Photographs of Madagascar, including its incredible lemurs.
The Sani Pass: Is this the end of our best bad road?
The Sani Pass between South Africa and Lesotho is an international tourism icon. But if, as many claim, the attraction lies in the poor state of the road, a proposed upgrade could destroy Sani's eco-tourism industry.
Ndumo signals red alert for conservation
Many South Africans have never even heard of Ndumo Game Reserve. Remote and undeveloped, the KwaZulu-Natal reserve attracts relatively few tourists. Yet it is now the focus of a dispute that could make or break the future of conservation in South Africa.
Gas could endanger the Garden Route
A new offshore facility for importing liquefied natural gas on the Garden Route is said to be critical to supplying South Africa’s fuel and electricity needs. But the proposed plan could come at an unacceptable cost to the region’s tourism and environment.
Mining: Mapungubwe’s modern curse
There’s a story that ancient kings placed a curse on Mapungubwe Hill, but Mapungubwe’s real curse may turn out to be the huge deposits of coal that lie under it.
Rock climbing: Laws of the wild
New regulations for South Africa’s protected areas are on the way. Could they spell the end of our freedom to pursue popular activities in parks and reserves?
Elephant culling: Victims of their own success
The decision to allow elephant culling after a 13-year ban is one of the most controversial in South Africa's conservation history. While animal rights activists think it will lead to an elephant genocide, conservationists believe there is reason to be optimistic.
Will land claims mean the end of Kruger?
The Kruger National Park belongs to all South Africans, but possibly not for very much longer. At least 25 percent of the park is under land claim, and rumours put the figure much higher than that. What will it mean for one of South Africa's most beloved wildernesses when the ownership of these areas is restored to their former inhabitants?
Day tripping: Addo Elephant National Park
Addo Elephant National Park is the only park in the world where you can see the Big Seven: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, plus the great white shark and southern right whale. A day trip to the park and surrounding Greater Addo tourism route provides a huge variety of activities.
A bitter-sweet symphony: Backroading the West Coast
The stretch of coast between Cape Town and Lambert’s Bay is heart-breakingly beautiful, but it’s also suffering from a severe case of progress. Alison Westwood went to see if there’s still any soul left.
How green is your golf course?
Pinnacle Point was voted one of the world's top 10 new golf courses and South Africa's Real Estate Project of the Year 2008. But its fairways and mansions came at a shocking price to South Africa's natural heritage and archaeological resources.