Tag Archives: Anti Rhino Poaching

Kenton Rhino Run

Some of our wonderful team of Field Guides from Sibuya Game Reserve at the finish line of the Kenton Rhino Run. Not only do they work tirelessly to ensure our guests have a unique and memorable stay on our reserve, they also use their free time to raise awareness for important issues like Rhino Poaching. A very special group of people!

sibuya-team

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Sibuya Game Reserve in Mourning

Sadly the heartbreak continues for Sibuya Game Reserve as Bingo died at 6.30 pm yesterday.
The day after he was downed (Thursday), the Vet noticed a white discolouration in his right eye – something seen before in similar cases and it is thought caused by the blood pressure building up from being down for so long. Unfortunately what we didn’t know was that by Friday night he had gone blind in both eyes and during the night he stumbled down the hill and into the Estuary. When we found him he was in the water in deep mud with a sheer cliff behind him. It was obvious that he had been struggling to try and get up the steep bank but kept slipping back into the mud. We spent the entire day putting rocks and branches around him to give him a foothold in the mud and cutting away at the bank so he could hopefully walk out. Sadly, although he managed to get out of the river a couple of times, he could not see the pathway despite our coaxing, calling and even prodding. By 6 o clock, with the day fading and the tide coming in, it was achingly clear that he had run out of strength, unable to help himself any longer and was about to drown in the rising water. The terrible devastating decision was taken to put him to sleep and save him further agony, fear and suffering.

Bingo
During the day I had a call from reception to say that a man was there sobbing and asking what he could to do help and at least could he please make a donation. The Receptionist said it was so tough for them as they hadn’t seen a grown man cry before… well as Bingo drifted off, there wasn’t a dry eye from the Vet to the toughest APU member at the scene. After days of almost breaking down emotionally, the final loss of our beloved Bingo was just too much to bear.

RIP Bingo – all who have met you have been blessed by the experience. I am so sorry that there was so much pain and suffering in the end, but please know we were always only trying to do what we thought was best for you.

Your loving Sibuya family who have found joy in your majesty.

Anti Rhino Poaching – Thermal Drone Project

In order to stay one step ahead of the poachers, Sibuya Rhino Foundation are constantly needing to update their equipment and invest in new technology. Their current project is to purchase a thermal drone. This amazing piece of equipment would enable them to view large areas of the property that wouldn’t normally be accessible by the APU team. It would also pick up any people that may be hiding in the bush using thermal imaging. It has automatic sensors that trigger a message to central APU if a person is spotted by its cameras.

Help Sibuya Game Reserve reach their R 280,000 goal by donating to the Sibuya Rhino Foundation.

This equipment is vital in protecting our amazing rhino from the constant threat of poaching.

Sibuya Game Reserve News

We bade farewell to Tanya Prinsloo, Ross Christie and Kerrow Miller this year and wished them well in their new ventures.

We are delighted to welcome Mike and Karen Pearson back to the SIBUYA family and look forward to many years of working together. Thank you for choosing to come back to us…

Ella West, who was a student with us last year, opted to stay on as a permanent team member and we take this opportunity to thank her for boundless hours of dedication!

Werner Taljard (Guide) and Nikki Goodall (Cheetah Project and General Assistant) joined us in November and were immediately absorbed into the web as we launched into an extremely busy season.


Kari & Mike Pearson (familiar faces return) | Nikki & Werner (new faces)

Our lives have been made a lot easier as a result of having some international hospitality students to assist us and expand their experience… Joeri Jansen and Sebastian Sap from Holland and Toni Tesauro from USA… we thank you for your energy and input.

As Joeri leaves us,we bid him a fond farewell and welcome a new student from Denmark, Migle Daugnorinti. We hope she enjoys being part of the SIBUYA FAMILY and that she benefits from the experience.


Joeri, Toni and Migle


Joeri and Sebastian

Memorable stays at SIBUYA are made that much more so due to our extremely passionate, committed and hard-working team… many thanks to them all… we couldn’t do it without their combined effort!

Please Note! Yes You Can Help!

Sibuya Rhino Foundation is now up and running!

Your donation will be greatly appreciated in helping us to protect our precious rhino.

For more information please visit our Rhino Foundation and anti-poaching page

Sibuya Game Reserve

Sibuya has recently started team-building & conferencing programmes for companies or conference groups.

If you are planning an African Safari, or want to stay at a Game Reserve in South Africa, or a Game Reserve near the Garden Route, or are looking for that perfect Game Reserve Wedding Venue, then why not visit Sibuya for that ultimate African Bush Experience! Sibuya is a Malaria Free Game Reserve