1-night/2-day Rhino Care Safari

Rhinos are one of the world’s most magnificent, powerful and intriguing animals, which are sadly afflicted by the cruelty of poaching. But a place exists in the heart of Mpumalanga, South Africa, where a treatment and care centre exists to tend to injured or orphaned rhinos from the Kruger National Park and surrounding reserves, until they are well enough to be rehabilitated into the wild.

R

7500

/ Per Private Vehicle

R

7500

/ Per Person Sharing

R

9200

/ Single Traveller

Rhinos are one of the world’s most magnificent, powerful and intriguing animals, which are sadly afflicted by the cruelty of poaching. But a place exists in the heart of Mpumalanga, South Africa, where a treatment and care centre exists to tend to injured or orphaned rhinos from the Kruger National Park and surrounding reserves, until they are well enough to be rehabilitated into the wild.

This is Care For Wild, and Nhongo Safaris brings you an truly thought and heart-provoking experience where you can see these incredible animals being cared for…

*Visit Chimp Eden on the way to Care for Wild (complimentary) if time permits

More about Care For Wild

Petronel Nieuwoudt, the founder of Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary NPC, is one of the few people worldwide who has specialised in the care of orphaned and injured rhinos. Care For Wild is the largest Rhino Rehabilitation Centre in the world.

2 Days

6 years and up

Pickup Included

Itinerary

Day 1

You will be collected in Johannesburg between 06h00am and 07h00am, then transferred to Nelspruit where you will be met by your guide if you are on the shuttle bus. From here, you travel to Chimp Eden for lunch and a short tour of the facility, followed by check in to Care For Wild by 13h00pm. Should you be finishing a safari, with the Rhino Care Safari as an add-on to your adventure, and cannot meet at 11h00am, we shall meet you in Nelspruit by 13h00pm in order to arrive at Care for Wild by 14h00pm for check in and light lunch.

A welcoming presentation and brief introduction will be given to you by the management team at Care For Wild, following which we pay a visit to the bomas and say hello to the orphaned babies as well as meet the rest of the Rhino Care team, with the amazing opportunity to assist where needed with the feeding and walking of the babies back to their bomas for their evening rest.

A late afternoon drive through the Reserve allows you to observe wild rhinos which have been rehabilitated and released into the Reserve to roam free and enjoy their lives in safety. Various antelope and giraffe may also be viewed on this game drive.

We return to Rhino View for dinner prepared by your chef, and catch up with your guide to discuss the events of the afternoon as well as activities for the next morning. Sink into the incredible sunset views over the reserve and mountains while sipping on a drink.

Day 2

We start the day bright and early for tea and coffee with your guide, before departing back down to the bomas to feed the rhino babies waiting for their morning meal. Assist with the cleaning of the bomas and visit other interesting areas like ‘Cat Team’, where you will meet the hippos, lions and other animals before breakfast. After breakfast at 10h00am we return back to Nelspruit for either your transfer back to Johannesburg arriving at OR Tambo by 16h00pm, or back to Nelspruit by 11h00am for your onward journey. Check out is at 10h00am.

Departure/Return Location

Collection and Drop Off after the safari with a Professional Driver from Johannesburg or Pretoria

Departure Time

Pickup is between 06h00am and 07h00am

Return Time

Drop off by 16h00pm

Dress Code

Bring comfortable shoes or sandals, Cool Clothing in Summer ( Shorts and T Shirts) Long Pants and Jacket in Winter, Swimsuit (All camps have swimming pools), Malaria Medication and anti Mosquito Sprays, Personal Medications, Sunglasses, Hat and Sunscreen, Flashlight, Binoculars, Camera and spare memory Cards, Travel Adapter Plug. (These can be purchased in the park).

R

7500

/ Per Private Vehicle

R

7500

/ Per Person Sharing

R

9200

/ Single Traveller

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Included

  • 1 x night’s cccommodation at Rhino View House
  • 1 x lunch
  • 1 x dinner
  • 1 x breakfast complimentary bottle wine with dinner
  • Tea and coffee
  • Return transfers to and from Johannesburg or from Nelspruit
  • Bottled mineral waters
  • Services of a qualified guide throughout your stay
  • Feeding of Rhino’s which are still on the bottle
  • Assist with cleaning of bomas if you would like a closer experience of the rhinos.
  • Game drive in the Reserve viewing wild Rhinos who have been released/reintroduced

Exluded

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities

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