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As the end of the year fast approaches UmPhafa has finally seen some much needed rain and has a veld that is looking green and lush. Monstrous storms over the last few weeks have brought the much needed rain that the...

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The last few months at Colchester Zoo’s UmPhafa Reserve have been some of the most difficult since it first began. Veld fires have ravaged valuable grazing lands and times continue to remain tough with little rain and severe droughts are taking...

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To many it may not seem such a big deal but to everyone here on UmPhafa it is an absolutely fantastic sighting...a tortoise! Spotted by one of our rangers it is the first time this reptile has been seen on the...

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When we purchased the final piece of the UmPhafa puzzle there were a few changes we needed to make before we took down the fences between the new land and the older established lands. We wanted to ensure there was an...

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With security incidents such as poaching on the increase in South Africa it is important that we equip our reserve’s first responders with the necessary protective equipment. Sadly the use of firearms by poachers is a reality so we felt it was necessary to...

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UmPhafa has a wide and diverse range of habitat types, from grassland to bushveld and open woodlands.

Number of species offically recorded on Umphafa

Mammals 49
Birds 186
Reptiles 24
Amphibians 10
Trees 62