This song and music video was written, produced and performed by local musician Paddy Gobel after he was touched by the tragedy of rhino poaching and the story of Thandi and Themba.
This video was recently shared with us by Simon Jones of Helping Rhinos NGO. Simon spent 6 weeks with the Kariega Conservation Volunteer Programme in 2010, and got to spend time with Thandi and the other Kariega Rhino at the game park in South Africa. It was very special to see this footage of Thandi as she was before she was poached. Thank you so much Simon for sharing this footage with us.
This week's wonderful wildlife video was created by Andrew Aveley and features some great footage of Kariega and the Eastern Cape. Andrew comments: "Kariega Game Reserve is one of the most exciting places to be in the Eastern Cape to enjoy quality wildlife and photography. From landscapes, lions, birds, rhinos and the Bushmans River estuary you can enjoy."
We were very pleased to find this video shared by Marjolein Westerterp featuring our newest addition (Zimela - Xhosa word meaning 'to be protected') when she was only 2 days old! The female rhino calf was born in March this year, exactly a year after Thandi and two other rhino were poached at Kariega Game Reserve. She has turned out to be quite the feisty one - apparent from another video taken of her at two months old in May.
This great video features Kariega male lion, Mondorro, and his cubs feeding on a young blesbok. Even if a kill is made by the females, the dominant male will eat his fill first before allowing others to join. Sometimes the males are more generous and allow the cubs to feed with him. Here, Mondorro shares with the cubs, but did not let his father, Full Mane, or the females to join in this feast.
We love this great footage of white rhino at Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape - featuring mother, father and calf all together. If you haven't been on safari at Kariega, this video gives a bit of insight into what it's like out in the African bush atop the open safari vehicle, guided by an experienced and knowledgable game ranger.
This lovely wildlife assortment was taken at Kariega Game Reserve in May 2013 and features elephant, white rhino and a very lazy lion pride, as well as a short clip at the end showing a drive on the wild side on a Kariega safari game drive vehicle.
We love this video of two lionesses, three cubs and one of the Kariega male lions, Mondorro, walking past an open Kariega safari vehicle. This video was taken in early June and is the second video we have obtained of our new cubs, the first one being taken in May, and in the space of just one month they have grown a considerable amount.
This short video features a young elephant bull munching some green grass ever-so-casually just in front of the safari game drive vehicle. Although not fully grown, the size of any elephant can be a surprise to guests and demands a certain kind of respectful silence and even fear or nervousness, despite their very gentle manner.
This week’s video blog was taken by Yvonne van Tol on her safari and features a somewhat grisly scene of the lion pride feasting after a hunt. This is a great safari experience but certainly not for the faint-hearted.