Community and Conservation

All set to write my first blog post for 2023 with a focus on two years of Pure Spaces. Grateful about what has eventuated in the past year for me in this space and excited about setting intention for the year ahead. Then earlier this week 25 elephants were...

The Wise Meet the Wise

About a month ago, I was privileged to attend the Elephants Alive Nlopfu Gogos Program Exhibition. This is a little reflection I wrote from the day. Posting today as it is Heritage Day here in Mzansi South Africa and it seemed appropriate. A very big thank you goes to...

Coexistence

18 July is Mandela Day. The theme for 2022 goes around food security and climate change. The tagline – do what you can, with what you have, where you are. I have been a bit quiet on the blog after posting up a storm during my magical month of May on the Rise of...

ROTM 2022 – Grace of Education

Awareness is key. Education is empowering. At a surface level we know this but I think we often take it for granted. I think we show complacency too easily as humans, assuming we are aware, smug in our level of education or understanding compared to the species we...

ROTM 2022 – Tembe Time

A tyre repair was required after the ROTM crew left Kosi Bay. A short stop at Manguzi and we were ready to go. We arrived at our next stop – Tembe Elephant Park – in good time to visit the hide by the waterhole. Some lovely moments were spent with an ellie bull, a...