About Us

Mhlalanyoni is a beautiful 10 hectare site just out of White River in Mpumalanga. Mhlalanyoni ‘the place where the bird rests’ has a long and renown heritage of conservation, sustainable environmental action and training. It was the home to the pioneer conservationist, the first woman vet in Africa, Dr Sue Hart – the original ‘Daktari.’ It was also the birthplace of Ecolink , an environmental NGO which, for over 30 years, has focused on environmental education, food security and water management.

At the farm we grow the miracle grass known as Vetiver. Dr Sue Hart was one of the pioneers, who was instrumental in bringing the grass to South Africa and promoting its benefits and use through the work that Ecolink did in community projects.