Terms and Conditions


There are 3 parts to these terms and conditions.

Part 1 is the general terms and conditions of use of the Latest Sightings website, mobile application and other Latest Sightings’ digital platforms, including various social media and WhatsApp groups.

Part 2 is the agency and licensing agreement for the Latest Sightings Film and Earn Programme.

Part 3 is Latest Sightings’ terms and conditions for booking accommodation.

Kindly note that any use of the Latest Sightings Inter alia Website / Mobile Application / Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Tumbler / and / or any other social media application and the posting of any media / comment / statement by you or anyone using your account or log in details, whether with or without your express permission, on any of the latest sighting platforms is subject to the below-mentioned terms and conditions and the common law.

Latest Sightings is a tour operator of SANParks and Latest Sightings does not, when rendering services outside the scope of a tour operator in any manner represent SANParks.


By accessing and using the Website or any Applications or any of the Latest Sightings social media platforms, including but not limited to WhatsApp Groups, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snap,chat and TikTok, made available by the Provider in connection with this Website from time to time, however, accessed, whether voluntarily or otherwise, you (“the User”) agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of use set out herein, as amended from time to time (“Terms”).

If the User does not wish to be bound by these Terms, the User is requested not to continue the use of this Website or on any Applications or social media platforms, however by continuing to use the Website and/or any Applications the user agrees irrevocably to be bound by the terms and conditions of use herein.


·    “Applicable Laws” means, applicable information protection and other laws, rules and/or other regulations of general application, relevant to the treatment or Processing of Information, from time to time;

·    “Applications” shall mean any online application software that is provided by or is connected with the Provider that may be installed or downloaded from an online application store and accessed via a mobile device, including a smartphone or a tablet;

·    “ECT Act” means the Electronic Communications and Transaction Act No 25 of 2002, as amended;

·    “Frame” means to organise the website into different frames, with each frame displaying a different html document, severing the link between the content and the URL;

·    “Member” means a person who has registered on the Website or on an Application and in respect of whom an account has been created, for so long as that account remains active;

·    “Provider” means Latest Sightings (Pty) Ltd; (Registration Number 2013/110065/07), trading as Latest Sightings;

·    “Website” collectively means the collection of web pages (documents that are accessed through the internet), located at the domain name giddy-plants.flywheelstaging.com and any Applications which may be offered by the Provider from time to time;

·    “User” means any person who accesses and/or uses the Website, whether as a Visitor or a Member;

·    “Visitor” means any person who is not a registered Member of the Provider but who browses the Website;

·    “Social Media” means any platform with which Latest Sightings shares its Site Content. This includes but isn’t limited to the Latest Sightings App, Website, Facebook, WhatsApp Groups, Twitter, Instagram, Snap and TikTok

·    “Site Content” means textual, visual or aural content, including but not limited to “Tings” and sightings, that is encountered as part of the User experience the website, Latest Sightings app and or social media platforms, including textual, visual or aural content encountered by the User from mobile applications;

·    Unless a contrary intention clearly appears words importing:

– anyone gender include the other two genders;

– the singular includes the plural and vice versa; and

natural persons include created entities (corporate or unincorporated) and the state and vice versa


·    The Provider reserves the right to change, add to or remove from portions or the whole of these Terms or modify these Terms.

·    Any such amendments shall become effective upon the posting thereof on the Website, or such later date as may be reflected in the posting.

·    A prominent notice of any such amendments shall be displayed on the Website.

·    The User’s continued use of this Website following the posting of any such amendments shall be considered notice of the User’s acceptance of these Terms, including any amendments.

·    The User thus agrees to review these Terms regularly to ensure that he/she/it is familiar with the latest amendments.

·    The current version of these Terms shall apply each time you access or use the Website.


·    Your use of, and access to, this Website shall always be subject to the Terms.

·    For the sake of clarity, your agreement to these Terms extends to use of :

a)  the Website;

b)  any Applications; and

c)  any third party website or mobile application licensed to the Provider.

·    The Provider shall not be responsible for any charges, inclusive of data charges, charged to a User by its cell phone provider.


