Conservationist Ian Player once said that in the war to save the world’s wild places and animals, there is never a Waterloo — a battle after which the war is won. There is only a series of sharp, bitter skirmishes, one after the other, for conservation is guerrilla warfare, and it will never end until humans understand that without wildness and wilderness, we are empty vessels.
In this week’s episode of the Sunday Times Travel Podcast, we chat to Louis Strauss and Lazarus Mkhonto about their work at Jock Safari Lodge (see story on page 34). These men — respectively the lodge’s manager and assistant manager — are foot soldiers in a low-intensity but ongoing struggle in the heart of the Kruger National Park. Plus they have great jobs at an awesome lodge.
Listen to the story on the Sunday Times Travel podcast at Iono.fm — the direct link is iono.fm/c/3763.