of Not Killing the Planet when you Travel: Conde Nast compiled 26 do-able steps for eco-friendly travel. This is about the cosequences of overpacking ... Read More
Wanderlust Renegades : Part 4

Wanderlust Renegades : Part 4

If you’re travelling and start to ask yourself, I wonder who came up with that clever idea? People who travelled ... Read More
Bringing Gold Home

Bringing Gold Home

The award-winning display at The Chelsea Flower Show was inspired by the diversity of South Africa's Floral Kingdom where designer Leon Kluge shows that South Africa is home to many worldwide flower exports ... Read More
Wanderlust Renegades : Part 1

Wanderlust Renegades : Part 1

If you're on a trip and start to ask yourself, I wonder who came up with those e-scooters? Or the ... Read More
African Responsible Tourism Winner

African Responsible Tourism Winner

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve outside Cape Town just announced as overall winner of the African Responsible Tourism Awards at the World Travel Market Africa, 2019 ... Read More
Some Wandering Renegades

Some Wandering Renegades

Inspiring People Changing The Way We Travel / David Attenborough - whose aim is to remind people of the interconnectedness of living things ... Read More
Why Jimmy Fallon Wanted a South African on The Tonight Show

Why Jimmy Fallon Wanted a South African on The Tonight Show

When Jimmy Fallon heard that one of SA's finest wildlife photographers was Martha Stewart's ranger on her "incredible" SA safari, he just had to interview him. ... Read More
The Case For Visiting Cape Town

The Case For Visiting Cape Town

You really can't overstate the case for visiting Cape Town. It's just come tops in the Telegraph award for The World's 50 Best Honeymoon Hotels & Destinations ... Read More
What a Teenager Said To Jane Goodall

What a Teenager Said To Jane Goodall

A young South African has made a big splash at the World Economic Forum (WEF) with legendary wildlife activist Jane Goodall MBE ... Read More

Bottom Up Resilience In Africa

The challenges faced by Africa's rapidly growing cities are unique. Chief Resilience members from Accra, Addis Ababa, & Cape Town share how their cities are working to solve these ... Read More
Caution: Penguins Crossing

Caution: Penguins Crossing

Some good news events formed part of the celebrations focused on creating awareness of the endangered African penguins and marine conservation ... Read More
Park & Play with Panoramic Views

Park & Play with Panoramic Views

Battery Park is Cape Town's new urban park connecting the V&A Waterfront to the city. It’s a green space with a series of scenic routes, recreation and retail activities - to say nothing of spectacular views ... Read More
When Nature Is A Feast

When Nature Is A Feast

Through her lifetime of research and books, Renata Coetzee has built both national and international awareness of the culinary heritage of various cultural groups in South Africa ... Read More
Keeping The Dream Alive

Keeping The Dream Alive

''The only walls between humans and elephants are the ones we put up ourselves'' ... Francoise Malby-Anthony carries on Lawrence's dream ... Read More
Unfurling Spring Bounty

Unfurling Spring Bounty

Go hunting in the first wildflower national botanical garden in South Africa. Explore the world's richest natural garden - the Cape Floral Kingdom  ... Read More
Truth As Timeless As The Baobab

Truth As Timeless As The Baobab

Treat children and animals with kindness, and pass this wisdom on to generations to come says Credo Mutwa, whose cosmology is a lodestar to us regaining balance & harmony in Africa ... Read More
South Africa’s 10th World Heritage Site

South Africa’s 10th World Heritage Site

Mountains referred to as the ‘Genesis of Life’ with the best preserved ancient rocks on Earth, contain the oldest signs of life in the world ... Read More
Quality With A Conscience

Quality With A Conscience

A paper cutout inspired by the pincushion protea - and a play on the word “froufrou” - generating two local initiatives we love ... Read More
Finding Gems Among Aliens

Finding Gems Among Aliens

The biggest private project of its kind in South Africa - a pioneering alien vegetation clearing project at Vergelegen wine estate revealing natural treasures of indigenous vegetation  ... Read More
Another Chelsea Gold

Another Chelsea Gold

South Africa's culturally-oriented display features not only our unique flora, but also the Cape Flats, where Apartheid shunted people to divide black from white ... Read More
Being The Sea Change You Want To See

Being The Sea Change You Want To See

Here's to the UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, ocean advocate and pioneer swimmer Lewis Pugh, in his quest to drastically reduce single-use plastic items in our daily lives ... Read More
Conscious Cuisine? 'A Drought Kitchen'

Conscious Cuisine? ‘A Drought Kitchen’

South Africa's No.1 restaurant is transforming its must-visit The Test Kitchen into a Drought Kitchen for a reduced-water dining experience ... Read More
Water Blues

