Welcome to the Seventh edition of Shakati Bush Facts. In the article, we will be focusing on the Mokolo River, which runs side by side with Shakati Private Game Reserve. Rivers are an important lifeline for the bush, and contain its own ecosystem.
How does the Mokolo River flow?
The Mokolo River starts in the Waterberg Mountains between the koppies (Confluence of the Sand River with the Grootspruit River), and flows through a steep gorge into the Vaalwater town. From there it flows past Shakati via flat area until it enters the Mokolo Dam. From the Mokolo Dam it flows past another gorge where it finally enters the Limpopo River. Continue reading SHAKATI BUSH FACTS #7 – MOKOLO RIVER
Welcome to the Fifth edition of Shakati Bush Facts. In the article, we will be focusing on the Waterberg Environment. This article is part of a two part series. The first article focused on the Waterberg Biosphere, and this second article will focus on the climate, ecology and other aspects of the Biosphere.
Shakati Private Game Reserve is situated close to the Marakele National Park and other private nature reserves and game farms in the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve. This makes it important to preserve the wildlife and nature in the areas there is a future vision to expand the Marakele National Park to include other game reserves (same principal as the Dinokeng Nature reserve close to Hammanskraal). These combined efforts of the multiple game reserves will ensure that nature conservation is taken to a new level, which will positively affect the fragile Waterberg Biosphere ecosystem.
Photographs by Johan Fourie
These HDR (High Dynamic Range) photographs were taken on the banks of the Moloko river which resides on the sides of Shakati Private Game Reserve. When you stand on the bank of the river and overlook the extremely beautiful scenery of Shakati you cant just stare in wonder at the beauty of nature.