A New Lease On Life
In a previous life (in the 1970’s and 80’s) Erindi was an over-stocked and over-grazed cattle farm causing severe damage to the natural vegetation. It was later converted to a hunting venture after the erection of an electrified game fence.
Owners Gert Joubert and his nephew Paul, phased out cattle farming entirely and re-introduced in fairly large numbers, numerous species that once occurred naturally in the area.
When hunting in Erindi was finally halted in 2007, the reserve was transformed into a nature conservation venture. The first challenge they faced as an eco-tourist venture operation was gaining the trust of the previously threatened animals – and convincing them to allow people into their secret and mysterious world.
Erindi is one of the few places on the planet where people have the opportunity to evidence this special relationship with these incredible beasts, and expand on it.
Over the last four years Erindi has successfully transformed itself into a unique, best-practice ecotourism and conservation venture – constantly implementing and monitoring programmes across all aspects of the land rehabilitation process.