We are blessed to have so much beauty and tranquility surrounding us in the African bush, and also by the many wonderful communities with whom we interact on a daily basis. We believe in giving back to Africa – to her wildlife, in the form of preservation and conservation, and to her local communities, working with them to educate, mentor and empower.
In the spirit of Operation Phoenix – the original landmark wildlife re-introduction and monitoring project that took place in Madikwe from 1992 to 1999 – the owners of Morukuru continue to give generously of their time, staff and other resources towards Parks Board projects such as wildlife collaring, darting, monitoring and relocation initiatives. A well-known ecologist is a frequent visitor and advisor to Morukuru and inputs from respected experts such as this help ensure our facility and operations are ecologically and environmentally sound.
Similarly we look for creative ways to partner with our local communities in Madikwe, such as the Molatedi Village. This partnering takes the form of many different initiatives, from the dancers who perform at Morukuru, guests who donate books for the local library, donation of equipments and goods to the local schools, sponsoring the cost of an extra teacher etc.
While we started our projects in Madikwe, we nowadays also look for support we can give in De Hoop Nature Reserve and her neighbouring communities. Like in Madikwe we believe that education is the future and we support the local school at Ouplaas. And we want actively help the park to eradicate rooikrans, an invasive non endemic plant that at the moment threatens the special fynbos.
Your presence here makes these initiatives possible. Together, we work for the benefit not only of the greater environment and community, but towards the preservation of one of Africa’s greatest nature and wildlife sanctuaries.