We have a number of exciting fundraising events in the pipeline, but unfortunately, many of these are on hold due to the current COVID-19 risks. Please keep an eye this, and on our Facebook, page for more details.
Wildlife Ranger Challenge
COVID19 has brought tourism revenues across Africa to a halt, leaving a huge deficit in conservation funding. Wildlife Rangers are now uniting around the Wildlife Ranger Challenge, a race with one goal: to raise money to support thousands of rangers and protect iconic African wildlife such as elephants, pangolins, rhinos and lions.
Our Project Rhino K9 rangers are gearing up to take part in the Wildlife Ranger Challenge on 3rd October alongside 50 ranger teams across Africa to build comradery and raise funds and awareness of the hardship currently faced by those in their profession. You can join them! Sign up for the Wildlife Ranger Challenge: https://wildliferangerchallenge.org/registration/ to walk or run 5, 10, or 21 km wherever you are with Africa’s rangers.
Support the Project Rhino K9 team directly by following the link:https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/project-rhino-k9-team All donations will be matched by the Scheinberg Relief Fund, doubling your generous contribution!
Follow our social media pages for updates on the K9-Unit’s progress.
uBhejane Xtreme Mountain Bike Challenge
Are you tough enough? The uBhejane Xtreme Mountain Bike Challenge is an iconic – and arguably one of South Africa’s toughest – mountain bike challenges. This year’s event is known as the iSimangaliso Edition and is an opportunity for riders to cycle through SA’s first World Heritage Site. The event includes four distances, ranging from 130 km to 350 km. uBhejane X is a registered NPO and the race is a fundraiser for rhino conservation activities of Project Rhino and Helping Rhinos. For more info, click here.
Date: 10 to 12 December 2020
Benny Bushwhacker: A Comedy of Conservation
The funniest man in conservation, Benny Bushwhacker – aka Ben Voss – is coming to Hilton College for a once-off performance in aid of Project Rhino.
Benny Bushwhacker: Human Nature, opened at the 2019 National Arts Festival Makhanda (Grahamstown) where he won two Standard Bank Ovation Awards and has continued receiving rave reviews and full houses.
The genial South African, who recently trended worldwide for banging heads with swashbuckling British survivalist, Bear Grylls, has been touring South Africa’s theatres and festivals with a hilarious yet sobering look at the collision between man and environment.
Date and Time: TBC
Venue: Hilton College Theatre
Tickets: R160, available from webtickets
Rob Caskie: An African Odyssey
Rob Caskie is one of South Africa’s most sought after keynote speakers and story tellers, with historical accounts which captivate and motivate audiences.
“I share human stories which engage audiences and challenge the way they interact, work and lead their lives. My stories are essentially about human beings in extremis, and their behaviour when ‘the chips are down’. Like tea bags, human beings only reveal their true strength in hot water. Epics of human struggle and triumphs of the human spirit create fantastic canvasses by which modern situations may be measured…”
The theme of the evening: An African Odyssey – A romp through the last 200 years – will take you through South Africa’s diverse and special history over the last two centuries or so. From the arrival of Nguni people around 1300 years ago, to the arrival of the European settlers in the Cape, Shaka Zulu’s ascendancy and the Great Trek, it promises to be a night to remember.
Date and Time: TBC
Venue: Hilton College Theatre
Tickets: R180, available from webtickets
Profits from the evening will support Project Rhino’s conservation work.
September is World Rhino Month, as well as South African Heritage Month. We urge the youth of South Africa to play their part in conserving our wildlife and preserving our national heritage.
We invite all schools in KZN to select one day in September to have a “Civvies Day for Rhino” where all learners pay R10 to wear civvies to school.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your school.
Skydive for Rhino: Skydive Hluhluwe
Join Project Rhino & Durban Skydive Centre at this year’s Horings & Dorings festival in Hluhluwe, where you can help save our rhino from 10,000 FT.
Date: TBC, at the Badenhorst Boerdery Airstrip
Click here for more info.
SATIB Insurance Brokers have organised the #rangerprotect patrol run series. This unique event sees the sport of trail running introduced to the world of adventure through real-time anti-poaching patrols.
Hosted by Manyoni Private Game Reserve, you will get 3 days of experiences you will never forget.
3 Patrol Runs: Day 1: 5km, Day 2: 15km, Day 3: 15km
1 Rhino De-horning: This is something that 99% of the population will never get to experience.
COST: R10 000 PER PARTICIPANT
To make your mark, Email: email@example.com