dorms: girls 1News

Check out our new dorms!

Before coming to volunteer for a year, our marketing manager Silke set up a fundraiser for our organization. She raised almost R27.000 and decided to use that money to renovate the dorms for the children attending our environmental education program. The dorms were in need of a new lick of paint and some renovations and…

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Sausage Tree game drive - group pictureChildren Stories

Taking our winners of the week on a game drive!

Sunday was an exciting day for our winners of the week from the past 8 weeks! They were invited by Sausage Tree Safari Camp to go on a game drive on their beautiful reserve. The children had an amazing experience as they saw rhino, elephants, hyena, zebra and many more incredible wildlife! And all of that because they…

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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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