The 14 000-hectare Private Game Reserve, Mount Camdeboo, situated in South Africa’s remarkable Great Karoo region realised its long conservation vision of rewilding the property with the introduction of lion and elephant onto the reserve. This means that the reserve has become home to the famed ‘Big Five’ as rhino, Cape buffalo and leopard are already present on the property. These species all historically occurred in the Great Karoo region and forms part of the reserve’s long-term plans to reintroduce historically occurring species in the area.
The restoration of wild habitats is an enormous undertaking and this journey laden with responsibility, requiring tenacity, passion and commitment, has now come full circle. Once again, the animal’s stately silhouettes complete the mountain skyline and the roars of royalty reverberate through the valleys and plateaus. The soul of Mount Camdeboo restored, is ready to re-connect those that venture to meet with this special place.