Help protect #JustOneRhino – and win fab prizes

Here at Sophie's World we're passionate about animal welfare. It's perhaps genetic: apart from the family and very close friends, our mum/grandmum generally preferred animals to people. The rest of us aren't quite that extreme, at least not yet. Alexandra is a vegetarian solely for [...]

World at a Glance: While we’re waiting for Nobel…

Four Nobel Peace Prize recipients hail from South Africa. That's quite an impressive number; only six countries have more. At Nobel Square on the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, you'll find Nelson Mandela along with South Africa's three other laureates.

2016-06-02T21:53:37+01:008 October 2014|Seasonal, current, South Africa|

Postcards from Outcast Isle

Imagine standing here, looking across to the mainland, knowing that’s where your family and friends are – and where you might not set foot for 20 years or so. View of Cape Town from Robben Island. Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years of [...]

Cheetahs and other rescue animals at Inverdoorn

The semi-desert landscape of Klein Karoo I'm still in the Caucasus, and articles will be coming up when I'm back, or possibly before (Internet cafes depending). Meanwhile, I thought I'd tell you about this worthwhile animal rescue project in South Africa. On an [...]

2014-07-25T09:19:20+01:0024 June 2013|Animals, South Africa|

The Cape Peninsula: penguins, baboons and spectacular scenery

After my recent re-visit to Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula, I've a series of posts coming up. I'll cover a cheetah, lion and rhino rescue project and Hout Bay - another self-declared micro-nation. I'll talk about the infamous prison at Robben Island and a [...]

2015-03-22T00:23:18+01:0018 February 2013|Animals, South Africa, UNESCO World Heritage|
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