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Siyafunda Conservation

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Greater Makalali Reserve, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
+27 82 781 8394
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What a Fantastic Experience!! It is quite simply; A Different World! Siyafunda provides an... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Can't recommend highly enough!

I spent 3 weeks at the main camp from Feb to March 2017 and had the most incredible time. All the... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
georgia r
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Greater Makalali Reserve, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
+27 82 781 8394
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

What a Fantastic Experience!! It is quite simply; A Different World! Siyafunda provides an excellent opportunity to get involved with Conservation within the Greater Makalali Game Reserve. Mike and his team of Rangers; Emma,Sam and Casper, alongside new staff Kayla & Derek and intern Dylan...More

Thank Bjk02
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I spent 3 weeks at the main camp from Feb to March 2017 and had the most incredible time. All the rangers- Emma, Sam, Georgina and Casper- are extremely knowledgeable and really go out of their way to ensure that each and every volunteer has...More

Thank georgia r
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Where do I begin? This entire experience is unlike anything you will ever experience. The wildlife is abundant, the cause is crucial, and the people are amazing! Some truly great experiences here that I will never forget. I stayed in the "bush camp" (and I...More

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We visited Siyafunda with a group of university students in July of 2016 and could not have had a more wonderful time. Game drives and walks twice a day, with amazing sightings on each drive, including leopards, lions, hyenas, elephants, wild dogs and many other...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Simple but comfortable accommodations in an incredible location. We watched lions and rhinos drinking from the watering hole right in front of the camp, and nyalas regularly grazed by our rooms. Wonderful campfire area and lounge with internet, books, and movies. We had fantastic game...More

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 7 July 2016

On our first night, we drove about 200 meters from the main camp to see lions chowing down on a giraffe they'd just killed under the light of a full moon. Each night, we fell asleep to the sound of lions chuffing. Nyalas were bucking...More

Thank Caleb C
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Our group of 15 Stanford students and 2 faculty stayed at Siyafunda for a week and learned a ton about wildlife, animal behavior, reserve management, local community involvement in conservation and educational initiatives, elephant contraception, and rhino poaching. From the pride of lions that serenaded...More

Thank 546sm2016
Reviewed 3 May 2016

I cannot describe how much fun I had there. Driving around lions and the big five! An absolute thrill going there. Special thanks to Emma for making our experience so amazing. Excellent tours, lovely people, amazing animals, couldn't ask for a better combination.

Thank dashdale
Reviewed 22 January 2016

I spent 7 weeks at siyafunda research, a few day of it spent at bush camp. I can honestly say I loved every minute, i learned so much about animals, trees, plants, tracing,telemetry and much more. The game drives are an important part of the...More

Thank Gnci
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Third visit - always brilliant. Go as a volunteer or book into Jobs Halt as a group. Game drives always a success. Professional, knowledgeable staff with attention to safety and value for money

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