Porcupine - Tswalu Nature Reserve
Porcupines are large rodents with coats of sharp spines, or quills, that protect against predators attacks. They have approximately 30,00 quills, and cannot throw their quills as previous thought. When feeling threatened it tenses up and swats its tail, embedding quills in the predator. Each quill has a topical antibiotic, so a porcupine attack will not necessarily lead to an infection. This is, however, a defence mechanism to prevent accidental self-quilling.
Lebo's Soweto Backpackers - Soweto
If you ever wanted to travel the historical sites of Soweto in a unique way, Lebo's Soweto Backpackers is the way to go. They have a variety of tours including tours by foot, TukTuk or cycling. Their famous bicycle tour is most loved by travellers and you get to experience Soweto without limitations. Check out his ZAmazing story.
Seahorses - Thesen Island Knysna
Knysna seahorses are small and extremely well camouflaged, which makes seeing them very difficult. Dense concentrations are found throughout the Thesen Island marina. So, if you head to the jetty at a low tide, lie on your stomach and peer through the murky water you may spot them. The Knysna seahorse is just one of more than 45 different species found worldwide, what makes it special is its the only known true estuarine seahorse species in the world and is very rare indeed. It is the first seahorse to be classified as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). So protection of this species and the Knysna Estuary is critical.