Posts By Mark Johnson (54)

  • Extreme adventures near Kimberley

    Extreme adventures near Kimberley include the rush of a river zip line, kayaking on the most interesting parts of the Vaal River, a breathtaking bridge swing and some good rock climbing in the area...

  • Visit the 'place of wood' –The Knysna Forests

    Knysna has not only been voted as one of the top 100 towns in the world, thanks to a combination of rural charm and cosmopolitan verve; it also boasts magnificent forests with scenic walks. A trip to...

  • Vultures rule the skies –Cape Vulture

    The Cape griffon, also known as the Cape vulture, is among the most majestic raptors you'll see in South African skies. Intelligent, far-sighted, blessed with a sense of humour and (mostly) not...

  • The Cape Floral Region

    The Cape Floral Region, one of South Africa's eight World Heritage sites, comprises eight protected areas stretching from the Cape Peninsula to the Eastern Cape, cutting across spectacular...

  • On earth as it is in heaven Hermanus Wine Route

    Before molecular gastronomy was a culinary buzzword, and chefs took it upon themselves to seek art and atoms in their stock pots, winemakers were pioneering another scientific wisdom, terroir: the...

  • Cape Town shortlisted as one of final three for World Design Capital 2014

    We just received the fantastic news that Cape Town has been shortlisted for the World Design Capital 2014. From a team of 56 hopefuls, Cape Town now stands alongside just two other world cities –...

  • The Wild Coast

    The Wild Coast is an unspoiled natural treasure. Visitors can explore its renowned beauty on foot, by 4x4 or horseback before embarking on fishing expeditions or snorkelling and diving outings.

  • South Africa's Newest National Park

    South African National Parks (SANParks) has established the new Garden Route National Park as part of its long-term strategy to expand official conservation areas from 6% to 8% of the country's...

  • Free State Birding Route

    The Free State Birding Route takes in all the province's major birding hotspots. With greatly varying habitats from one corner to the next, you can expect to see a plethora of birdlife at any...

  • Destination Cape Town

    Perched between the ocean and the mountain, with a national park as its heart, there is nowhere like Cape Town. Cape Town, the "Mother City", is the oldest city in South Africa and has a...

  • Protection for threatened red list species

    South Africa's red list of species threatened with extinction was announced in 2004, a full 18 years after the last assessment was made. Of the 295 mammals surveyed, 19% are either critically...

  • Kruger National Park's Summer Birds

    The Kruger National Park, one of the world's greatest game parks, is not just about the Big 5. The park is also home to hundreds of birds and if you're here in summer, you could tick off...

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Mark Johnson