Thursday, May 29, 2008

Parkers Cottages

Parkers CottagesNguni CottageNguni CottageNguni CottageFisherman's CottageFishermans CottageFishermans CottageSunset
Rates From: Single R440. Sharing R295.
Location: St Lucia
Category: Bed and Breakfast (definitions)
Customer Rating:
95%

Description

Parkers Cottages is a comfortable guest house in the beautiful coastal village of St. Lucia, offering visitors spacious B&B accommodation at affordable rates. Accommodation consists of individual two-bedroom en-suite cottages set within a colourful tropical garden. Each cottage has a separate entrance and air conditioning. For larger families or groups, two cottages have inter-leading doors. Facilities include free wireless internet connection, complimentary toiletries, hospitality tray and bar fridge, private pool and braai area, well stocked bar, full servicing daily and secure parking.

Rates

Fishermans Cottage (1)Rates Include : B & B
The cottage has air-conditioning, ceiling fans, a hospitality tray and bar fridge. Other facilities include hair dryer, complimentary toiletries and beach towels.

Children under 12: R150 - R175
Children under 3 - free
Year Round
(01 April 2008 to 31 December 2008)
Per Person Sharing from R295 to R350 Single from R440 to R525
Features in these Rooms/Units:
TVDSTV (Satellite)
Bathroom FacilitiesPrivate
ViewsGarden
OtherAir-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, WiFi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Balcony/patio, Self-catering
Nguni Cottage (1)Rates Include : B & B
Nguni Cottage is decorated in vibrant African colours to reflect the local Zulu culture. The main bedroom has twin beds and en-suite bath and shower. The second bedroom has a double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower. The cottage has air-conditioning, ceiling fans, a hospitality tray and bar fridge. Other facilities include hair dryer, complimentary toiletries and beach towels.

Children under 12: R150 - R175
Children under 3 - free
Year Round
(01 April 2008 to 31 December 2008)
Per Person Sharing from R295 to R350 Single from R440 to R525
Features in these Rooms/Units:
BedsTwin, Double
Bathroom FacilitiesPrivate, Ensuite bath and separate shower, Ensuite shower only
ViewsGarden
OtherAir-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, WiFi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Balcony/patio

* Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking

Nearby Attractions and Landmarks

iSimangaliso Wetland Park2.0 km
Hluhluwe-uMfolozi Game Reserve50.0 km
Zulu Cultural Village Tours5.0 km
Safari Night Game Drive2.0 km
Scuba/snorkelling40.0 km
Golf15.0 km
Estuary Hippo & Cro Boat Tour1.0 km
Cape Vidal40.0 km
Whale watching (boat based)2.0 km
Tropical beaches2.0 km

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Zululand Surfski Club

May 26, 2008

Zululand
OBSERVER
 
   

 

Zululand Surfski Club

IN contrast to the previous week's flat and balmy conditions, last week's race was held in 20km/h NE wind conditions with sufficient chop to challenge the newcomers and those who were more 'vertically challenged'.
The course was also very different, with paddlers having to venture well out to sea and then make the most of what choppy runs there were available on their return.
The race again saw a strong Zululand contingent with some seven development paddlers tackling the short course and 13 the long course. On the doubles front, Stretch and Colleen Struwig managed to pip the Kennedy and Stavast duo (convincingly they would say), but time will tell how the series pans out.
On the singles side, the juniors Sahun Austin and Donovan Kennedy came in second and third respectively, Mike Stevens was third veteran and Nigel Stevens was the first master.
The next race is the McCarthy Toyota King of the Bay race, which starts in Durban harbour and progresses out of the mouth.

Zululand Results
• Long Course Singles
15 Michael Stevens 01:28:54:00 - 3rd vet
18 Shaun Austin 01:29:34:00 - 2nd junior
19 Nigel Stevens 01:29:54:00 - 1st master
25 Donovan Kennedy 01:32:49:00 - 3rd junior
43 Perry Cobbold 01:37:04:00 - senior
50 Stephen Scrase 01:39:54:00 - senior
73 Kit Mayer 01:46:42:00 - master
• Long course doubles
8 Stretch Struwig and Colleen Struwig 01:27:17:00 - 1st mixed
12 Paul Kennedy and Lammert Stavast 01:28:24:00 - veterans
47 Mark Livingstone and Claire Livingstone 01:43:16:00 - senior
• Short Course
4 Sboniso Zinhali 00:56:06:00 - junior
11 Michael Kennedy 01:02:30:00 - junior
17 Desmond Peel 01:05:13:00 - junior
19 Stephen Hickman 01:05:25:00 - junior
20 Kerry Segal 01:05:36:00 - junior Lady
36 Melanie Jonker 01:23:10:00 - woman
38 Benita Crocker 01:23:10:00 - woman

