- Mankwe is a 4750 ha reserve situated in the malaria free North West Province, approximately 5 km’s east of the Pilanesberg National Park
- Mankwe has 53 species of large mammals, over 350 species of birds, 19 species of small mammals, 61 species of dung beetles and a high diversity of reptiles and amphibians. For our complete species list see here.
- Mankwe enables guests to have a true bush experience and gives guests a chance to live amongst the abundant wildlife as all camps are unfenced and game drives are done in open vehicles and bush walks are conducted on the reserve.
- Mankwe has 2 camps: Waterbuck Camp is a 36 sleeper camp situated on the banks of Motlobo dam, Nkombi Camp is a 14 sleeper volunteer camp situated in the heart of the reserve. For a detailed look at our accommodations see here.
- Mankwe’s main objective is education and research and we currently accommodate ten Universities and facilitate their ecology field courses. We also run seven Earthwatch research teams annually.
- We work closely with the community to create conservation awareness by establishing Wildlife Clubs in local schools and hosting conservation days on the reserve.
- Mankwe is a small family business, run by 22 passionate staff members. To read more about our staff see here.
Our aim is to enthuse students, guests and researchers to be passionate and responsible about conservation by showing them the beauty of the wildlife at Mankwe Wildlife Reserve, in the hope that they will leave with a deeper understanding of how all species, no matter how big or small, are essential to sustaining a healthy ecosystem. We strive to manage a healthy ecosystem where all species of fauna and flora are studied, researched and protected. Future generations will have the task of managing and repairing the damage done to the environment by previous generations and this can only be accomplished through education and awareness.
"The Wildlife of today is not ours to dispose of as we please, we have it in trust, we must account for it to those who come after" – King George V