The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Wild Magazine - Issue 40 - Spring 2017

Cover of Wild Magazine - Issue 40 - Spring 2017

Number of pages: 96

Year published: 2017

Published by: TIP Publishing

ISBN: 9 771993 79001

Cover price: Members copy

Web site: SANParks

The Wildebeest's Review of "Wild Issue 40"

The Wildebeest reviewing a book

The cover of the latest edition of Wild magazine features some people riding through a forest on some sort of scooter with oversized tyres. I must admit that it looks fun, but it is not for me! I like to have binoculars and/or camera ready for whatever interesting creature or plant that you may encounter next. I have just noticed that the main article in this copy of Wild is on “thrills for adrenalin junkies.” That is not me although I do, like most other birders, get a real kick out of seeing a new bird.

The article on the Swellendam Hiking Trail was great and it is accompanied by some amazing photos of the scenery and plant life. From the physical challenge of a long hike, you are brought back home with an article on photographing insects. I must admit that this is something that I enjoy doing as there are insects literally anyway. You don’t even have to leave home. This may not be true if you live in a high-rise apartment when you would probably be looking for an insecticide, rather than a camera, if you found an insect colony in your nice clean flat.

Some of the subjects in this publication

Addo Elephant National Park - Page: 8
Limietberg Nature Reserve - Page: 12
West Coast National Park - Page: 14
West Coast National Park - Page: 16
Cederberg Wilderness Area - Page: 18
Agulhas National Park - Page: 22
Garden Route National Park - Page: 30
Banded Mongoose - Page: 40
Suricate - Page: 40
Marloth Nature Reserve - Page: 48
Swellendam Hiking Trail - Page: 48
European Roller - Page: 68
African Hoopoe - Page: 76
Prince-of-Wales Heath - Page: 78


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