·    By accessing this Website, by whatever means, the User agrees to be bound by these Terms.

·    Upon installation or downloading of the Applications, the User may be required to accept the terms and conditions and/or end-user license agreement (collectively referred to as “EULA”) of a third party supplier or vendor. Whilst such EULA is independent of these Terms which the User is bound by, the User agrees that it is applicable to his/her/its use of the Applications.


·    These Terms shall remain binding on a User for so long as he/she has access to the Website by any means whatsoever and shall remain binding on a Member for the duration of his/her membership.

·    The Provider reserves the right to terminate the membership of a Member at any time and notwithstanding such termination, such Member shall remain bound by these Terms.


·    The User is required to register as a Member in order to contribute to the Site Content.

·    When the User enters his/her personal details as part of a registration process to become a Member, the User warrants that all information supplied is accurate and further warrants his/her identity.

·    The Provider reserves the right to verify the information provided by the User upon registration as a Member and to terminate such membership in the event that it transpires that the information submitted cannot be verified is incorrect or inaccurate.

·    The User agrees that any of the following shall constitute a material breach of these Terms:

a)  signing in as, or pretending to be another person;

b)  gathering of information on other Members without their prior written consent;

c)  utilising and interacting on the Website in a manner that is intended to harm, or could result in harm to the User or other Members of the Website, or wildlife; and

d)  transmitting material that violates, or could potentially violate, the intellectual property rights or the privacy of others.

·    All Users who seek to become or have registered as Members on the Website, shall be solely responsible for the security and confidentiality of their access details (including their username and password). The User undertakes that it shall do its utmost and take all reasonable endeavours to ensure the users device, be it a computer / mobile device and or other media used to access the website and / or Applications of Latest Sightings is free from virus software, phishing, and further undertakes to ensure that it does not spam or otherwise abuse its access on the Latest Sightings website and / or Applications

·    The Member agrees not to disclose his/her access details to a third party for any reason whatsoever.

·    In the event that a Member suspects an unauthorised use of his/her account, the member agrees to notify the Provider immediately.

·    A Member shall be solely responsible for any and all activities emanating from his account, including interactions on the Website with other Members, and is only entitled to create 1 (one) account.


·    Only natural persons are permitted to register as Members and juristic entities, including trusts, are herewith precluded from registering as Members on the Website.

·    As set out in clause 3, by accessing the Website, the User warrants that he/she is above the age of 18 years old and thus has full capacity to be bound by these Terms.

·    The Provider reserves the right to terminate a Member’s membership if it has reason to believe that the Member is below the age of 18 (eighteen) years old.


·    The Provider authorises the User to view the content of the Website, provided that such contents are used for personal, educational and/or non-commercial purposes.

·    Site Content on the Website and or any Latest Sightings Application and or Social Media platforms may not be used for any commercial or non-private use without the prior written consent of the Provider.

·    Users may only access and use the Website and or Social Media Platforms for lawful purposes.

·    Unauthorised and/or illegal use of the Website including, but not limited to, collecting usernames and/or email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorised framing of or linking to the Website is prohibited and shall result in legal action being taken by the Provider against such User.

·    Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed from Member profiles without notice and may result in termination of membership privileges.

·    Users are not allowed to copy, scrape, reproduce, reuse, retransmit, adapt, publish, frame, post, upload, modify, broadcast or distribute any Site Content, “Tings”, sightings, videos, photos and or WhatsApp messages in any way without a paid license from Latest Sightings or signed written consent.

·    The following is a non-exhaustive list of prohibited conduct which the Member irrevocably agrees not to engage in on the Website:

  • the posting of any images or information relating to rhinoceros;
  • conduct that is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual or any form of wildlife;
  • conduct that harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
  • conduct or a post that exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
  • contains nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;
  • conduct or a post that promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
  • conduct or a post that promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
  • conduct or a post that involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, “spimming,” or “spamming”;
  • a post that contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
  • a post that furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited, to making or buying illegal weapons, poaching of wildlife, illegal trading in wildlife, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
  • conduct that solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Members;
  • a post that includes a photograph of another person that you have posted without that person’s consent; and
  • for band and filmmaker profiles, uses sexually suggestive imagery or any other unfair, misleading or deceptive Site Content intended to draw traffic to the profile.


