About de Wets Wild

Thank you for joining us here at “de Wets Wild“!

We, Dries, Marilize and our son Joubert de Wet, have always had a great affinity for the wild outdoors and we’ve built our careers and family life around protecting, enjoying and showcasing the diverse natural heritage of the beautiful country we were blessed to be born in.

We’re pleased to meet you and hope we’ll see you around here often, to share our love for, and experiences in, South Africa’s spectacular wild places, from the smallest nature reserves to the biggest national parks, with us.

You can follow us via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter or your WordPress account and please, feel free to join in and share your thoughts with us!

de Wets at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, July 2013

de Wets at Golden Gate Highlands National Park, July 2013

213 thoughts on “About de Wets Wild

  1. alyarockstar

    you people inspire me i really want to thank you for sharing all your thoughts and experiences
    i really like them ^_^

    and i have to mention your son HE IS SO CUTE may god bless you all <3

    and i need some help too if you could spare a moment it will be more than enough ^-^

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thank you very much for visiting us and for your kind words and beautiful blessings Alya! We wish you God’s richest blessings also, and every success with your blog; we’ve already subscribed and look forward to learning more about you!

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  2. Beth Johnson

    My comment may get lost in all these, but I wanted to ask you why you chose to take a family to a place like this. Are you near a city? Do you have good facilities?

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Hi Beth, thanks for dropping by again!

      It’s difficult to explain “how” we decided on the lifestyle we share as a family, as it actually chose us I believe by being born in this beautiful country. Enjoying the National Parks and nature reserves, and outdoor living in general, is a way of life for many South Africans. Marilize and I were brought up that way, and now we’re raising our son with the same love for nature; in fact he turned 8 weeks old on his first visit to the Kruger National Park.

      So while we may be earning a living in the city, we long to be out in the wilds every chance we get. South Africa has good infrastructure, making a trip to any of the big national parks and most of the other reserves a breeze. Accommodation options ranges from camping to 5-star, so whatever budget we’re on, we’ll be catered for.

      Hope that answers your question?

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      1. Beth Johnson

        It does make sense and it answers my question. I can appreciate your choice. A totally different concept is the great plains of central USA. I grew up in the Panhandle of Texas and saw stars and planets with the naked eye like nobody has seen anywhere else. The sky was clear and free of pollution and of course seeing long distances on the ground was great too.

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  3. Just Another Nature Enthusiast

    Hello de Wits Wild-
    I feel honored that you stopped by and gave Just Another Nature Enthusiast a “follow.”
    Your blog and the spirit in which you write are beautiful and informative. I suspect we are kindred spirits in some ways when it comes to appreciating the natural world. My next stop is to head to the top of your blog to begin “following” your nature thoughts as well.
    Jane

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  4. CadyLuck Leedy

    Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and looking at my blog! If you have any suggestions, requests or travel questions just let me know! I’m on my way over to your blog to see what you are up to! CadyLuckLeedy

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  5. MiaMusings

    Thank you so much for visitng and following my blog. Your blog looks very interesting…looking forward to getting to know more about the South African ‘wild’!

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  6. BloomLisa

    I am so pleased to have found your inspirational blog. My oldest daughter is an animal rights activist who has recently quit using straws and gone vegetarian to support animals. She has a special affinity for big cats and is currently making a book on them. I will be showing all of your stunning photos and reading your posts with her. All good things to you!

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  7. aaanchalk

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog, it led to be an adventurous blog of yours. Totally loved it. Just want you to know you have a new follower now :)

    xx
    Aanchal

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Hi Maurice, nice to hear from you again, and thanks for the kind comment about our new look :-D

      But ah, those pangolin photos still eludes us, and at the pace the poor things are being poached these days…

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  8. M-R

    I think … GOODONYER ! Anyone who dedicates him/herself to caring for animals deserves many pats on the back and compliments. I give ‘em both ! :-)

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  9. Silver in the Barn

    Thank you for popping over to my fledgling blog and “liking” my posts. I look forward to learning more about South Africa through you. One of my favorite books is “The Power of One.” And that is just about the extent of my knowledge of your country. I’m sure I will be learning more and more!

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thank you Wilf for dropping by de Wets Wild!

      Unfortunately I haven’t been working out in the field for a long time, but we like to think that we can still do our part in other ways, and hopefully this blog is a small piece of that.

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  10. cjjustice1

    I am new to WordPress. Thank you for your encouragement. I’m just an amateur, but I love photos, and I love yours and your family adventures. I’m now following you on FB, too.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thank you very much for thinking of us Khana! The awards don’t really fit with our theme, but we nevertheless appreciate your very kind gesture immensely and it’s wonderful to have you join us!

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  11. rainbowspinnaker

    Thank you for liking my latest post of Family on the Weekly Photo Challenge. I came to visit and enjoy a few more of your posts, this time of Golden Gate Park. Your shots of the clouds and the greening of the mountainous land gave my joy. This earth is a beautiful and marvelous place, and it cheers me to find your website celebrating and protecting South Africa. Best wishes to you and your family in 2014.
    ps You visited the Curiosity Cafe for the WPC, but I have to comment using my rainbowspinnaker site, haven’t figured out how to use CC to comment yet.

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  12. Gede Prama

    Amazing and Thank you for writing which is quite good and best wishes always, and greetings. Kindness blossoms in your heart

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thank you very much Toni for thinking of de Wets Wild and sharing your well deserved recognition with us! Unfortunately the awards often don’t fit with our theme here, but we’ll think of another way to return the favour!

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      1. kanzensakura

        it’s okay. many people do not accept awards, for whatever reason. But I like passing them along and it points people to look at perhaps, a blog they normally would not. It gives them new possiblilities, new topics to learn from, a new perspective. To me, that is more important than just the award – it’s meeting new people and making this huge world a little smaller.

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  13. oneobserving

    Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed my contribution to this week’s photo challenge: let there be light. I have had a little look at your spot here – I love the green landscape in the beautiful photo of Addo Elephant National Park. I send kind regards and good wishes to your lovely selves.

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  14. amoralegria

    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post “Layers”. I am now following your blog because I love nature and think must be fascinating to live in South Africa, where you can see species in their natural environment that we (in USA) can only see in zoos! I admire your efforts to advertise the beauty of nature, so that we may not destroy it.

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