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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15
Nov

Every day is giraffe day!

Nothing better than a wild walk with our wildlife to brighten your day. Celebrate your birthday, spend some time with your partner or just to be in Nature. A gentle walk or a sporty hike, you set the standard and we tailor-make the walk to suit you.

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01
Nov

Exploring the reserve from the horse back

Is there anything better that being in the bush? Yes, being in the bush on a horse back. Exploring the reserve sitting on a horse is as exciting as a hike in the bush. On horseback you get closer to our wildlife although it’s always advisable to keep a safe distance from wild animals. Normally, giraffes can coexist with livestock,…

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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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