Conservation at Sabi Sand - South Africa

In South Africa, the Singita Lowveld Trust employs a dedicated team focused on protecting and conserving the biodiversity of the incredible land under its care.

The team’s primary task is ensuring that the land, complete with its diverse flora and fauna, remains as close as possible to the untouched state in which the Bailes family found it some 85 years ago.

The earliest aerial photographs, taken in 1935, are used by the team as a template to guide them in achieving this task. The success of their reserve management approach has resulted in thriving wildlife populations and a flourishing ecosystem.

This in itself creates another challenge, as the abundance of species, such as rhino, that carry a high price tag in the global illegal wildlife trade, attract international poaching syndicates to the area. The team’s second main focus area is therefore a dedicated anti-poaching unit tasked with ensuring the safety of these precious natural assets.

The Singita Lowveld Trust, our non-profit conservation partner in South Africa, is responsible for the implementation of all biodiversity, community and sustainability projects.

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3 Focus Areas of Conservation
Our conservation partners strive to restore, improve and protect the biodiversity of the ecosystems under our care to ensure they are functioning as close as possible to their natural, undisturbed state. Read more Play video
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