Happy World Environment Day!

Happy World Environment Day!

 

This year the theme of World Environment Day 2020 is “Celebrate Biodiversity”.

Did you know?

Biodiversity is the shortened form of two words “biological” and “diversity”. It refers to all the variety of life that can be found on Earth (plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms) as well as to the communities that they form and the habitats in which they live. With almost 1 million plant & animal species facing extinction, there has never been a more important time to focus on biodiversity.

 

World Environment Day promotes ways to improve the Earth’s environment.

Our focus at Mankwe GAMETRACKERS for the entire month of June will be to drive the concept of keeping our environment clean.

 

Covid-19 has become the center of attention for everyone in South Africa and the world at large. Key issues and messages are receiving less and less attention one such being the environment and conservation. Therefore, our hashtags this year are #KeepSafe#KeepOurEnvironmentclean#LiftTheLitter. We believe this message will bring back awareness and even probe the proper disposing of Covid-19 related litter. As restrictions are lifting, the litter must be lifted too.

 

So as we celebrate today, we would like to remind all our teams, our customers, partners and our communities at large to lift the litter whilst in lockdown…

 

#KeepOurEnvironmentclean

#LiftTheLitter

#ForNature

Author: Phumeza Ngwe Ndjock – Group Experience Manager, CSR & Sustainability

Highlights for March 2020

Highlights for March 2020

Highlights from March 2020

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.

Before the news of the lockdown happened we had some great sightings in the park.  

Photos from March 2020

The Wallow bush venue

The Wallow bush venue

Need a venue? Let us introduce you to The Wallow. The Wallow is a lunch and dinner venue for groups and is situated in the picturesque Letsatsing Game Reserve bordering the Pilanesberg National Park. It is a mere 20 minutes transfer from Sun City hotels. Visitors are likely to see giraffe, zebra, impala, wildebeest and other animals from the vantage point of the deck which overlooks the watering hole.

There is a variety of menu options available to cater for every need. Make a day of it by adding one or two of our activities to your event.

Highlights from February 2020

Highlights from February 2020

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.

February tends to be one of our hottest months but this year it didn’t seem to be so bad.  We also did not get as much rain this month as we usually do. We had some great sightings and balloon flights during Feb and we hope that our guests have memories to last a lifetime.

Photos from February 2020

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

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