This haunting video was created to help spread awareness of the plight of the African rhino. Tim Rotella composed and recorded the music, added the rhino noises and set it to photos of rhino Thandi (courtesy of Paul Mills).
We love this recent video taken at Kariega Game Reserve and uploaded onto YouTube by Mathias Uhlen featuring some really beautiful high definition footage of the great array of African wildlife that can be found on the reserve.
This week's wonderful wildlife video was created by guest Kalle Richert and features some great footage of elephant at Kariega.
This wildlife and safari video was taken in 2007 by a Swedish family that visited Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape as part of their South African adventure. Although it is now a few years old, it still gives great insight into what the Kariega experience is all about - getting close up to big game, learning about and observing their behaviour and interaction with each other. Thank you to the Hansson family for sharing this video, we hope to see you back at the game lodge in the future.
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.