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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Madu & ThelmaChildren Stories

Thelma can see again!

Last week our volunteers that Thelma, one of the children that stayed with us for the week, couldn’t see well. Volunteer Maria “Madu” jumped in right away to help her. Thelma wasn’t able to follow our environmental education program as easily as the other kids in her group as she couldn’t actually see properly. She…

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Lily the duikerAnimal Stories

Farewell, Lily

The end of May was quite rough here at DAKTARI. Those of you who came to volunteer with us in the last couple of years will definitely know Lily. She’s a duiker that was raised here and then released on our reserve. Every few days she still came into the camp to get some birdseed.…

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Finished kitchenCampaign Stories

Our kitchen is finished!

Back in November, we set up a campaign to collect funds for a new kitchen. A few months later, we are excited to announce that it is finally ready! Anyone that’s been to DAKTARI before knows our kitchen wasn’t really equipped to cook for big groups of people. There was barely enough room in there…

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Pat & FriedaAnimal Stories

A happy ending for this little bush baby

Here at DAKTARI, we are always saving baby animals… some we find and some are brought to us. A few of the most common animals include; squirrels, bats, mongooses, bushbucks, klipspringers and bush babies. Bush babies are my personal favorite. Who wouldn’t love that little face with the big eyes? On March 13th, one of…

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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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