Community

Community Upliftment

Limpokwena strives itself on making a positive impact not only through conservation within the reserve, but through community involvement and education in the surrounding communities too.

As part of Limpokwena’s contribution to the community, we have been able to make various donations to surrounding projects who may be in need of support.

Our past projects have included:

Quebeka Bikes

All our employees were gifted a brand new Quebeka bike in 2017 to ensure everyone had a reliable mode of transport for provisions or medical care, especially in these rural locations where public transport may be limited.

Their bikes came with a repair kit, and helmets so that maintenance could be undertaken onsite and they are safe while on the road.

Financial Assistance

We have also been able to make financial donations with thanks to the support from visiting guests where a portion of the fees can be used for important causes such as these.

So far we have been able to make contributions towards:

Briershof Primary School

Briershof Primary School in Alldays for much needed classroom refurbishments.

Alldays Secondary School

Alldays Secondary School for their Winter School Campaign which provided meals and school lessons for a week during school holidays. We were also able to donate 6 laptops to the school after they suffered a break-in, and some vital teaching equipment was stolen.

This has meant the most to the teachers who lost vital tools in their lesson planning and execution, so to be able to assist with these laptops was a great assistance for them.

Community Clean-Ups

Limpokwena strives to lead by example, and as an example of this we are regularly trying to take part in community clean-ups. This involves a full day out clearing litter from the streets and public spaces and dumping it at the local municipal dumpsite. This is done in conjunction with local schools, and municipal departments to cover as much ground as possible!

If you’re interested in taking part in our next clean-up or if there is some way you would like to contribute please feel free to send us an email at: syanne@limpokwena.co.za

We believe that every bit helps, and a small change can lead to big results.

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

Again thanks for the weekends camping. We had a pair of Black Eagles entertaining us and the Fish Eagles were my wife's favourite. The birdlife next to the river is outstanding! Regarding the camp site itself PLEASE DON'T CHANGE ANYTHING!! From the road to the site, the site itself and the setup there are NO faults or ANY complaints to be made!! And there were a lot of game around camp and to be heard. Well done on the planning and setup of the site on the island. Powerpoints, kitchen and abolition facility is 100%. Couldn't ask for more. We visit Gonarezhou in Zimbabwe on a regular basis and this is the closest we have found to Gonarezhou in RSA, so well done. Limpokwena will definitely see us again!”


Muller Family - Waterpoort, 2020

I volunteered at Limpokwena for 4 weeks, and my biggest regret was not making that 4 months- I had the best time of my life thanks to the excellent hospitality provided by Syanne and Riley, and the friendly staff who I also worked with. Syanne and Riley made me feel safe and secure, welcoming me in to make me feel a part of their lovely family for the duration of my stay. I learnt new and exciting stuff every day, and they really went the extra mile to make this happen- contacting friends at the Endangered Wildlife Trust to experience ‘a day in the life’ there, organising events which enabled me to meet other volunteers at the town nearby (Alldays) and just generally making sure I got the most out of my trip. I was lucky enough to see 4 out of the big 5, and the highlight of my trip had to be the hyena call- up at night time in the Bush. I got to experience first- hand the practicalities of game reserve management, and the difficulties that come with it- burst pipes, broken fences and wrapping trees to avoid damage from the elephants. I also had the perfect amount of free time to relax and top up my tan! I will definitely be returning as soon as I can, and I could not recommend Limpokwena more. Thanks again


Fin Maguire - 2019

We stayed for 2 nights with the kids in the family cottage - which was wonderfull. The camp with it swimming pool is highly recommended. We enjoyed the game drives and especially wonderful Riley's detailed knowledge of the the bush. a great place to calm down and take in nature.


joubertsteyn - Cape Town, South Africa, July 2017

Big thank you to Riley & Syanne for the excellent few days at Limpokwena. Accommodation clean, comfortable and serviced daily. Make sure you stock up on food and drink before arriving. The communal kitchen, dining room, lounge are big and clean with an outdoors fire place for your bbq. There are more than enough space in the fridge/ freezers provided for all your food and drink. Riley is very knowledgeable and will make every game drive an experience. Camp located in the remote bush. Take your time and enjoy the experience. If nature and quiet spaces (limited internet no 3G) are not for you the reserve will not be an enjoyable experience.


Werner - Dublin, Ireland, October 2018

Hot temperatures, dry air and the warmest welcome we ever had in the bush. Comfortable chalet, braai ready to use, great drives and a very fresh and nice pool. Thank to our guests, we really enjoyed the accommodation, the chats with you and the staff and overall the peaceful atmosphere. Great place to discover!


Claude S - Champery, Switzerland, January 2020

See also our sister reserve
Zingela Nature Reserve