·    The Website makes use of ‘cookies’. A cookie is a small data file that is stored on the User’s computer’s hard drive by the User’s web browser when you access a website.

·    The use of cookies allows the User to enjoy more seamless visits and more accurately measures the User’s behaviour when using the Website.

·    The Provider may use session and persistent cookies.

a)  A session cookie is temporary and expires after the User ends a session and closes his/her web browser. The Provider uses session cookies to help customize the User’s experience on its Website, and maintain the User’s signed-on status as the User navigates through the features available on the Website, and enables the use/navigation of the Website without having to re-enter information already submitted, recognizing past activities on all prior pages visited on the Website.

b)  Persistent cookies remain on the User’s hard drive after he/she has exited from the Website, until the User erases them or they expire. Persistent cookies will not contain any Personal Information about the User, but allow the recognition of the User’s selected preferences each time the Website is visited, in order to facilitate fast and convenient user identification processes, after registration. Persistent cookies may also collect a User’s Usage Data in pseudonymized form for market research purposes and for application improvement purposes.

·    The User can object to the usage of cookies and to the collection of your pseudonymized Usage Data for market research by contacting the Provider as indicated in clause 22. However, objecting to the usage of cookies may impair the User’s use of the Website.


·    All intellectual property on the Website, including but not limited to trademarks, domain names, patents, text, graphics, software, icons, hyperlinks, software, conservation research, design elements are the property of the Provider, the holding company, subsidiaries and its affiliated entities and are protected from infringement by domestic and international legislation.

·    All Site Content remains the sole property of the relevant content owner and is protected under all relevant copyright, trademark, patent and other applicable laws.

·    Nothing on the Website should be construed as granting any license or right to distribute content without the express written consent of the Provider.

·    Subject to clause 5 hereunder, the Provider does not claim any ownership over any Site Content, whether written or visual, posted on the Website by a Member. Instead, the Member grants to the Provider an exclusive, fully paid, royalty-free and transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Site Content posted by the User on the Website, subject to the privacy policy. Such license shall entitle the Provider to distribute the Site Contents posted by the Member outside of the Website on other website domains with the Provider’s watermark thereon, subject to the Member being credited in such distribution. By agreeing to these Terms and the Member consents to the use of the Site Contents contributed by him/her. Such distribution permitted to website domains includes, but is not limited to, social networking platforms.

·    All blogs or text posts regarding any latest sightings, irrespective of the manner in which it is sent to the Provider, shall become the property of the Provider and shall be subject to copyright laws provided that the Member responsible for the blog or post shall be credited.


The Member represents and warrants that:

•  he/she owns the Site Contents posted by him/her;

•  the posting of the Site Content by him/her does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person;

•  he/she is over the age of 18 (eighteen) years old and does have capacity to be bound by the Terms set out herein;

•  all information submitted by the Member to the Provider during the registration process is correct, accurate and current;

•  he/she will maintain the accuracy of such information;

•  his identity is correct and verifiable; and

•  his/her use of the Website does not violate any Applicable Law.


·    The Website and all Site Content on the Website, are provided on an “as is” basis, and may include inaccuracies or typographical errors.

·    The Provider shall not be liable for the actions of Users of the Website.

·    The Provider does not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Site Content or communications posted on the Website or endorse any opinions expressed on the Website.

·    The Provider, its holding company, subsidiaries, affiliates and agents will not be liable for any damage, or loss or liability of any nature incurred by whoever as a result of any action or omission, including but not limited to;

