Regenerative Cattle grazing project on Swebeswebe

In the later part of the 20th century, the Waterberg was still relatively unknown. Large predators roamed its valleys and plains, and herds of big game periodically entered the area seeking grazing and shelter. Then, as farming established the area’s economy, the herds gave way to cattle and crops. Tobacco became a popular cash crop […]

LOOK OUT FOR: Queen of the night

This highly invasive plant Cereus jamacaru has been declared a category 1b species in terms of the Alien and Invasive Species Regulations (AIS), National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (Act No 10 of 2004), which necessitates its control, or removal and destruction if possible. It is quite prolific in the Waterberg and needs to be irradicated

Ringing birds in the Waterberg

For the last 14 years a dedicated team from SAFRING and LEDET have been travelling to the Waterberg to spend a week each November capturing, collecting data, and ringing birds before re-releasing them. This data is sent to SAFRING to be inserted in the SA Ringing database.

A new home for rescued pangolins

Lapalala Wilderness is a conservation area in the Waterberg spanning 48,000 ha of breath-taking and diverse habitat. In a historic milestone, Lapalala was declared a formally protected nature reserve by LEDET in 2020, making Lapalala the largest privately owned nature reserve in Limpopo.

Saving the Rhino under another name

Save the Waterberg Rhino has been supporting the prevention of poaching and the protection of rhinos, other wildlife, and people in the Waterberg for the last decade. More than R13 million has been raised directly through STWR for security equipment and infrastructure, training, assistance to clusters,

Look Out For Pompom weed

November/December is the time when Pompom weed propagates. This is the time to control it from taking over as an invasive here in the Waterberg.

Resurrection Bush (or Myro to the moon?)

The resurrection Bush or Myrothamnus flabellifolia, is a common plant in the Waterberg with remarkable attributes. Professor Jill Farrant grew up in the Waterberg and devoted her life studying these unique plants. She is the world’s leading expert on them and is currently DSI-NRF Research Chair, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, South Africa.