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March 13, 2019

Mentha longifolia

_DSC0591 Mentha longifolia also known as kruisement or wild mint. A gorgeous looking plant with square stems that are up to 1m tall. This one was found growing alongside Osteospermum junceum (above). It enjoys growing along riverbeds and moist places. It is a creeping herb and resembles the exotic mints that we cultivate in Herb Gardens. Leaves are lance sh
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March 13, 2019

Osteospermum junceum

_DSC0566 Osteospermum junceum is a gorgeous member of the Asteraceae (daisy) family. On the reserve it seems to enjoy growing close to water mostly in rivers and floodplain habitats, and can reach heights of taller than 2m!! It has distinct characteristics other than its height; Its is almost leafless towards the top of the plant near the flowers; the leave
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March 13, 2019

Nidorella ivifolia

_DSC0986 Nidorella ivifolia, is found growing densely in patches around the reserve. It is part of the Asteraceae (daisy) family. It grows to about 2 meters tall with smooth toothed leaves. The small creamy white flowers are relatively insignificant in comparison to the size of the plant - they are about 5mm in diameter. They also seem to be present through
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February 24, 2019

Brunsvigia josephinae gigantic beauty!!

_DSC0802 This gorgeous bulb is part of the Amaryllidaceae family is classified as vulnerable. It stands about 80cm tall and the span of the scarlet blooms are breath taking! It has the largest flower cluster in the Amaryllus family, there are 30 to 40 flowers on the plant and they are so large (100mm x 40mm) that they are perfectly adapted to being pollinat
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January 31, 2019

Striped Toktokkie Beetle

toktokkie The drumming Striped Toktokkie Beetle (Psammodes straitus). The name toktokkie describes the sound that the beetles make as they drum their abdomens on the ground in a certain pattern or rhythm. There are a number of flightless species that have developed a unique tapping method of communication between males and females. Different species of tokto
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January 30, 2019

Wildlife management update

_DSC0019 Gondwana Game Reserve’s wildlife team successfully captured 3 Buffalo cows for temporary relocation into a dedicated facility.  Our goal is to allow them to form bonds with a larger herd of buffalo for re-release into the reserve, mitigating the risk of predation and genetic isolation.  Working with wildlife is risky but the professionalism of
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January 9, 2019

Cape Skink

_DSC8721 Cape Skink, Trachylepis capensis This feisty little character lives near the lounge at Kwena lodge under the rocks. We can often hear its stout little body scuttling through the bushes. This species of skink gives birth to litters of about 6 live babies. Typically, skinks are active by day and terrestrial by night, so you are more than li
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January 5, 2019

Impala, Aepyceros melampus

_DSC7191 Impala (Aepyceros melampus) are one of our most successful antelope species in south Africa, and one of the more commonly viewed species on Gondwana while on safari.The graceful impala is often overlooked as it is so often seen. However it is one of the most adaptable antelope species making it also one of the most successful. Impalas have excellen
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