About de Wets Wild

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

We are the de Wets: Dad Dries, Mom Marilize and our son Joubert.

We 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. Come 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.

If you’d like to acquire high resolution copies of images posted on de Wets Wild, or would like the Wild de Wets to visit your special corner of wild South Africa, please use our contact page to get hold of 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 Wet family, Ithala September 2015

Proud Runners Up in the 2015 SA Blog Awards Category: Best Environmental Blog

Proud Runners Up in the 2015 SA Blog Awards Category: Best Travel Blog

Proud Runners Up in the 2014 SA Blog Awards Category: Best Environmental Blog

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296 thoughts on “About de Wets Wild

  1. Penne Cole

    My partner and I are planning a trip to Africa next year. We would like to do a walking safari, but also want to see Cape Town and Victoria Falls. Would you be able to recommend any tours we can take / walking safari companies?

    Thanks!

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Hi Penne!

      We are all for the self-drive, self-catering options when exploring South Africa’s wild places, and I’m certain you’ll find the country’s infrastructure and services organised enough to be able to do that too. Unfortunately I can’t recommend a tour outfitter for you, but if you want to experience a walking safari you can’t go wrong with any of the wilderness trails offered in the Kruger National Park: https://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/tourism/activities/wilderness/about.php

      Between Cape Town and Kruger (and Vic Falls thereafter), see if you can also fit in the Garden Route, Kgalagadi, Golden Gate / Drakensberg and iSimangaliso for a glimpse into SA’s enormous treasure chest of spectacular wild places – all these are easily accessible, and offers great self-catering options, and there are guided tours at each of these offered by either local operators or the conservation agencies that you can then join.

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        1. de Wets Wild Post author

          Pleasure Penne! When you have a chance, also have a look around our blog for some more info on some of these places (see the Wild Places Featured menu) and give us another shoutout if need be!

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  2. Osyth

    Thank you so much for following my blog – I’m flattered and hope not to disappoint. I love this blog – what it stands for, how it’s written and of course the pictures. I’ve followed you straight back as I actually would not want to miss anything that you post🙂

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  3. Bart

    Wow…what a great blog! I just booked a trip to SA with my family. It’s not until August so our patience is tested🙂 But we have a lot of time to prepare, to plan and to look forward to it. We will visit Panoramaroute, Kruger, Swaziland, Hluhluwe, Isimangaliso and Golden Gate. Your blog is very inspiring and informative. Keep the stories and great pictures coming!! Cheers, Bart

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        1. de Wets Wild Post author

          Golden Gate’s one of our favourite places Bart! And so much to do! Brandwag, Echo Ravine and Mushroom Rocks are beautiful and easy walks for the family. You can go horse riding in the mountains, or swim in a rock pool (though August might still be too cold for that). You can experience Sotho culture and history at the Basotho Village (where the plains also abound with game). There’s the vulture restaurant and hide on Oribi Loop which usually has something interesting, and there are a few loop roads, and the gravel road to Kestell, for game viewing and to appreciate the scenery. Have a look at our Golden Gate category, I’m sure you’ll find something of interest! https://dewetswild.com/category/golden-gate-highlands-national-park/

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  4. sandramytravelness

    Hello! I am so glad I’ve found your blog. I’ve lived in Africa for five years, not South Africa though, but in Angola and it’s such a joy to travel through your site! Congratulations and thank you for inspiring me so much!

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  5. lisa@notesfromafrica

    Love your site – congrats on your blogging award!🙂 We are planning a trip to Kruger next year. Willie and I haven’t been there since we were kids, so don’t know much about it. Am starting to read through all your Kruger posts and am getting very excited.

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  6. clara@expatpartnersurvival.com

    Hi – We have just moved to SA and I was recommended your blog – turns out I was already following you anyway! But now I can take a closer look and be more appreciative🙂 We’re so looking forward to all the wildlife viewing here, have already managed a trip to Pilanesberg and have booked Kruger for Dec/Jan🙂

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Welcome to South Africa, Clara! And happy travels, there’s so much to see and experience here. Pilanesberg would have been a good introduction to what awaits you in Kruger at the end of the year, and you’re welcome to drop by our blog anytime if the wait should become too long!

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