CONSERVATION

The world’s poor are disproportionately affected by the impacts of environmental degradation. As such, we believe that environmental issues and social issues are highly interrelated.

LOVE CONSERVATION & COMMUNITY

Twenty-two farms comprising an area of about 40000 acres were bought and around 70km of fencing erected by a team of 70 men over a period of 10 months. Wildlife was then re-introduced in partnership with the South Africa National Parks. Elephants, black rhinos and buffaloes were re-introduced into the small Karoo at Kuzuko.

KEY SPECIES

 Five endangered species conservation programmes

PRESERVING THE RHINO

Twenty-two farms comprising an area of about 40000 acres were bought and around 70km of fencing erected by a team of 70 men over a period of 10 months. Wildlife was then re-introduced in partnership with the South Africa National Parks. Elephants, black rhinos and buffaloes were re-introduced into the small Karoo at Kuzuko.

CHEETAH WILDING

The cheetah has become Africa’s most endangered big cat. From a count of 100 000 in 1900, the numbers have dropped to under 7 000 in the wild today. Cheetah are classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red list due to human-wildlife conflict, poaching, trophy hunting, poorly regulated captive trade and illegal pet trade. The biggest threat however is due to an increasing loss of habitat.

Ethical breeding in captivity has become essential to ensure the long-term survival and viable genetic diversity of the species. 

PRIDE OF LIONS

The lions at Kuzuko Lodge have been translocated to the reserve to give them a chance to live and reproduce. Here we share Sylvester’s story:

South Africa was first introduced to Sylvester the lion when he escaped Karoo National Park in June 2015. For three weeks and more than 300km, this big cat went gallivanting around the Karoo – and straight into our hearts.

After his inevitable capture, Sylvester was fitted with a satellite collar. This alerted rangers when he escaped the park yet again in March 2016. Luckily the cat with the itchy feet was recaptured three days later. To stop Sylvester from going walkabout a third time, SANParks decided to translocate him and in May 2016 he arrived in Kuzuko, a private contractual area.

THE CAPE MOUNTAIN  ZEBRA

The cheetah has become Africa’s most endangered big cat. From a count of 100 000 in 1900, the numbers have dropped to under 7 000 in the wild today. Cheetah are classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red list due to human-wildlife conflict, poaching, trophy hunting, poorly regulated captive trade and illegal pet trade. The biggest threat however is due to an increasing loss of habitat.

Ethical breeding in captivity has become essential to ensure the long-term survival and viable genetic diversity of the species. 

BUFFALO

The cheetah has become Africa’s most endangered big cat. From a count of 100 000 in 1900, the numbers have dropped to under 7 000 in the wild today. Cheetah are classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red list due to human-wildlife conflict, poaching, trophy hunting, poorly regulated captive trade and illegal pet trade. The biggest threat however is due to an increasing loss of habitat.

Ethical breeding in captivity has become essential to ensure the long-term survival and viable genetic diversity of the species. 

CHEETAH WILDING

The cheetah has become Africa’s most endangered big cat. From a count of 100 000 in 1900, the numbers have dropped to under 7 000 in the wild today. Cheetah are classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red list due to human-wildlife conflict, poaching, trophy hunting, poorly regulated captive trade and illegal pet trade. The biggest threat however is due to an increasing loss of habitat.

Ethical breeding in captivity has become essential to ensure the long-term survival and viable genetic diversity of the species. 

PRIDE OF LIONS

The lions at Kuzuko Lodge have been translocated to the reserve to give them a chance to live and reproduce. Here we share Sylvester’s story:

South Africa was first introduced to Sylvester the lion when he escaped Karoo National Park in June 2015. For three weeks and more than 300km, this big cat went gallivanting around the Karoo – and straight into our hearts.

After his inevitable capture, Sylvester was fitted with a satellite collar. This alerted rangers when he escaped the park yet again in March 2016. Luckily the cat with the itchy feet was recaptured three days later. To stop Sylvester from going walkabout a third time, SANParks decided to translocate him and in May 2016 he arrived in Kuzuko, a private contractual area.

THE CAPE MOUNTAIN ZEBRA

The cheetah has become Africa’s most endangered big cat. From a count of 100 000 in 1900, the numbers have dropped to under 7 000 in the wild today. Cheetah are classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red list due to human-wildlife conflict, poaching, trophy hunting, poorly regulated captive trade and illegal pet trade. The biggest threat however is due to an increasing loss of habitat.

Ethical breeding in captivity has become essential to ensure the long-term survival and viable genetic diversity of the species. 

BUFFALO

The lions at Kuzuko Lodge have been translocated to the reserve to give them a chance to live and reproduce. Here we share Sylvester’s story:

South Africa was first introduced to Sylvester the lion when he escaped Karoo National Park in June 2015. For three weeks and more than 300km, this big cat went gallivanting around the Karoo – and straight into our hearts.

