Flora & Fauna Publications Trust

 

 

 

 

 

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Flora & Fauna Publications Trust Publications

This Trust is a PBO (Public Benefit Organisation) and promotes, through literature, the conservation of our indigenous flora and fauna. The income from books sold is used to make further literature available at affordable prices, so by purchasing any of these publications you will be aiding conservation.

Flora & Fauna Publications Trust: For further information and prices visit the website www.floratrust.co.za <http://www.gnetmail.co.za/members/link.php?M=29147&N=12606&L=10062&F=H>  and click on Books. Buying direct from the Trust means lower prices than at shops. All the books make excellent birthday and Christmas gifts.

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Part of a large buffalo herd, heading towards the river

Part of a large buffalo herd, heading towards the river

 

 

World Wetlands day 2 February

 

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Wildlife and Roads Project Endangered Wildlife Trust

Report “road kill”

Wildlife and Roads Project Endangered Wildlife Trust recently appeared on South African breakfast TV, on Kyknet’s Dagbreek – follow the link below if you missed it.

http://youtu.be/zJP5nfEdr34

Contact details for Wendy Collinson – Wildlife and Roads Project Endangered Wildlife Trust

Work + 27 11 372 3600 | Ext 44 |

Fax + 27 11 608 4682 |

Cell + 27 73 596 1673

Email: wendyc@ewt.org.za

Web: http://www.ewt.org.za

Skype: wendy.collinson21

Blog: http://endangeredwildlifetrust.wordpress.com

Midmar Dam – Midlands International Arts Festival 12 to 21 December 2014

The Midlands International Arts Festival is being held at Midmar Dam main Resort, from 12 December to 21 December 2014. There will be DJ’s playing loud music in the evenings. Visitors are warned that the noise level will be high during this period.

Information supplied by the Midmar Resort Hospitality Manager, Themba Mbuyazi

Contact details:

Tel:033 330 2067

Email: Themba.Mbuyazi@kznwildlife.com

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Photographing the flora and insects!

Photographing the flora and insects!

Admiring the wealth of flora to be found in the grasslands

Admiring the wealth of flora to be found in the grasslands

Zebra, Red Hartebees, Impala are some of the animals to be seen on your walk or drive round the area.

Zebra, Red Hartebees, Impala are some of the animals to be seen on your walk or drive round the area.

Cape and Yellow weavers were seen in this reedbed

Cape and Yellow weavers were seen in this reedbed

 

Rehabilitation of R74 expected to start soon

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Rehabilitation of R74 expected to start soon

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The Free State Department of Roads and Transport has announced it is in the process of appointing a contractor to rehabilitate the R74, viewed as the gateway to the Drakensberg Mountains.

This is welcome news and we hope the department will deliver on time.
Tourism establishments in the area have suffered desperately low occupancies during the past few years as a result of the exceptionally degraded state of the R74.
Spokesperson for the Roads Department, Hillary Mophete, told Tourism Update “that progress is being made and a tender to rehabilitate and reconstruct the R74 between Harrismith and Oliviershoek was officially published in October.” Subsequently, a consultant has been asked to appoint a contractor to start work on the road in the beginning of December provided that there are no delays caused by weather, such summer rainstorms.
Local tourism businessmen are optimistic that once the road is rehabilitated, a huge improvement in tourism to this diverse and scenic area would result.

iSmangaliso Wetland Park Gate Tariffs

Notification of Gate Tariff Increase

Effective 01 November 2014

Date: 30 September 2014

OVERNIGHT STAY: R 5/PER/PERSON/NIGHT

TOUR OPERATORS: DAILY PERMIT REQUIRED. FEE ON APPLICATION

Gate Adult Child Levy per Person Veh 1–5 Veh 6–12 Veh 13–20 Vehs 21+
Eastern Shores (Bhangazi Gate) R37.00 R27.00 R5.00 R47.00 R70.00 R93.00 R160.00
uMkuze (Ophansi and eMshopi Gates)  

R37.00

 

R27.00

R5.00  

R47.00

 

R70.00

 

R93.00

 

R160.00

Western Shores (Dukuduku & Nhlozi Gates)  

R37.00

 

R27.00

R5.00  

R47.00

 

R70.00

 

R93.00

 

R160.00

Sodwana Bay R33.00 R27.00 R5.00 R47.00 R70.00 R93.00 R160.00
Maphelane

 

R35.00 R20.00 R5.00
False Bay

 

R32.00 R20.00 R5.00
Coastal Forest R22.00 R12.00 R5.00 R20.00 R20.00 R20.00 R20.00
Kosi Bay

 

R22.00 R12.00 R5.00 R20.00 R20.00 R20.00 R20.00

EZEMVELO KZN WILDLIFE PERMITS OFFICE

PERMITS OFFICE – issues ALL PERMITS REQUIRED IN TERMS OF LEGISLATION INCLUDING THE ORDINANCE, SITES, TOPS, etc

CONTACT: PERMITS OFFICE AT QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK, in Montrose, Pietermaritzburg – telephone 033 8451999 or email permits@kznwildlife.com

