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Rhino Orphanage

Saving the rhino, one calf at a time

In 2012, the RhinoProtect project was expanded. In December of that year two rhinos were introduced to Inverdoorn Game Reserve, bringing the total number of rhinos up to five. The new rhinos were a bit different to the ones already on the reserve, because they were calves. Merely three months old, the two were relocated to Inverdoorn from Limpopo after losing their mothers to poachers.

The pair consists of a male and a female. The owner of Inverdoorn, Damien Vergnaud, and his staff elected to name the baby rhinos as they would become ambassadors of the newly erected rhino orphanage. The male was dubbed Bundu, which is a South African slang word denoting an uninhabited, wild region. The female was named after a beloved Afrikaans’ children’s story character, Lavinia. The orphanage is situated in front of the 5-star Luxury Chalets and Ambassador Suite. Guests are able to walk up to the orphanage and greet the baby rhinos. They will eventually be released into the main part of the reserve to roam free. Their handlers attend to them with the utmost care and attention and the big babies are fed twice a day. It is RhinoProtect’s mission to save more baby rhinos who have become victims of the poaching crisis. Together with the horn treatment, the wildlife initiative aims to both rescue and protect rhinos in order to preserve the species for many generations to come.


Donation To Inverdoorn / Capecheetah

Save Cheetahs and Rhinos

All donations go directly to Inverdoorn Game Reserve to assist in the conservation work undertaken by the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation and RhinoProtect.

Your contribution goes a long way in assisting the efforts of these initiatives, including the rescue and rehabilitation of cheetahs and increasing security measures for the rhinos, in an effort to deter poaching.



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Donations Sheet

Below is a guideline to how your donation will help:

€5 = A meal for our tame cheetahs
€10 = A meal for our pride of lions
€20 = Feed a baby rhino for a week
€50 = Rhino night patrol for one week

* Paypal accepts all currencies and credit cards


Join us now!

You always wanted to make a difference and help with Rhino or cheetah Conservation?

Join our Capecheetah or Rhinoprotect team and live a unique wildlife experience.

Become a Volunteer

Close to Cape Town

Just two and a half hours from bustling metropolis of Cape Town, guests will encounter wildlife in all its natural splendour, including the Big 5. This term initially referred to the five most challenging animals to hunt in Africa, but have now become the most sought after animals on a safari.

Day and Overnight Packages

Inverdoorn offers day visits which entail a three-hour safari and lunch back at the safari lodge. Day visits are ideal for those limited on time and budget or even just for those looking for a quick escape from the city. Overnight guests encompass two safaris: one at sunset and one at sunrise the next day. All meals are included and are served at the boma under the stars for a real South African safari experience.

Contact Infos

Inverdoorn Game Reserve


Tel:  +27 (0)214 344 639
Fax: +27 (0)214 331 157

Mail: info@inverdoorn.com

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