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Archived entries for  African Animals

Read about the wild animals of Africa, watch them in action and even hear their roars and squeaks here, including all creatures from the Little to the Big Five.

Earth Day – 22nd April 2013


Climate change is already impacting people, animals, ecosystems and magnificent landscapes across the globe. This Earth Day, we thought we’d share some photos to remind us what we’re fighting for… At Rhino Africa we promote sustainable tourism by forming partnerships with hotels and organisations that share our vision to conserve our planet so that future […]

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Chipembere Rhino Foundation – Fundraiser at Mount Nelson

Help Protect the Rhino

The Facts At the beginning of the 20th century 500,000 rhinos roamed freely across Africa and Asia. Today, that number has fallen below 29,000. In 2012, well over 600 rhinos were cruelly mutilated and poached for their horns. So far this year, that figure has already almost reached 200 – over 2 rhinos a day. […]

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A Weekend at Exeter River Lodge – Sabi Sand


Wild dogs, lion cubs and crumpet stops! There is nothing quite like that feeling of stepping down on an airstrip in the Sabi Sand. This private game reserve in South Africa is the gateway to the numerous luxury lodges that combine to form the Western Sector. The African sunshine beats down on the tarmac while […]

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The Chitwa Chitwa Experience in Pictures

Chitwa Chitwa

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve stands out among other luxury safari lodges in the Sabi Sand, like the giraffe it’s named after – neck above the trees. The bold art pieces, sculptures and interior design of the lodge were put together by co-owner Maria Brink, who has a lifelong career in  international fashion, luxury jewellery […]

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March of the Penguins – Boulders Beach, Cape Town

See Happy Feet at Boulders

Memphis: Whatcha doin’ there, boy? Baby Mumble: [tap dancing] I’m happy, Pa! Memphis: Whatcha doin’ with your feet? Baby Mumble: [looks down] They’re happy, too! If you’ve watched either of the Happy Feet films, you’re bound to be as smitten with the penguin race as I am. Like most animated animals, they’re not as cute […]

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Let’s Go Birding in Africa – Birding Big Day 2012

Birding Big Day 2012

This Saturday is Birding Big Day 2012 in South Africa. We’re short on twitchers (committed bird watchers) in the Rhino Africa office, but we do have a few members who have more than a passing interest in spotted that elusive LBJ (Little Brown Job). So we thought we would strive to highlight Africa’s fascinating array […]

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African Animals – A Moving Story

A tribute to Africa in moving gifs

The humble .gif or Graphical Interchange Format has been around since 1987 and looks set to be in use for years to come. As the internet has evolved, so has the .gif and today moving .gifs are considered an art form by some. Not quite a movie and not quite an image, the .gif presents […]

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A German, a Boat and Some Whales

Southern Right Whale and Calf

Header photo: Southern right whale with calf – Credit: John Atkinson It’s Whale Season! Whale Season has descended upon the Cape. Locals’ weekends have new purpose and tourists have a whole sea of showtime viewing ahead. Our German intern Tabea Heinz recently headed to Hermanus on the Whale Route to catch a glimpse of the […]

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The Botswana Files – Wild Dogs of Chobe

Wild Dogs of Chobe

Tales from the Great Botswana Expedition Dust rises up from under the tyres of our 4×4. I get a face full of it as I look down at the sand. We’re following wild dog tracks on our third day on safari in Botswana. Our andBeyond ranger Mompati calls them hunting dogs. Wild dogs, hunting dogs, […]

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African Cats – A Photo Blog By Niki Duncan

African Cats

Our travel consultant Niki Duncan has been with us for over 6 years and gone on numerous safaris with Rhino Africa. She considers her Canon EOS 7D her best travel companion (after her husband – after all, a camera isn’t going to help you carry your bags and massage your tired toes). Her favourite thing […]

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Happy Pangolin Day

Happy Pangolin Day

Is it an Anteater? Is it a Hero in a Half Shell? No, it’s a Pangolin! Pangolins are funny looking creatures. That’s not why they’re so rare and difficult to find in the wild though. They’re not hiding because they’re embarrassed by their strange scaly exterior and weird long tongues that resemble a stretched pink Fizzer.

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Saving Africa’s Wild Dog – Wildlife ACT Fund & Woolworths

Wild Dog

Wild thing, you make my heart sing… The African Wild Dog. It’s one of South Africa‘s lesser known and rarely seen endangered species. You can go on a week long safari in one of the reserves they inhabit in South Africa and still not lay eyes on them. It’s the greatest pity as these furry […]

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