Umphafa News

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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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On the 18th October, staff on UmPhafa got a wonderful glimpse of a pair of ground hornbills on UmPhafa. This is the first time this species has been seen on the reserve in many years! Ground hornbills are listed as vulnerable...

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Since its first conception, UmPhafa has seen the return of two large carnivores to the site through free migration; leopard and spotted hyena

Number of species offically recorded on Umphafa

Mammals 49
Birds 186
Reptiles 24
Amphibians 10
Trees 62