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Babanango Valley Private Nature Reserve  In  South Africa  

Accommodation in Babanango Valley Private Nature Reserve

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Babanango Valley Private Nature Reserve

In January 1961, Bob and Patricia Turner purchased 1806 ha of land comprising two portions of the farm "Goudhoek" and one of the farm "Nonparei", the whole of which they called "Goudhoek". Goudhoek was in a degraded state when it was purchased: there were no improvements, the veld was over grazed and every arable area had been put to the plough. A conservation ethic has been the primary guiding principle in management. Goudhoek was fenced, erosion gullies were packed with stone walls to reduce soil erosion and dams were built. The building of the homestead was completed in March 1972.In 1987 a successful application to the Natal Parks Board was made to establish a conservancy. In 1993, they joined the Melmoth Conservancy. In 1996, they once again split form the Melmoth Conservancy and a're on their own having formed the Babanango Valley Conservancy. In July 2001 they were able to take on two Bushmen as full time game guards. In June of 1992 a second and adjoining portion on "Nonpareil", 139 ha in extent, was purchased. In August 1997 another adjoining farm "Paardeplaat", 1108 ha in extent, was added. The size of the Babanango Valley Conservancy is now 3053 ha (7570 acres)