After his inevitable capture, Sylvester was fitted with a satellite collar. This alerted rangers when he escaped the park yet again in March 2016. Luckily the cat with the itchy feet was recaptured three days later. To stop Sylvester from going walkabout a third time, SANParks decided to translocate him and in May 2016 he arrived in Kuzuko, a private contractual area.

PRESERVING THE

RHINO

wording (tbc) Shepherd’s foundation. 

Cheetah Akira

WILDING

CHEETAH

The cheetah has become Africa’s most endangered big cat. From a count of 100 000 in 1900, the numbers have dropped to under 7 000 in the wild today. Cheetah are classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red list due to human-wildlife conflict, poaching, trophy hunting, poorly regulated captive trade and illegal pet trade. The biggest threat however is due to an increasing loss of habitat.

Ethical breeding in captivity has become essential to ensure the long-term survival and viable genetic diversity of the species. 

WILDING

CHEETAH

The cheetah has become Africa’s most endangered big cat. From a count of 100 000 in 1900, the numbers have dropped to under 7 000 in the wild today. Cheetah are classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red list due to human-wildlife conflict, poaching, trophy hunting, poorly regulated captive trade and illegal pet trade. The biggest threat however is due to an increasing loss of habitat.

Ethical breeding in captivity has become essential to ensure the long-term survival and viable genetic diversity of the species. 

 

Cheetah Akira
Rescued lionesses, Nick and Angel, and their cubs in the Kuzuko Reserve

PRIDE OF

LIONS

The lions at Kuzuko Lodge have been translocated to the reserve to give them a chance to live and reproduce. Here we share Sylvester’s story:

South Africa was first introduced to Sylvester the lion when he escaped Karoo National Park in June 2015. For three weeks and more than 300km, this big cat went gallivanting around the Karoo – and straight into our hearts.

After his inevitable capture, Sylvester was fitted with a satellite collar. This alerted rangers when he escaped the park yet again in March 2016. Luckily the cat with the itchy feet was recaptured three days later. To stop Sylvester from going walkabout a third time, SANParks decided to translocate him and in May 2016 he arrived in Kuzuko, a private contractual area.

THE CAPE

MOUNTAIN ZEBRA

Kuzuko is home to a third of the zebra population in the Eastern Cape. 

 

THE CAPE

MOUNTAIN ZEBRA

Kuzuko is home to a third of the zebra population in the Eastern Cape. 

 

DISEASE FREE

BUFFALO

The Kuzuko Buffalo are special animals enclosed in their own section of the reserve so as to avoid predation on them form larger carnivores and for our team to be able to monitor them closely. These animals are free of diseases like foot-and-mouth, corridor, brucellosis and bovine TB, and therefore are highly valuable.

 

BIOME REHABILITATION

The world’s poor are disproportionately affected by the impacts of environmental degradation. As such, we believe that environmental issues and social issues are highly interrelated.

The Main Lodge Kuzuko

BIOME ONE

NAMA-KAROO

Game drives take place early morning and late afternoon. Our experienced guides are sure to track and point out the many species of game that roam the Kuzuko reserve. During our night drive nocturnal animals are out and about, and guests get to experience a unique side of the wild. Day visitors’ game drive times may vary.

Rescued lionesses, Nick and Angel, and their cubs in the Kuzuko Reserve

BIOME TWO

SUCULANT KAROO

The lions at Kuzuko Lodge have been translocated to the reserve to give them a chance to live and reproduce. Here we share Sylvester’s story:

South Africa was first introduced to Sylvester the lion when he escaped Karoo National Park in June 2015. For three weeks and more than 300km, this big cat went gallivanting around the Karoo – and straight into our hearts.

After his inevitable capture, Sylvester was fitted with a satellite collar. This alerted rangers when he escaped the park yet again in March 2016. Luckily the cat with the itchy feet was recaptured three days later. To stop Sylvester from going walkabout a third time, SANParks decided to translocate him and in May 2016 he arrived in Kuzuko, a private contractual area.

BIOME TWO

SUCULANT KAROO

The Kuzuko Buffalo are special animals enclosed in their own section of the reserve so as to avoid predation on them form larger carnivores and for our team to be able to monitor them closely. These animals are free of diseases like foot-and-mouth, corridor, brucellosis and bovine TB, and therefore are highly valuable.

 

Rescued lionesses, Nick and Angel, and their cubs in the Kuzuko Reserve

BIOME THREE

ALBANY THICKET

The lions at Kuzuko Lodge have been translocated to the reserve to give them a chance to live and reproduce. Here we share Sylvester’s story:

South Africa was first introduced to Sylvester the lion when he escaped Karoo National Park in June 2015. For three weeks and more than 300km, this big cat went gallivanting around the Karoo – and straight into our hearts.

After his inevitable capture, Sylvester was fitted with a satellite collar. This alerted rangers when he escaped the park yet again in March 2016. Luckily the cat with the itchy feet was recaptured three days later. To stop Sylvester from going walkabout a third time, SANParks decided to translocate him and in May 2016 he arrived in Kuzuko, a private contractual area.

SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

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