Seaton Thomson & Asscociates

In touch with the African Landscape

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Wildlife Conservation Projects

Planning for and our involvement in nature and wildlife conservation is an exciting element of our work. This has primarily been associated with tourism and community oriented projects in and adjoining such wild and natural areas:

  • TAITA FALCON SAFARI LODGE - ZAMNORTH - ZAMBIA (1996):
    A feasibility assessment and a strategic marketing plan for a proposed new safari lodge on the northern bank of the Zambezi River.

  • PONGOLWANE BIOSPHERE RESERVE - HEINZ KOHRS - KWAZULU-NATAL (1997):
    Strategic planning for the 35 000 hectare biosphere reserve to incorporate tourism carrying capacity, optimum lodge development, environmental planning and resource management.

  • KARIEGA GAME RESERVE - MARK RUSHMERE - EASTERN CAPE: (2001):
    Preparation of a tourism master plan and feasibility study for the development of Kariega Game Reserve in respect of the operation of a new five star game lodge and also the ecological / wildlife management components.

  • COMMUNITY CONSERVANCY AREAS IN THE ERONGA AND KUNENE REGIONS - WORLD WILDLIFE FUND - NAMIBIA (2002):
    Appointed by the World Wildlife Fund to manage a tender process for new tourism investment within four community areas situated between Etosha National Park and the Skeleton Coast National Park.

  • RICHTERSVELD CONSERVANCY - DEAT - NORTHERN CAPE (2004):
    Appointed by DEAT (Poverty Alleviation Programme - Expanded Public Works Programme) to prepare a feasibility study and business plan on the proposed Richtersveld Conservancy and its amalgamation with the Richtersveld National Park, and the development of two tourist accommodation facilities.

  • LAPALALA WILDERNESS - RAPULA INVESTMENTS - LIMPOPO PROVINCE (2003):
    Preparation and development of a strategic business and marketing plan to operate a number of luxury game lodges and luxury tented operations on the 35 000 ha reserve

  • SABLE SAFARIS - LINYANTI INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD - NORTHERN BOTSWANA (1996):
    A strategic planning and operational assessment for Sable Safaris in respect of the development of Kings Pool and Dumatau Lodges in Concession Area 15. The 125 000ha concession is located west of Chobe National Park adjacent to the Linyanti Swamp.

  • WATERBERG BIOSPHERE RESERVE - DEAT - LIMPOPO PROVINCE (2004):
    Appointed by DEAT (Working for Tourism - Expanded Public Works Programme) to prepare a feasibility study and business plan for the further expansion and operation of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, which is a proclaimed UNESCO site



Quotes

One should pay attention to even the smallest crawling creature for these too may have a valuable lesson to teach us.

Black Elk