A MalaMala Story

Text: Ranger Pieter van Wyk Behind the smiling faces that helpfully engage with guests in Main Camp’s reception area is a frequently used door. Behind said door are several offices and a boardroom, mostly occupied by senior management; it’s the proverbial ‘belly of the beast’. Now, that sounds a lot more sinister than is deserved but, […]

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Sayonara Sudan

Text: Ranger Pieter van Wyk The world was recently captivated by the death of Sudan, the last male northern white rhino. At 45 years old, Sudan was elderly for his species and passed of age-related complications in Kenya. With only two females of this subspecies left on earth the northern white rhino is staring down the […]

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The Sand River

Text: Ranger Pieter van Wyk For 25 picturesque kilometers this precious liquid pathway flows through MalaMala Game Reserve. Along the way it nourishes and quenches an incredible array of flora and fauna as well as being home to 36 different species of fish. It has in fact been scientifically proven to be one of the richest […]

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Every dog has its day

Text: Ranger Pieter van Wyk Every dog has its day. However, for one particular Cape hunting dog, Thursday wasn’t the type of day referred to in the popular idiom. Whilst viewing 4 members of the Kambula pride and numerous elephants in the Sand River, a commotion was heard upstream. Closer inspection revealed something quite incredible. A […]

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