Africa News – May 2015

May 8, 2015  By: Gretchen

Update On Traveling To South Africa With Children, Good Food & Wine Show and…

Regulations for Traveling to South Africa with Children

The Department of Home Affairs has published a brochure that summarizes the new regulations in the Immigration Act for children travelling to South Africa. View the full document here.

Cape Town Good Food & Wine Show

May 21 – 24 will find the lucky visitors to and residents of Cape Town celebrating this year’s Good Food & Wine Show. The Show promises a tasteful journey from interactive cooking, great activities for children, wine appreciation and tastings, craft beer and much more. Tickets can be found on the The Good Food & Wine Show website.

Running Wild Race in Denver

This year marks the inaugural ‘Running Wild – Racing Against Extinction’ 5k run/walk and 1 mile fun run in Denver. The race will start and end on the Regis University campus on June 20th and starts at 8 AM.

Running Wild will donate proceeds from the race to 4 different wildlife conservation organizations which focus entirely on the preservation of African wildlife. The 4 organizations benefiting are Wildlife Protection Solutions, Fundimvelo Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage, U.S. Friends of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and National Geographic’s Big Cat Initiative.

If you’d like to register for the race or sign up to volunteer, please visit the Running Wild website.

Shark Season is Underway in False Bay

Peak shark season has started in False Bay, South Africa. The season started in early February and shark sightings have been constant through March. In April, shark numbers sighted increased and the first few breaches of the season are spotted. Common dolphins are also been prevalent in False Bay during this time. May moves deeper into the season, and it’s time to start looking out for the spectacular predatory behavior unique to False Bay.

The False Bay season is February to the end of September. After September, we are able to facilitate great white shark bookings in Gansbaai, two hours from Cape Town.Good Food & Wine Show image courtesy Good Food & Wine Show
Shark image courtesy Apex Predators