As you know, I’ve been going up to the Baviaanskloof as often as I can to follow the story of the endangered population of leopards that exist in the Cape Fold Mountain Belt. This has been in my head and heart for many years, but it was only recently that I’ve  figured out exactly how, Read More

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My mission into the Baviaanskloof last week really put this whole idea of filming leopards into perspective for me. We spent hours on the ground, trekking by foot into the wilderness and even went up in a plane to try and get a signal – all to no avail. The one thing that stood, Read More

I’ve just returned from a week long mission in the Baviaanskloof to get an update on the two leopards that I assisted in tagging and releasing two weeks ago. The Baviaanskoof is an absolutely amazing area, and if you haven’t been there, it is definitely worth the journey – I promise. It’s unlike anything, Read More

It’s been nearly two weeks since I was invited to go and assist in the tag and release operation of two leopards captured in the Baviaanskloof region. I’ve been itching to return ever since, and now it’s finally happening! My crew and I are heading up to the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve this Sunday (28, Read More

So you heard about my new girlfriend, Felicity. Being involved in recovering her from the cage and releasing her back into the wild was on of the most heart-warming and humbling experiences that I have ever had in my life, but that wasn’t all that happened that day. Having released Felicity and made sure that everything, Read More

Don’t tell my wife, but I’ve fallen in love again. This is my new girlfriend and her name is Felicity. I was woken up in the early hours of Sunday morning (14th of September 2014) by a call from Dr Bool Smuts telling me that a leopard had been captured on a farm in Baviaanskloof., Read More

“I think it’s one of the most important battles for consumers to fight: the right to know what’s in their food, and how it was grown.” – Joel Salatin. Fair Game is a truly amazing initiative and the brainchild of Dr Bool Smuts of the Landmark Foundation. He’s an amazing man and has done wonders for wildlife, Read More