COVID-19 SOUTH AFRICA – LOCKDOWN NOTICE

COVID-19 SOUTH AFRICA – LOCKDOWN NOTICE

Kindly take note that Mankwe GAMETRACKERS offices and all activities are closed from today 25/03/2020 and re-open after the lockdown has been lifted (17/04/2020).  It is important that our nation must stand together to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 virus.  We hope and pray that this situation will soon be over and that everyone will remain safe.

For emergencies, you can contact us on (+27) 071 195 0337 or e-mail info@mankwegametrackers.co.za

For accurate and up to date news on the Corona Virus visit the WHO (World Health Organization) https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

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

Highlights for January 2020

Highlights for January 2020

Highlights for January 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.

A lot more rain for as during the month and even more babies being born. The holiday season came to an end and the chinese new year rush began. Here are some photos taken during the month of Jan. 

Photos from January 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

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: 

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