  • accessing the Website or any third party website;
  • the inability to access the Website or any third party website, for technological, telecommunications or any other reason;
  • any decisions made by the User based on the Site Content on the Website;
  • the use of the Website or any tools contained on the Website;
  • the submission by the User, or any third party, including a Supplier, of any Information relating to the User, or the Processing of any such Information by the Provider;
  • the use by any third party of the Website, using the User’s website access details (username and password);
  • any claims for the infringement of intellectual property rights, libel, defamation to any material the User may send and/or upload (to the extent applicable) to the Website;
  • the User’s breach of any provision of these Terms;
  • any claims, cost, loss, damage or expense, whether directly or indirectly, whether monetary or otherwise, which any person may suffer as a result of or in consequence of the use, dissemination, retention or other Processing of any Information relating to the User, Site Content and/or other material provided on the Website, in breach of any Applicable Law;
  • entering into any transaction with any third party as a result of or in consequence of the reliance of any information contained on the Website or any related site, in relation to the Provider; and
  • any viruses or other destructive elements that may corrupt the User’s computer or system as a result of the use of the Website.


·    Profiles created by Members may contain links to other websites, subject to the following conditions:

a)  the Member shall not remove or any advertisements, copyright notices or other notices which may be applicable to such other websites ;

b)  the link does not state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of such site;

c)  the Member shall immediately cease providing any links to the site on written notice from us;

d)  the Member shall be solely responsible for the conduct of a due diligence into the presence of any copyright notices on the homepage of the website to which he/she wishes to create a link; and

e)  the Member shall post such link only within the forum, chat or message board section.

f)  All links shall ensure that they reflect Latest Sightings as the source of any media posted on any Member Sight to promote or direct any person to access the link and shall not contain any Video or media copied or sourced from the Latest Sightings website and / or Applications, unless written permission has been obtained from Latest Sightings to do so

·    The Provider is not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are in no way investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by the Provider.

·    A Member accesses such third party sites at its own risk and volition.


·    Although the Provider acknowledges that a 100% secure online environment is unattainable, the Provider is committed to taking reasonable security measures to safeguard the content of its website.

·    The Member’s privacy is very important to the Provider. Any information provided to the Provider is therefore stored on a secure server.

·    The Provider may use the Member’s registration information to contact him/her about promotions and special offers. Users are entitled, at any stage, to opt out of this service, by clicking on the “opt out” option on the email correspondence, by emailing the Provider on contact@giddy-plants.flywheelstaging.com.

·    The Provider does not sell or rent personal information about the Member (such as name, address, email address, telephone or fax number) to third parties. The Provider does, however, reserve the right to disclose aggregated information regarding its Users and usage of the Website (such as User demographics and traffic patterns) to, amongst others, advertisers and suppliers.

·    The Provider may disclose personal information in response to a specific request by a law enforcement agency, subpoena, court order, or as required by law.

·    In no event shall the Provider, its lawful agents and representatives referred to in the Website, or suppliers be liable for any damages of whatsoever nature, whether for bodily, moral or material injury (including, without limiting, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages, loss of profits, expenses, costs, damage resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the Website, whether based on warranty, contractual or extra contractual liability, any other legal matters, and whether or not the Provider, its lawful agents, employees and representatives are advised of the possibility of such damages.


·    Users should report any untrue, inaccurate, illegal and/or harmful Site Content appearing on the Website. The Provider undertakes to correct and/or remove any offending Site Content as soon as reasonably possible after it becomes aware thereof.

·    The Provider reserves the right to edit, remove or refuse to post any Information or comments submitted by Users, which, in the sole discretion of the Provider, can be regarded, in its absolute discretion, as being inappropriate.

·    If a User has any comments about the Website, or believes that there is any untrue, inaccurate, illegal, infringing or harmful content on the Website, or would like to provide the Provider with any other feedback, please contact or email the Provider as at clause 22 (Contact Details) .

·    While it is important to the Provider to ensure that the Site Content is correct and up-to-date, the Provider cannot, and does not provide any warranties in respect of such content and, notwithstanding clause 14 (Security and Privacy), the User acknowledges that the Provider is not responsible for any inaccuracies or errors contained in such information and provides no warranty that the information on the Website is complete.


·    These Terms constitute the whole agreement between the User and the Provider in relation to the use of the Website, and shall take precedence over any disclaimer and/or legal notices attached to any communications and/or postings received by the Provider from the User (if any).

·    Any failure by the Provider to exercise and/or enforce any rights or provisions of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver, and the Providers’ rights in respect thereof shall be reserved.

