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Guest blog: Hlokomela – Creating awareness through community excursion

Timbavati’s Connection The Timbavati with its Foundation, has a proud history of supporting numerous conservation, community and education projects. One of our longest relationships has been with Hlokomela, an Non-profit organisation (NGO) that focuses on primary healthcare for farm worker communities. […]

Guest Blog – Five Reasons to Visit Timbavati Nature Reserve

Written by James Bainbridge 1. The White Lion Timbavati Private Nature Reserve shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park and also has a thriving wildlife population including the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo). The park has […]

Phantoms of the bush; the white lions of the Timbavati

Written by William Sonnenberg I wake at some ungodly hour, the luminous hands of my watch tell me it’s 2:30 am. I lie awake in the dark. Looking out through my bedroom window I can see stars twinkling in the […]

Guest blog: The booming call of ground hornbills. What are they saying?

Written by Kyle-Mark Middleton According to the Zulus, who call Ground Hornbills iSingizi, this is what they say when they call. First the female calls:“Ngiyemuka,ngiyemuka ngiya kwabethu.”(I am going away, going away to my people)To which the male answers: “Hamba, […]

The Timbavati Museum, A Source of Wonder For Nearly 40,000 Underprivileged Kids

One of the best kept secrets in the Lowveld is the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve’s museum aptly called the Graeme Naylor museum – after the man who has almost singlehandedly populated the displays in this amazing facility. Located at the […]

Guest Blog: The “Future” of Conservation: The Future Rangers Program

Written by Matt Lindenberg As a boy, I grew up next to the world-famous Kruger National Park, South Africa. On weekends and during school trips, I visited the park, always in awe one of one of the largest conservation landscapes […]

To celebrate the 64th Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Annual General Meeting, we proved local is ‘lekker’

On 6 July 2019, the months of organization and preparation for the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve (TPNR) 64th annual general meeting (AGM) finally paid off, as D-day had arrived. For this year’s AGM the Timbavati management team took on a new […]

The spirit of Ubuntu is alive and well at the Timbavati Foundation; ask “Glad” at Nhlayiseko old-age home, she’ll tell you!

When qualified nursing sister ”Glad” (that’s what she likes to be called) made contact with the Timbavati Foundation she had quite a story to tell. She had taken her entire pension and built an old-age home. Not because she thought […]

Guest blog: Instilling a conservation passion & awareness within the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere through the Environmental Monitor programme

Written by: Vusimuzi Job Tshabalala, K2C Cluster EM Project Manager Where it all started for Vusi When I was a young boy, every school holiday I would go to visit my grandfather on his farm where he looked after several […]