ELEPHANT ARRIVAL Our third elephant herd has arrived from Makalali Game Reserve and it was a touching moment to see the group of three females, a young bull and a

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THE MILKWEED LOCUST At this time of year you might run into an army of these large, bright-yellow and black hoppers in Lapalala. They are the nymphs of the green

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PROTECTING TREES WITH NEEM OIL  In a bid to protect trees from elephant damage, Lapalala has started spraying selected trees with organic neem oil, which is a natural deterrent to

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GOODBYE TO PHD STUDENT VANESSA WANDJA After having spent the past 12 months with us, our roan antelope researcher, Vanessa Wandja, has completed her fieldwork and has moved to Pretoria

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ARCHITECTURE WITH GABION WALLS Traditional stone gabions have a place in any rehabilitation plan and are particularly useful for rehabilitating degraded drainage channel and donga systems. Lapalala currently has a

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT! The yellow-billed hornbill (Tockus leucomelas) is a fascinating ground-foraging bird and a common resident in Lapalala. Pairs of this bird are monogamous and have a unique way

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WILD DOGS IN THE WATERBERG! Did you know that one of the last true free-roaming packs of wild dogs in South Africa remains in the Waterberg? The pack currently consists

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A CHAMELEON’S EYE Lapalala is home to some of the most beautiful creatures in the world. Not all of them are always so easy to spot though! After a few

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FREE-RANGE ROAN IN LAPALALA! Since the last sighting of a roan antelope in Lapalala during the late 1990s, it has always been an objective to re-establish a free-ranging population of

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INTO THE WILD It was a very happy day for our camp rhinos this month following a decision by Lapalala management to release the rhinos in the breeding camp onto

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