We’ve had so many lovely days during May with bright blue skies and a generous amount of sun. The Kariega Conservation Volunteer team took a well deserved two week break this month and so this will be a shorter than usual newsletter.
Archive for 2014
Kariega Game Reserve is proud to announce that it has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the third year in a row.
The Kariega Conservation Volunteer Programme is the ultimate Big 5 experience, where volunteers from across the world, get the opportunity to get hands-on involved in conservation management on the reserve. Read the feedback by some of the latest group of conservation enthusiasts.
Our picturesque Eastern Cape game reserve hosted another successful Africa Geographic Travel photographic safari between 9 - 13 May 2014.
Rhinos are one of the few megaherbivores (plant-eaters that weigh more than 900 kilograms or 2,000 pounds) still alive. Recently their numbers have been dramatically reduced with the increase of poaching. Poachers killed over 1,000 rhinos in South Africa during 2013 and 376 have been reportedly killed by poachers this year. We simply cannot allow them to become extinct.
April has come and gone so fast – most probably because we were so busy working hard and having fun. During the last two weeks of April our area, the Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape, was blessed with some much needed rain. Most mud wallows are now small ponds, the dams on the reserve are full and the streams and rivers are flowing strongly. Here is what the Kariega Conservation Volunteers got up to during April.
Chameleons are a fascinating type of lizard. There are approximately 160 species that come in a range of colours, most with the amazing ability to change colour. Kariega is home to the beautiful southern dwarf chameleon which occurs only in the Eastern Cape
Last week's photo of the week touched on the beauty of our own human gaze, but what of the rhino gaze and the gaze of every living creature we are lucky to encounter?
A big thanks to the very enthusiastic group of Kariega Conservation Volunteers that made it a memorable afternoon with the children of Klipfontein After-care centre recently.