The leatherback turtles of iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Think you’ve been around long, homo sapien? Think again. Dermochelys coriacea has been around for more than 100 million years. Scott Ramsay finds himself watching the birthing process of the leatherback turtle in absolute wonderment.

9 of the wildest experiences in Southern Africa

Scott Ramsay has been to some of the most untouched regions on the planet. In all his years of exploring, he counts his visits to the national parks and reserves of Southern Africa among the wildest.

Tembe Elephant Reserve: home of the giants

Tembe Elephant Reserve is very different to anything I have experienced so far on my Year in the Wild journey. It is a fairyland, where Africa’s largest animal – the elephant – found sanctuary during the Mozambican border war.

Back in the bush at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve

I’ve really missed the smells, sounds and sights of ‘real’ Africa, and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve in Kwazulu-Natal is the start of my sojourn into these classic wildlife areas of South Africa.

The Ukhahlamba Drakensberg mountains, and me

The Ukhahlamba Drakensberg is a rich landscape with a mosaic of waterfalls, hidden caves, crystal rivers, rock pools, open grasslands and lush forests. It’s also a place to relax and make sense of it all.