The Lapalala Wilderness School is situated in the spectacular 45 000 hectare  Lapalala Wilderness reserve in the Waterberg region of Limpopo province in South Africa.  Please click on the logo to view the Lapalala website.

A short video made to celebrate our 30th anniversary

Lapalala Wilderness School
Lapalala Wilderness School
For the fifth year in a row, LWS celebrated the World Rhino Day with the unique style. On the 24th September we hosted the public speaking competition, We followed the Covid-19 protocols and only invited few schools. The six schools(Grade 10 learners, 2 from each school) that participated was Sekoba High(Mapela Village), George Langa High(Marulaneng Village), Nkgoru High (Nkgoru Village), Lemetja High(Dipere Village), Moepel High(Thekwane Village) and Leseding High(Vaalwater). The learners gave our judges Mrs Jessica Babich, Mrs Leticia Motshegoa(Waterberg Biosphere) and Mr Mashudu Makhokha(LWS) a tough one as all of them were very good with their speeches. The topic for this year was "What are the social, political and economic impacts of rhino poaching in South Africa. The future conservation champions then developed an argument and presented possible solutions to the impacts and challenges. And the winners were as follows:
1st prize-Brand new HP laptop- John Tawanda Chauke from Leseding High School(Vaalwater).
2nd prize- School uniform Voucher worth R3000-Machuene Sikalo from Lemetja(Dipere village).
3rd prize-Van Schaik Stationery voucher worth R2000-Ephraim Ramashita from Nkgoru High(Nkgoru village).
4rth prize- Van Schaik Stationery voucher worth R1500-Maphuti Malope from George Langa(Marulaneng village).
We congratulate all the schools that participated and prepared their learners so well and all learners did extremely well.
Special thanks to My School-My Village-My Planet, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Waterberg Biosphere Reserve,Ford Foundation, Tintswalo at Lapalala, Waterberg Rhino UK for the donation in kind to make this event a big success.
Lapalala Wilderness School
Lapalala Wilderness School
What an incredible story we can learn from! 🦏 πŸ‚ 🦏 ❀

Shared by Imire: Rhino & Wildlife Conservation: "'We witnessed a newly born calf that had been born very recently go and start suckling a nearby female black rhino for milk. The two black rhinos were very remarkably gentle and patient with the calf allowing it to suckle with its nervous mother close by. This went on for a period of time until the rhinos moved on and the baby calf was unable to keep up with them where its mother moved in and consoled the calf.'

Thanks to @itunmer for these amazing pictures, what a privilege to witness such an unusual encounter.

National Geographic"
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Lapalala Wilderness School
Lapalala Wilderness School
#TertiaryEducation: With support from the Lapalala Wilderness Reserve, we continue to play an important role in the provision of practical components of the tertiary groups who are in the field of conservation. They involve both Diplomas and Certificates in Nature Conservation from Centurion Academy, and BSc (Honours) from Unisa - The University of South Africa.

Find out more about our internships and Tertiary Level Programme here >

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