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Rory and El­ize Ben­nett, own­ers, Lim­popo River Lodge

“I pur­chased the orig­i­nal farm in about 1986, and added three more over the next 15 years. Over a num­ber of years, we – my wife El­ize now owns the farms with me – got rid of the cat­tle.

“Wildlife and Peace Parks built an elec­tri­fied game fence from North­ern Tuli Game Re­serve down to our farms, along what we call the ‘back­line’ ex­tend­ing through to the Zanz­ibar bor­der post.

“The fence is 25 kilo­me­tres from the Lim­popo River and sep­a­rates the area’s cat­tle farms from the game farms – al­though there is still one farmer this side of the fence farm­ing with cat­tle.

“We have in the last num­ber of years been very ex­cited to have lion, wild dog and many other species move down from North­ern Tuli Game Re­serve onto our farms.”

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