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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Trappist System May 24
Nature & Conservation

Strange new worlds

In 1966, the Starship Enterprise first detailed its mission ‘… to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilisations…’ At the time, this was of course nothing more than science fiction but 60 years on, we are closing in on its ambitious plan.

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Community News

Democracy: unveiling the duality of it’s pros and cons

In the tapestry of political systems that have shaped human governance throughout history, democracy emerges as a prominent thread, celebrated for its promise of equality, freedom, and representation. Yet, beneath its idealistic veneer lie complexities and challenges that demand scrutiny. As societies worldwide navigate the intricacies of democracy, it is crucial to unravel both its virtues and vices, understanding the nuanced interplay between its pros and cons.

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Nature & Conservation

Imphepho, the liquorice plant – Helichrysum odoratissimum

There are about 240 species of Helichrysum that are indigenous to South Africa! The name Helichrysum is derived from the Greek words helios meaning sun, and chrysos meaning gold, referring to the many species with yellow flower heads.

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Community News

numiknow™ feedback from participants in the SEF Project

Each group gave feedback on the program activities: F-Game, R-Games, splita, numiknow™ club, ICAM clubs, environmental monitoring, garden support and training. Most groups experienced similar positive outcomes while participating in the program, and sharing this information with others not only underscores the importance of the program but instills the sense of achievement in the communities where it was implemented. 

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Community News

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
Trappist System May 24
Nature & Conservation

Strange new worlds

In 1966, the Starship Enterprise first detailed its mission ‘… to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilisations…’ At the time, this was of course nothing more than science fiction but 60 years on, we are closing in on its ambitious plan.

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