Position at H.E.S.C:
How long have you been at H.E.S.C?
What do you love most about H.E.S.C?
I love to share my knowledge with our guests on a daily basis.
One day I would like to work as a ranger on a private Big 5 game reserve at …Read more
Learners getting creative
Along with contributing to the daily care, maintenance and conservation of our endangered species, and participating in adventurous activities in the area, the HESC student programme has also ‘adopted’ a local school – Paulos Ngobeni Primary School.
Once a month, a classroom full of children visit the HESC for interesting lessons about conservation, animals, and caring for our …Read more
Eddie being released
On the 11th of May, a male caracal was successfully released onto Kapama Game Reserve after spending almost three years in the care of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC).
Eddie, now 3-years old, was presented to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre as a gift at four weeks of age. Now fully grown and ready to tackle …Read more
Born 21 July 2004
Oooh…… Tiaan is the lady’s man. When women see him, they go weak at the knees!
Christina & Margareth at the elephant back safari
Christina Welch, an attorney from Florida, USA, joined us for the last week of the student programme. She is very dedicated to the conservation of animals, and volunteered at an elephant conservation park in Thailand last year.
Nina and Louise from Sweden check out Eddie’s wound
The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) is home to many animals, including Eddie, a very relaxed caracal. Eddie has been at the Centre for almost three years, and was presented to the HESC as a gift from Lory Zoo. The staff has often seen Eddie catch his own food, one of the signs …Read more
The Greenery Project
The student programme visited Paulos Ngobeni Primary School, and the recycling project is going well. The learners collected waste material from members of the community, and used some of it to make decorations.
The JoJo tank stores borehole water for irrigation
The vegetable garden looks fantastic, and …Read more
Louise from Sweden overcoming her fear of snakes
As part of our student programme at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), we encourage everyone to live each day here to the fullest, enjoying the natural surroundings and of course, the wildlife that comes with it!
On Thursday 2nd May, the students were invited to attend a venomous snake and spider …Read more
Position at H.E.S.C:
We asked Jeanre:
How long have you been at HESC?
Since November 2008.
What do you love most about HESC?
Working with wildlife, as well as being able to participate in conservation of animals. Also being able to meet people from all over the world and seeing their passion for animals.
To own my own game farm, conserve nature and make a difference in conservation.
‘Speaking …Read more
Louise Bednarz joined the other students on 30 April 2013
I imagined driving along a road and seeing warthogs and impala, and this is exactly how our journey started. Amazing! On arrival, you are taken on a tour to learn about the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC). Then it’s time to settle into your new home for the next few …Read more