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May 25, 2018

Scabiosa columbaria

_DSC7006-Scabiosa-columbaria Scabiosa columbaria, a beautiful plant flowers most of the year, the flowers vary from pink to mauve in colour. The Zulu name for this plant is Ibheka. The leaves or fleshy roots of this plant are used as a traditional colic and heart burn remedy and the powdered roots are used as baby powder.
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May 25, 2018

Oxalis pendulifolia

_DSC6994-oxalis-pendulifolia Oxalis pendulifolia, also locally known as suring as it has a sharp sour lemon-like taste. On the reserve you will often see the Eland eating this plant. Mole rats, francolin and porcupines love eating the bulbs. The leaves, flowers and flower stalks can be used to flavour and decorate salads.
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May 25, 2018

Boophane disticha

_DSC7030-boophone_disticha Boophane disticha also know as Gifbol, has been used as a medicinal bulb for many years. The outer scales of the bulbs were used to dress wounds while the thick fluid that oozes from the bulb when cut, was used as arrow poison mainly for small game. Hunters would make a thick gum like substance by combining the poison from B. disticha with snake ve
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May 25, 2018

Prismatocarpus candolleanus

_DSC7009-Prismatocarpus-candolleanus Prismatocarpus candolleanus.... This little plant has been a challenge to identify as all the records I can find have poor visuals, however I finally feel like I may have worked it out! You will see this delightful little plant in flower all over the reserve at the moment. The flowers are light blue or white and clumped along branch ends. The stems
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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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April 5, 2018
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Corporate Conference Safari Special

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Gondwana provides the ultimate boutique corporate getaway in an awe-inspiring wilderness teaming with game. The 11 000 hectare Big five game reserve is accessibly located on the Garden Route only 4 hours drive from Cape Town or 45 minutes from George airport. Enjoy 2 exhilarating game drives daily, three gourmet meals a day, and accommodation […]

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April 5, 2018
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Eco Camp Exclusive Winter Offer

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Book Gondwana’s Tented Eco Camp exclusively to enjoy this special bush retreat with a group of family or friends! Situated in the heart of the reserve the camp offers “glamping” at its best. Five stylish, yet rustic double tents with en-suit bathrooms provide very comfortable accommodation. A private staff complement is ready host your group […]

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