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Volunteers and the Biosphere

26 05 2016
This morning, after lots of hard work in the Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, our volunteers got the opportunity to Meet & Greet Brent Laarman, the Chairman of the Magaliesberg Biosphere Route Working C...
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Opening Magaliesberg Biosphere Hike

24 04 2016
Last Friday 22 April was Earth Day 2016 and what could be a better moment to officially launch a new Eco Activity in Hartbeespoort? The Harties Cableway, the Ostrich Manor Eco Lodge and Silkaatsne...
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Declaration Magaliesberg Biosphere

11 06 2015
After nearly a decade of lobbying and sustained efforts by a small committee of dedicated environmentalists, our ''backyard'' the Magaliesberg has been declared a World Biosphere Reserve. The annou...
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New Year's Eve

01 01 2015
Last night the rain ruined our bonfire, but it certainly did not ruin our New Year’s Eve!Quickly everyone grabbed their drinks and moved into the lounge inside, where the laughter continued. Togeth...
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100 Bird species

03 11 2014
The Hartbeespoort Dam area is famous for its abundance of birds and at our Eco Lodge we have kept track of all the species seen in our 19 ha bushveld and gardens on the foothills of the Magaliesber...
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Storm

26 10 2014
Last night we have had the first proper storm of the seasons with quite a lot of rain, so hopefully nature will soon be green and flowering again!
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Herb & Veggie Garden

20 09 2014
Today we could for the first time harvest raddish and lettuce from our Herb & Veggie Garden!   Students from Helicon Velp in the Netherlands who were here for their internship created this beauti...
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Natural Power Trail

01 05 2014
Yesterday we had to say goodbye to Luuk, Juul and Martijn, three Outdoor students from the Netherlands who were in South Africa the last seven weeks to gain (work) experience at our Lodge. Their ma...
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Herb & Veggie Garden

28 04 2014
The last couple of weeks Yochem, our Forestry & Nature Management student, has been working hard on creating a Herb & Veggie Garden and only one week after the seeds have been planted, the radish i...
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Mac the impala

01 02 2014
Mac, a now three weeks old impala, was brought to us after people of a nearby farm had taken him away from his Mom because they thought he would make a nice pet. After only one night they realised ...
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