Morongwa Bush Safari Lodge is a private wildlife ranch situated within the Matlabas River valley, in the heart of the Limpopo province not far from Thabazimbi and offers limited and exclusive hunting in very comfortable facilities.It forms part of one of the last great unspoiled wildlife areas in South Africa.
Nestled in the arid bushveld landscape with the majestic Waterberg Mountains to the east and the Limpopo River to the west, Morongwa Bush Safari Lodge is a place where the Africa spirit runs deep.
Morongwa, meaning ”The Messenger” in Setswana, is home to a large variety of game and is particularly renowned for its impressive Kudu bulls. Its unique diversity of vegetation is dominated by Acacia trees and wild raisin bushes which are browsed on by Giraffe, Impala and Eland. The Kalahari-type grasses are utilized by the likes of Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Oryx and Red Hartebeest. Sacred Marula Trees which are found on the elevated ridges are regarded as one of the most valued African trees by both man and beast.
Among the Dolomite boulders grows the uniquely shaped Sesame-bush with it’s swollen trunk and spiny finger like branches.
Morongwa is home to more than 250 bird species including 4 of the big six African birds – Martial Eagle, Kori Bustard, Lappet-Faced Vulture and the Saddle-Billed Stork making it the ultimate bush safari lodge . In the summer months, while ostrich pairs quietly tend to their clutch the Quelia finch breeding colonies create a dramatic spectacle with tens of thousands of birds frantically foraging and feeding.
Feature: The Sesame bush
The Sesame-Bush, (Sesamothamnus lugardii) is a rare savanna succulent which is currently being researched by Ms Alison Bijl. The pollination of this species is most interesting, a possible pollinator is thought to be the Hawk moth (Agrius convolvuli). As the flower has a very long corolla tube, it is thought that the hawk moth’s long tongue could allow the moth access to the nectar at the bottom of the tube. We await the results of this research with much anticipation.
Feature: Red-billed Oxpeckers
Red-billed Oxpeckers were under threat because of dipping procedures carried out by farmers to rid the animals of ticks. Ticks are the primary diet of the Oxpecker, dipping of the animals had a negative effect on the population of Oxpeckers. Morongwa is an Oxpecker-friendly Game farm and we are delighted that the population of these birds appear to be increasing after much effort by the Endangered Wildlife Trust in educating farmers.
- Game drives
- Bush Accommodation
- Game hunting
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