We are at Bakubung Bush Lodge with guests once again, and after a great lunch the guests are now on the open vehicle safari drive in the Pilanesberg National Park. The weather is ideal and possibly a bit on the cool side, lets hope they see lots of different species that make this reserve their home. Pilanesberg is the 4th largest game reserve in South Africa on only being a 2 hour drive from Johannesburg it is ideal for a short stay or a day safari from Johannesburg. Please contact Go Safari to make your Pilanesberg Day Safari a reality.
Since the beginning of this year, the number of rhinos poached in South Africa now stands at 251 and the number of arrests at 170, according to a statement released by the Department of Environmental Affairs on June 20.
According to statistics released by the department on June 12, 245 rhinos had been killed, meaning that more than one rhino every day is being lost to poaching in South Africa.
The North West, KwaZulu Natal and Limpopo provinces continue to be targeted by poachers, collectively accounting for 86 of the total rhinos poached this year.
Of the people arrested, 147 were poachers, 10 receivers or couriers, six couriers or buyers and seven exporters.
Okay they have arrested 147 poachers but this does not solve the problem, for every poacher arrested there are plenty more to replace them. The focus should be one the people at the top, the syndicate leaders and officials, arresting one or two these people will stop this horrendous crime.
International news broadcaster, CNN, has listed Cape Town as one of the world's 10 most-loved cities. This latest international tourism excellence accolade follows a number of other awards in the last two years, including the Trip-Advisor 2011 Top Destination in the World.
Other cities on the list are: Barcelona, Montreal, New Youk, Paris, San Fransisco, Santiago, Toyko and Shangai.
According to CNNgo, CNN International's travel website, Cape Town was chosen because of its "nice architecture and weather. Good wine country, lovely waterfront shopping and welcome cosmopolitan feel. Beaches with penguins. And of course Table Mountain.