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White Elephant Safaris Joins AfriCamps

Posted by Dr Heinz on Fri August 16, 2019 in General.

2019 heralds Safari Lodge’s 20th anniversary, and with it comes major changes.
Over the past two decades our guests, agents, operators and staff have loyally supported us turning Safari Lodge into a much loved, special destination.
However, times have changed, and with it, dramatic shifts in the tourism market. Thus, we have made a strategic decision to enter the ‘glamping’ arena and we will be refurbishing the Safari Lodge into 12 self-catering tents, which will be opened in January 2020.

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Tree planting

Posted on Tue June 11, 2019 in General.

“The one who plants trees knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life” - Rabindranath Tagore

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Farewell to Heike Zitzer

Posted by Dr Heinz on Tue February 12, 2019 in General.

Heike Zitzer has been a part of the White Elephant family since 2009. We are sad to be saying good-bye to Heike who left at the end of January 2019.

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Post Vasectomy Behaviour in Elephants, a study conduct at Pongola Game Reserve

Posted by Dr Heinz on Tue November 27, 2018 in Research.

The burgeoning number of elephant is always a controversial and sensitive subject within the conservation community. Control measures have been widely employed to limit the growth of elephant within South Africa, and by 2008 the rapidly growing numbers in the Pongola Game Reserve soon came under the spot light. With the assistance of the ‘Disney Animal Program’ seven elephant underwent vasectomies. Although this team had perfected the procedure there was little investigation into the long-term behavioural implications of this form of contraception.

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Kohlewe: never "The Forgotten One"

Posted on Tue October 2, 2018.

Kohlewe was the Zulu name given to one of our young elephant bulls who arrived, with his family, on the Pongola Game Reserve in 1997. Kohlewe, The Forgotten One, was originally left off the family tree by mistake.

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