Journey with purpose IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
WILDLIFE, BEACH, LAKE & RIVER WILDERNESS SAFARI LODGE HOLIDAYS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
From pristine beach getaways to luxury bush adventures, Isibindi Africa has wilderness lodges in South Africa and Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls) to fulfill your African safari holiday dreams…
Explore remote locations with our holiday specials and packages and engage the present with this collection of unique South African safari lodges. Situated in areas of pristine wilderness, we celebrate the natural biodiversity and spectacular scenery of Africa.
Our lodges are well-considered spaces; always rooted to our environment. Your journey is our journey, whether you are discovering the wonders of turtle tracking or gently walking alongside giraffe.
The Isibindi experience is constant and authentic. This family-owned business comprises only of safari lodges established and managed by the family and their dedicated team, who have carefully designed every detail of your wildlife, beach, lake or river safari from the lodge’s conception to your welcomed arrival. An Isibindi journey is experiential with meaningful engagement with the essence of a place and its people.
Your greatness is not in what you have, it’s in what you give!
The past decade has seen a massive surge in rhino poaching and an alarming drop in numbers across the region.
The K9 unit has proved to be highly effective in counter-incursion and follow-up operations but they need more dogs and handlers to cover the vast area of wilderness making up Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park.
The goal of this initiative is to double the size of the unit and in so doing vastly increase the overall safety of the rhino population within Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park.
OVERVIEW OF THE CAMPAIGN
The Isibindi Foundation alongside Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge has launched a campaign to assist in the preservation of rhino within Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park (HIP) by supporting the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife HIP K9 Unit. K9 Units require substantial funding as the training of dogs and handlers is expensive. The approximate cost of a trained dog is in the region of R90 000.00, and handler training is R39 000.00. The total combined cost for dog and handler is R129 000.00. The areas where the funds raised will be used include the following:
A. Firstly, the expansion of the unit (our goal is to add 3 more dogs and handlers to the unit)
B. Secondly, to ensure the longevity of the unit by ensuring its long-term sustainability and maintenance.
The Isibindi Foundation was established in 2019 to consolidate our 23 years of community and conservation projects, and to also create a purpose driven entity to assist these initiatives. The Foundation allows our guests to be philanthropic travellers and to journey with purpose. We administer these funds and collaborate with our communities and conservation authorities on all projects.