Fire Island – A Work in Progress – Part One

Fire Island – A Work in Progress – Part One

When the owner, Robert Koski, and logistics specialist, Jan Van Deventer, visited Ilha do Fogo in Northern Mozambique back in 2014, their agenda was to look into setting up infrastructure for a boutique, five-star resort. However, what they discovered on the island changed the entire course of their plans.

They found around a dozen poachers on the island and the marine life was suffering at their hands.

A true inspiration Sylvia de Villiers

A true inspiration: Sylvia de Villiers

When you walk through our beautiful Vida Nova Retreat and Vida Nova Kruger lodges, your eyes will be drawn to the evocative and unique wildlife artwork, gracing the walls. The amazing talent behind these paintings is South African born, Noorden impressionist artist, Sylvia de Villiers.

Fire Island Dome Project

Fire Island Sundome Project

“Water! Water! We have water!” I yelled, “We did it”. The relief, after many setbacks and months of preparation, flowed over me like the fresh clear drops dripping at my sandy feet.

For a moment I felt like Tom Hanks in Cast Away after he managed to make fire with two sticks. The fire changed everything. It asserted his dominance, if only in a small way, over the merciless expanse that surrounded him. There was new hope for life.

Sea turtle rescued from fishermen in a protected area

Sea turtle rescued from fishermen in a protected area

In Mozambique, there are five species of sea turtles that occur along the coast. They are all threatened and, therefore, protected by law (as they have been for over 45 years). Despite efforts to reduce the effect of illegal fishing on sea turtle populations, the capture of these creatures still occurs regularly.

4 Gardening Tips from Conservationist

4 Gardening Tips from Conservationists

Well, lockdown, Covid-19 and a worldwide pandemic have got everyone feeling on edge – and rightly so. While we don’t know what’s going to happen in the future, the only constant, for now, is our surrounding environment. At Fire Island Eco Retreats, we take pride in giving back to nature. While we’re under lockdown, we’re turning our focus to our own garden.

Empower through Education

Empower through Education

At Fire Island Eco Retreats, we’re more than a conservation ideology – we’re a family. As such, we want to look after those around us.
Communication is the cornerstone of running any business. At our retreats, we want to know that you feel right at home and can find assistance at any time during your stay, or feel free to ask us anything