Parks & Recreation Mgt – HMGT 4988 SP15

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    The game reserve that I choose to talk about is, the Ndumo Game Reserve; this is a small South African game reserve located in the far northeast district of KwaZulu-Natal known as Maputaland. This game reserve shared border with Mozambique, where the Pongola River joins the Great Usutu River. It is adjacent to the Tembe Elephant Park. Ndumo is a remote area; its closest major city of Durban is roughly 250 miles away. Or closest town of Mkuze is 68 miles away.

    Ndumo hosts a diverse range of habitats including sand forest, dense riverine forest, flood plains, alluvial plains, reedbeds, grassland, broad-leaved and acacia woodlands and extremely dense thornveld. Ndumo is popular for its birdlife and despite its small size; the reserve has recorded in excess of 430 bird species including residents and seasonal migrants. The park’s abundance of pans, flood plains and rivers (Pongola & Usutu) provide suitable habitat for many aquatic species. The Maputaland area in general is relatively rich in bird life due to the ecosystem diversity as well as its geographical location: the area forms the southernmost range for a great many eastern and north-eastern African bird species. This game reserve received a high amount of rain fall annual.
    Ndumo is home to many sought-after bird species such as: Pel’s Fishing Owl, Narina Trogon, African Broadbill, Eastern Nicator (formerly “Yellow-spotted Nicator” but this name is now given to another bird, the Western Nicator), African Cuckoo-Hawk, Large mammals found in Ndumo include Nyala, Hippopotamus, Nile Crocodile, Impala and Cape Buffalo. While Elephants are been host at the neighboring Tembe Elephant Park. As with all parts of Maputaland, malaria is endemic and visitors are advised to take the proper precautions. There is an Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife campsite and hutted camp. Wilderness Safaris run a luxury tented safari camp. This park is to be included into the: Usuthu-Tembe-Futi Trans frontier Conservation Area.

    by Carl Harrison



    Lalibela game reserve!

    This private game reserve is located in cape bode in South Africa. It’s is one of the big 5 game reserves. They have 3 lodges and are malaria free and span 5 Eco systems, it is only a half and hour drive from Elizabeth port. They are known for the Big Five, Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard. The all roam freely and cared for deeply. There is about 200 meters of game land.Lalibela is a Big 5 private game reserve and conservation project. We are 7,500 hectares (approximately 18,500 acres) in size and are home to the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo & leopard) as well as other predators like cheetah, hyena, jackal & lynx. They are amongst the great and vast African plains and which is why they have multitudes of zebra, giraffe, warthog, impala, wildebeest, blesbuck and various other antelope species.


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