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Gone But Never Forgotten

16 November 2018
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This year, as we do every year on 16 November, our guides and guests at Amakhala Game Reserve meet for a moment of solemn silence at "God’s Window". Here stands a special Rhino Remembrance Memorial bearing the names of Chippy, Isipho and Geza -...

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Young Artist from Amakhala Craft Centre Showcases Her Work

20 October 2018

23-year-old Sesethu Ntlanjeni is a young and talented artist studying art and graphic design through Intec College. Born and bred in Paterson, Eastern Cape, Sesethu is one of Amakhala Game Reserve’s local artists, creating beautiful arts and...

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Connecting Kids To Nature Changes K9 Handlers Life

19 September 2018

Growing up in a Paterson orphanage, Azola could not have known that one day he would be a wildlife warrior, protecting his natural heritage while inspiring the youth in his community. Yet for the passionate Amakhala Foundation team, it is exactly...

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Amakhala Supports World Elephant Day 2018

10 August 2018

The Amakhala team enthusiastically supports World Elephant Day, an opportunity to celebrate the magnificent elephants we protect and treasure, and to appreciate their crucial role in our environment. This year’s celebration is also extra special,...


Amakhala Celebrates World Ranger Day

30 July 2018

In celebration of World Ranger Day on 31 July, Amakhala Game Reserve extend their heartfelt appreciation and thanks to all Rangers and Field Guides for their hard work, passion and dedication.

Amakhala Game Reserve believes that being a Ranger...


That’s historic! Witness the arrival of Amakhala’s new hippos!

13 July 2018

It was a significant and historic moment when hippos recently splashed into the Bushmans River coursing through the beautiful Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The Amakhala team is delighted to welcome back this...

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New Protected Environment Announced for the Eastern Cape

25 June 2018

Amakhala Game Reserve is one of eight Eastern Cape reserves that form part of the newly-enacted Indalo Game Reserves Protected Environment, which recently received “Protected Environment” status under the Eastern Cape Biodiversity Stewardship...

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Local learners pledge to care for our forests

25 June 2018
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Proud to play its part in creating awareness about the importance of protecting our environment, the Amakhala Foundation celebrated World Environment Day 2018 on 5 June by hosting an Educational Day at the Amakhala Conservation Centre for Grade...

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Remember our Cycads this Endangered Species Day

18 May 2018

The Eastern Cape is home to a number of iconic endangered species, notably our rhino population. But it is not only our rhino that are being poached to the point of extinction!

On the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species – and also actively...

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Surprise Baby Elephant Birth on Amakhala

27 April 2018

There was great excitement among staff and visitors when a new baby elephant was spotted at Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape.

After 22 months of gestation, a 10-year-old elephant cow, gave birth to her first calf, a male. A baby elephant...

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