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Research student Shareen Sauders talks of her time at UmPhafa and her study of the plant species in the area:  As part of my placement year at university, I am currently undertaking a three month internship at Umphafa Private Nature Reserve....

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Over 25 and looking to make a difference with your holiday this year? Action for the Wild are delighted to offer a special two week internship placement on Umphafa Private Nature Reserve in South Africa. This is a chance for anyone from...

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Unfortunately, since the introduction of ostriches onto the reserve and despite the adults producing large clutches of eggs and successfully hatching them, there has been very little success rate to date in the survival of their chicks. This was due to the level of...

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Intern Lauren Owen summarises her diary of events at UmPhafa! I started my journey from York to Durban, meeting fellow interns along the way.On arrival at Durban, we then started the drive to the farm house where we would be staying for the next month!...

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The Secretary bird is a bird of prey Endemic to Africa. They are known to nest on acacia trees and we were delighted to recently notice our resident pair doing just that! Males and females can visit a nest for up...

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The area of UmPhafa has one of the highest ecological carrying capacities in the whole of South Africa

Number of species offically recorded on Umphafa

Mammals 49
Birds 186
Reptiles 24
Amphibians 10
Trees 62