Catherine HauwNews

How DAKTARI influenced Catherine Hauw’s life

Catherine was only 18 years old and had just finished high school when she came to volunteer at DAKTARI for 3 weeks in summer. She had always dreamt about South Africa and DAKTARI was the perfect mix between teaching kids and taking care of wild animals. This was 10 years ago and yet Catherine still…

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The pool teamNews

Doing some maintenance around the camp

July was a busy month here at DAKTARI. With a big group of volunteers we couldn’t possibly let everyone teach the whole day. But luckily there was still a lot to be done around the camp! We split our volunteers into two groups. These two groups switched daily between teaching and maintenance. That way everyone…

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Inside Oaks ProjectNews

The Inside Oaks Project

Saturday March 9th was a big day for Eva Diesel and her brother Steven. The duo came all the way from Corsica a few months ago for their Inside Oaks Project.  The Inside Oaks Project is a part of street artist JR’s big Inside Out Project. For this instalment of the global art project 72 portraits…

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dodgeballNews

Playing dodgeball for the rhinos

On Saturday March 2nd, some of our volunteers went down to The Thirsty Giraffe to participate in a charity dodgeball tournament.  The tournament was set up by Scales and all proceeds went to Flying 4 Rhino and the Pangolin Rescue Fund. Six of our volunteers teamed up to conquer the other eleven teams. But their efforts were to no avail…

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Kudu Awards 2018News

Kudu Awards 2018

A few months ago DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage applied for the Kudu award, which is an initiative to celebrate the successes and contributions of individuals and groups in conservation management in South Africa. The awards are presented by the South African National Parks as a way of rewarding excellence in conservation by external stakeholders. It…

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anti poachingNews

Joining forces for a brighter future

On October, DAKTARI and the Anti-Poaching Unit of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) went to three local high schools (Maahlamele, Rakgolokwana and Leoma) to discuss the terrible crime of poaching and to do an anti-poaching demonstration. Approximately 900 students were present to meet Simon, Corlet and their Belgian Shepherd. Simon first explained what poaching…

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Marltons donationNews

Great South African corporate support!

We recently received generous donations from South African corporates. L’OREAL donated some beauty and body care products. They will be given to the children who come to DAKTARI as a reward after their accomplishment of the week. It is a wonderful way to encourage them and to learn about hygiene. The leader of the Pet Industry, Marltons, donated some…

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