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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

  • Madikwe Game Reserve. 
A true sanctuary for all species that find solace here. The lucky few who visit, those who can be still, those who allow themselves to experience, those few will observe her resplendent vivacity in moments of unsurpassed serenity and quiet beauty. .
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Quote by @nicoverster 
Image by @dzondagh
  • The new cookbook Safaris and Spices, An African Food Journey by Chef and GM Nico Verster photography by Joe Dreyer. 
A reflection of the beautiful cuisine guests can experience at Jamala Madikwe while on Safari.Exploring the continents divers and rich food culture sculpted over millennia, get your copy now.
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  • Enjoy lounging around the main lodge at Jamala Madikwe during game drives, surrounded by beautiful artifacts and old school African glamour. .
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  • Its the weekend and summer has certainly arrived at Jamala Madikwe.
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  • Sunset Drink stops in Africa ....this is why we love Safari. .
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  • 12 Hour Sous Vide Pork Belly, whole grain mustard mashed potatoes, pickled apple, apple gel, radish and a pork soy jus.
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  • 'But perhaps the most important lesson I learned is that there are no walls between humans and the elephants except those that we put up ourselves, and that until we allow not only elephants, but all living creatures their place in the sun, we can never be whole ourselves'.
Lawrence Anthony, The Elephant Whisperer. .
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Elephants enjoying the Jamala waterhole image by @joedanphoto .
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  • The beauty of dining under the stars with a chorus of frogs. Summer nights in the Boma at Jamala Madikwe. .
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  • The Jamala Madikwe watchtower offers superb views across breathtaking Madikwe Game Reserve and the waterhole. Ample photographic opportunities and the perfect spot to relax g&t in hand. .
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  • Indulge at Jamala Madikwe Royal Spa during your Safari. We offer signature experiences to sooth weary travelers. A true luxury safari treat for the mind and body.
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  • Views across Madikwe Game Reserve where Jamala Madikwe gently embraces the land in total peaceful seclusion. .
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  • Last week on drive at Jamala Madikwe.
Head Guide J.P. captured a beautiful image of this little Leopard female called Dineo. The Jamala guides have completed a photographic course last month with Michael Laubscher from Wild-eye. The images have certainly improved and we are excited to see the rest of their work. #wildeyesa @michael.laubscher

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