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de Wets Wild turns five!

We’re fresh back from a wonderful breakaway in the Kruger National Park, and of course have lots to share with you from our latest trip to the bush, so stay tuned!

Today also marks the fifth birthday of de Wets Wild – Thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged us along the way!

Sunset at Satara




2016 South African Blog Awards Winners Announced!

The winners of the 2016 South African Blog Awards have been announced, and we are very excited that, for the third year running, de Wets Wild has featured in the Top 3 of both categories we entered: Best Environmental Blog and Best Travel Blog.

Thank you very much to everyone who voted for us. Without your support and encouragement we would not even have been mentioned in the list of deserving winners. We hope you’ll continue to visit South Africa’s wonderful wild places and marvel at our magnificent wildlife along with us for many more years to come.

In closing, we’d want to offer our sincere congratulations to all the winners in every category, and our thanks as well to the organizers and judges of the 2016 SA Blog Awards.


Anniversary in the bush

The sun has set on our tenth wedding anniversary, and of course we’re going to spend such an auspicious day in one of South Africa’s wild places. We’re exploring the new Dinokeng Game Reserve for the weekend, and we will tell you all about it in upcoming editions of de Wets Wild!





2016 South African Blog Awards

If you enjoy de Wets Wild as much as we enjoy sharing our love for South Africa’s wild places and their denizens with you, please vote for us in the 2016 South African Blog Awards.

We’ve entered the categories for “Best Travel Blog” and “Best Environmental Blog”, and you are allowed to vote for us in both. Clicking on the badge below will bring you to the voting site. After voting, you’ll receive an e-mail requiring you to click on a link to confirm your votes.

Thank you very much for your support!

SA Blog Awards Badge


The results of the 2015 South African Blog Awards are in…


And we are thrilled that de Wets Wild has been voted runners-up in both categories we entered – Best Environmental Blog and Best Travel Blog!

Thank you very much to every one of our friends here at de Wets Wild who voted for us and provided regular encouraging comments while we waited for the results to be announced. Your support means so much to us, and we hope you will continue to stick with us for years to come, as we hope to continue to share the beauty of South Africa’s wild places with you. THANK YOU!

Congratulations also to all the category winners and other runners-up. We are proud to be in your company.

Finally, a big word of thanks to the organizers and judges of the 2015 South African Blog Awards!



When we’re out exploring South Africa’s wild places, the world’s problems seem a little further away…

Optimistic” is this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge theme.