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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.

Chipembere have shown unwavering commitment to our Kariega rhino since March 2012. They have supplied numerous VHF and GPS satellite collars to the value of R53,000. We have also received significant assistance from wildlife vet and Chipembere trustee Doctor William Fowlds.

Donations for the collars have been sourced by the Chipembere Foundation from various people and organisations around the world. We are grateful to all that have contributed. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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
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