Latest News

French 75 Recipe


The story goes that British soldiers stationed in France during the First World War wanted to add some kick to […]

Alabama Slammer Recipe


In the 1988 movie, Cocktail, Tom Cruise plays the role of a bartender and the self-proclaimed Last Barman Poet. The Alabama […]

Mississippi Punch Recipe


The Mississippi Punch was made famous in the all-time classic movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Packing quite a punch, it was Holly […]

#CheninOccasion Dinner Date


Just at the thought of a dinner date, one gets butterflies in the tummy! A romantic dinner can be a first date, […]

#CheninOccasions Picnic time!


Summer and picnic goes hand in hand. Whether you enjoy the real deal with checkered blankets and baskets or a […]

#CheninOccasion – Cake, Club and Chenin Blanc


Book Clubs are such clever inventions! Not only do they force us to take some time for ourselves, they also […]

#CheninOccasion – Summer Sunset


Sunset is a special time of day whether you enjoy it from a rooftop with city sounds in the background, […]

Chenin Blanc for all Occasions


Choosing a wine can be challenging when you are planning a menu or even when just ordering from a menu. But, […]

2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards!


The 2018 Leopard’s Leap Classic Chenin Blanc has been awarded with the Chenin Blanc Trophy in the 2018 Michelangelo International […]

Traditional Tipsy Tarts


Few things are as delightful and delicious as a traditional tipsy tart. Served with coffee at a sensible hour or […]

Page 1 of 4212345...102030...Last »
News

Save the spots!



“In a West African myth, the leopard leaves a trail of dried leaves for his friend the fire leading to his home, so that the fire may come to visit. When the leopard opens the door, the fire is raging before him and consuming a side of his shelter. To put out the flames, the leopard rolls in the fire and grass, giving him his spots “where fire’s fingers had touched.””

What a wonderful story but how sad that it is those same magnificent spots that make the leopard such a coveted target for hunters. Cecil the Lion, in his death, has become a symbol of the plight of African wild cats. Read Ashley Sullivan’s article about how wildlife experts Jane Goodall and Dereck Joubert, along with The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International, are fighting for the plight of the leopard.

“The collective of organizations and individuals including the Centre for Biological Diversity, International Fund for Animal Welfare and The Fund for Animals, have filed a legal petition yesterday with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services to extend full protections of the Endangered Species Act to this extraordinary animal, the African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus). As the use of their look and their lives for fashion and sport continues, the numbers of leopards in sub-Saharan Africa have declined by more than 30 percent in the last 25 years. In addition, “Leopards The reasons for this excruciating loss are varied and many – including habitat fragmentation, loss of prey species, retaliatory killings, poaching for fur, and big game hunting.”

Luckily they are not the only people fighting on behalf of the leopard. Other than the focus on international and trophy hunters, leopard researcher, Tristan Dickerson is focusing on the contribution an indigenous tribe is making towards the extinction of the African leopard.

The premier of a documentary film, To Skin a Cat, takes place on 26 August. The film focusses on the Tristan’s mission, to halt the alarming decline in Southern Africa’s leopard populations due to a widespread skin trade. Watch the preview.

“Traditionally, only the Zulu royals have been allowed to wear leopard skins. However, in the last three decades the Shembe Church, a four million strong religious group, has adopted the skins into their ceremonial costume. The demand for leopard skins is now astronomical. Because the use of skins is so wide spread and culturally entrenched, law enforcement seems helpless to police this trade in a protected species. It has become, in one researcher’s words, ‘a major conservation blindspot’.”

The documentary shares Dickerson’s travels from the heart of leopard country to the heart of Shembe and Zulu culture in an effort to discover a solution – fake fur!

Leopard’s Leap has been a proud sponsor of the Cape Leopard Trust since its inception twelve years ago and applauds the persistent efforts of everyone involved in the conservation of our wild life and their natural habitat.

 

Upcoming Events

21 November 2018
  • South African Table
South African Table
12:00
23 November 2018
  • Wine and Food Pairing
Wine and Food Pairing
12:00
24 November 2018
  • South African Table
South African Table
12:00
28 November 2018
  • South African Table
South African Table
12:00
29 November 2018
  • South African Table
South African Table
12:00
30 November 2018
  • Wine and Food Pairing
Wine and Food Pairing
12:00
1 December 2018
  • South African Table
South African Table
12:00
5 December 2018
  • South African Table
South African Table
12:00

Buy Our Wines

Take a look at our wine collection. CLICK HERE

Ask Us

Feel free to contact us.
CLICK HERE



    Newsletter Sign-up


    © Copyright 2018 Leopard's Leap | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Delivery Policy | Refund Policy

    Ask Us

    [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]