A HUGE Thank You to Angie Goody and Thandi’s Fund Raiser

Angie Goody is the founder of Thandi’s Fund Raiser, an NGO focused on raising funds to help save and protect the rhino.

We are so touched by their amazingly generous donation of R10 000 towards Gertjie’s care.

This is what Angie had to say; “We raised the money by holding 6 days of craft events at our local Curraghs Wildlife Park. The kind of crafts we offered were for people to …Read more

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Spotlight on: Leitah Seerane

Leitah with a blue crane bird

Mrs. Leitah Seerane was born 61 years ago on the very farm that she still works on today; although back then it was called Mothlabetsi. Leitah’s parents, Jackson and Letillamang, also worked on the farm.

Leitah began working for Mr. Schürmann, Lente Roode’s father, in 1972 at the tender age of 19 years old. She worked as …Read more

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Cheetah to be released on Makutsi Game Reserve

On 18 September 2014, our team had another opportunity to release one of our wild female cheetahs onto a game reserve in the Limpopo area.

This female cheetah was brought to us in October last year after being rescued on a main road which holds a lot of traffic. Nature Conservation approached us and asked if we would be able to accommodate the female cheetah …Read more

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World Rhino Day: 22 September 2014

Today is World Rhino Day. On this day, keeping close in our minds the three poached rhinos in our care, we take the opportunity to focus our attention on this most endangered and vulnerable of animal species in Africa.

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Spotlight on: Leandri Weerts and Sydney Staples

Sydney Staples and Leandri Weerts

Meet the latest members to join our team of hard working and dedicated staff. Leandri Weerts is our new admin assistant and front office ‘lady’, and Sydney Staples is our newest tour guide.

After studying Travel and Tourism, Leandri landed up on our doorstep and is now the first person that guests see when they arrive at The …Read more

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Roger The Rhino’s Story

Roger, a baby white rhino, was born on the 16th of December 2003 in a temporary boma used for relocating animals. Unaware of the cow’s pregnancy, the planned relocation of a rhino bull, cow, and her teenage son was interrupted by the sight of a newborn calf on the boma floor.  Only the bull was therefore loaded and relocated, and the …Read more

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Gertjie’s favourite things

Gertjie and his companion Lammie
Gertjie is a very special little rhino – figuratively speaking, of course. We love his unique personality and his playfulness. Since he has been at The Centre, we have really gotten to know him and his characteristic quirks well. We thought you would appreciate hearing about his top 10 favourite things (in no particular order).
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Schalk and Loula – our two serval kittens

Schalk and Loula

On the morning of 14 January 2014, farmer Dawid Uys’ workers discovered a den with wild kittens in a pine plantation in Piet Retief. Their mother seemed to have abandoned them. By late afternoon the kittens’ body temperature had dropped drastically, and as there was still no sign of their mother Dawid took it upon himself to rescue …Read more

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Spotlight on: Ruan Roos

Ruan Roos

Introducing Ruan Roos, the latest member to join our team!

Ruan was the manager of a restaurant and bar for two years in Polokwane before deciding to follow his passion for the environment and animals.

Ruan’s favourite part of working here is being able to meet so many diverse people, and being able to teach …Read more

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Gertjie and Lammie

Those who have been following us for a while will know that our road to find a companion animal for Gertjie has not gone as smoothly as we had hoped.

Skaap, his original companion, was a good mother but due to her age, she did not bond with Gertjie as well as we’d hoped. We were then excited to take delivery …Read more

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