Kruger2canyon News

Welcome to the exciting world of the Kruger2Canyon News.

We are a community newspaper based in Hoedspruit, South Africa, that has its bias towards wildlife and conservation. We aim to have local, original, and relevant content that is both thought provoking and educational. We also strive to maintain a high standard of journalism.

We are in the centre of the UNESCO officially ratified, Kruger to Canyons Biosphere. Hoedspruit is generally considered to be the ‘safari capital’ of South Africa, within close proximity to the renowned and famous Kruger National Park, the Blyde River Canyon, the Timbavati, Klaserie and many other private game farms and reserves. Some of Africa’s most luxurious game lodges are also close by.

We invite you to read our publication, access previous editions, provide feedback should you wish, and hopefully we will get you to subscribe. We publish monthly, and generally release our editions on the last Friday of every month.

We hope you enjoy the read and we look forward to welcoming you to Hoedspruit, our community, and our world of wildlife and conservation.

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Spotlight – Megan Smith from The Great Outdoors

Megan was fortunate enough to be born into a family that was ‘bush mad’. Parents Mike and Glen Heramb ensured that the experience for their children was not the run-of-the-mill Kruger Park holiday every year. Instead, they would pack up their trusted Landrover and head out into the deepest parts of Botswana and Zimbabwe, days from all civilization, and expose their children to the ‘real’ African experience.

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‘Remembering Leopards’ book release: A night of conservation, photography and inspiration

On a warm Lowveld evening, wildlife enthusiasts and conservation advocates gathered for the highly anticipated book release of Remembering Leopards, the eighth installment in the remarkable ‘Remembering Wildlife’ series. Hosted in Hoedspruit, the event celebrated the beauty of leopards captured through the lenses of talented photographers, but also aimed (together with the balance of the series) to make a significant impact on global conservation efforts.

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Nature & Conservation

Beneath the buzz – the paper wasp

Paper wasps are social insects commonly found around homes and other buildings, constructing their distinctive nests under the eaves of roofs, in trees and shrubs, under decking, in pipes and in other suitably sheltered locations. They are most active and prolific during the summer months.

Vine Snake - Johan Marais
Nature & Conservation

The Southern Vine Snake – Thelotornis Capensis

The southern vine snake or twig snake is a widespread snake throughout the warm eastern parts of southern Africa. It is a slender snake and very cryptically coloured in ash grey or grey-brown with lighter patches and dark markings across the body.

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Nature & Conservation

Why do some birds flock?

Many birds tend to flock in winter, either in single- or multi species groups, because they are making use of a food source that is unpredictable and concentrated at scattered localities and therefore undefendable as individuals

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Chris Tosi – a personal Kruger pilgrimage

Christopher Tosi’s #86daysinkruger is a journey of one man’s experience living in the wilderness of Kruger National Park, which started on 29 June 2022. Chris is still in the Kruger, ten months later, documenting every moment of every day on Instagram with stories showcasing the jewel of South Africa to the world, with the aim of raising R8.6 million for Smile Foundation South Africa.

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Nature & Conservation
Nature & Conservation

Beneath the buzz – the paper wasp

Paper wasps are social insects commonly found around homes and other buildings, constructing their distinctive nests under the eaves of roofs, in trees and shrubs, under decking, in pipes and in other suitably sheltered locations. They are most active and prolific during the summer months.

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