About

Mogalakwena Research Centre

Mogalakwena Research Centre is an independent research entity based on a 4000ha Private Game Reserve in the remote North-Western part of the Limpopo Province, South Africa. The Research Centre forms part of the Mogalakwena Group, that includes the Mogalakwena River Lodge, Artist’s Retreat, Bush Camp, Craft Art Centre and Gallery. The Research Centre was established in 2006 by Dr Elbe Coetsee and Dr Peter Laver to further understanding and knowledge in the fields of ecology, culture, anthropology and social entrepreneurship. The Research Centre is actively involved in research on a range of projects, but also facilitates study and research opportunities, assists with logistical and field support and provides a research-friendly environment for visiting national and international researchers, students, student groups and volunteers.

Mogalakwena River Reserve

The Mogalakwena River Reserve is a 4000ha privately owned game farm located about 30km from the small town of Alldays in the North Western part of the Limpopo Province. Mogalakwena Research Centre assists the reserve through providing scientifically based information through projects and research. The information provided will enable the property owners and reserve managers to make informed management decisions to ensure a holistic practice considering both conservation and preservation of wildlife and their habitat. The reserve is divided into two properties namely The River Reserve (where the River Lodge, Bush Camp and Research Centre are located) and The Mountain Reserve. Read more…

Mogalakwena Research Team

The daily running of the Research Centre is done by one research manager, two research assistants and one bush camp assistant. It is the team’s job to keep the research ongoing and to give students, volunteers and visitors the best experience during their stay at Mogalakwena. Read more…