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Rock Art at Magic Hills – Uncovering our Heritage

During the last year of exploring the largely-uncharted hectares of wilderness at Magic Hills Private Game Reserve, we’ve found six previously-undiscovered rock art sites dotted around the reserve. We were so excited, we immediately got onto the phone with an expert, Archeologist Dr. Jayson Orton, of Asha Consulting in Cape Town. Amidst the 2020 COVID-19

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Magic Hills Rhino Crowdfunding

Finding the Silver Bullet to Rhino Poaching First identified as a major global concern in the 1970s, rhino poaching continues to plague southern Africa, decades later. Well-intended debates continue on the best possible solution for this gruesome problem, and yet we’re no closer to the silver bullet today, than we were 50 years ago. We

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Come and experience the magic

Magic Hills Private Game Reserve is unlike any other place in the world. Here are five reasons it is the ideal place for a soul safari – a visit here is about more than a holiday, it’s about becoming one with nature and being part of something bigger. Silence is goldenFar, far away from the

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Protecting an internationally-recognised biodiversity hotspot

The Karoo is an area of great biodiversity. It stretches from the Orange River in the East to the Atlantic Ocean in the West, a region of extremes and stark differences. The Swartberg Mountain Range splits the expanse between the Little Karoo in the south-west and the Great Karoo in the north-east. Magic Hills Private

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Home to the largest black rhino in the world

It’s no small feat being home to the largest black rhino in the world. This species, the smaller of two African rhino types, is critically endangered and continuously under threat of poaching and the illegal trade in rhino horn. Having been reintroduced into the Great Karoo around a century ago, the black rhino thrives in

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Bubble Travel in the time of COVID-19

Why Magic Hills Game Reserve is the ideal destination for a luxury lockdown escape – no masks required! Concealed within the expansive bush of the Eastern Cape is a mystical place unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Deep in the Karoo Noorsveld lies this natural sanctuary of mass proportions. Sky above, earth below and wide-open

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REHABILITATION AND SYNERGY AT MAGIC HILLS

It is a sad reality that nature is being pushed aside by an encroaching wave of, among other things, human habitation. Concrete skyrises, ever-increasing pollution and monoculture. It’s not all bad news though. It is therefore of great relief to know that some places in the world are still mostly untouched,  and being recognised for

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WHERE IS THE MAGIC IN MAGIC HILLS?

Magic Hills Private Collection is without a doubt truly magical. Any visitor to this secret Karoo hideaway will tell you that. From the silent winter sunrises, early morning game drives, and bright red summer sunsets to sleeping under a blanket of a million stars at night and indulging in a bit of R&R at the

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