Water Blues

A solution to the current crisis is to take ongoing measures to ensure that we live both water-wise & considerate lives … irrespective of climate change challenges ... Read More
Putting Sleeping Dogs To Good Use

Putting Sleeping Dogs To Good Use

An incredible anti-poaching rescue program in Africa has proved that rescued dogs have the ability to help fight the global war on animals ... Read More
Distillation of Nature

Distillation of Nature

Sculptor Dylan Lewis has moulded 7 hectares into an undulating landscape that mirrors the contours of Stellenbosch Mountain towering above it, and displays his sculptures to perfection ... Read More
Blooming Marvellous

Blooming Marvellous

Spring bursting out of it's little buds in the Southern Hemisphere, it is particularly joyous in Africa with the stark landscape contrasts ... Read More
A  Moral Duty

A Moral Duty

To know elephants is to fall in love with them. It seems unthinkable that wild elephants should disappear. How can we make sure it doesn’t happen? ... Read More
And Then Came The Bees

And Then Came The Bees

Guess which African giant a humble bee can deter? ... Read More
Top Food Trend is War on Waste

Top Food Trend is War on Waste

Waste Not, Want Not: Sustainable cooking tips from South Africa’s most famous culinary export & Michelin Star star, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen ... Read More
''Under the Shadow of Wings''

”Under the Shadow of Wings”

A striking contemporary chapel in South Africa created as an inclusive space where people of all religions can find spiritual connection ... Read More
And the winning photo is ....

And the winning photo is ….

If you followed the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year's weekly summary, you'll be delighted to see who the 2017 winners are! ... Read More
Prestigious Wins

Prestigious Wins

Decanter recognizes South Africa’s reputation as a world class wine producer & Chelsea Flower Show awards it a gold ... Read More
A Beacon That Welcomes

A Beacon That Welcomes

You've seen so many images of Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain - which IS a World Heritage Site with good ... Read More
Signs That You've Been To Africa

Signs That You’ve Been To Africa

This smile-inducing list of ''Signs That You’ve Been to Africa'' got us wondering what your take home impression of Africa is? Please share it with us on our Facebook page ... Read More
Windows on Biodiversity

Windows on Biodiversity

South Africa is home to nearly 10% of the world’s plant species ... hence its theme at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show in London, the most prestigious flower show in the world ... Read More
Ethical Photos?

Ethical Photos?

Fed up with being treated like a human safari during township tours in Cape Town, some ''locals'' responded. See how the ''privileged'' reacted ... Read More
The Most Beautiful Places in Africa

The Most Beautiful Places in Africa

Africa has something for everyone. Landscapes as diverse as its animal kingdoms. See these images from bone-dry deserts to iconic urban skylines ... Read More
Only a ‘Small Window of Time’

Only a ‘Small Window of Time’

Other than massive investment in Africa’s mines, China is also a big market for elephant tusks & rhino horn, which has driven poaching to alarming heights ... Read More
The Voice Of Our Planet

The Voice Of Our Planet

David Attenborough "probably has done more than any single individual to crystallize for the world why taking climate change seriously is a moral and an existential imperative" ... Read More
Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air

The Cape Town Flower Show showcases sustainability within urban living & celebrates the Cape’s floral bounty & beauty ... Read More
Green Matters, Insightful Matters
A Legacy Project of Vast Proportions

A Legacy Project of Vast Proportions

The idea is simple and elegant: use green tourism to fight poverty. Compassionate capitalism, creating a socio-economic shift that will change realities forever ... Read More
P is for People, not Parking Bays

P is for People, not Parking Bays

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, open-source global event to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary public places, or 'parklets' ... Read More
Responsible "petting"

Responsible “petting”

Do you want to pat/walk/feed a lion cub or ride an elephant? Look at the bigger picture ethically & see what happens to the animals long after you've left ... Read More
Find out about 'Fynbos'

Find out about ‘Fynbos’

Take a spring-filled garden tour that showcases South Africa's unique floral abundance & travel around The Cape Peninsula with its staggering 2,285 flowering plants ... Read More
Shooting Stars in Africa

Shooting Stars in Africa

When on safari .. Look Up! There’s a good chance the stars will be brighter in Africa than they are wherever you’re from - & Look Down! for the 'Little Five ... Read More
Cape Floral Kingdom’s Gems

Cape Floral Kingdom’s Gems

A secluded garden that's a little piece of paradise, a ‘window’ onto South Africa's fascinating biodiversity and gateway to the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve ... Read More
Crowing About Cape Town

Crowing About Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the world’s top places in which to ''be & see'', but don't just take our word for it, see the accolades and awards the city has received ... Read More