Year in the Wild Blog

Posts with tag Wilderness Trail

Cape Times – June 2014 – Imfolozi…and the threat of mining

This is the second time I've done the Imfolozi Wilderness Trail, and it's one of my favourite wild experiences in South Africa. This very special wilderness area - the place where the last white rhino in Africa were saved from extinction - is now under threat from a proposed mine that will border the protected area. When do we say: enough is enough? Surely the destruction and compromise of Africa's ancient natural heritage must come to an end? This is my article in the Cape Times.

Wild Magazine – September 2012 – Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park

One of the three oldest game reserves in Africa, declared in 1897, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park in central Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal is one of the wildest places I've been to, even though it's relatively small and situated in a highly-populated rural area. My article for the Spring 2012 edition of Wild Magazine attempted to portray the effect that African wilderness can have on people.

Imfolozi Wilderness Trail – Day 1 – The sacred wilderness

A few days ago I finished the primitive wilderness trail at Imfolozi Game Reserve. For five days and four nights we were led by trails ranger Nunu Jobe through the dedicated wilderness area in the south of Imfolozi Game Reserve. We walked every day through the bush, along the trails made by the animals. We slept on the ground under the stars. We drank from the river. We ate simple food. We cooked on a fire. We swam in the river. We woke up and went to sleep with the sun.

There are no roads
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Vodacom Facebook Page – April 2012 – Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve

My sponsor Vodacom posted my photos from the epic Imfolozi Wilderness Trail, and the feedback from their fans was equally epic. Everyone should do the trail at least once in their will change your life, I promise. We saw the Big 5 on foot, and every night at our campsite we had lions roaring, and leopards's one of the highlights of my year.