South Africa’s Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town has joined 500 zoos and aquariums around the world, in the biggest collaborative effort in the history of these institutions, to raise awareness of the plight of amphibians – animals which serve as the canaries in the mine of the world’s environment.
To attract tourists South Africa’s coastal towns have created a range of exciting annual festivals – most dedicated to some kind of animal, such as Knysna’s Oyster Festival and the Simons Town Penguin Festival. But the biggest of the lot is the one with the biggest beast – the Hermanus Whale Festival.
Dubai-based property developer Ruwaad has announced plans to build an international branded theme park in South Africa. The multi-billion-dollar AmaZulu World, located in northern KwaZulu-Natal, will be the largest development of its kind on the African continent.