Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary is located on a beautiful game reserve in the heartland of Mpumalanga, South Africa, where we’ve set up a treatment and care center where we can tend to injured or orphaned animals until they are well enough to be rehabilitated into the wild.
Petronel Nieuwoudt, the founder of Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary NPC, is one of the few people worldwide who has specialized in the care of orphaned and injured rhinos, and her passion is truly inspiring.
Our mission is to save black and white rhinos from extinction. We are committed to rescue abandoned, injured, and orphaned rhinos and to rehabilitate them wherever possible. We enlist the help of veterinarians, nutritionists, ecologists, and other specialists, to ensure the successful rehabilitation and release of these animals.
Over the years, Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary has grown to be the largest rhino sanctuary and orphanage in the world. This has been made possible through hard work, trust, dedication, and good partnerships.
Founded by Petronel Nieuwoudt in 2001, Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary is the biggest orphan rhino orphanage and sanctuary in the world. After a more in-depth understanding of the plight of our Rhinos we then make our way to Kruger Park for 1 night Kruger and 1 night Care for Wild, visiting the Kruger National Park with daily game drives learning more about our Big 5 , Endangered species, Fauna and Flora.
Collection from either your Hotel / Guest House or OR Tambo Airport between 06h00am and 07h30am by your Nhongo Safaris driver you are transferred to Nelspruit and then on to Care for Wild where you will be met by your Care For Wild coordinator and on to your Lodgings for check in and a light lunch at Rhino View guest house situated on the Care for Wild Property.
After lunch a brief introduction will be given to you about Care For Wild and then we pay a brief visit to the Bomas and say hello to our orphaned babies and enjoy various activities at the lodge in the afternoon.
Return to camp for a real South African Dinner prepared by your Chef and catch up with your guide while sitting around the fire and discuss the events for the next day. Lunch and Dinner
This morning up bright and early for Tea and Coffee with a Rusk . Today you may choose either a Bush Walk with your guide, or a game drive or you might want to take a walk with the anti-poaching unit and their dogs as they check on the fencelines or if you prefer you may go and feed the babies and help with their morning needs.
We return to the guest lodge for breakfast after which it is time to depart at 10h30am for the Kruger National Park where you enter through the Numbi Gate and enjoy a game drive till 15h30pm before making our way to Nkambeni Tented Safari camp which is home for the night.
You depart at 17h00pm on a Sunset/sundowner drive in Kruger returning to camp for a buffet dinner on the deck overlooking the Kruger National Park.
This morning you have the opportunity of going out on another early morning game drive before breakfast. We depart the park by 10h00am and make our way back to Nelspruit for your transfer.
It’s time to start back towards Nelspruit to change over to your transfer vehicle back to Johannesburg. Your driver shall drop you off in Johannesburg at 16h30pm either at OR Tambo Airport or back at your Hotel/Guest House.
Please do not book any flights until after 18h00pm as we cannot be held responsible for adverse Weather Conditions, Accidents or any road closures that may occur.
Transfers to and from Johannesburg
1 Nights Accommodation with bathroom en-suite