Jan 28, 5 years ago

The numbers keep on growing.

A record 1,004 rhinos were poached for their horns in South Africa in 2013 – an increase of over 50 per cent from 2012, it emerged yesterday.The horn is worth £40,000 a kilo in Asia, where it is prized as a key ingredient in traditional medicines,…

Jan 21, 5 years ago

A gap year is not just another notch on your CV.

Often an added bonus to taking a gap year is how good it will look on your C.V, especially if you choose to go down the volunteering route. Many employers are looking for something that will set you apart from other candidates and being able to chat …

Jan 14, 5 years ago

So much to do to help.

Africa is the second largest land mass on planet Earth, and is the oldest inhabited territory in on our recorded history. The entire continent is full of natural resources of gold, oil, and cash crops such as corn and cocoa. This makes it an ideal ar…

Jan 7, 5 years ago

Black rhino in the Kariega Game Reserve.

There were an estimated 20,000 black rhino in Kenya in the 1970s. By 1982 the population was reduced to fewer than 400. Since then, their number has increased and now stands at over 450. The number in fenced areas has risen at an average rate of four…

Dec 23, 5 years ago

African lions need you.

The African lion is on the verge of extinction, according to experts after a marked decline in recent years. It is estimated there are just 645 genetically distinct wild lions left in western and central Africa, with as few as 34 remaining in the who…

Dec 17, 5 years ago

The persecution of leopards …. what can we do?

Leopards have been persecuted in the Eastern Cape for the last 300 years the result being a decline in numbers and fragmented populations, and so placing the local population at risk of extinction. Virtually the entire landscape was hostile to them, …

Dec 10, 5 years ago

Volunteer to save our elephants.

We all have affection for elephants don’t we? There is just something about them… Elephant poaching is in the news regularly but reading the following words in the press this week certainly gave me pause for thought. “Up to 100,000 African elep…

Dec 3, 5 years ago

Keep a watch on the rhinos

If you are contemplating getting involved in animal conservation work on a Big 5 Game Reserve, why not join us at Kariega Game Reserve as a conservation volunteer? Make a real difference, grow your skills in conservation and have the most wonderful e…

Nov 26, 5 years ago

How to raise a rhino.

How do you move a rhino? Well the obvious answer is “very carefully” However, a couple of weeks ago an entirely new method was used involving helicopters and some very strong rope to move rhino to a new location. It was a novel experience for gap…

Nov 19, 5 years ago

Elephants and rhino are waiting – just for you.

Just a little research into a South African gap year will throw up a fair amount of activities in which you can get involved. In fact it is fair to say that in regard to gap years South Africa has it covered when it comes to a multitude of activities…