• A rare bald ibis at Amohela ho Spitskop Country Retreat & Conservancy between Ficksburg and Clocolan in the Eastern Free State
  • A spider web encrusted with "diamonds" at Amohela ho Spitskop Country Retreat.
  • The beautiful coral aloe that grow wild in the mountian at Amohela ho Spitskop Country Retreat & Conservancy between Ficksburg & Clocolan in the Eastern Free State

Amohela ho Spitskop Conservancy

Grasslands are ancient and date back to well before the break-up of the earths land mass into continents and oceans. Today the grassland survives only in South Africa and represents about 16.5% of the total land area. Only 2.2% of grasslands are formally conserved, and we here at Amohela ho Spitskop Conservancy form part of that very important 2.2%.

The Free State has remained largely unexplored with regards to species diversity in natural habitats, hence we are actively involved in Citizen Science Projects to provide valuable information to relevant National and International data bases.

Comprehensive checklists of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, spiders, butterflies, lizards, dragonflies and trees and shrubs that occur both here at Amohela and locally have been prepared. Our bird checklist can be downloaded under Activities and other checklists are available upon request.

Nothing gives us more pleasure than to share and expand our knowledge with guests and visitors and especially children.

Jon James Audubon “A true conservationist is a man who knows that the World is not given by his Fathers but borrowed from his Children.”