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Our approach to organising luxury safaris is different. We've lived, loved and worked all over Africa and our in depth knowledge of this incredible continent is unrivalled.

Sustainability Week, Advancing The Green Economy In South Africa And The Region!

SUSTAINABILITY WEEK / 17-19 June 2014 This multifaceted, integrated event, traverses sectors emphasising opportunities for investors, policy makers, business people, and consumers to improve environmental and economic performance – be it through achieving efficiencies, introducing alternative approaches, and by unlocking value. By becoming a leading ‘green economy’ South Africa can dramatically improve competitiveness! With the appropriate policy framework, respons...

The Ewtalk And Dinner At Country Club Johannesburg (auckland Park)

The Endangered Wildlife Trust would be delighted if you would join us for: The EWTalk and Dinner at Country Club Johannesburg  (Auckland Park) 4th March 2014 What is the impact of powerlines on our wildlife? And does our wildlife have an impact on powerlines?

Take A Leap Of Action For Endangered Frogs

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is holding its second National Awareness Day for threatened amphibians on the 28th of February 2014 – a date now designated as Leap Day for Frogs! The day will comprise a number of events, activities and opportunities for learners, homeowners and employees to take a leap of action to save our frogs.

Youth Programmes In Responsible Tourism

According to Caleb Mabaso, head of strategic projects at the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (FEDHASA), the future success of the hospitality and tourism industry in South Africa depends on a strong talent pipeline of young people within the industry who will continue the legacy of responsible tourism that is being established in South Africa.

The Toucan Song

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The Spider Monkey Song

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Bristol Zoo Gardens Vacancy

Bristol Zoo Gardens vacancy Overseer – Birds Temporary position covering maternity leave Salary £20,548 per annum Applications are invited for the position of Overseer of Birds (maternity cover) at Bristol Zoo Gardens.  This is a hands-on position with the post holder assisting the Curator of Birds with daily care and supervision of the Zoo’s bird collection as well as supervising the staff involved with their care. The position is to cover maternity leave ...

Funny Things Guests Leave Behind And Remove From Hotel Rooms

Every year Protea Hotels asks GMs to submit a list of their strangest finds, along with the most surprising things that walk out of hotel rooms and, as group marketing manager, Nicholas Barenblatt, says, “You just couldn’t make this stuff up!”

Wildly Expensive

An interesting Blog by The Africa Answer Man If you’re planning a safari next year, prepare for some of the largest price increases in the history of safari travel. Large new taxes in all but one of the countries in East Africa come on line by July, and safari prices will begin flirting with the ,000 per person day level. Newly implemented V.A.T. in Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya, will push 2013 safari prices up a quarter by 2015. Tanzania remains the lone holdout, and the pres...

Yolande Stander From The Garden Route Media Rapports

WHILE having a personal encounter with a wild animal tops many tourists' bucket lists, these interactions could have devastating effects on the animals, especially on primates, as they are vulnerable to human infections. Indiana University's department of anthropology associate professor and director of the Evolutionary Physiology and Ecology Lab, Dr Michael Muehlenbein recently visited the Garden Route as part of a global study aimed at gauging the impact of ecotourism on primates ...

Spanish Investment Into South Africa Is On The Increase

History of Relations: During the period of Socialist rule in Spain the Felipe Gonzalez Government played an active part in the international arena against apartheid, and political contact between Spain and South Africa was strained. The birth of democracy in South Africa has opened the way for unprecedented opportunities in our bilateral relations, in all areas of mutual interest. There is a remarkable resemblance between Spain's democratisation process, economic empowerment, social developmen...

Animal Healing & Communication Workshop

JOHANNESBURG 1 & 2 FEBRUARY 2014 CAPE TOWN 22 & 23 MARCH 2014 COST: R1400.00 –   (price includes entrance to animal park, as well as comprehensive course manual, meditations and certificate). A deposit of R300.00 secures your place as we limit our classes to 12 people – balance to be paid two weeks before workshop TIMES : 09h00 to 16h00 both days Come and join us on a weekend of fun and learning how to communicate with and heal the animals in your life. ...

Bubbles And Beasts On Steeds

Bubbles and Beasts on Steeds Package : Enjoy a day on horseback, exploring the Crags. Trail through pristine indigenous forest, along old wood cutters trails, crossing streams and valleys enjoying beautiful views over the forest and mountains - to a choice of a Monkeyland or Birds Of Eden Tour. From there meander through local vineyards to Bramon Wine Estate for a delectable Tappas lunch with Award Winning Wines before riding back to the stables.  Departure : 09:00, return : 1...

Jani Writes To Melissa Bachman

Dear Melissa, I have to hand it to you. That pic of you sitting gloating triumphantly behind the huge male lion you killed has gone viral. I’m not saying that people aren’t admiring your big strong teeth or even your big strong breast implants. But your timing was all kinds of special. A week after we hear that the western black rhino is officially extinct, you post this picture of yourself on all your social media sites. Now you are front page news in many countries....

Travel The World Visits Monkeyland

Welcome to episode three of series two of Tour the World - the Aussie travel show that joins real tour groups to some of the world's most exciting destinations. Screening in 2013 on 4ME digital channel 74 (64 in regional areas) and Foxtel Aurora Channel 183! In this episode we join Evergreen Tours on an incredible adventure around Southern Africa and Victoria Falls. We visit to magical Cape Town and Knysna, the Monkeyland primate sanctuary and the Cape Point floral kingdom, plus Kuzuko Lodg...

Take A Tour Through The Monkeyland Forest With Bert Vos

Take a tour through the forest of Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary with our senior guide Bert Vos. Learn how the environment these primates live in encourages them to overcome their past lives in captivity and realize their true wild nature. The relationships they have with one another is incredibly unique from anywhere else in the world and it is an amazing opportunity to see them eat, play, swing and even sing in the forest. We hope that you enjoy this short video and urge you to visit us the ne...

On Tour At Monkeyland In Plettenberg Bay

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Take a tour through the forest of Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary with our senior guide Bert Vos. Learn how the environment these primates live in encourages them to overcome their past lives in captivity and realize their true wild nature. The relationships they have with one another is incredibly unique from anywhere else in the world and it is an amazing opportunity to see them eat, play, swing and even sing in the forest. We hope that you enjoy this short video and urge you to visit us the ne...

Tour The World

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An Extra Hour Just For You!!!

Yes that is right!  The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance has all decided to give you – our amazing clients – an EXTRA HOUR!!  From the 16th of December till the 5th of January we are spoiling you!