Our approach to the fauna and flora management on the reserve is pioneered through our strong vision and purpose – to uphold a powerful legacy on conservation and environmental preservation.
Since agriculture played a significant part in the reserves’ history, most of the lands surface area has been subject to decades of farming practices, specifically cattle. Efforts to restore the veld to its natural condition has necessitated a conservative approach to managing animal populations in an area.
Decisions on game numbers are guided by recommendations made by the Agricultural Research Council – Animal Production Institute and are based on data obtained from annual plant surveys combined with an annual aerial game census.
Artificial water points across the reserve are managed to prevent overexploitation of the veld and optimise game viewing opportunities. Fire plays a significant role in natural systems and is harnessed as a management tool to prevent bush encroachment, further stimulating the growth of moribund grasses.