 

GPS co-ordinates to our Reserves

CAMP_NAME longitude latitude
Amatikulu 31d35’58.76″E 29d06’41.17″S
Cape Vidal Beach Camp 32d33’27.84″E 28d07’42.38″S
Cape Vidal Camp Site 32d33’21.22″E 28d07’20.48″S
Bhangazi Bush Lodge 32d32’05.24″E 28d06’58.93″S
Didima 29d13’54.17″E 28d56’35.68″S
Chelmsford 29d54’35.07″E 27d59’17.02″S
Mabibi 32d44’59.89″E 27d19’44.61″S
Kosi Bay 32d49’32.99″E 26d57’36.96″S
Cobham 29d24’51.65″E 29d42’09.11″S
False Bay 32d22’52.51″E 27d58’06.8″S
False Bay Dugandlovu 32d21’51.88″E 28d02’11.13″S
Fanie’s Island 32d25’51.67″E 28d06’41.27″S
Garden Castle 29d12’25.47″E 29d44’45.64″S
Giant’s Castle 29d31’11.87″E 29d16’12.29″S
Harold Johnson 31d25’18.76″E 29d12’23.11″S
Highmoor 29d37’30.55″E 29d19’21.97″S
Hilltop Camp 32d02’37.58″E 28d05’05.72″S
Hilltop Mtwazi Lodge 32d02’39.44″E 28d04’54.71″S
Munywaneni Bush Lodge 32d02’04.58″E 28d09’00.45″S
Muntulu Bush Lodge 32d03’07.85″E 28d07’38.42″S
Gqoyeni Bush Lodge 31d50’44.65″E 28d15’45.24″S
Hlatikulu Bush Lodge 31d52’51.32″E 28d16’09.83″S
Nselweni Bush Lodge 31d55’02.78″E 28d17’22.37″S
iMfolozi Masinda Lodge 31d56’37.03″E 28d16’41.13″S
iMfolozi Mpila Camp 31d51’44.62″E 28d18’36.36″S
Injesuthi 29d26’24.05″E 29d07’06.43″S
Ithala Ntshondwe 31d16’49.14″E 27d32’40.88″S
IthalaThalu 31d12’22.65″E 27d30’10.11″S
Ithala Mbizo 31d12’18.25″E 27d31’11.28″S
Ithala Mhlangeni 31d22’21.91″E 27d31’22.59″S
Ithala Campsite 31d12’13.74″E 27d30’44.77″S
Kamberg 29d40’04.82″E 29d23’13.54″S
Kamberg Stillerus 29d42’32.4″E 29d23’29.36″S
Lotheni 29d31’30.32″E 29d26’59.55″S
Lotheni Simes 29d30’54.1″E 29d26’15.56″S
Maphelane 32d25’21.62″E 28d24’22.36″S
Midmar 30d11’37.85″E 29d29’27.86″S
Midmar Munro Bay 30d11’23.48″E 29d29’24.37″S
Midmar Morgenzon 30d10’32.76″E 29d30’11.81″S
Midmar Dukuduku 30d09’42.96″E 29d29’59.77″S
Mkhomazi 29d42’12.26″E 29d29’28.17″S
Mkhuze Mantuma 32d13’09.89″E 27d35’43.58″S
Mkhuze Nhlonhlela Bushcamp 32d11’52.86″E 27d35’52.7″S
Mkhuze Umkumbi Bushcamp 32d18’03.13″E 27d46’43.42″S
Mkhuze Emshopi Campsite 32d09’30.27″E 27d38’24.34″S
Monk’s Cowl 29d24’12.27″E 29d02’49.18″S
Mount Currie 29d23’20.68″E 30d29’14.16″S
Ndumo 32d18’48.85″E 26d54’32.48″S
Oribi Gorge 30d16’24.35″E 30d43’54.92″S
Phongolo 31d54’21.99″E 27d20’30.1″S
RNNP Rugged Glen 28d59’38.15″E 28d40’07.65″S
RNNP Mahai 28d56’55.16″E 28d41’24.44″S
RNNP Thendele 28d56’04.04″E 28d42’37.06″S
Sodwana Bay Gwala-Gwala 32d40’19.03″E 27d32’45.03″S
Spioenkop 29d30’34.58″E 28d42’43.49″S
St Lucia Estuary 32d25’23.34″E 28d22’51.09″S
Umlalazi 31d46’19″E 28d57’24.74″S
Vergelegen 29d27’09.29″E 29d31’40.29″S
Vernon Crookes 30d36’33.45″E 30d16’27.41″S
Wagendrift 29d50’36.47″E 29d02’41.98″S
Weenen 29d59’47.02″E 28d50’06.23″S
Charter’s Creek 32d24’59.95″E 28d12’17.25″S