·    No amendment of these Terms or any provision or term hereof or of any other conditions contained on the Website, shall be binding unless made by and recorded in writing by the Provider.

·    To the extent permissible by law the Provider shall not be bound by any express or implied term, representation, warranty, promise or the like not recorded herein.


·    The Website is hosted, controlled and operated from South Africa, and any use thereof, regardless of the location of any User, from time to time, shall be governed by the laws of South Africa.

·    This Website has been designed and is intended for use by any person and accordingly any electronic communications sent to the Provider are deemed to have been created and sent by a User, in accordance with the prevailing laws of South Africa, from time to time, to be processed in accordance with the Applicable Laws.


The High Court of South Africa South Gauteng Division, Johannesburg (or its successor in title) shall have jurisdiction with regard to any legal proceedings whatever arising in terms of these Terms.


The Provider shall not be liable for legal costs and expenses incurred by the User to obtain professional advice relating to these Terms.


Should the User breach any provision of these Terms, the Provider shall be entitled, without prejudice to its rights in terms of these Terms or at law, to claim damages from the User, commence criminal proceedings and/or obtain an interdict against the User, as appropriate.

Legal costs in enforcing this agreement by the Provider shall be payable by the User and / or its agents in the event that Provider institutes legal action arising from this agreement on a scale as between Attorney and Client


If for any reason any of the provisions contained herein are found to be void or unenforceable it will be severed to the extent that it is void or unenforceable and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.


In the event that you need to contact Provider for purposes related to these Terms, please use the following:

Email: Contact@giddy-plants.flywheelstaging.com

© Latest Sightings (Pty) Ltd


Congratulations on your decision to use the Latest Sightings website (owned and operated by Latest Sightings Proprietary Limited and accessible using the following

URL: www.giddy-plants.flywheelstaging.com (Website), or any of the latest Sightings Applications, to Monetize your wildlife video (Video) and / or Gif, and / or Still image (collectively called “Media”).

Where you post any items whether Video, Gif, or Still images for the purpose of accessing the website and or to share such media for the purposes of sharing and / or monetizing the Video and / or Media, the posting of such items are subject to the below mentioned Agency and Licensing Agreement, which is an addendum to the general terms and conditions above


1.1)  For the purposes of this agency and licencing agreement:

1.1.1)  the term Agreement means the Latest Sightings Agency and Licensing Agreement between you and us set out in this document, as amended from time to time in terms of clause 1.5; hereunder , and where any condition and / or definition of this agency and licensing agreement conflicts with the Website General Terms and Conditions as set out above, the condition and / or Definition of this agreement shall be interpreted as the applicable term and condition within the context of this agreement and

1.1.2)  the term Monetize means all activities undertaken by us (or by our clients, licencees, agents, partners and other third parties authorised by us), which are aimed at promoting or generating revenue from your Video and / or Media , which includes, without limitation, licensing, hiring, using, distributing, reproducing, transmitting, storing, publicly performing, making available online or otherwise, communicating to the public, displaying, exhibiting, indexing, commenting on, editing, cutting, modifying, creating derivative works based upon and otherwise monetizing the Video and / or Media, in whole or in part, in and through whatever medium or technology we or our clients, licensees, agents, partners and other third parties authorised by us, use or may use in the future, which includes mediums that are not yet in existence, and cognate expressions shall bear corresponding meanings.

1.1.3)  Direct Income only is shared. This means that only direct income derived from the posting of and / or use of the Video and / or Media, and which results in direct financial income, derived as a direct result of the posting of the Video and / or Media by you on the Latest Sightings platform and / or Applications is subject to income sharing as per clause 7 below. Just so you are clear, this means money actually earned, directly from the Licencing and / or advertising income derived directly from the Video / Media, of your Video and / or Media by us will be shared with you as per clause 7 below.

