Jejane today

Jejane is 2,070 Ha in extent and, together with Nyala (334 Ha) and Mossco (327 Ha), makes up a region of Balule known as the Mohlabetsi South Nature Reserve (MSNR). Jejane and Nyala have between them 123.9 km of roads.

Jejane has 47 shares (stands), of which only three remain undeveloped. Jejane has a 24 hour control gate which includes accommodation and ablution facilities and due to be upgraded in the New Year. Jejane also has a staff village and office block, which were recently upgraded, a large factory that acts as storage for farm equipment and machinery, and parking for shareholders game drive vehicles and which also contains a well-equipped workshop. The farm has a ‘bush camp’, which also houses the manager’s residence and a second staff village, known as Tsakane which accommodates senior staff members working on the reserve.

A communal swimming pool and raised deck services the shareholders within the residential area. There is also an airstrip and an aircraft hangar on Jejane.

There are four earth dams and a number of smaller pans spread out across Jejane. Five of these water points each have a viewing hide overlooking them. The Mohlabetsi River runs along Jejane’s eastern boundary where it is dammed up by an artificial weir, providing an additional and reliable water source. We have six active boreholes on Jejane, which supplies water to the various camps and residences around the reserve.

Some of the shares are made up of syndicates, consisting of between two and up to a maximum of five syndicate members. The shareholders spouses and children are considered authorised users. There are currently 152 shareholders and 376 authorised users making up the members of Jejane.

Jejane employs 5 staff members, including a manager, an assistant manager, an administrator, four domestic cleaners, two fencing team members, a workshop assistant and five field squad members.

Apart from the Jejane employees, we also make use of outsourced security personal on the reserve, both in anti-poaching efforts out in the field and as security at the control gate.

Wildlife [photo]
Photo: Stuart Hancock