OUR MISSION

Safeguarding Nature Through Active Engagement: At Mapesu Private Game Reserve, our mission is to harmonize nature preservation with responsible tourism. By engaging visitors in our conservation efforts, we not only protect the diverse ecosystem of South Africa’s landscape but also enrich our guests’ experiences. Our dedicated efforts have led to the protection of over 15,000 hectares, providing a sanctuary for wildlife and a natural haven for our guests.

“HE WHO TRAVELS ALONE WILL TRAVEL FASTER, HE WHO TRAVELS TOGETHER WILL TRAVEL FURTHER”

– African Proverb

OUR VISION

A Future Where Tourism Supports Conservation: We envision a world where tourism actively contributes to the preservation of natural habitats. Our goal is to extend the impact of conservation efforts through the active involvement of our visitors, ensuring that each stay at Mapesu not only delights but also aids in rewilding this region of South Africa.

“We purchased Mapesu Private Game Reserve with the intention of making a real/tangible contribution towards conservation. In the past 4 years we have protected almost  18,000 acres of land (7,221h) and all of its associated flora and fauna. The reserve is now home to over 12,000 antelopes, almost 400 bird species and has employed over 100 South Africans with both temporary and permanent positions. It is amazing what can be achieved when you turn CONVERSATION into CONSERVATION.”

– Quinten Knipping, Director Shared Universe Ventures / Mapesu Private Game Reserve
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