Kariega Foundation Partners

Pack For A Purpose Logo Kariega Game Reserve Eastern Cape

Pack for a Purpose

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers to make a lasting impact in communities surrounding their travel destinations. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for Kariega projects. 

Community Partners

Early Inspiration Kariega Foundation

Early Inspiration

Early Inspiration is passionate about children's development and stimulation, and how the effects of early intervention can enhance the young child’s learning potential. Educating and equipping parents and care-givers as to how they can enhance the child's development from an early age, through stimulation can be seen as imperative in the modern world. Through working with children's development and equipping parents and care-givers, the future leaders of South Africa are being equipped – educating them, inspiring them and birthing in them a desire to see this country flourish.

Cool Play Kariega Foundation


CoolPlay uses sport to teach life-skills to school children often lacking in stable and supportive family structures. Their vision is to create positive and lasting change in the lives of children, their schools and the communities in which they live and believe that developing a child's social and emotional capabilities, significantly improves that childs' chances of success in life.

Cool To Be Me Kariega Foundation Partner


COOL TO BE ME publishes and assists in the implementation of curriculum based Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) programmes for children aged 6 to 13. Social-emotional learning refers to a child’s interpersonal (social) development with others while the emotional aspect relates to the child’s intrapersonal development of self. The purpose of social-emotional learning is to equip children with the skills needed to manage the complexities, demands and pressures of everyday life where the outcome is increased resilience, self-esteem, self-worth, mutual respect and the ability to live meaningfully and successfully.

Joint Aid Management Kariega Partner

Joint Aid Management (JAM)

Joint Aid Management (JAM) is an African founded and headquartered Christian international humanitarian relief and development organisation, operating sustainable aid programmes targeting the most vulnerable people throughout the African continent. JAM operate on a fully inclusive basis, without discrimination of race, religion, gender, or political persuasion. JAM SA currently feeds over 90,000 pre-school children in more than 2,000 centres in nine South African provinces, including the Eastern Cape.

The Kariega Project Community Upliftment Kariega Game Reserve Eastern Cape

The Kariega Project

The Kariega Project is a local project that aims to improve livelihoods by promoting micro-enterprises, education, social development and community collaboration. This is achieved by providing community project leaders and existing community projects with funding, as well as offering mentorship and networking to these initiatives. Funding is provided through a unique credit system in which the Kariega Project sources R20 from sponsors for every hour of community work contributed by the initiative that is seeking to raise funds. The Kariega Foundation as well as the Kariega Conservation Volunteers are proud to be associated with the organisation and to be involved in some of the local causes it supports. 

Conservation Partners

Chipembere Rhino Foundation

Chipembere Rhino Foundation

Chipembere, meaning rhinoceros in Shona, is a privately run, registered non-profit that is committed to protect and conserve Africa’s rhino. The foundation focuses on providing equipment, intelligence, technology, education and relocation assistance to rhino custodians who show a conservation ethic that is shared by the foundation. Kariega is proud to be recognised by Chipembere as a rhino conservation focused game reserve.

My Rhino Kariega Game Reserve Rhino Conservation

My Rhino

The My Rhino campaign is an initiative seeking to raise awareness of rhino poaching through the sale of hand-crafted and limited edition ceramic rhino's. My Rhino has pledged proceeds to the Kariega Foundation toward facilitating rhino conservation and breeding at the Reserve.

Rhino Tears Kisma & Co Kariega Game Reserve Rhino Conservation

Rhino Tears by Kisma Kreative

The Rhino Tears initiative is run by local store owner, Tracy Jayne Jeffery who operates an up-cycle arts and crafts store on High Street in Grahamstown - a short distance from Kariega Game Reserve. Jeffrey was inspired by the story of Thandi to make a difference in rhino conservation and began making necklaces and earrings for sale in her store. Barring the cost of materials the proceeds are pledged to the Kariega Foundation Save the Rhino fund. The initiative has been greatly successful with orders coming in from across the globe. Read more here.

How can you Help?

Any help and support we get from anyone is hugely appreciated as it assists in expanding and maintaining the project.

You can help in many ways:
  • Spend some time in our Conservation Volunteer Programme and be part of the project first hand.
  • Bring any of the needed items for our local schools & ECD centres.
  • Contact us regarding required sports equipment.
  • Book an Aloe Community Tour during your Kariega stay.
  • Raise funds and awareness for rhino in your local community.
  • Make a tax-deductible donation (any size will help) to the Kariega Foundation in any of the following ways:
    - Donate via EFT (for international currencies) via our secure online DONATE NOW button below
    - Donate cash in a pledge envelope at the reserve
    - Add a donation to your account when you check out after your stay
    - Transfer a donation into the following bank account:

First National Bank
Account No: 62275606526
Branch: Newton Park
Branch code: 261050

Thandi's Story: Help Save our Rhino
Thandi Calf Jan2015 Gary Van Wyk1000
Video: Rhino Horn is not Medicine
Rhino Close Up Horn Kariega Game Reserve Peter Mills