Richards Bay Guest House Zululand

eSangweni Guest House Richards Bay

eSangweni Guest House Richards Bay is freshly renovated and offer comfortable and tastefully decorated bedrooms. Set in the tranquil suburb of Birdswood, you are conveniently only a few minutes from the airport, and a short drive away you have a choice of restaurants and shops in a modern regional shopping mall. Come enjoy a comfortable and relaxed stay in one of our individually decorated en-suite rooms; Set up base-camp with us, and explore the sights and sounds that Zululand has to offer – Amanda, owner of eSangweni The Richards Bay Small Craft Harbour has a vibrant leisure area filled with restaurants and […]

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The Ancient Cycle Of Life

The following article is by Gwynne Howells, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. November in iSimangaliso Wetland Park heralds the beginning of one of the most special and awe-inspiring miracles of this world heritage site – the nesting of endangered turtles on the 220km golden shoreline. Annually, between the months of November and March, leatherback and loggerhead turtles haul their massive bodies out of the Indian Ocean and up to the base of the dunes, to lay their eggs. In this most ancient cycle of life, turtles return with almost magical accuracy to the very same beach where they hatched. Of the seven […]

Malaria Prevention this Summer

With the holiday season nearly upon us, many people will be heading to warm holiday areas in and around South Africa. But warm weather can also bring out the mosquitoes and sometimes the risk of malaria, especially in the hot tropical areas. If you’re going to be in an area with the risk of malaria, make sure you and your family do what you can to avoid the disease. Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite called Plasmodium, which is carried by mosquitoes. If you have travelled to a malaria area, you need to keep a watchful eye afterwards […]

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NY Antique Dealer Jailed for Rhino Horn & Ivory Products

This is indeed good news, but sadly still a drop in the ocean. A New York antiques dealer was sentenced on 5 December 2013 for conspiracy to smuggle Asian artefacts made from rhino horns and ivory. The antiques dealer, Qiang Wang, was sentenced to three years and one month with a further three years supervised release by a United States federal court. This followed his arrest  in February 2013 as a result of “Operation Crash”, an ongoing nationwide effort led by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Justice Department to detect, deter and prosecute those engaged in the illegal killing […]