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Thanda Continues to Support World Rhino Day

Tracey Campbell - September 24, 2012

We are proud to work with the likes of Thanda Private Game Reserve, who are situated approximately 300 km north of Durban.

This Big 5 reserve  has played an active role for many years in rhino conservation initiatives, and are totally supporting World Rhino Day, which was held on Saturday to promote the cause worldwide of the current dire situation of the rhino due to illegal poaching activites, which is seeing hundreds of rhinos being mercilessly slaughtered for their horns.

For all bookings made from September to December 2012, the reserve are giving a portion of the money to Project Rhino, so your booking at Thanda can make a difference to this worthwhile cause. Project Rhino is an association of like-minded organisations allowing collective co-ordination of rhino conservation interventions, which are aimed at eliminating rhino poaching and securing the rhino population in KwaZulu-Natal.

To also raise awareness of the plight of the rhinos to their guests, Thanda will also be serving a signature dish once a week in honour of the rhino.  And if this isn’t enough, guests staying here will be given an opportunity to get up close to and experience first-hand the majestic and endangered rhino, through an interactive experience that will be available to guests at a additional cost of R800 per person. Guest will be taken out with a qualified guide who will track the rhino by means of telemetry or in layman’s terms; “rhinoing”.

Thanda also work alongside Wildlands Conservation Trust, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Wildlife ACT, Space For Elephants and African Conservation Trust, who together have spearheaded many initiatives for rhino conservation.

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