Remembering Themba with Hope in our Hearts for the Rhino species. Exactly two years ago today Themba the Rhino passed away. On the 2 March 2012 he was one of three rhino poached at Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. He was also one of the two that made it through the night. Sadly on the 25 March Themba passed away after a hard struggle.
Some of our rangers recently completed their Southern Africa Field Guide exams and passed with flying colours. Congratulations to all involved!
We often get asked what to bring or pack for your African safari in the Eastern Cape bush in order to ensure a comfortable and convenient stay. Although the game lodges are stylishly furnished with lots of extra comforts and luxuries, Kariega Game Reserve is set in a pristine and untouched wilderness area and guests are encouraged to take advantage...
The Khalsa Primary School in the UK recently held a special Rhino Day to raise awareness as well as funds for the Kariega Foundation Save the Rhino fund. All in all they managed to raise an impressive R6105!
The Kariega Conservation Volunteers were involved in 11 game releases or introductions on the reserve, as well as 11 captures and darting procedures. Read all about it here.
Blankets for the Kenton soup kitchen and community centre run by the Meals on Wheels organisation. Old blankets were supplied from Kariega's old game drive vehicles and from guests who heard about need in the community. Thanks to all who made this possible!
Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape South Africa recently had a very fun and unique guest to visit - Freek from a Dutch children's TV programme called 'Freek in het Wild' - a very upbeat documentary style show for kids exploring the wonders of nature and interesting wild animals.
Children of all ages are welcome at Kariega Game Reserve Main Lodge and a midday programme is available on request from your ranger which includes exciting and educational activities such as guided trails, tracking, learning about survival skills and more. Recently the Van der Naedt family joined us at Main Lodge and sent us this lovely review of their children's experience and their time as a family at the reserve. Thank you for sharing Yvonne and the Von Tol family!
Damian and Chantell from Port Elizabeth recently celebrated their special day at Kariega Game Reserve with 70 guests. The wedding ceremony was held in the veld followed by a reception at Main Lodge.