News & Media Updates

Keeping you up to date with the latest news and intriguing discoveries from Lapalala Wilderness.

Highly acclaimed in both conservation and environment education circles, Lapalala Wilderness is one of the largest private Big 5 game reserves in South Africa. Situated within the Waterberg Region of the Limpopo province, and spanning some 48 000 hectares, it plays a vital role in the protection critical biodiversity habitats found in this unique and picturesque landscape. It is managed by the Lapalala Wilderness Foundation NPC whose vision is to leave an exceptional conservation legacy … Wilderness Forever!

  • World Wildlife Day

    The theme of World Wildlife Day this year is Partnerships for wildlife conservation. Lapalala Wilderness and Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) partnered to assist one of the free-roaming African wild dog packs under threat in the Waterberg. The pack of ten were captured and released into the Lapalala Wilderness Reserve’ predator boma’s, where the alpha female […]

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  • MyPlanet Rhino Fund

    Caption to Pic (fltr): Chairman and co-creator Pieter Twine of My Planet Rhino Fund and General Manager for the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet together with Lapalala Wilderness Foundation CEO Glenn Phillips.   On the 28th of February, 2023 Lapalala Wilderness Foundation unveiled a plaque acknowledging My Planet Rhino Fund’s contribution to Lapalala Wilderness Reserve’s ongoing work […]

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  • Happy World Pangolin Day!

    Today as we give recognition to World Pangolin Day, we share information about this truly incredible mammal; often referred to as the ‘wise old man of the bush’ Lapalala Wilderness is working with the African Pangolin Working Group (APWG) to assist with the soft release of rehabilitated Temminck’s pangolin. Our dedicated team, guided by APWG-trained […]

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  • The Enigmatic Pangolin

    African folklore refers to the pangolin as the wise old man of the bush, believing sightings bring good luck & rain! Right now, the pangolin needs all the luck to survive! The enigmatic pangolin has been around for 85 million years, but today it is one of the most illegally trafficked mammals on earth (even […]

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  • The Rainy Season

    The Rainy Season at Lapalala Wilderness brings new life on the reserve Water is Life The Lapalala Wilderness Reserve has a 41-year legacy of conserving and protecting the biodiversity of this beautiful landscape in the Waterberg, working together with people, communities, and nature. Only a three-hour drive from Johannesburg, this malaria-free reserve is very easily […]

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