Tag Archives | wildlife

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Saving the Vultures of the Maloti-Drakensberg

At Oaklands, we’re firm believers in the saying birds of a feather flock together. You love birds. We love birds. Let’s join up and support the bird-loving initiative Maloti-Drakensberg Vulture Project. The Maloti-Drakensberg Vulture Project We mean, really, our feathered friends inspired the popular expression. Now is a better time than ever to return the […]

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Winter Baiting Tips for Fishing in the Drakensberg

With well-stocked dams and rivers, the Northern Drakensberg has established itself as a firm fishing favourite – even in winter! But it’s no easy feat. Here are a few baiting tips for the perfect catch… Fishing in the Drakensberg The Drakensberg, riddled with rivers and fresh water dams, is home to a thriving community of […]

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Proposed N3 Highway’s Effect on the Wetlands

In case you haven’t heard the news – the Drakensberg wetlands are under threat. This comes with a R1 billion plan to reroute the N3 highway from Van Reenen to De Beer’s Pass. Grand Plans for the N3 Highway SANRAL has earmarked the rerouting of the N3 highway through the life-giving marsh with the hopes […]

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New N3 Route to Devastate the Drakensberg

The N3 highway isn’t the only thing that will be shortened with the new plans to reroute it. There’s also the lifespans of the various animals that live in the area earmarked for its construction to consider… At Oaklands, we’re always pro-development and things that improve our beautiful South Africa, but not at the expense […]

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Birdwatching: the Perfect Family Activity

With over 240,000 hectare of wilderness lying at its feet, the Drakensberg offers a birdwatching experience that is hard to beat. Birdlife in the Drakensberg The Drakensberg is home to a host of natural terrains – sprawling wetlands, vast forests, rolling valleys, steep cliffs… By default, it’s also home to a wide variety of indigenous […]