• iSimangaliso gets clean audit

    iSimangaliso gets clean audit

    The 2013 audit for iSimangaliso has been released, and the Auditor-General has given a thumbs up to a clean audit and performance review. Covering a financial as well as performance review, the audit confirms iSimangaliso has achieved its objectives committed to in its business plan submitted to the Minister of Environmental Affairs and National Parliament. Inscribed […]

  • Dung Beetles Use Milky Way for Navigation

    Dung Beetles Use Milky Way for Navigation

    dung beetles are the first animals proven to use the Milky Way for orientation

  • Winter Diving At Sodwana

    Sodwana Bay – dive report July 2013 Although the winter is upon us we are lucky to have warm days throughout the year in Sodwana Bay. The vapour puffs on the horizon indicate that the humpback whales are beginning to pass the bay.  We have been treated to several displays from these amazing creatures as […]

  • Endangered: The Last Rhinos – Infographic

    Endangered: The Last Rhinos – Infographic
  • Community Rhino Ambassadors

    Community Rhino Ambassadors

    Building community rhino ambassadors can be the single biggest living deterrent to rhino poaching. So says Dr Bandile Mkhize, CEO of Ezemvelo KZN wildlife, speaking of the Kingsley Holgate Foundation. He goes on to say, Communities are not some solid block of people who necessarily think the way our recently selected 400 rhino ambassadors around […]

  • Winter In The Bush

    This months Ranger Report from Leopard Mountain Lodge: Entering our winter season we can say hello to some of our winter bird life. The Yellowthroated Longclaw has been a favourite on drives and a special Black Coucal sighting was also reported. With the rains coming to an end, the breeding herd of Elephants have been […]

  • Cultural Traditions & iSimangaliso

    Cultural Traditions & iSimangaliso

    One of the most traditional forms of natural resource harvesting, that of the collection of reeds including incema (salt rush or Juncus kraussii), takes place for three weeks in May each year in iSimangaliso, an age-old custom at the very core of these cultural practices. – iSimangaliso CEO Andrew Zaloumis. Rural women from across the […]

  • Leaders in Conservation

    This was posted on Google+ by Kathryn Kure, after a recent meeting of Project Rhino KZN: Spot the man with the white beard at the back? That’s Kingsley Holgate, raconteur of note, spell-binding story-teller, traveller and humanitarian He popped into our last meeting of Project Rhino KZN, which cause he has adopted (spot the logo […]

  • Heading for Extinction

    In South Africa, 280 rhino have been killed to date for 2013. At this rate, it is predicted 1 000 rhino will be slaughtered this year. South Africa is home to more than 90% of the global rhino population. Scientists forecast if poaching rises as fast as it did between 2009 and 2012 the population will go […]

  • Explore Sodwana Bay

    Explore Sodwana Bay

    Situated on the Zululand coast 360km north of Durban, and 580km from Johannesburg, Maputaland has so much to offer and should arguably be listed in the top 10 destinations for South Africa. The jewel of Maputaland is Sodwana Bay, from the freshwater lake of Sibaya to one of the richest coral reefs in the world. […]