 

 

 

Rhino poachers nabbed

May 26, 2008

Zululand
OBSERVER
 

 

Rhino poachers nabbed

Lesley Stephenson

SIX persons alleged to be involved in the poaching and selling of a white rhino from the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve have been arrested.
In a combined operation between the Organised Crime Unit (OCU) and Mtuba SAPS, Mandla Peter Manqele (32) from Ulundi, Zemizi Sihle Manqele (24) from Ulundi, Bafana Professor Gumede (34) from Mfekaye, Dumisani Bongani Gumede (50) from Matubatuba and Mashonisha Abram Mothlabane (66) from Krugersdorp were arrested following a tip-off.

Evidence recovered
OCU Investigating Officer, Insp Sitha Makhanya, with assistance from from Mtuba SAPS Inspector S E Nxumalo and student constables Mkhwanazi, Buthelezi and Mdletshe, recovered cash, possibly proceeds from the selling of the rhino horn and the R1 rifle which has been linked to the poaching incident.

Street value
Head of OCU, Supt Mthembu, confirmed the street value of the poached horn at R1-million, while the value of the rhino is R500 000.
'Poached horn is used for jewellery, ornaments or trophies, as well as for muti purposes,' said Mbatha.
He added that the arrests followed a highly successful month for the Organised Crime Unit, who have also enjoyed some good convictions and arrests for armed robbery and hijacking cases.

 



 

Life sentences for policeman killers

May 26, 2008

Zululand
OBSERVER
 

 

 

Life sentences for policeman killers

Sisters of the deceased, Nobulelo Mkhize, Busi Manqele and Ntombikhona Magwaza

Investigating officer Insp Jafta Buthelezi (middle, back) escorts Sihle Ngema and Sifiso Mthembu to the police vehicle which will take them to prison

Dalena van Jaarsveld

EXACTLY a year after pulling over a police vehicle and stabbing a policeman to death, the two men accused of the murder of Capt Emmanuel Nhlengi Manqele were found guilty of murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances and sentenced to life imprisonment in the Mtubatuba High Court on Thursday.
Court evidence revealed that Sifiso Mthembu (23) and Sihle Ngema(20) instructed Ngema's girlfriend at the time to pull over a car on the N2 as they wanted to go to town and needed a lift.
She didn't know that this plan involved hijacking the vehicle.
When Capt Manqele stopped to offer them a lift, a struggle ensued during which the policeman was stabbed. He died at the scene.
When they couldn't start the car, they fled the scene on foot.
Apart from the life sentences, Ngema and Mthembu were also sentenced to 15 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances and another five years for the possession of ammunition and an unlicensed firearm. Ngema will serve another three years for escaping from police custody when the police arrested the men shortly after the killing in May last year.
Judge Kruger denied both of the accused's applications for leave to appeal.


 

 

Leopard - LUCKY ESCAPE

May 26, 2008

Zululand
OBSERVER
 
 

LUCKY ESCAPE

Piet van der Walt reflects that he is lucky to be alive after being mauled by a leopard on Thursday evening. His skin was ripped off from forehead to neck, and his arm was hurt in the fall

Paul Jennings, husband of the Mpila camp manager, heard the scream and ran to assist. He was able to scare off the leopard

Dave Savides

WATCHED by his nine year-old grand-daughter, a Richards Bay man survived being clawed to the ground in a leopard attack on Thursday evening. Piet van der Walt, a retired master builder and a long-time Richards Bay Rotary Club member, was counting his blessings after having escaped with relatively minor injuries from what could have been a fatal attack. From his hospital bed, he told the Zululand Observer the story of his dramatic brush with death at Mpila camp in Hluhluwe game park.
'My children had flown out from the UK and Australia for a family wedding and the group of us, 10 adults and four children, spent two nights at Mpila.
'On the second night they were all in their tents and I was making a potjie as the sun went down,' said Van der Walt, fondly known as 'Piet Pompies' to his many friends.
'I was on a chair with my back facing towards the bush to shield the fire from the wind.

