The 13 January 2015 will always be one of those amazing days to remember. It is the day that poaching survivor Thandi gave birth to her miracle calf Thembi (which means hope in isiXhosa).
As part of the Kariega rhino protection programme we dehorn rhino on the game reserve. This involves regularly darting the animals and then safely and humanely removing their horns.
Kariega ranger Jaques Matthysen has sent many hours behind the lens of his camera. This series entitled the Hunting Series captures some amazing photographic moments.
We all enjoy a positive rhino story, especially as the brutal rhino poaching deaths continue. We were delighted that Traveller24 included the playful video of rhino calf Thembi enjoying a game of tag in their list of the 5 Favourite Rhino Moments for 2015.
Chris and Rob Clarke from the United Kingdom made their trip to Kariega more than just a safari. They used the opportunity to bring school supplies for needy children at the local junior school.
The South African Country Life Magazine September 2015 edition included an article on Thandi, Angie Goody and vet Dr William Fowlds. We are so pleased that Thandi’s inspiring story continues to be a driving force in the fight for the survival of rhino.
We are pleased to offer a 20% discount on our standard Settlers Drift rates for safari guests arriving between 1 May and 31 August 2016. The rate is all inclusive and includes twice daily safari drives, river cruises, guided walking safaris, fishing, canoeing, accommodation, all meals and selected beverages.
Young Thembi will be 9 months old on 13 October 2015. We take a brief look at the dehorning process that she will undergo when she is 15 months old.
World Rhino Day on 22 September 2015 encourages people to get involved in the fight against rhino poaching. A group of children at Fish Hoek Primary School in Cape Town joined in the action and raised R1,000 for the Kariega Foundation Save the Rhino fund.
When on safari you will most likely expect to see beautiful scenery teeming with wildlife, expansive views and experience early morning safaris on open vehicles, scrumptious meals and the enveloping stillness of the African bush. Kariega offers all of this in abundance and a few unexpected surprises too.