A great start to the new year- Mosia Family gets a new home

A great start to the new year- Mosia Family gets a new home

We run a number of CSI projects in the area around Pilanesberg doing what we can to help the community. We have just completed our first project for the year and our hearts are happy to have been able to help someone in need. 
In September 2019, Ms Selina Ntebo approached Mankwe GAMETRACKERS on behalf of the Mosia family – Ms Margrette (65) and son, Kenny (40).  Both mother and son are unemployed, unregistered (no form of identification) and Kenny has a chronic illness.
We visited the family and discovered that the conditions were totally unbearable they lived in a one room shack that was not even enough to protect them from the elements and they slept on the floor even though they are both sickly and Kenney disabled.
They had no source of income although both were eligible for government grants. They therefore had to depend on their neighbors especially Ms Ntebo and the community at large for their next meal, the cleaning of their house, lights and everything else. We decided to take on the task of building them a two bedroom house.
The house was officially handed over to the family on the 17th of January 2020 when the community, ward councillor and many others came to share in the celebration of the Mosia family receiving their new home. 
A big thank-you to Sun City, Spar, Engen Garage and Kwa Maritane for donating food and other items to help make the Mosias’ new house feel like a home. The Meyer of Moses Kotane Local Municipality was also present he pledged to ensure that the family is registered in order for them to receive  government grants and sort out their electricity. 

The old shack where they used to sleep on the floor 

The new two-bedroom home 

Some dancing and drumming to celebrate the occasion 

The Mankwe GAMETRACKERS team would like to wish the Mosia family many happy comfortable years in their new home. 

Highlights for December 2019

Highlights for December 2019

Highlights from December 2019

Every Game drive/Safari in the Pilanesberg is different, as field guides we drive through the gate and never know exactly what is going to happen. This all adds to the excitement as we head out on a game drive or Hot air balloon flight.

The rains have arrived and everything is green again. December was a very busy month as always, we loved sharing sightings with our guests that joined us from all over the world. The baby season is in full swing making it a really “cute” time of year. 

Photos from December 2019

Our hot air balloon featured in a music video

Our hot air balloon featured in a music video

Some members of our team were very excited to meet South African rap artist Khuli Chana. 

A couple of weeks ago Khuli Chana and his team came to film part of his music video for his track  ‘Ichu’ featuring Cassper Nyovest inside our balloon. It was great fun working with them and the results were fantastic. They were kind enough to share a video of behind the scenes with us: 

Highlights for October 2019

Highlights for October 2019

Highlights for October 2019

Every Game drive/Safari in the Pilanesberg is different, as field guides we drive through the gate and never know exactly what is going to happen. This all adds to the excitement as we head out on a game drive or Hot air balloon flight.

There has been no rain yet in the park so it is even more dry and there has been some fires in the reserve but nothing serious. The sightings have still been great this month and four new cheetah cubs have been discovered. 

Photos for October 2019

A great sighting of lions on a kill

A great sighting of lions on a kill

Last week we were privileged to share a sighting of lions on a Wildebeest kill with our guests.

What made this a great sighting is that it was close to the road and in an open area as opposed to being in the long grass where one would be unable to see anything. It can be seen as sad and one might not want to look at something like this but we remind ourselves that this is nature and we are privileged to see things like this. 

 

When we were at the sighting while on our morning safari we saw the lioness with the kill she had just made. The rest of the pride was hiding on the other side of the road in the long grass. 

While out on our afternoon safari we went passed the sighting and the rest of the pride had joined her.

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