Green Matters

Green Matters

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
Images That Inspire

Images That Inspire

''The future of wildlife is in our hands” is the theme of this year’s UN-sponsored World Wildlife Day. We need images that inspire us to care and act to save our planet ... Read More
Extreme Wanderlust

Extreme Wanderlust

A new take on long distance travel - expressly for sex, where it's not the journey that matters, it's the destination! ... Read More
Reconnection to Nature's Blueprint

Reconnection to Nature’s Blueprint

Acclaimed sculptor Dylan Lewis' garden expresses the deep seated themes of his work, including the notion of an 'untamed wilderness' ... Read More
Beautiful Blue Beaches

Beautiful Blue Beaches

Cape town is listed as one of only five places around the world to view penguins in their natural habitat ... Read More
The dawn of the "Anthropocene"

The dawn of the “Anthropocene”

The indelible imprint left by human beings on Earth has become so clear that it justifies naming a new geological epoch after itself ... Read More
It's Time To Care

It’s Time To Care

In South Africa we urgently need to stamp out the cruelty around animal rearing industries once and for all ... Read More
Get involved … gift a tree

Get involved … gift a tree

Think globally, Act locally. Gift a tree this Festive Season & give an everlasting gift to someone less fortunate in a barren and dusty settlement ... Read More
Crossing Oceans and Connecting People

Crossing Oceans and Connecting People

''There are stories out there of solutions, hope, and leadership. Stories that can build a sustainable future, when we come together to protect what we love. That is what Hōkūle'a has always done'' ... Read More
Award Winners - Responsible Tourism

Award Winners – Responsible Tourism

Shining a light on the best of the best, these awards aim to surprise & inspire tourists & the tourism industry by what it is possible globally ... Read More
Personal pleasure vs. Earth’s sixth extinction

Personal pleasure vs. Earth’s sixth extinction

Don Pinnock, in his latest article ‘Proof trophy hunters don’t save a single animal’ asks a series of tough questions ... Read More
Caught our eye - Kalk Bay

Caught our eye – Kalk Bay

Kalk Bay is a quaint fishing village on the coast of False Bay, loved by both locals and visitors alike. This creative haven has plenty of great restaurants, coffee shops, galleries and an assortment of quirky shops from second-hand antique stores to unique local designer stores ... Read More
Cultivating the Future

Cultivating the Future

its World Food Day. Let's consign hunger & malnutrition to the dustbin of history. And forge a society that protects the right to access of food ... Read More
Evolutionary Chicanery

Evolutionary Chicanery

How smelly seeds outsmart dung beetles! A deceptive piece of evolution and one of the best examples of biomimicry for seed dispersion anywhere in the world ... Read More
Flower Mecca

Flower Mecca

It’s springtime in South Africa and the Western Cape is spectacular beyond dreaming, with the flower mecca of Postberg in the West Coast National Park a mere hour's dive away ... Read More
Green Matters, Insightful Matters
Blooming Beautiful

Blooming Beautiful

See why The Cape Floral Kingdom is the world’s richest natural garden. What‘s not to brag about our botanical treasure chest? It’s unique. And called ''fynbos'' ... Read More
Protea Flower

The World’s Richest Natural Garden

Cape Town's Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden voted tops by the International Garden Tourism Network (IGTN) in Toronto, Canada ... Read More
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The Most Beautiful Object in South Africa

A deserved recognition for Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden's popular treetop walkway, aka The Boomslang! This favourite experience for locals & tourists alike has just received this top vote from Design Indaba Expo 2015 ... Read More
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How Nepal got to zero poaching

What the world can learn from Nepal's achievement: zero poaching for 365 days - twice! And for Africa's sake, let's hope that the Asian appetite for rhino & elephant can be diminished ... Read More
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Hunters’ eviction of 40,000 Maasai

Tanzania to evict 40,000 Maasai pastoralists from their ancestral land so that the royal family of Dubai can hunt big game ... Read More
Arts and craft exhibition

”Make It New”

What a striking timeline of the Cape’s rich craft and design heritage - a must see exhibition currently on display at the V&A Waterfront's just-opened Watershed ... Read More
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“Cape Town is the best city in the world for …”

... blending urban culture with the great outdoors - the top of Table Mountain can feel as pristine as when the Dutch first pitched up in the early 17th century ... Read More
In Flower - and Blossoming

In Flower – and Blossoming

The Keiskamma Art Project is part of a wider thrust to rejuvenate and restore a landscape and a people fractured ... Read More
Green Matters, Insightful Matters
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We Need a Global Deal

Avaaz.org is a 38-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views & values of the world's people shape global decision-making ... Read More
Fresh Produce Market

Planting The Seeds

Urban or city farms aren’t a new concept, globally. You can find them on rooftops in Bangkok, San Francisco and London ... Read More
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1,000th World Heritage Site

Botswana's Okavango Delta is Africa's last remaining wetland wilderness, a 3,000 square mile patchwork of floodplains, channels, lagoons & thousands upon thousands of islands ... Read More
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Kirstenbosch’s New Walkway

''Boomslang'' - the National Botanical Garden’s walkway, in all its architectural magnificence, looks like it's been part of the forest forever ... Read More
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Chelsea garden winners inspired by history

Congratulation to No Man’s Land, designed by Charlotte Rowe for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, with a Warhorse puppet & its handlers stealing the show on press day ... Read More
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Kirstenbosch: The Most Beautiful Garden in Africa

Kirstenbosch is a name that resonates around the world as the home of a uniquely rich flora in a setting ... Read More
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Celebrating Sustainability at Chelsea Flower Show

Kirstenbosch highlights SA's ecological infrastructure & shows the harmony between nature, architecture and biomimicry ... Read More