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For general enquiries and further information, please contact me:


Tel: +27 82 781 8394 (Please WhatsApp me if you can't connect, as I am often in the field with poor signal)

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Siyafunda Wildlife & Conservation is situated within the Greater Makalali Nature Reserve, approximately 500km North East of Johannesburg. My Kaya is run independently of the Makalali Lodge.

  • By car: From Johannesburg or Pretoria to Emalahleni (Witbank) via Belfast, Dullstroom, Mashishing (Lydenburg) then on through Ohrigstad taking the Abel Erasmas pass through the Strydom Tunnel into the Lowveld. Once down the mountain pass Take first road R36 towards Tzaneen travel for 10km you will pass the road right to Phalaborwa, 800m on take the Dirt road to Gravelotte. This you will drive for 9km & you will reach the Makalali Main Gate.  We will meet you at the Makalali Main gate and escort you to the camp from there.

  • By air: You can fly direct to Hoedspruit's Eastgate Airport on South African Airways Airlink. Make your bookings through or or enquire at Johannesburg International Airport. From here you can arrange a transfer to the reserve.

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Siyafunda Wildlife & Conservation

“People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think animals are worthwhile.” – Sir David Attenborough

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