'As I watched my grand-daughter Jessica approach to about three metres from me, I was suddenly pulled backwards from the chair as the leopard clawed my forehead. We had seen hyena earlier and my first thought as I was pulled down was that this was a hyena attack.
'I screamed and with blood running all over me I ran towards the tents.'

Frantic race
Fortunately Jessica had run away first and was able to describe the animal 'with spots and a long tail'.
Piet's scream of shock as a huge flap of skin was ripped loose from his forehead to the back of his neck roused family members and staff at the camp to begin a frantic race to stabilise him and rush him to the Bay Hospital.
Piet's daughter Christie, a staff nurse, stemmed the massive flow of blood and packed his head with towels.
Her husband, well known Zululand hockey personality Mark Shirley, drove Piet to the Bay Hospital.
'Ironically, we had gone to the park hoping to see lions, and as we exited through the gate, there was a young lion in the road,' said Piet.
Along the way a call was made to his golfing partner, Dr Frank van Niekerk, who awaited their arrival at hospital. Piet was taken to surgery for treatment and cleaning of the gaping wound.
'The doctor told me he stopped counting stitches after 100.
'My big fear after the attack was that I would die from loss of blood,' said Piet, who added that he had not felt pain at any stage and was surprised at how calm he was throughout the incident.
While the risk of infection was a concern, he was also receiving treatment in case of rabies.

Shone in eyes
The story was also taken up by Paul Jennings, husband of the Mpila camp manager, who visited Piet in hospital on Friday.
'I heard his scream and ran out.
'While everyone was attending to Piet's injuries I walked around with a torch and a gun.
'Not 15 metres from the scene the beam shone onto the leopard's face,' said Paul.
'It sank down and crouched, ready to spring on me; I kept the torch shining on his face and fired warning shots and it ran off.'
Environmentalists believe the leopard's uncharacteristic behaviour indicated that it may have been suffering an injury and was looking for easy prey.
This is the first such incident recorded at the camp.
Piet, meanwhile, realises how close the call was.
'Just the night before I stood at the same spot and said a prayer in Zulu, thanking God that my family was here together in this beautiful place in Africa.
'He has reminded me to appreciate life even more.'
Still retaining his sense of humour, he added: 'At least Jessica will go back to Australia with the most amazing story to tell - of how her Oupa survived a leopard attack in darkest Africa!'



 

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Zulani Guest House

PoolHallHall 2Reading LoungeElephant roomRhino Room
Special Deals — Up to 10% Discount On Standard Rates
Special Discounts

Discounts are on offer for accommodation during May and June. On your accommodation enquiry, please request the May and June discount rates.
Rates From: Single R385. Sharing R320.
Location: St Lucia
Category: Bed and Breakfast, Guesthouse (definitions)
Official Grading:
Customer Rating:
93%

Description

Zulani Guest House, for exclusive Home Hospitality and quality 4 Star BnB accommodation at exceedingly good value. The perfect spot for a magical escape, a retreat for the active, or for just simple feet-up relaxation. The owners, Gary & June, reside in an adjoining cottage, and are on hand to provide the "personal hospitality" which sets Zulani apart from a larger establishment. With just four guest rooms, we are afforded the privilege of knowing all our guests well. We have the time to pay attention to your individual needs and the space to make you feel at home. The intention has been to cr...

Rates

Elephant / Rhino (3)Rates Include : B & B
Double or twin rooms. Tastefully decorated en-suite, fully air-conditioned, wall safe, mini fridge, TV, DVD, tea / coffee making facilities and hair dryers available.
2007 / 2008
(01 July 2007 to 31 October 2008)
Per Person Sharing - R320 Single - R385
Features in these Rooms/Units:
BedsTwin, Double, King
Bathroom FacilitiesEnsuite bath and separate shower, Ensuite shower only
Honeymoon Suite (1)Rates Include : B & B
Tastefully decorated en-suite with jacuzzi bath and seperate shower, fully air-conditioned, wall safe, mini fridge, TV, DVD, tea / coffee making facilities and hair dryers available.
2007 / 2008
(01 July 2007 to 31 October 2008)
Per Person Sharing - R360 Single - R430
Features in these Rooms/Units:
BedsDouble, King
Bathroom FacilitiesEnsuite bath and separate shower

* Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking

Nearby Attractions and Landmarks

Big Five African Safari55.0 km
Cultural Zulu Village Visits25.0 km
Safari Night Drives5.0 km
World Heritage Site Eco Tour5.0 km
Early Morning Birding1.0 km
Estuary Hippo / Crocodile Boat Cruise1.0 km
Whale Watching2.0 km
Tropical Beaches 2.0 km
Scuba Snorkeling25.0 km
Golf20.0 km

Maphelane Rates for 2007

 
Day visitor Entry fee R20.00 per adult R10.00 per child
Camp Accommodation offered Fee per adult Fee per child < 12 Minimum charge
  10x5-bed log cabins  R 210.00 R 105.00 R 630.00
  40 campsites   R 55.00 R 28.00 R 110.00
Low Season **
Camp Accommodation offered Fee per adult Fee per child < 12 Minimum charge
  10x5-bed log cabins  R 150.00 R 75.00 R 150.00
  40 campsites   R 45.00 R 23.00 R 90.00

* Standard Season: Applies throughout the year, effective 1 November - 31 October.

** Low Season: Discounted rates applies Sunday to Thursday inclusive, provided it is out of school holidays and not over long weekends (public holiday on a Friday or Monday), or during special events. Pensioner discount still applies but commission is not paid in low season.

 

Children under 3 years old - no charge (entry and accommodation);
Discounts apply on accommodation and camping for children aged 12 and under, registered students, and South African residents over 60 years of age at selected campgrounds and facilities. See DISCOUNTS below for applicable qualifications and discounts.
DISCOUNTS

A discount for children aged 12 or under is 50% of the standard tariff irrespective of the time of year or day of the week.
Only applies to children sharing an accommodation unit with their parents or other adults.
Does not apply to Wilderness Trails, overnight hiking (eg in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park), bush camps/lodges, tented bush camps/lodges.

The discount for permanent residents of South Africa over the age of 60, and for students is 20% of the standard tariff.
Does not apply to Wilderness Trails, overnight hiking (eg in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park), bush camps/lodges and tented bush camps/lodges.
In the case of people over 60, and students, the discounts are applicable during weekdays (Sunday night to Thursday night) only, and also excludes public holidays, long weekends, and school holidays.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Leopord Lodge - St. Lucia Wetlands







Main Entrance To St Lucia Leopard LodgeSparkling Pool Set In Indigenous Tropical GardensThe Large Enclosed BoathouseA Local Leopard Resting In His Favourite TreeThe Television Lounge With It's Relaxed AmbienceLots Of Spacious Comfortable Living AreasGorgeous Views Of The Pool And GardensThe Fully Fitted Gourmet KitchenWonderful Game And Bird Viewing On Our DoorstepResident Hippos Cooling Off In The EstuaryLeopard Lodge Logo

Rates From: Unit R2,800.

Location: St Lucia

Category: Guest House, Self Catering (definitions)




