The Friends of the Great Fish River was launched in May 2007 at the Basil Kent Research and Education Centre (the old Grasslands homestead) on the Reserve. The Kent family – who are descendants of the 1820 British Settlers – were instrumental in establishing the Great Fish River Reserve in the 1970s, expressly for the conservation of the elegant antelope, the kudu. The old Grasslands homestead was later renovated as a research and education centre and named after him. The reserve constitutes nearly 45,000 hectares of subtropical thicket, home to mega-herbivores such as kudu and buffalo. The Reserve is unlike many others in that it also has a fascinating historical heritage for visitors to explore, along with many kilometres of the Great Fish River that runs through the Reserve.
Make contact: Mike Bandey on 082 643 7050, jandm(at)imaginet.co.za
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