With the shocking revelation that One Rhino Is Killed Every Seven Hours and the world facing a very real possibility of species extinction by 2020, &Beyond in partnership with Great Plains Conservation have taken the drastic step to de-horn all of the rhino at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve. These horns were safely removed by the &Beyond conservation team and are being held in secure storage.
There are a number of initiatives set up to help support action groups and save Africa’s rhino. The Rhinos without Borders project set up jointly by &Beyond and Great Plains Conservation is working to translocate 100 rhino to havens in Botswana, you can support this project by:
With your permission here at The Luxury Safari Company we can make a donation on your behalf to the Rhinos without Borders project when booking your Africa Safari.
Rhinos without Borders have a dedicated website with a varying wish list where contributions are gratefully received for items such as vet fees $20 through to aircraft charter hire at $5000 and many necessary items in between.
Every dollar counts $1
Vet fees $20
Quarantine care costs $40
Rhino tracking monitor receivers $65
Transportation to Airport $175
Capture of a rhino $500
Post Release Security & Monitoring $2000
Aircraft Charter Hire $5000
As well as the options above there is also the opportunity to make an enormous difference to the project by adopting a rhino, including sponsorship of the translocation of one rhino to the value of $50000. Those who donate will be able to name the rhino and play an integral role in the animals survival story.
&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve
Surrounded by Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and set within the subtropical region of KwaZulu Natal, Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife and diversity of habitats afforded by this unique ecosystem. With only a handful of lodges sharing an area of 230000 hectares you are assured a private game viewing experience led by experienced guides passionate about the wildlife, flora and fauna within the reserve. Whether you choose to experience Phinda’s charms from your own private luxury suite set on stilts above the sandy forest floor at &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge to the breathtaking views down onto the reserve from your luxurious suite at Phinda Mountain Lodge there is a lodge to suit every persuasion of traveller.
Phinda is made up of six equally unique lodges each designed to sit in harmony with its surroundings offering the best experience of that particular habitat.
&Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge
Set within the tranquil surrounds of the forest with torchwood trees and darting dwarf antelope. Wake up to the sound of the forest as it comes alive, lit by the delicate leaf filtered light through the forest canopy, surely there is no better way to start your day!
&Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge
Boasting unrestricted views across the lush reserve from its majestic position perched high within the Ubombo mountain range. Mountain lodge with its interconnecting suites and private verandas are perfect for couples and families alike.
&Beyond Phinda Rock Lodge
Suspended in the air over the deep valley below, Rock Lodge offers complete seclusion. Accommodation comes in the form of six suites carved into the cliff side each with its own viewing deck gravity defying plunge pool!
&Beyond Phinda Vlei Lodge
With abundant wildlife sightings just a stones throw away, this forest edge lodge overlooks the reserve’s unique vlei (wetland) and its daily visitors all visible from the 6 beautifully designed thatched suites, complete with plunge pool.
&Beyond Phinda Zuka Lodge &Beyond Phinda Homestead
Both Zuka and Homestead safari villas are available for sole use. Luxurious and intimate these villas are the perfect choice for larger families or small groups wanting to safari together.
Talk to us to find out how, alongside experiencing a once in a lifetime adventure, you can really make a difference when you next visit Africa.