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Bird walks

IMG 0443Bird walks hosted by Hon. Rangers are held on the first Saturday of the month. Details of the next walk here

Alien plant of the month

Tree of the month

Knob thorn

January 2018

Knob thorn Acacia Nigrescens

All featured Trees

The word that I hear most people use when they referred to our Mum, was inspirational and she truly was that, although first and foremost she was our Mum. She was a person who taught us about honesty, integrity, never to judge and mostly about never holding a grudge.


She decided from a very young age that she wanted to be a farmer and in fact won many prizes for the cattle she showed. There was an article write up about her in the local Nelspruit newspaper calling her "Little Miss Sunshine" when at the age of 19 she was leaving the Nelspruit region to go and farm in England. Her greatest joy in life, career wise, was having been a dairy farmer, although she also loved her time as a nurse. She did a lot of really good work with Red Cross and was extremely proud of the gold medals she won whilst volunteering for them. To add another interesting layer to her career she spent many years working as a private investigator and so I learnt from an early age never to give anything away when asked questions. She was a hard working woman, who really didn't have two pennies at the end of each month, but again, she taught us about the act of giving even when it meant going without for yourself. We used to host orphans over holidays or have some elderly people over to share our Christmas meal. Mum would always find a way to stretch her Rands just that little bit further to help someone in need.

She had an uncanny gift with animals and was inspired by nature. Ever since she retired 17 years ago, I felt that she has grasped at every opportunity that came her way to embrace meeting people and getting involved in her local communities. The last 4 years, (having moved to Marloth Park), were some of her best. . The move to Marloth Park revitalised her in so many ways as she had a great sense of achievement and pride being asked to be an honorary ranger, being a committee member of the Marlothi Conservancy, and of course the welcoming friends she found in Marloth Park. She was very involved in the eradication of alien plants in Marloth, right up to her passing away at the age of 82. Thank you to all of those that contributed to her happiness over the past 4 years.

We are going to miss this little 5.1" lady that stood 10 foot tall in our lives. The important thing  we have learnt from her is to stop at that little flower you see from your car window because when you stop, not only do you see that one flower, you see 10 other beautiful ones that would have been missed. Stop to listen to a river babbling. Walk amongst the fields. Be at one with nature. Take time to appreciate the beauty around you, no matter how small it may be.

We want to thank her and for her unconditional love for us and for the incredible memories.


waterconservationmission200wConservation in Marloth Park: Our Primary Concern

Our primary concern as Honorary Rangers is the well-being
and long-term survival of Marloth Park as a
viable nature Conservancy.

To achieve this, we must

   •  Manage the veldt    and    •  Manage the Wildlife

All property Owners bear a responsibility to care for their own properties and
ensure that everyting we do encourages the well-being of the veldt
and therefore the animals.

On this website there are articles describing how we can best ensure
that we keep the veldt natural and the animals wild.

 Hon Rangers Monthly Advice Veldt and Game Management
 Look after your own property Feeding during drought
Marloth Park - our wonderland All about the Veldt

Honorary Rangers together with the property Ownders Association and
the Marlothii Conservancy have formed a FORUM in order to present
a unified approach to the management of the Veldt and the animals.

Read about the Forum and the MPPOA 5-Point Plan

Alien Plant Brochure

A Property Owner's Guide to Conserve Indigenous Flora

See the new Guide to the Alien Plants of Marloth Park here

2018 AGM Report and Minutes

Read the Chief Honorary Ranger's Report for 2017 here
and the Minutes of the AGM held on 11th january 2018 here

Bush snippets 

and other news here

Our vision

hrOur vision is to support and assist the Nkomazi Municipality Conservation Department within Marloth Park with their management strategies and objectives while being an effective volunteer group. 
Read a brief  History of Honorary Rangers and the Conservancy

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