The Zululand Rhino Reserve Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation that was set up in 2011, with the aims of conservation, combating poaching, and establishing and maintaining a strong, mutually beneficial partnership with the Manyoni Private Game Reserve, our neighbouring local communities and regional conservation projects.
ABOUT THE ZULULAND RHINO ORPHANAGE
South Africa’s Zululand Rhino Orphanage was born out of tragedy when a regional rhino orphanage was brutally attacked by poachers on 20th February 2017. Following much deliberation, the facility took the difficult decision to close, due to the ongoing security threat. There was an urgent need to re-home the orphans, and so the Zululand Conservation Trust took on the challenge to shoulder the costs and immediately began working against the clock to create a facility for these displaced animals. The Zululand Rhino Orphanage, with its capacity to grow as the need arises, is a facility for the future – a tragic necessity based on current poaching statistics. Whilst nurturing and raising these precious survivors, it is our stated mission to return all of our orphans back into the wild where they belong.
The annual Rhino Adventure Ride
This event sees 250 cyclists descending upon our reserve to battle the wind, dust and potential big5 to compete in an adventurous mountain bike ride through our beautiful reserves landscape. All proceeds from the race go towards rhino conservation within the reserve, last year we were able to raise over R600 000 towards the security of our rhino – an amazing achievement! Each year we hold an auction and a raffle that generates the most funds towards our charity.
All proceeds of our rhino ride will be going towards The Rhino Orphanage which was constructed out of necessity in April 2017. The Orphanage is not on social media and we would like to keep the location undisclosed, please respect this – the security of our orphans and their carers is of utmost importance!