Gondwana Game Reserve is unique among our South African research sites as it is in the Western Cape on the south coast of the country. The habitat and climate here are very different to our other research sites as the reserve falls within the Cape Floristic Region. This is a highly diverse area of South Africa, with over 9000 plant species many of which are endemic. However, the grazing value of these species for large mammals is largely unknown and so Opwall teams are working to understand the usage of these habitats by species such as elephant, rhino and zebra. Accommodation here is in large shared tents with bunk beds, and there are hot running showers and communal tents for taking meals and lectures.
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