Themes


























































ThemeDescriptionRated
CharacterA UNESCO declared World Heritage Site. Set in the naturally beautiful area of St Lucia, we have an vast abundance of wildlife, birdlife & marine life that's sure to delight nature lovers & fishermen of all ages!Not yet rated
LocationPerfectly situated for guests looking for a "back-to-nature" experience who also want to enjoy quality "time-out" in naturally beautiful surroundings. We are also members of the Guest House Association of South Africa (GHASA) Not yet rated
African SafariWe are situated 2 kms away from the main entrance to the Cape Vidal Nature Reserve (Big 4 plus a Marine Reserve of unsurpassed natural beauty) & 50 kms away from the Umfolozi-Hluhulwe Game Reserve (Big 5)
BeachWe are one block away from the start of the forests managed by the KwaZulu Natal Parks Board that lead down to the main St Lucia beaches & the estuary. The beaches are all within easy walking distanceNot yet rated
FamilyFamily orientated with lots of safe, enclosed gardens for children to play in plus a pool fitted with a child safety net. A baby sitting service, child minding service & cots are all available upon requestNot yet rated
Great OutdoorsThis UNESCO Declared World Heritage Site has 5 Eco Systems that converge within a very short distance. It is a nature lover's paradise, a bird lover's dream come true & a fisherman's delight!
Historical & CulturalThe Cultural Villages of the local communities are nearby & open to tourists. Here you can experience real life in a traditional Zulu village. We encourage you to support our local communities
Honeymoon RomanceA lovely villa set in a beautiful private garden for those looking for somewhere a little larger for a honeymoon or romantic getaway (we sleep up to 14 guests). We have a Wedding Planner on site & our speciality is intimate Weddings for small groupsNot yet rated
Wedding VenuesWe have a Wedding Planner on site & our speciality is intimate Weddings for small groups looking for a unique & truly memorable experience
Disabled FriendlyThe villa is disabled friendly throughout with ramp access & double door width access to easily accommodate wheelchairs. The bathrooms have fitted handrails & all rooms are on ground floor level too Not yet rated
Pet FriendlyPlease bring along your much loved family pets. They are very welcome! We have lots of safe enclosed areas for them in our gardens and there's easy access to wonderful walks. They'll be perfectly safe with us & have a wonderful holiday too!Not yet rated
RelaxationA perfect place for guests to completely unwind & get back to nature in this naturally beautiful area. Many of our guests report that St Lucia has to be one of South Africa's "best kept secrets"Not yet rated


Description





A large luxury executive type, self catering villa with 6 air conditioned double bedrooms plus a double en suite granny flat sleeping up to 14.

The complete villa is let in it's entirety to each booking. Fully equipped & serviced daily (weekends & public holiday's incl).

Gorgeous spacious lounge, dining room and living areas. Covered parking garages & secure off road parking for up to 8 vehicles. Enclosed boathouse & fish cleaning areas.

Completely walled & gated private tropical gardens with a sparkling pool & braai facilities. Full DSTV services. Comprehensive security system. Wheelchair friendly. Child friendly.

Pets welcome. A laundry service is available upon request. Staff accommodation can also be provided on the premises.

We are also only one block away from the start of KZN Parks Board forest or walk down the to beach and estuary from the other side of the Establishment. All the St.Lucia beaches are only 1km away.

Situated in the natural unspoilt beauty of St Lucia; a part of The iSimangaliso Wetland Park (previously known as The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park); a declared World Heritage Site.

Beautiful forest, beach & estuarine walks & hiking on our doorstep. Wonderful game viewing, birding, fly & deep sea fishing, cycling, boat cruises plus seasonal whale watching & turtle tours.

Lovely warm weather all year round too!



Rates

























Guesthouse (1)Rates Include : Room\Unit Only
There are 6 double bedrooms plus a separate double en suite granny flat. The home sleeps up to 14 in private. Each bedroom has it's own air conditioning unit, bar fridge, television with full DSTV & hairdryer. Some have garden views & some lead out to a private patio overlooking the pool. 4 bedrooms have queen sized beds & 3 have twin beds. 2 bedrooms plus the granny flat have en suite facilities, another 2 share a full bathroom with shower, bath with hand held shower & toilet & the remaining 2 share another full bathroom also with shower, bath with hand held shower & toilet. There's also a separate guest cloakroom. The complete villa is wheelchair friendly.
Year Round 2008
(01 January 2008 to 31 December 2008)
Unit from R2,800 to R3,200
Features in these Rooms/Units:
BedsQueen, Single Beds
TVMNet, SABC, DSTV (Satellite), Television, Satellite TV
ViewsPool, Garden
OtherAir-Conditioning, Heater, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Radio, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer

* Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking



Nearby Attractions and Landmarks


Beach, forest & estuarine walks1.0 km

Fly fishing2.0 km

Deep sea fishing2.0 km

Whale watching & turtle tours (seasonal)2.0 km

Umfolozi Hluhluwe Game Reserve50.0 km

Game viewing2.0 km

Birding1.0 km

Cape Vidal Marine Reserve35.0 km

Boat cruises2.0 km

Cultural village & Zulu dancing2.0 km

Saturday, May 24, 2008

SURVIVAL GUIDE

SURVIVAL GUIDE

South Africa has an excellent infrastructure and most first time visitors will find touring a surprisingly effortless and pleasurable experience in this African country. First rate safari lodges, hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs are plentiful and getting around is easy with exceptional air services and roads. For those on a more slender budget there are a rapidly escalating number of self catering options and backpacker hostels.

