Yesterday heralded the announcement that Cape Town’s Table Mountain joins 6 other global natural wonders to become the New7Wonders winners. There were originally 400 natural wonders considered of which 77 made it through to the second round. Some of the other finalists included Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador, Ayers Rock in central Australia and thr Grand Canyon in the US. Continue reading
Rhino poaching continues to be a serious challenge, with even Shamwari Game Reserve being targeted this last week, so the news that the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency has been involved in the re-location of a number of these endangered species is surely a good sign. 19 black rhino made an epic 1500km journey from the Eastern Cape to a undisclosed site in the Limpopo province to become part of the WWF Black Rhino Expansion Project, which aims to increase the range and numbers of black rhino in South Africa. For obvious reasons their exact location is being kept under wraps to minimise the risk of drawing the attention of the ruthless rhino poaching fraternity.