1.2)  We obtain different rights based on the following:

This Agreement sets out the basis upon which you appoint us as your sole and exclusive agent and grant us an exclusive license, (it is to be noted that no partnership of any rights and / or partnership in the Video material and / or media is in any manner created by this agreement), with the right to delegate our mandate under this agreement by appointing and/or sub-licensing third parties to Monetize the Video and / or Media on our behalf, both the appointment as agent and the grant of the license being on a worldwide basis, to do all such things as may in our discretion be necessary to Monetize the Video and / or Media.

Photos submitted by photographers or contributors for the use in articles on our website, social media platforms and / or MSN and their partners will be granted with a non-exclusive license. Where Direct income is derived, payments will be made as stated in clause 7 therein.

1.3)  Your Video and / or Media should not contain any content that might be harmful to animals, offensive, pornographic or unlawful and you agree to indemnify us from any loss or damage we may suffer as a result of you providing us with any content that might be harmful to animals, offensive, pornographic or unlawful.

1.4)  We may from time to time make changes to this Agreement, which changes will take effect from the date specified by us when the updated version of this Agreement is published on the Website, all such changes to be applicable, from the date so specified, to any Video and / or Media provided to us under this Agreement or under any other agency and licensing agreement entered into between you and us, which has not be terminated (each an Agency and Licensing Agreement). If you object to the changes we may make to this Agreement from time to time, then you should advise us in writing, by way of any email addressed , that you do not intend to be bound by such amended terms and conditions. You further undertake to immediately cease your use of the Website and agree that your continued use of the Website shall constitute deemed consent to be bound by the changes made from time to time to this Agreement.


Latest Sightings is a social media company based in South Africa that, amongst other activities, gathers and shares wildlife Video and / or Media received from members of the public. If you like interacting with like-minded wildlife enthusiasts, then this is the portal to explore your passion for wildlife.


3.1)  We will, to the best of our reasonable endeavours, promote and Monetize the Video and / or Media, which includes, without limitation, any or all of the following activities:

3.1.1)  copy, distribute, publicize, commercially exploit and sub-license the Video and / or Media, together with Video and / or Media received from our other clients;

3.1.2)  sell and manage any and all advertising inventory sold alongside or in relation to the Video and / or Media;

3.1.3)  sub-license the Video and / or Media to others in order to assist us in promoting the Website, the Latest Sightings’ Youtube channel and Latest Sightings other media platforms;

3.1.4)  upload the Video and / or Media to our Website or any other media platform used by us for promotional or other purposes;

3.1.5)  do anything related to the marketing and distribution of the Video and / or Media as we may in our sole discretion deem necessary; and

3.1.6)  grant any or all of the above rights to third parties.

3.1.7)  Latest Sightings is hereby irrevocably authorised to use, for promotional purposes, whether or not Direct Income is derived from same, any Video and / or Media posted by the user, provided that Latest Sightings will reflect the source of such media in any such promotion created by it. (In other words we will always credit you as the source of the Video and / or Media. (Where Direct income is derived, same will be subject to clause 7 herein)

3.2)  We reserve the right to charge a third party who wishes to Monetize your Video and / or Media, a fee determined in our sole discretion.

3.3)  We cannot guarantee that we will be able to Monetize your Video and / or Media, but we shall nevertheless endeavor to use such commercially reasonable methods as may be available to us, in order to generate revenue from your Video and / or Media.

3.4) We have online platforms that are not monetized, by uploading or sharing your Video and / or Media with us you are giving us permission to utilize your footage on those platforms. Where possible we will tag your platforms to give you exposure. Should the platforms become monetized in the future and your Video and / or Media earns any Direct Income we will ensure you receive the earnings in line with clause 7. 


4.1)  You will remain the owner of the Video and / or Media, however your ownership shall at all times be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

4.2)  You may freely distribute the Video and / or Media to family and friends, provided that you or anyone authorised by you does not Monetize or attempt to Monetize the Video and / or Media in any way whatsoever. If you choose to distribute the Video and / or Media to family and friends, you must do so by providing a link to the Website.

4.3)  You may use the Video and / or Media for the purpose of promoting yourself, providing that in doing so you do not breach the terms of this Agreement.

