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The Many Little Miracles on Magic Hills – Spekboom Restoration

The privilege of being able to take a deep breath of fresh, revitalizing air can be attributed to the oxygen champions of the earth – plants and trees that convert carbon dioxide into clean, breathable oxygen. One such champion is the South African spekboom – a distinct succulent tree that, when left to nature, grows

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The Voice of Africa – Why do Lions Roar?

There are few words that adequately describe the prickle of goosebumps that travel down your spine and the racing of your heart, at the sound of a lion roaring in the wild. Whether nearby or in the distance, the roar of the lion is the powerful and ancient voice of Africa, inspiring awe and fear.

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Expressing the Most Romantic Place on Earth Through Food

Ok, we might be blowing our own horns a bit, with that title. But when we look around the dramatic landscape of the Magic Hills Private Game Reserve, with its surging mountains and valleys, it must surely be one of the most romantic places on earth, an idyllic weekend getaway less than 3 hours from

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San Master Trackers – Ancient Culture That Lives On

On a landscape as raw and ancient as the rugged terrain of Magic Hills Private Game Reserve, one can almost see how it must have looked far before European settlers arrived. The settlers brought farming and ecological disruption to the natural wildness of the region, and the animals were not the only ones displaced. The

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Things To Do in the Karoo – Zipline at Magic Hills

One would never dream that there could be so many things to do in the karoo wilderness, as there are on the expansive Magic Hills Private Game Reserve. The luxury and family portfolio of hospitality options offers guests access to a whole new world of adventure, surrounded by the age-old, rugged mountains and savannah of

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Growing Wilderness – Expanding to the Addo Elephant National Park

From the Magic Hills Private Collection flagship property, Sky Villa, the views of the reserve are breathtaking, from the Camdeboo in the North, to the edge of the Addo Elephant National Park’s mountain range in the South. The land occupied by Magic Hills Private Game Reserve and Addo Elephant National Park are separated by a

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A Growing Game Reserve in Eastern Cape – a vast wilderness

Owning and running a game reserve in the Eastern Cape is a far cry from running the same in a place like the lowveld, where the more commercially-known reserves can be found. However, our slice of Karoo paradise is no less special, which can be attested to by Senior Environmental Officer at the Eastern Cape

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Linking Coast to Karoo – an Ecotourism and Conservation Opportunity

Linking Coast to Karoo – an Ecotourism and Conservation Opportunity At 20 100 hectares of wide-open African Karoo wilderness, the Magic Hill Private Game Reserve already occupies a significant slice of this breathtaking Eastern Cape region. With land rehabilitation and wildlife rewilding initiatives already underway, the reserve is setting a new example of conservation safaris

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