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Mkhuze day trip

Yesterday we took a drive into Mkhuze game reserve to show the volunteers a new park. Mkhuze is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and is about 45 minutes’ drive from Umkhumbi Lodge. We entered through Ophansi gate on the eastern side, and headed down to Nsumo pan where there are great views of the […]

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Joining Kuleni Game Park

EXCITING NEWS !        Umkhumbi Lodge – Hluhluwe We are delighted that after successful negotiations with our closest neighbouring properties, Umkhumbi Lodge has dropped fences and is now part of the larger conservation area known as KULENI GAME PARK. This is a great development for small scale conservation, as the wildlife from all properties will now be […]

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More Lions!

A fantastic new addition to the nearby uMkhuze Game Reserve! Taken from the Zululand Observer – Tamlyn Jolly HISTORY was made last week when four lions were released into uMkhuze Game Reserve. This follows 44 years of lions´ absence from the area. The animals, which include one adult female and three sub-adult offspring (a male […]

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Nightwatch Diary

On their wilderness trails, all of our students have to take their turn at nightwatch. For some this is scary, for others tedious but for most people – exciting. Canterbury Gold DofE Award 2013 decided that a handing over ceremony of the nightwatch diary should happen at every shift change complete with a solemn oath […]

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Warthog Dissection

We started by carrying the old warthog to the dissection site, where we promptly hung the pig from the tendons in its legs to a couple of hooks on a tree to give us a safe stable carcass to work with. Tommy sliced the neck with a very sharp knife, he then offered to one […]

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Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve

The first thing we heard in the morning was a massive BANG on the side of our tent and Tommy’s beautiful voice “good morning my sleeping beauties” we mumbled a response and started our ridiculously early day. Clambering into massive game drive vehicles after layering up like onions. After boarding ‘the fun bus’ we sped […]

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Crocodile Centre in Hluhluwe

When we arrived at the croc centre the man started talking about an iguana and then I looked round and a large iguana was staring at me!!! I said he was soooo cute, I loved him to bits and wanted to take him home. Our guide was called Lawrence and he was really nice. Then […]

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Cheetah Interaction

After spending the morning at Zulu Croc learning about South Africa’s cold blooded residents, we visited a cheetah rehabilitation centre in the afternoon to interact with some big cats. We initially learned about the African wild cat which was interesting enough, yet watching the Caracal feed, by jumping to the top of the three metre […]

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