The Rhino flight is cancelled. Talk about a bad day!

We were all set to go, all the was planning done, all the permits were in place, all the staff, equipment and vets were prepared and I was exhausted. It was Friday afternoon and we were driving home to White River from Johannesburg. Traffic wasn’t too bad and I had my mom and older sister in the car. We stopped to buy a bite to eat at the highway filling station and restaurant. It was then that I received the

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Elephant and another of life’s lessons

We were sitting quietly at the waterhole at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve recently, waiting for something to come down to the water. This activity (or lack thereof) is always rewarding and, sure enough, after 15 minutes of watching the Pied Kingfishers look for their lunch, a big elephant bull emerged and made his way to the water’s edge to drink. As he strolled up, his mate appeared on the scene and sidled up to him for good, long drink.

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The first batch of the 100 rhino moved to safety

&Beyond and Great Plains Conservation are thrilled to announce that the first batch of the 100 rhino have now successfully been moved to safety in Botswana. Obviously there are strict security measures in place to ensure the safety of these animals at all times, which is why the announcement is now being made post-release.
Rhinos Without Borders is a joint initiative between &Beyond and Great Plains Conservation and a tremendous amount of fundraising, planning, hard work and physical labour went

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Rhino Innovators for Rhinos Without Borders

It’s truly humbling to see the support that Rhinos Without Borders has received from the younger generation.
Well done and a big thank you to these girls, and many others, for helping to make a difference and spread the word about rhino poaching.

 
 

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Nature’s greatest mystery

Namibia is a very special place, with the Namib Desert considered one of the most spiritual places on earth. This aura of spirituality is reinforced by the fact that the area is home to a natural phenomenon that science has still not found a conclusive explanation for. When you consider that mankind can track DNA and put a man on the moon, it’s truly remarkable that we still can’t explain the fairy circles of the Namib Desert.
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