4.4)  Should you breach this Agreement, in addition to any other remedy available to us in law or under this Agreement, we shall be entitled to forthwith cancel this Agreement on written notice to you. Irrespective of whether we do not elect to terminate this Agreement in terms of this clause 4.4, you will lose your right under clause 7.2 to share in any revenue which we generate from promoting or Monetizing your Video and / or Media (including revenue which may have accrued but has not yet been paid to you as at the date of cancellation)


5.1)  You confirm and warrant to us that the Video and / or Media, and all intellectual rights in, or attaching to it:

5.1.1)  are owned by yourself only and are your original works;

5.1.2)  do not and will not infringe on any rights held by any third party; and

5.1.3)  will not expose us to civil law suits or criminal prosecution (including liability for harassment, contempt of court, trespassing or for invasion of privacy).

5.2)  Where the Video and / or Media contains material (such as music, lyrics, words, film, clips, images or performances) which you do not own the rights to, you confirm and warrant to us that you have obtained all permissions, licenses and consents as may be required in order for you to grant the rights, which you grant to us under this Agreement in respect of the Video and / or Media and that we are able to Monetize the Video and / or Media by whatever means as we may, in our sole discretion determine.

5.3)  If the Video and / or Media features any people you confirm and warrant that you have obtained the permission of all such people to grant the rights, which you grant to us under this Agreement in respect of the Video and / or Media.

5.4)  You agree to indemnify us in full for all losses, compensation, costs, expenses and financial payouts incurred or suffered by us as a result of your breach of any of the confirmations or warranties set out in this Agreement.

5.5)  In the event that the Video and / or Media was recorded and / or taken in a national park, nature reserve and/or world heritage site, you warrant that the Video and / or Media was recorded and / or taken for recreational purposes or in terms of a licence issued by, or agreement with, SANParks or the relevant authority.


If you receive any enquiries regarding the commercial licencing, use or Monetization of the Video and / or Media, you must immediately refer those enquiries to us.


7.1)  We shall have the right to collect any and all revenue, royalties, fees and any other form of payments received as Direct Income, as a result of our efforts to Monetize your Video and / or Media.

7.2)  We will pay you in terms of a revenue share (Option 1) or an upfront payment (Option 2); Option 1 – 40% of all revenue actually received by us as a direct result of our efforts to promote and Monetize your Video and / or Media, such payment to be made not more than thirty (30) days after the aggregate amount due to you under this Agreement, or under any other Agency and Licensing Agreement, exceeds ZAR 500.00. Option 2 as an upfront payment agreed upon by both parties. If you choose an upfront payment the 40% revenue share payment will become invalid.  

7.3)  All such payments shall be made to you via your nominated PayPal account, or via your nominated bank account in South Africa. To the extent that you do not have an existing Paypal or South African banking account, you undertake to set up an account as soon as possible following execution of this Agreement. If you do not provide us with your Paypal or South African banking account details we will not be able to pay you. If you do not have a PayPal account, or a South African bank account all the fees and taxes required for an international transfer will be paid by you.

7.4)  Where there are legal jurisdictions that limit the payments of currency due to monetary or exchange control regulations payments will be made to you in compliance with the law in that jurisdiction.

7.5)  If you are South African resident we will pay you in South African Rands equivalent to the value of the currency in which we received payment ourselves at the rate of exchange at which it was received. If you are not resident in South Africa, we will pay you in the currency in which we received payment at the rate of exchange at which it was received.

7.6)  You will be responsible for the payment of taxes to your relevant receiver of revenue, and any foreign exchange reporting that may be required during and after the tenure of this Agreement.


8.1) This Agreement will last for a minimum term of five (5) years with effect from the date that you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement (Effective Date), as amended from time to time. Should you fail to terminate this Agreement after the minimum term, this Agreement shall be automatically renewed for further periods of one (1) year each, such renewals being deemed to have taken place on the 5th anniversary of the Effective Date and on each anniversary thereafter, provided that either party terminate this Agreement by serving notice at least one (1) month prior to the expiry of the minimum term or any subsequent renewal period, as the case may be.

