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5 facts about the rhino and how you can help

5 Facts about the rhino

  1. Rhinos were once abundant throughout Africa and Asia, however extensive poaching is pushing this species closer and closer to extinction.
  2. Poachers have killed almost 6000 rhinos in Africa since 2008.
  3. South Africa has the largest rhino population in the world and, therefore, has a responsibility to actively protect the rhino.
  4. Conservation projects like Protect Our Rhino need support and funds to actively protect the remaining rhinos, work towards population growth and raise awareness of the rhino’s critically endangered status.
  5. Over 1300 rhinos were poached in South Africa alone in 2015, we need your help to stop this pathway of blood across our country.


How you can help:

Protect Our Rhino

We need your help…

Plett Game Reserve is 2000 hectares and located in the Southern Cape of South Africa. Currently home to only two rhinos, we are permitted to provide a home to a total of 70 rhinos and are working towards opening the reserve to more rescued rhinos – a place where they can be safe and free, and protected.

Plett Game Reserve, although large enough to give the rhinos and other animals free roam, is small enough to be policed and the rhinos closely monitored. The bush of Plett Game Reserve is open without many places for poachers to hide. Another positive aspect is that Plett Game Reserve is surrounded on all sides by river and cliffs with only a single entrance, making it even more difficult for poachers to move freely into the reserve.

Our challenge

Our challenge lies in financing the Protect our Rhino project, targeted as they are. We aim to give them 24-hour protection in the form of guards, cameras, drones and patrols. Our primary objective is keeping the rhinos safe from poachers, with the aim that they will breed and strengthen the species, one day at a time.

We are living in a time and place that is watching the extinction of a unique animal in slow motion. Every opportunity to stop just one more rhino death, save one more animal from an inhumane and awful slaughter. This is our vision. This is our dream. And also, our challenge.

In order to raise funds for our Rhino Project, we have designed a signature Protect our Rhino coin, pure silver for those wishing to show their support for our South African Rhinos. All proceeds from the sale of this coin will go to our Protect our Rhino fund.

For just $55 USD (including international postage) (R715.00) you can own a piece of history and help us to make a difference in the fight against poaching and rhino extinction.

Rhino Project Coin

About Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve

See the Big Five African Game in Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South Africa. Experience a hidden gem, where abundant wildlife roam the plains, where the distant lion roars pierce the black dark of night and where the African sunset leaves an unforgettable memory.

And all this just a few minutes drive outside Plettenberg Bay, a small seaside town in the heart of the Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa.

Plettenberg Bay Private Game Reserve is the Southern Cape’s biggest game reserve and is home to Africa‘s Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard). The reserve is situated on over 2000 hectares of indigenous beauty and is malaria free. There are over 150 different species of game and birdlife. Join us on a horseback safari to interact closely with the wildlife, or simply relax and enjoy a 2 hour game drive in an open landrover with our experienced and well-informed guides and see our large variety of wildlife up close.

The reserve welcomes children, and has a wonderful enclosed play area for children to relax and stretch their legs, while being curiously watched by zebra and wildebeest! The Coffee Shop, bar facilities and curio shop are also open to the public.

Buy a ‘Protect our Rhino’ coin

Protect Our Rhino Silver Coin

Protect Our Rhino Silver Coin










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