The South African Journal of Science published a paper in 2021 stating that South Africa has lost more than 22% of its natural habitat in the last two centuries. This loss is not evenly distributed, and areas including the savanna biome have been particularly hard hit. With this in mind, we consider ourselves fortunate to provide a haven to 71 mammal species, 324 bird species, 37 reptile species, 24 amphibian species, 41 tree species and 30 grass species.

Nestled within the Greater Kruger National Park, the wilderness that is MalaMala Game Reserve has thrived under decades of protection. The 2022 game viewing statistics are a testament to this; we enjoyed 875 lion sightings, 1411 leopard sightings, 1752 elephant sightings, 700 buffalo sightings, and consistent sightings of Cape hunting dogs, cheetah, honey badger, pangolin and sable.

Despite the prosperity this land has enjoyed, it is our role, as stewards of this wild space, to continue to defend it and keep it the unsubdued haven it is.

Food for thought, this year, the theme of World Wildlife Day is ‘Partnerships for Wildlife Conservation’. If you have any interest in partnering with our conservation efforts, feel free to email us :