Tag Archives: South Africa

Mapungubwe | A Valuable Green Tourism Destination

As mining activities continue to threaten one of South Africa’s most unique National Parks (Mapungubwe), a new coalition group has been formed with the aim of preventing any further development of the intended opencast and underground coal mine that is to be located near this, a World Heritage Site. This media release looks at Vanessa Bristow’s views on the current situation and includes a fantastic video clip which highlights the natural beauty and history of this region.

Bristow, like many others, believes that the Mapungubwe region should be preserved and protected from the impacts of infrastructural development, and allowed to remain pristine for generations to come. What do you think?

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Shark sightings

February 2011 has been an excellent month. We have encountered some spectacular white shark sightings and a drastic improvement on shark numbers from December/January.  Interestingly, white shark presence has only been documented at Dyer Island and not in the normal shallow water reef system of Joubertsdam.  The only female shark we saw in the shallows [...]

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