01
Nov

A paradise for birdwatchers

You would be suprised how much beauty you can come across during a slow, quiet paddle around the dam. White-backed night heron with her chicks, a Swamphen gracefully walking on water hyacinth and the iconic yellow-billed duck. Shongweni is a little paradise for birdwatchers too.

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22
Oct

It’s a boy!

A new baby giraffe has joined the group few days ago. Already 2 meters high, the new born is living his first days with the mum and the herd, getting used to zebras and still checking humans out Fun facts about giraffes: 1) Giraffes are found in the dry savannas of Africa, where they roam among the open plains and woodlands. 2) Well…

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22
Dec

Enjoying The Little Things

Shongweni is not famous for the big five, although we found evidence that leopards, buffalo and rhinos used to live here some years ago. No, Shongweni’s strengthsare its rich biodiversity. Dragonflies, frogs, rare bats, birds, butterfly and the precious dung beetles, these are what makes Shongweni such an important biodiversity site in a municipal area. The new management company is…

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Conservation Guardians raises funds with a 67km’s paddle on Mandela Day

On Mandela Day 2018 Conservation Guardians committed to paddle 67km’s around the Shongweni  dam, in a quest to raise desperately needed funds for those basic needs we require to continue building the reserve and saving the biodiversity that few people recognize as the most basic foundation to the beauty we all enjoy. Just as Mandela Day calls for 67 minutes of community work, Conservation…

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