Our research work relies on the support and financial assistance of passionate individuals.

The Selati Game Reserve Research Initiative invites you to join us on our quest to understand how to protect and manage this closed ecosystem. By getting involved in our ongoing research projects and monitoring programmes, you will enjoy an uplifting, conservation-based wildlife experience, including:

  • Hands-on fieldwork (monitoring wildlife and collecting data)
  • Authentic engagement with a small group of passionate people
  • Exposure to wildlife experts and day-to- day wildlife management practices
  • An opportunity to contribute towards building a conservation legacy, and to explore the role of conservation within a complex developed world.

The Selati Game Reserve Research Initiative also caters for folk who have their own personal projects and need to do practical field work as part of their post graduate course requirements. If you are interested in seeing if we can accommodate your needs please get in touch at [email protected]

The Programme Dates

We plan the programmes around two week “cycles”. Our minimum stay is 7 days and we recommend a stay of at least two weeks to get the best benefit form the experience.

Please contact us for information / dates.


The programme is based on small groups of individuals. Participants are accommodated in a comfortable rustic tented camp. The camp accommodates six individuals in 3 twin bedded tents. The sleeping arrangements consist of two people sharing a room.

Women and men do not share rooms unless booked as a couple. There is an extra charge for people requesting single accommodation.

The rooms are serviced and all bedding and linen are included. A once a week laundry service is also included.


The project caters for three meals a day – breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Extra snacks can be purchased during the weekly shopping excursion.

  • Breakfast – an early morning wake-up (tea, coffee, biscuits, fresh fruit and cereal, with cooked breakfast on Sundays)
  • Late Brunch/Lunch (salads and sandwiches with various fillings)
  • Dinner (balanced, warm, plated meal, served with meat, vegetables and/or salad)


Anyone over the age of 18 years old is welcome. No previous experience in conservation or research is required. We aim to teach and share.

Free transfers to and from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport or the Ashton Tours Shuttle bus service drop off point at Three Bridges restaurant (Tuesdays only). Please contact us at [email protected] for directions should you wish to drive there yourself.

Usually a 90 day visitor’s visa is granted upon entry. However, please consult South African Immigration before booking your visit.

The Selati Game Reserve is in a low risk malaria area. Please consult your medical doctor for more advice.

Yes, free wi-fi will be available.

Travel insurance including medical cover is mandatory.

Yes, a free laundry service including ironing is available.

Summer temperatures average around 35-37°C during the day, dropping to 20 -25°C (68 – 77°F) at night. Winter temperatures can fall as low as 4°C at night and average between 18 – 25°C during the day. Occasional winter showers prevail but are unusual. Rain in the summer takes the form of heavy thunder-showers or frontal rainfall over longer periods of time.



For further details on rates, availability and bookings please contact us: