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Siyafunda Conservation

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A different pace of life... in Siyafunda Bush Camp

I spent two beautiful weeks at the Siyafunda Endangered Species Project, the bush camp. The first... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Irina P
Back to nature

I spent 2 fabulous weeks at bush camp, I really didn't want to leave. The camp site is fairly... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Greater Makalali Reserve, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

I spent two beautiful weeks at the Siyafunda Endangered Species Project, the bush camp. The first thing that surprised me was how comfy the camp was. I did not expect water that you can drink right from the tap or running water in toilets and...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

I spent 2 fabulous weeks at bush camp, I really didn't want to leave. The camp site is fairly basic but has everything you need, in fact the lack of wifi was a joy. At main camp there is wifi and people spent lots of...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I spent a week at their bush camp and it was the most intimate, in touch in the wild, experience I could have ever imagined. Saw all the big 5, almost daily, and much much more. Highly recommend spending your holiday in Africa with these...More

Thank Sean C
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 16 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 8 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

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24 August 2017|
Response from Sean C | Reviewed this property |
I went at age 33 (this year) and there were people older and younger than me. I am returning this early 2018 and cannot wait.