Join hands in creating awareness against rhino and elephant poaching in this global march on the 4 October 2014.
At Kariega Game Reserve we'll be hard at work sharing our rich natural heritage with our guests. We'll most likely have a braai and traditional boma evening to celebrate too.
On the 2 March 2012 the rhino poaching epidemic became a reality to us at Kariega when one cow and two rhino bulls were poached on the reserve. On World Rhino Day we celebrate Thandi, and all our rhinos, and remind ourselves how important it is to raise awareness about rhino poaching and the illegal trade in rhino horn.
Thanks to Paul Mills for sharing this video of Thandi, her companion and her companion's calf ahead of World Rhino Day.
The construction of our new 5-star luxury tented lodge, Settlers Drift, is going well and all is on track to open on 1 December 2014. The lodge is located in a remote part of Kariega Game Reserve with lovely views of the Bushman's River. The area is home to abundant wildlife and birds.
The poaching of three rhinos at Kariega Game Reserve in March 2012, their amazing courage and Thandi's incredible survival inspired trail runner Sian O'Keeffe to take action. He decided to start a trail run, called the Rhino Run, to raise funds and awareness for the plight of our rhino.
During a giraffe fight, the two males lean against each other in a struggle for power. If they are evenly matched, this pushing may be followed by blows from the neck...
We are very pleased to announce the reintroduction of elephant into a remote wilderness area of Kariega Game Reserve. A herd of 10 elephants, including the matriarch and several calves, were released into a region that has not seen elephant in over 100 years.
Guests can experience the intricacies of the herd from an arms-length away and when the time is right, as in this guest video, safari groups can view very young calves without fear of upsetting mothers, aunts and grandmothers.
While young male zebras are in the bachelor herds, their time consists mostly of playful fighting in order to prepare themselves for the challenges ahead.