Conservation, Partnerships and Ecotourism
award-winning conservation
Introduction | Current Projects | Research & Facilities | Role of Science in Ezemvelo | Community Conservation

Conservation: The rational and prudent management of biological resources to achieve the greatest sustainable current benefit while maintaining the potential of the resources to meet the needs of future generations.

In natural resource economics, conservation is a rate of use of a biological resource that ensures that the same or a greater quantity of that resource will be available in the future; thus conservation includes preservation, maintenance, sustainable utilisation, restoration and enhancement of the natural environment.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife is the forerunner of successful private conservation initiatives and traditional community involvement in the business of conservation and tourism.

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Ithala Game Reserve Award Winners
In the 100 years of formal conservation in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, the various departments and statutory organisations that evolved into today’s Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife have received many formal awards and words of praise for the quality of their service to conservation and for the high standard of management of the province's natural resources.

Ecotourism
So next time you come and stay at one of our award-winning resorts, come and discover mountain grandeur, scenic expanses of sparkling water, valley bushveld and densely wooded riverine gorges, cascading waterfalls and forested pathways, acacia thornveld and ancient tracks through the wilderness, forested dunes and brilliant coral reefs.

With custodianship of 110 protected areas, our guests can satisfy their every desire for discovery, adventure or relaxation in some of Africa's most scenic natural surroundings.

Discover our Destinations
Through Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife’s 68 destinations, of which 36 have accommodation, guests can relax in a range of accommodation types from rustic mountain caves to 4-star lodges in big 5 game parks to explore an exciting world of natural splendour.

Ezemvelo's diverse protected areas and natural sanctuaries allow you to explore unique big-game wildlife areas as well as numerous cultural, historical, wetlands, alpine and marine treasures with a wide range of accommodation facilities and activities on offer. 
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