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Meet the team at Jamala Madikwe

Lazarus Boikie Nokane or as he is affectionately known by all the Jamala-ian’s……Lazzie.

Lazzie has worked as a professional Ranger/Guide at Jamala Madikwe since 2010. Humble, gentle and compassionate few guides could fit the Jamala spirit better than this legend. He was born in Madikwe Game Reserve on an old farm called Leeuhoek “Lioncorner” near Ambush Alley and holds an incredible amount of knowledge about the land and it’s inhabitants. When Laz is in tune with the bush his intuition and ability to quietly track game will take you’re breath away. (Image by guests Lara Cowtan and Stuart Vincent)

We sat down with Laz and asked him a couple of questions

1. How long have you been a professional guide ?

 I started as a tracker for other guides in Madikwe Game Reserve. I realized I had to better myself and qualified as a professional guide 8 years ago.

2. How has Madikwe changed over the years since your childhood ?

It has changed a lot, for the better, there are now numerous opportunities for work for the local communities. The land is still as beautiful as it has always been.

3. What would be you’re all time favorite animal to track and view in Madikwe Game Reserve, and why ?

Elephants, elephants and elephants they are intelligent gentle creatures I just love them.

4. What is your favorite place to visit around Madikwe ?

Ambush Alley the views here are incredible it reminds me of home.

5. What animal sighting would you still like to have ?

All of them I never tire of seeing the animals everyday is a new adventure.

6. Describe why you love Africa and the bushveld ?

Because I was born here, this is my land its in my blood.

  • Happy World Giraffe Day!
Giraffe are listed as Vulnerable to extinction on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Giraffe numbers in Africa have plummeted by a staggering 40% over the last 30 years. We estimate today that there are fewer than 100,000 giraffe remaining in all of Africa.
Read more here:
https://giraffeconservation.org/world-giraffe-day/
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  • SOFA SAFARI

The term “Sofa Safari” does go hand-in-hand with the Jamala experience. There are very few places in Africa where you can sit and watch wild elephants play at a waterhole 20 meters in front of you. The Sofa Safari will evoke incredible emotion for any traveler young or old. .
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  • A view into the origin of our beloved Jamala. .
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  • The largest African predator in early morning territory surveillance. A little known fact Africas lion population has declined severely over the last 25 years. It’s estimated 20,000 wild lions still roam Africa less than the endangered rhinos. .
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  • Opulent interiors and warm hospitality. A home away from home in Africa. Enjoy an indulgent Safari with us only at Jamala Madikwe.
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  • The afternoon glow at Jamala as sunset gives way to the elephant herds that inhabit @madikwe_conservation
  • Early morning game drive across Madikwe Game Reserve. Explore this untouched wilderness with us at Jamala Madikwe.
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  • Moms and Babies, we love elephants 🐘
  • Beautiful dining locations and excellent African inspired cuisine at Jamala by chef @nicoverster #chefsofinstagram #cuisine #chefstalk #chefstable #instagram_sa #eatout #africa #cookery #lodge #finedining #cheflife #theartofplating #southafrica #taste #tastemade #bonapetitemag #modern #beautiful #onceuponatime
  • We are starting a serious campaign around removing plastic from Jamala Madikwe. We have been recycling for years however we urge everyone to replacethe the smallest of items with non plastic alternatives #earthbrush #no #plastic #wwf #sustainable #bamboo #recycle #waronplastic #save #conservation #cleanseas
  • Opulent interiors and cosy spaces come find your favorite reading nook at Jamala #interiordesign #reading #beautifulhotels #design
  • Chermoula spiced kingklip, cauliflower almond pure, madras oil #chef #nicoverster #cuisine #sachefs #instagram_sa #cook #finedining #luxury #safari #big5 #gamelodge #madikwegamereserve @nicoverster

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