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A candelabra of Vultures in memory of our Rhinos #SaveOurRhino

#SaveOurRhino.

We have been privileged to see the return of the Vulture population to Madikwe Game Reserve over the last couple of years unfortunately it pinpoints the potential devastation of one of our most beloved and vulnerable species.

The sad reality is that Southern Africa and Madikwe Game Reserve is still under severe attack when it comes to the war being waged in Rhino poaching. This last week we saw the loss of two beautiful animals to this inhumane and sad event. Prior to 1991, the area where Madikwe Game Reserve is today consisted largely of degraded cattle farms. As the area was not running efficiently, Settlement Planning Services commissioned a feasibility study to establish the best use of this land. The study showed that the development of wildlife-based tourism in the area the creation of a game reserve would be most beneficial to local communities. What followed was the largest translocation project in the world – Operation Phoenix.

Over a period of seven years, Operation Phoenix reintroduced more than 8,000 animals of 28 species into the newly established Madikwe Game Reserve. The project achieved a number of world-firsts with entire herds of elephant being relocated and the reintroduction of African wild dog into a fenced reserve.

Operation Phoenix is world renowned as the largest and most successful reintroduction programme to date however without some serious help and intervention we stand a chance to loose one of its most iconic animals. The Madikwe Game Reserve Anti-poaching Unit and K9 Unit requires all the help and support they can get with regards to funding. Please contact us direct if you wish to contribute to this cause. 

Why the world needs vultures

Rhino orphanage attacked. Please help.

https://www.savetherhino.org

http://www.stoprhinopoaching.com

  • A beautiful elevated view of one of our 5 private freestanding villas at Jamala Madikwe. Each slice of paradise is fully air-conditioned and offers superlative luxury and intimate privacy combined with extravagant outdoor facilities which include individual rim-flow pools and salas, expansive wooden decks and private outdoor showers. The Jamala Madikwe villas exude colonial charm perfectly suited to a luxury safari experience.

#VILLA
#Views #waterhole 
#Lounge #fireplace
#Dining
#dressingroom
#Complimentary #minibar
#Airconditioned
 #pool #design #sala
#Outdoor #shower #safari
  • Bathing with the Madikwe elephants at Jamala #southafrica #game #safari #pool #view #landscape #luxurytravel
  • Experience true African luxury at the Jamala Madikwe Spa, overlooking the private waterhole and some of Africas's most incredible sights and sounds #relax #spa #africa #treatment #room #beautiful #peace #love #travel #tranquility #massage #facial #manicure #pedicure #interior #southafrica #lamelle #charlotterhys #gift #mothersday
  • The winter lounge at Jamala bathed in The light of a African sunset #5star #service #hotels #luxury #safari #lodge #sunset #africa #southafrica #light #beautiful #love #interior
  • A gentleman and a jester. 
Meet part of the Jamala Madikwe front of house team the Gentleman - Happyness Mkwananzi and the Jester - Lawrence Ndoro. More than 8 years ago these two gentlemen joined the Jamala team their dedication to service and creating a great guest experience is admirable. Looking swave guys! 👍🏻#jamalamadikwe #jamala #jamalamadikwe #luxury #hotel #service #waiter #barman #butler #5star @happymkhwa @starlaw26 @jellyvis @dzondagh #joedanielaphotography #danielazondagh #joedreyer
  • A new Jamala dish featured in our chef Nico Verster's new cookbook Safaris and Spices. Tea and Mint smoked Duck with Cardamom Carrots and mashed Potatoes #jamalasafari #jamalamadikwe #madikwegamereserve #safari #lodge #cuisine #cooking #delicious #food #photography #luxury
  • Relax by the fire in one of our villas this winter #lodge #destination #love #winter #fire #sofasafari #southafrica #safari #luxurytravel #hotels #comfort #5star #beautiful #interior
  • Arial view of Jamala Madikwe main lodge, waterhole and the villas #southafrica #luxury #hotel #waterhole #safari #jamalasafari #remote #africa #lodge #destination #love #untouched #wilderness
  • An incredible view this morning across the savanna plains and the private waterhole at Jamala Madikwe. #safari #waterhole #hotel #luxury #southafrica #sofasafari #elephant photograph @dzondagh
  • The entrance at Jamala Madikwe where colonial charm meets African flair #madikwe #malariafree #southafrica #jamalamadikwe #entrance #luxury #hotel #safari #elephants #big5
  • As winter approaches we are testing some new soup recipes cauliflower, truffle and quail egg #jamala #madikwe #malariafree #cuisine #chef #cook #food #delicious #safari #luxury #cooking #southafrica
  • Elephants for days at the Jamala waterhole #sofasafari #africa #beautiful #jamalasafari #madikwe #ellephants

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