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Birds Of Eden Is Re-opening To Visitors 1 July 2020

We are very happy to be able to let everyone know that the Birds of Eden hiking trail is re-opening on the 1st of July 2020. Just remember to wear your mask for the duration of your visit to Birds of Eden. Our opening times will be a bit different, we will allow hiking at Birds of Eden from 9am to 4pm daily. Our 'venue' will close - strictly - at 5pm. #TheBirdsOfEdenHikingTrail #SAASAvisit #SeeYouSoon

Birds Of Eden Is Re-opening The 1st Of July 2020

The good news is that the Birds of Eden hiking trail will be opening Wednesday the 1st of July 2020. Just remember to wear your mask for the duration of your visit to Birds of Eden. Our opening times will be a bit different; we will allow hiking at Birds of Eden from 9am to 4pm daily. Our 'venue' will close - strictly - at 5pm. #TheBirdsOfEdenHikingTrail #SAASAvisit #SeeYouSoon

Birds Of Eden Is Re-opening The 1st Of July 2020

The good news is that the hiking trail at our sister sanctuary Birds of Eden will be opening Wednesday the 1st of July 2020.

Come And Celebrate Your Birthday With Us

Did you celebrate your birthday between 27 May 2020 and 31 July 2020? If you did celebrate your birthday during this time we would like to gift you a complimentary visit to our unique hiking trail. To redeem your free #COVIDbirthday entry you will need to show your ID and a screenshot of this post at reception. All ID books, passports and drivers licenses are excepted. There is no need to pre-book, just show up, we are open everyday from 9am with the last access at 4pm.  Our tr...

3 Fun Facts About African Bird Species

Africa is the world’s second-largest continent and it comes complete with over 850 recorded bird species. Having such a varying, colorful selection of interesting birds, it is, unsurprisingly, a globally-renowned birding destination. 

Using Monkeys And Apes In Film And Tv Is Misleading Millions Of Viewers

AUDIENCES AND FILMMAKERS should be educated on the “unethical” nature of using primates in the film industry.

Ring-tailed Lemurs Face Extinction Amid Sapphire-mining Rush In Madagascar

They are disappearing right under our noses. It's likely that the ring-tailed lemur population will eventually collapse.

Gorillas, Monkeys And Other Primates Must Be Saved From Impending Extinction, Urge 31 Scientists

We have one last opportunity to greatly reduce or even eliminate the human threats to primates ... they are our closest living biological relatives.

Why More Than Half Of Primate Species Are Threatened With Extinction

Our closest relatives are being wiped out and it's all our fault

A Heaven For Monkeys

TEXT AND PICTURES DALE R MORRIS www.geckoeye.com Monkeyland, near Plettenberg Bay, is a 12-hectare slice of forest that literally teams with happy smiling monkeys.

Cruel Mauritius Monkey Trade Exposed (short Version)

Cruel Mauritius monkey trade exposed (short version). Not for sensitive viewers.

Cruel Mauritius Monkey Trade Exposed (full Version)

Cruel Mauritius monkey trade exposed (full version)

Buav Mauritius Monkey Slaughter Video

Not for sensitive viewers.

Make Your Own Green Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning products are all around, from the liquid dish soap used to wash your dishes to the glass cleaner sprayed on your windows to give them a streak-free shine. In your battle to ward off dirt and grime, you may have made things worse. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is at least two to three times more polluted than the air outside. This is due to volatile organic compounds that evaporate from cleaning products used in the home. Most conventional cleaning pro...

How To Open A Banana - Scientifically Proven!

This is how to open a banana.

Waste Facts

Over 42 million cubic metres of general waste is generated every year across the country, with the largest proportion coming from Gauteng province (42%) (DWAF 1997). In addition, more than 5 million cubic metres of hazardous waste is produced every year, mostly in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal (due to the concentration of mining activities and fertiliser production in these provinces). The average amount of waste generated per person per day in South Africa is 0.7 kg. This is closer to the averag...

Is Commercial Conservation South African Wildlifes Hope For The Future?

There on the right appears this huge net. As we get closer it only gets larger and we see the birds. The wire netting rises high over 2.1761 hectares and encloses 375.372 cubic meters and is the world’s largest free flight multi-species bird aviary. Housing around 2,000 birds of over 160 different species living in a variety of different habitats. Wow! 

Should Camping Sites Be Star-graded?

As the TGCSA is looking into revamping its system, one of the issues raised is whether camping and caravanning sites need to be star graded.

Wow What A Little Gem The Cucumber Is

Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

The Humble Cucumber Is Actually A Little Gem.

And not just for its nutritional benefits... 1. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror: it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.