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With the Global outcry focused on the plight of rhinos, spare a thought for the tiny Pangolin

Pangolins or scaly anteaters are tiny creatures (with one exception, the giant African ground pangolin) that look like they came straight from the age of the dinosaurs. Thanks to an insatiable appetite in the Far East for their scales and…

Guest blog: Dodging bullets, mambas and lions; it’s all in a day’s work for Canine Ranger Akhal

By William Sonnenberg, TPNR Landowner & Member The African bush can throw all kinds of nasty things at you when you’re out on an anti – poaching patrol. But when you’re a highly trained canine ranger like Akhal you learn…

Timbavati & EWT Vulture Conservation & Research gets off the ground

Vultures are in big trouble. All over Africa populations are declining. South Africa is no exception. Poisoning, “muti” killings, loss of habitat and scarcity of prey are some of the reasons for the decline Dr Graeme Naylor, a passionate conservationist…

Guest blog: Wildlife, transport, roadkill; Join the Coalition to Reduce Collisions

By Wendy Collinson, Wildlife and Transport Programme, Endangered Wildlife Trust Deadly roads We have all accidentally collided with an animal at some point in our lives, be it a small butterfly, a bird or something larger like a kudu. Ironically,…

Public and Private sectors aim to stop invasive beetle in its tracks

With the recent outcry around the devastating effects of a little sesame seed sized beetle, managers within the Greater Kruger Landscape are recognizing that something needs to be done and quickly before it is too late.  The Polyphagous Shot Hole…

Fascinating facts about the Spotted Hyena

The spotted hyena is a remarkable predator. They are highly skilled and intelligent hunters that will also eat birds, snakes, lizards, insects and plants. Hyena species There are three different hyena species, with the spotted hyena being the largest of…

A unique tented safari experience at Shindzela

Shindzela Tented Camp offers an authentic and affordable tented safari experience. Situated within the esteemed Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, their objective is to provide guests with a unique African wildlife experience. Shindzela is passionate about conservation and as a result,…

Guest blog: The African wildlife & land-use imperative – availability of wilderness habitats

I was shocked to read about the sudden closure of a well-known luxury safari operation in the Selous reserve in Tanzania, as reported in Africa Geographic this week (read the AG article here). My dismay was not only because I…

Makanyi Lodge introduces the first electric safari vehicle in the Timbavati

Makanyi Lodge have recently become the first lodge in the Timbavati to take ownership of an electric safari vehicle. This is an exciting new technology that we hope to see more of throughout the whole of the Timbavati. We believe…