The Reserve is home to the big 5 as well as many other species of game, and if you are a keen birder, the Reserve boasts around 300 species of birds.
The camp is fully serviced and, included in your reservation are two game drives each day in open vehicles with a FGASA-qualified ranger as your guide. The Reserve is home to the big 5 as well as many other species of game, and if you are a keen birder, the Reserve boasts around 300 species of birds.
All our rangers have a vast knowledge of the reserve and its animals. They all work for our volunteer program Siyafunda, which is run separately to My Kaya Your Kaya. But through their work they are involved in research and monitoring of animals, birds and the bush for not only our own research purposes, but others through interns conducting projects for their thesis.
Thus your game drives will be fun and full of learning.
John and Mavis Job
A life-long interest in South African wild life and the challenges of conservation in a world too full of people was given practical expression when Mavis and John Job purchased a portion of the Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve in late 1999. Enthusiasm gave way to reality when the floods of March 2000 destroyed dams on their property and broke the wall of the weir on the Makhutswi River in front of My Kaya, Your Kaya. A 3-year project to revamp the Twines farmstead, My Kaya, Your Kaya and to build Yangu Lodge ensued. A few years later, the Siyafunda Programmes were initiated and volunteers have been coming to the GMPGR since 2004 & now in 2016 we have opened the doors to My Kaya, Your Kaya so we can share our special place with all.
Mike is the General Manager of our property within the Reserve and manages all the day to day running of My Kaya Your Kaya as well as our volunteer programme Siyafunda Conversation.
Mike's role with Siyafunda is to supervise the volunteer's activities; act as program facilitator & manage the company's other operations.
After studying Economics & Psychology at university, Mike spent a couple of years working in the UK.
However, the call of the bush was too strong, so he returned to South Africa where once qualifying as a field guide, he worked as assistant manager & guide in the Madikwe Game Reserve.
Thereafter, Mike moved to his family farm (Twines) in Makalali & began working for Siyafunda in his present role.
Alpha has been working with the Job Family from 2000. He began working here with his father Hiding Mongadi, who has now retired, and has taken over his father’s responsibilities. Alpha will always have a smile & takes great pride in making sure you feel at home & your camp is in top shape. He is responsible for the upkeep of My Kaya, Your Kaya as well as his many other responsibilities with our other camps.
Lorna hails from Enable village tucked against the Drankensburg Mountains to the West of the reserve. Lorna has been a regular temporary staff member for many years & in 2010 she joined our staff permanently. Lorna assists Alpha with the up keep of the camp & she is a diligent & hard worker, always aims to please all.
Two ranger-accompanied game drives per day are offered.
A fully-equipped kitchen unit completes the crescent of buildings.
The camp is serviced daily.
The water can be drunk, but visitors may prefer to bring their own drinking water.
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