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September Newsletter 2016

Posted on Mon September 19, 2016 in General.

Herewith our September Newsletter. It contains a profile of Heike Zitzer, some funny images of animals caught by our camera traps and a fantastic special offer. Enjoy.

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Romance at White Elephant

Posted on Mon July 4, 2016.

A marriage proposal in the bush must be one of the most romantic experiences for anyone.
Soon after arriving for a two night stay at White Elephant Safari Lodge, John-Louis Watt asked me to assist him in setting the scene for his proposal to Tatum Lamb. He wanted this to be the most memorable and romantic experience possible and, as a romantic myself, I was very happy to help.

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Interview with our Elephant Researcher

Posted on Mon May 16, 2016.

Heike Zitzer our resident researcher was interviewed by Geniene Preston from Nomad at Tourism Indaba 2016 which was held in Durban from 7-9 May. Visit the SA commuters website to listen to their conversation.

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Drought

Posted on Wed April 13, 2016.

An Overview
The KwaZulu-Natal Cabinet has declared the uMkhanyakude District Municipality an emergency disaster area as the drought continues to ravage the country. Areas such as Mtubatuba, Hluhluwe, Umhlabuyalingana, Jozini and Hlabisa have especially been affected by the severe drought. At Hluhluwe, the dam is extremely low at 22 percent. Prior to the drought, the normal raw water flow at Hluhluwe Phase 1 was averaging to 280 cubic metres per hour. This has since dropped to 90 cubic metres. With so many rural communities affected, the KZN Government through the Department of Cooperatives Governance and Traditional Affairs has brought the Umngeni Water Board on board. A contractor has also been hired to drill wells at the Umfolozi river bed which will help increase the daily supply from 1.8 to 10ML. (Africa News Agency)
The KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department has warned that despite the recent rainfall, which has been pouring in the province for the past few weeks, the prolonged drought remains severe.

MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, said the province would need weeks and weeks of sustained rainfall to refill its fast declining water reservoirs to return to water levels considered safe and sustainable. (SAnews.gov.za)

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How to get here

Posted on Mon March 7, 2016.

Finding your way to White Elephant Safari Lodge and Bush Camp is easy. We might be tucked away in the top northern corner of Kwazulu Natal, yet it is as simple as directly turning off the N2. In fact we are just a stone’s throw away from Swaziland Golela/Lavumisa border, putting us smack bang in the middle between Kruger National Park and Durban.

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