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Matthew Holt

Matthew Holt has climbed the seven continental summits, skied to both Poles, and chanced his arm at bog snorkelling, cheese rolling, wife carrying and bull running amongst other misadventures.

13 Tips for 13 Peaks On Table Mountain most weekends, you’ll encounter trail snakes and family groups filing up hitherto obscure humps, like Judas Peak and Klaasens Kop. It’s all due to Cape Town’s trail-running superstar, Ryan Sandes. I...

A wild crone scurried out of the stone hut, wearing wellies and a plastic mac. ‘Faigh far mo thir!’ she wailed, shaking her head and pulling the cattle gate firmly shut. I looked to Fiona for assistance, but she just shrugged, while my two other ...

I slipped on a rock, stumbled through a bush and slithered into the water, filling my boots. Though the trail existed on my map, the real world comprised mossy boulders, dense vegetation, a tumbling river, but no hint of any path. Plus, we were under...

A TRAIL FOR OUR TIMES

Halfway across the sands, with the sea racing in, we broke into a jog. A wooden platform raised on high poles offered sanctuary, but it looked an uncomfortable spot to spend six hours waiting for the ...

OPENING ANDORRA’S BOX

It was a relief to escape the coastal heat and drive up into the mountains. We were headed for Andorra, Europe’s highest country by average elevation (at nearly 2000m) - a bit like Lesotho, but wh...

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A conversation on wildlife conservation and travel

Welcome to Conservation Mag where we celebrate nature through ecotourism and wildlife travel while we look for ways to preserve our heritage by supporting nature conservation. Starting conversations about the positive action people like you and I are taking to make a change, we discover and discuss strategies that result in the expansion of natural areas.