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Rare Earth's Tshwene cheetah cubs

Rare Earth’s Tshwene cheetah cubs

Rare Earth Retreats is delighted to share the news that both Tshwene Lodge and Ekuthuleni Lodge in the Welgevonden Game Reserve have enjoyed a soft refurb with changes at the properties including a new spa menu and external training from Healing Earth.

There was also lots of exciting conservation news from the management team on the reserve, including the successful completion of the annual elephant contraception project, the introduction of two male cheetahs from Pilanesberg National Park, the birth of cheetah cubs to a resident female and the rescue of a day-old white rhino calf who was rejected by her mother. Name Mpho – meaning “Gift” in Setswana – this feisty young female is now thriving at The Rhino Orphanage whose Instagram account offers regular updates on her and the other rescues in their care.

Welgevonden Game Reserve is set in the shadow of the ancient Waterberg mountains and is home to more than 65 mammal species, including the Big Five. The 36,000-hectare protected area is a pristine habitat in which these animals can thrive and provides a beautiful backdrop to the twice-daily game drives.