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Open Cockpit crew hits the jackpot 7 Aug 2013 | 01:57 pm

“We did it!  We raised R200 000 for Reach for a Dream Foundation!”  Louis Cole was ecstatic.  “We flew 5 200 km in our microlights, logged 74 flying hours, used 900 litres of fuel and 18 litres of sto...

Tough Riders of the Rhenoster 7 Aug 2013 | 01:45 pm

“So close to Joburg!” is often the amazed comment from mountain bike riders.  The annual Ride the Rhenoster takes place on 1 September.  “The trail is very technical,” says Miles Crisp, who designed t...

Snare Hunt removes death traps 7 Aug 2013 | 01:36 pm

The annual Snare Hunt, arranged by Corlette and Wessel Wessels of Vlakfontein in the Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy, attracted about 50 people, incensed by the death of a beautiful kudu bull caugh...

Crocodile River Reserve - moving ahead 7 Aug 2013 | 01:32 pm

"We see the potential!" was the consensus as officials looked out over the Egoli Granite Grassland (EGG) from the Waaigras conference room in Hills and Dales in the Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy.

Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy 2013 AGM 7 Aug 2013 | 01:31 pm

The RNC AGM takes place on Sunday 25 August at 14:30 for 15:00 in the Boardroom of Professional Aviation, next to Lanseria Airport. RSVP:

The lions are moving 7 Aug 2013 | 01:29 pm

The well-known Lion Park tourism centre on the R114 is relocating to an area near Broederstroom, off the R512. The usual processes will be followed (public meetings, an Environmental Impact Assessme....

Floral treasures of the Magaliesberg 7 Aug 2013 | 01:26 pm

Wild Flowers of the Magaliesberg, a new publication by Kevin Gill, features the abundant floral treasures found in the region that stretches from Gauteng into North West Province.

Leopards for the future 7 Aug 2013 | 01:18 pm

“There definitely are leopards in the region between Roodepoort and Hartbeespoort Dam,” says Bob Boden of Leopards for the Future. “But I want to define the nature and size of the population and then ...

The Hutchinson’s Highflyer flies south 7 Aug 2013 | 01:15 pm

The Lepidopterist's Society of Africa approached Kalkheuvel residents last year for permission to undertake a butterfly census in the area. 

Vultures in the royal limelight 7 Aug 2013 | 01:07 pm

Kerri Wolter, founder of the Vulture Conservation Programme (VulPro) and its vulture rescue and rehabilitation centre close to Hartbeespoort, is one of five candidates for the Prince William Award for...

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