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BIG 5 ASSET – THE LEOPARD PROJECT

BIG 5 ASSET – THE LEOPARD PROJECT

Sighting the elusive Big 5 members is never guaranteed;  however, the new  leopard project has been a wonderful initiative to increase sightings.   Around September 2018, the Manyoni Private Game Reserve started a leopard project in an effort to habituate them.  Since...
GOLDEN MONTHS FOR MAVELA!

GOLDEN MONTHS FOR MAVELA!

Excitement on  the 31 December 2018, when Brad Smith identified a very rare bird at the lodge, the Golden Pipit! This  beautiful, gold and yellow  bird with  black breast band, enthralled many  twitchers” who came from far and wide  to see it. According...
Mavela Welcomes Nico Bestbier

Mavela Welcomes Nico Bestbier

Nico and El-Mari Kloppers have joined the Mavela team. Nico is working alongside our very experienced and professional ranger Brad Smith, who is moving over to the challenging position of managing the 3 Mavela farms. In keeping with the high standards of the Mavela...
Safe As A House

Safe As A House

We often get asked if guests are safe in their tents at night when it comes to “the big 5”. The answer is yes – as safe as houses; here’s why: Firstly the tent itself: When animals look at a tent they don’t see a thin canvas skin with “food” inside it. Animals view...