Umphafa News

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Animal Welfare and Conservation Masters student Zoe Braybrook will be heading to South Africa over the summer for an internship at Colchester Zoo’s UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve. The internship is for four weeks at the 6,000 hectare reserve in KwaZulu Natal...

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After 4 months of anticipation, UmPhafa Reserve now has an amazing new Bush Camp! Using recycled stone, wood, windows and thatching grass harvested from the reserve, our Maintenance Manager Mark and his team have created something very special!  It was christened...

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What an incredible place UmPhafa is! It is an honour and privilege to work here and we can honestly say that this past year has been one of the most enjoyable of our lives! We arrived with anticipation and excitement in our...

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Education is one of our main aims on UmPhafa. Since 2009, we have run an internship programme to raise awareness and educate on our wildlife species and conservation and research activities. Over the years, we have also been involved in a...

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Access to water is one of the main limiting factors for our wildlife species on UmPhafa, particularly on the western area of our reserve. In recent years, South Africa has been experiencing drought conditions. Rainfall in the South African summer, between...

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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