The facts and challenges
Of all the environmental threats facing Africa’s rhino, from habitat loss to political upheavals preventing proper conservation, it’s poaching that’s proved the most difficult to overcome. In fact, the problem of poaching on the continent is approaching catastrophic proportions, with startling, sobering statistics revealing the sheer extent of the illegal practice today….
From the dusty plains of Namibia to the fynbos scrublands of the South African Cape, the swaying grasses of the Serengeti to the mist-topped rainforests of the Congo, the wild lands of Africa have become firmly established as one of the world’s meccas for adventure, conservation and eco-tourism in recent decades….
When conservation and preservation were separate
There was a time when the ecological community was deeply split when it came to ideas of environmental protection.
Some, like the founding chief of the American Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot, wanted to see mankind co-exist sustainably within nature….
Sand dunes shift in the Namib Desert, and great grykes carve the earth in Brandberg.
The chiselled Spitzkoppe gnarls above the savannah, and ancient forests turned to stone emerge from the dusty ground. Meanwhile, there are haunting petroglyphs scrawled over windblown rocks in UNESCO-attested Twyfelfontein, and the great rugged undulations of Damaraland seem to go on forever….
If you are looking for a genuine cultural journey across Southern Africa, an immersive experience learning first hand from native bushmen would be the way to go.
They say that the only true way to experience another culture for yourself is to immerse yourself in it….
South Africa has always been on the talking list among golfers, not only because of the country’s scenic landscape, friendly hospitality and wide range of activity options but also because of the superior standard of greens and links golfers would find there.
To start with the new ElementZ’s Blog section called “Expert Talk”,…
We have so much to do in South Africa, and many of them are ONLY available in South Africa indeed. If you are enjoying a golf holiday and looking for more fun and thrill to complete your Africa experience, we highly recommend the following activities to you. Well, you probably need to add extra days to your stay,…
Being Africa’s travel specialist, we frequently receive enquiries from golfers looking for the once-in-a-lifetime golfing experience in South Africa. Well this is a difficult question considering there are so many golf courses each with their unique characters, and here’s our pick among all the extremely well-crafted golf courses in SA:
South Africa’s temperate climate guarantees perfect golf conditions most time in a year. There are more than 550 golf courses, 36 golf estates and 6 golf resorts in South Africa, and here are 5 courses you can’t miss:
1. Lost City Golf Course
The impressive 18-hole course covers more than 100 hectares with various themes,…
For golfers, South Africa is almost like a promised land.
You could encounter lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino (BIG 5) in an exciting game drive, indulge youself in a signature golf course under lovely sunshine, followed by a recharging SPA session. Whatever you pick, all in one day!…