SafariNow Travel Guide Time Zones

South African local time (Bravo or GMT+2), not to be confused with Zulu time, is 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), also Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) or Zulu time (Z) and operates all year throughout the entire country.

Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia are in the same time zone although Namibia changes in winter to UTC+1 from 2am on the 1st Sunday of April until 2am on the 1st Sunday of September.

St. Lucia Estuary Self Catering Accommodation

Fishing is picking up in St. Lucia and with the up coming Snoek Derby some of the visitors might like to spend the evening
In St. Lucia .... Be prepaired for the Holiday rush book early ....
 
Self Catering Accommodation in St. Lucia
 

Saxmere Lodge

035 5901055

 

Lake St. Lucia Lodge

035 5901336

035 5901336

Seemeeu

035 5901224

 

Sunset Lodge

035 5901197

035 5901135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Or Visit our web site StLuciaOrgZa

Rapid breakthrough in rhino poaching case

Rapid breakthrough in rhino poaching case

May 23, 2008;

MEDIA RELEASE No: 2008 - 07  

 RAPID BREAKTHOUGH IN RHINO POACHING CASE
 
For immediate release
The SAPS in the Mtubatuba area, assisted by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife staff,  have arrested six people following the shooting of a white rhino bull on the western shore of LakeSt Lucia to the south of Charter's Creek in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park on 6 May 2008.
The carcase of the rhino was found in open grassland adjacent to a thick patch of forest by a contractor involved in removing alien vegetation.
The scene of the incident was thoroughly examined by  SAPS and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife  investigators who found several cartridge cases and also recovered several spent bullet heads from the carcase.
These items have been sent to the SAPS for forensic testing.
The accused appeared in the Mtubatuba Magistrate's Court on Monday 19 May 2008 and the case has been remanded to 26 May 2008 for bail applications.
In the course of making the arrests, the SAPS officers recovered an R1 rifle and several rounds of live ammunition, which have also been sent in for forensic testing.
Close co-operation between the SAPS, iSimangaliso Wetland Park staff and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife investigators continues in the meanwhile.
 
 
 AJG/ Media Release No: 2008 - 07 

Friday, May 23, 2008

Need Authors

We are please to welcome St. Lucia News Agencies as the first one to take us up on our offer.
 
The work tey have done this far is great and far exceed any expetations we might have had.
 
the invitation is still open and we need more people to add to the diversity of these blogs.
 
http://www.greaterstlucia.blogspot.com/
 
Please contact Petrus at petrus@forafrica.co.za to express your intrest.
 
Happy blogging

Thursday, May 22, 2008

May 23, 2008

Zululand
OBSERVER
 

 

Auction nets over R12-million

A young group of Nyala were all ears

The Kelly family - Garry, Kate, Jasmin and Jade from Warmbaths - stroll around the bomas prior to the auction on Saturday

Larry Bentley

Buyers from far and wide converged on the Sibaya Casino near Durban to buy game at this year's Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Game Auction.
Both buyers and sellers were satisfied with the response and excellent prices were paid for most species on offer.
All 227 lots were sold and the coffers of EKZNW received a healthy boost of more than R12-million.
The highest price paid for a single White Rhino was
R470 000 and a female and
calf combination fetched
R530 000.
The average White Rhino price was R252 973.
Other interesting prices were dassies fetching a maximum of R450 and hippo R18 250 each.

Management tool
EKZNW CEO Khulani Mkhize was extremely pleased with the outcome of the auction and said that the excellent result clearly demonstrated the faith the buyers had in the quality of EKZNW game and the professional manner in which it is captured and handled by their Game Capture Unit.
He said this unit must rate as one of the best of its kind in the world. The KZN Nature Conservation Board Chairman, Dr Patrick Sokhela, said that it is important that it be known that the game auction is primarily a game management tool in which excess game is sold after internal transfers of animals have been made.
The financial spin-off is a bonus and what is earned from the game sales contributes significantly to the EKZNW success as a nature conservation agency.

 

 

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