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Great White Shark rams into cage

A 2.5m great white shark managed to ram straight through the viewing gap in a cage on a shark-cage diving trip in Gansbaai.  The cameraman Bryan Plummer had this to say about the incident,  The Gansbaai shark-cage diving company has since reduced the size of the cage’s viewing gap.

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cyclist hits buck

Cyclist hits a Buck during the Cape Epic

German born cyclist Robert Mennen was thrown off his bike when he collided with a buck during one of the world’s most extreme cycle races, the ABSA Cape Epic. The crash left Mennen with a broken collarbone and snapped handle bars. Can you tell which buck this is? Let us know below. Cycling in Africa is …

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Namibian Nights

Namibian Nights

Now, this is a spectacular sight! Shot over a period of two years, photographer Marcel Van Oosten captured more than 16,000 images to put together what is a stunning time lapse of the Namibian landscape at night. Screenshots and full video can be seen below. Namibian Nights from Squiver on Vimeo. For more timelapse videos …

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Face to Face With a Wild Cheetah

Last year the Safari Team published this amazing picture of a cheetah family mounting a vehicle in order to get a higher view of  surroundings. But this full-length video from a passenger in a safari vehicle is something else completely…

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Senegal: What to do in downtown Dakar?

Dakar is a city of contrasts and each neighbourhood seems to have its own character, its own class.   Today I hiked around the downtown area of Dakar in hopes of finding that middle ground, what makes Dakar unique, what is there to do?  The truth is that the downtown itself is a bit of …

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Graceland Reunion Tour brings back Paul Simon & Ladysmith Black Mambazo

My first memory of Graceland is at age six, dancing with my mother to ‘Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes’ in our garden in England. For me it represented the far-off, exotic land where she was born. I hadn’t yet been to South Africa, but she’d play me Graceland and tell me about her home in …

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Nguni Cattle of the Caprivi

Coming from Zululand you tend to appreciate the value of a good looking cow… The Caprivi strip in the far north-west corner of Namibia is home to some of the most beautiful cattle you will ever find on the African continent. One or two of the bulls could easily pay the lobola (dowry) for a …

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Wild Kid shortlist: who is the wildest kid of them all?

Watch these video auditions of two of the shortlisted kids to be the WildKid tv series presenter: Graham Wiggill lives on a game farm in the Timbavati. Life in the wild has certainly never been boring for Graham and his family. He has been chased up a tree by a herd of buffalo, flown in …

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Wild Kid auditions: Julia Soderlund

Julia Soderlund is a real outdoor girl from Pietermaritzburg who has a deep connection with all the animals that she encounters. From an early age she has been caring for injured creatures in her garden and many of the birds that she has rehabilitated still live in her area. She also does regular volunteer work …

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Wild Kid auditions: Daniella Cowden

As the time approaches for a final decision on who will be The Wild Kid for the proposed television series of the same name, one of the short-listed finalists is Daniella Cowden, also from Hoedspruit and the Southern Cross School. She has lived in the bush since she was three weeks old and has a …

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