On 17 June, 2016 the Modjadji Camp of the African Ivory Route was re-opened, following upgrades completed by the EU-sponsored Environmental Sustainability Project. Managed by CESVI, the camp now boasts updated accommodation, solar electricity, a new borehole and water harvesting mechanisms.


 Modjadji beauty

The beautiful Modjadji Camp in the Cycad Reserve.


Klaas Boonzaaire and Mr Molokwane with Paolo Caroli, cutting the ribbon.

Celemonial reopening of the units completed by the Chariman of the Co-op, Mr Molokwane, and supported by long-time African Ivory Route supporter, Klaas Boonzaaire.


Traditional painting

Repainted units, in traditional Lobedu style. There are five units, so the camp sleeps 10 people in total.  The communal kitchen has gas-cooking facilities and the necessary crockery and cutlery.


Rooms with en-suite, linen and solar

Accommodation updated with linen, solar and en-suite facilities. Beds are a generous 3/4 size.


Paolo of CESVI with ladies from the EcoSchool

Teachers from the local Eco-School who have been part of an environmental education program, run by this EU-sponsored project.


Modjadji caterers.

Always, when there is a function, there are caterers. The lovely ladies of the Modjadji area are professionals.


 Lifestraw water filters provided to all camps

JJ does training about the Lifestraw water filters provided to all camps


Vince does training on tool kits provided to all camps

Vince warns about No 13 spanners going missing.


Community celebrations

Lobedu celebrations.


It takes a team

It takes a team – members of the CESVI, AIR teams, with various contractors.