Gondwana Living

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May 8, 2018

Wildlife update ~ interview with Jono Berry (Conservation and Sustainability Manager)

article-images1 We have introduced 22 springbok from a nearby farm which mitigates the risk of heartwater disease.  Heartwater disease has been a major issue in the past with springbok introductions. So we are confident that these springbok will pull through the first four to six weeks and if they have, I think we are golden. There is an extra giraffe i
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May 8, 2018

Working for water plans for 2018

wattle  Working for water plans for 2018 ~ interview with Pieter Gerhardus (project manager for Working for water)The key focal areas are two fold for the black wattle. Firstly the initial clearing of the Black wattle and secondly follow ups where black wattle have been cleared to prevent the re infestation of the black wattle seedlings. Th
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May 8, 2018

Home owner profile – Brenda Li Hansen

What brought us to Gondwana?Caracal, the Sales Manager that greeted us at the doorstep of our house-to-be in Gondwana.  Mark told us that Mr Caracal is the resident sales manager.  We bought the house with the expectation that he will visit us regularly.  The lazy one, however, visited us only once afterwards!  Lousy after-sale service!We went
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March 12, 2018

Wildlife update with Jono Berry (Conservation and sustainability Manager)

Photo credits: Zebra - Magdelene, Rainbow - PierreGondwana has enjoyed some lovely rain in January with over 94 mm falling at Lehele and an additional 15mm in February. This is up to three times the figure of neighbouring farmers in the area. The rainfall has provided a fantastic green flush of grass for the grazers.There has been a lot happening w
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March 12, 2018

Radio Jargon at Gondwana

Whilst out on game drive in many reserves in South Africa, there is another language that comes into play between field guides over their radio network. This radio jargon has evolved over time derived mostly from local African languages to allow the field guides to discuss sightings and updates . There is no translation app or google connection to
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March 12, 2018

Home owner profile – Italo Fioravanti

1. What brought us to Gondwana?We did some research on the internet for different types of investments during the downturn in the economy a few years ago and came across Gondwana. We first bought stand FC2 with the intention of one day building on it. We instantly fell in love with Gondwana and when FC3 came on the market a little later, we decided
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March 12, 2018

Erica cerinthoides

A relatively common heath, widespread and native to South Africa, Erica cerinthoides is flowering in bursts of crimson on the reserve at the moment. It is also known as fire heath, red hairy heath or rooihaartjie. The flowers on Erica cerinthoides are fascinating as they are an unusually deep shade of red and are arranged in umbels of 7 to 10 flowe
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December 1, 2017

Fynbos, Renosterveld and Fire

Gondwana comprises of Fynbos and Rensoterveld areas. Both Fynbos and Rensosterveld are critically endangered biomes with, renosterveld being close to extinction. These biomes have a fascinating relationship with fire and their plant richness relies heavily on this element. In this post I will focus predominantly on Fynbos as the factors that affect
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