8.2) Upon termination of this Agreement, we will cease to actively Monetize your Video and / or Media.   To the extent that we continue to generate any revenue from your Video and / or Media, we shall continue to share such revenue with you on the basis provided in this Agreement. You acknowledge that the continued use of the Video and / or Media by us (or by any third party authorised by us during the term of this Agreement) shall not constitute an infringement of any rights you have in the Video and / or Media, and you agree that you shall have no claim in this regard against us, whatsoever.


We may in our sole discretion elect to assign and / or cede all our rights and obligations under this Agreement to a third party, without having to obtain your consent or approval for such assignment.


Notwithstanding where the Video and /or media is derived and notwithstanding where you reside and / or are employed and / or physically upload and / or access the latest Sightings Website or any Latest Sightings Application, this Agreement shall be governed by the Laws of South Africa and you agree that the courts of South Africa shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this Agreement.

PART 3 – Booking Accommodation

Here are our Ts and Cs:

1)  All new reservations made online will require immediate and full payment to reserve and confirm accommodation.

2)  The availability information is updated regularly (unless interrupted by technical difficulties). As SANParks accepts reservations on a first-come-first-served basis we cannot guarantee that accommodation you saw as available will still be available by the time a reservation is attempted.

3)  SANParks levies a community fund of 1%, which will be added to the cost of all accommodation and activity reservations.

4)  Downgrading (reducing the total value) of a reservation made here will result in 100% modification fees where the modification fee is equal to the difference between the original cost and the lower cost.

5)  Cancelling a reservation made here could result in cancellation fees. These are calculated on the total value of the reservation that was cancelled. Cancelling:

1)  35 days or less prior to arrival (or not arriving at all) will result in a 100% cancellation fee.

2)  36 to 60 days before arrival will result in a 55% cancellation fee.

3)  60 days and more before arrival will result in a 5% cancellation fee.

4)  If the arrival date of the itinerary is postponed prior to or on the date of arrival and then cancelled at a later stage, the fees that applied at the time of amendment will be enforced if the amount is greater than the new cancellation fees.

5)  A 100% cancellation fee is payable for non-arrivals (no-shows). A no-show for the first night of accommodation will result in a cancellation of the full booking. Contact us as soon as you foresee this happening.

6)  Should a reservation be made with Latest Sightings and Latest Sightings is asked to resell the booking, Latest Sightings will keep 5% of the booking’s worth for facilitating the resale and will provide the remainder as a refund. If the arrival date is within 2 days, Latest Sightings can keep 10% of the booking’s worth, or Latest Sightings can refuse to take on the resale.

7)  Online payments are processed in South African Rand. All transactions, including refunds, are calculated at the current exchange rates.

8)  Guests may consider postponing a reservation (at the same or higher cost and subject to availability) as an alternative to cancellation. Guests will be required to pay in the difference should reservation cost increase as a result and if reservation cost decreases the booking will be subject to the rules that apply for downgrading a reservation (see above). Note that any subsequent cancellation or downgrading will consider the initial reservation arrival date to calculate modification or cancellation charges.

9)  Modification and cancellation charges may be levied on any reservations amended or cancelled.

10)  Unit allocations made on existing reservations may be overwritten when editing on the web. Please contact us to ensure allocation. We do not guarantee availability.

11)  All visitors to the Parks pay a Daily Conservation Fee when entering the Parks. These Conservation Fees vary from park to park and are not included in the accommodation fee. They are payable at check-in.

12)  The reservation is only guaranteed once you’ve received a confirmation e-mail from Latest Sightings with your SANParks reservation number.

13)  Wheelchair Friendly units are available, please contact us if you require one, and we will attempt to reserve one for you.

14)  We retain the right to change any tariffs, services or rules without prior notification.

15)  Our online reservations system makes use of and requires JavaScript and Cookie technologies.

16)  The booking system may be down between Midnight and 2am SA time for scheduled maintenance.

17)  Latest Sightings is not responsible for any injuries, damages, or theft that occurred on a trip booked through Latest Sightings.

18)  Guests entering national parks will be required to sign a document indemnifying SANParks against any claim, action, judgment, costs and / or expenses which may be made against SANParks – view the gate registration and indemnity information per park.

This was most recently updated on 08/02/2023