3 rhinoJoin our unique South African expedition and be part of Dr. Ian Player’s legacy

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore one of the most pristine pieces of bush and coastal wilderness in South Africa in May 2015 and be part of Dr. Ian Players’s legacy.
This adventure provides the opportunity to give yourself time to volunteer in a local township in Sedgefield, Garden Route, Western Cape, and take part on a wilderness trail in the Pilansberg Game Reserve, North West Province and discover and learn about the actions being taken to protect Rhinos from the onslaught of poaching.
Here you will have the unique opportunity to learn about the work of the anti-poaching teams on the ground and come away with a direct understanding of the issues and challenges of protecting this iconic species that is under threat. You will also enjoy a unique immersion in wilderness through walking on foot and sleeping under the stars with guides from the Wilderness Leadership School, founded by Ian Player in the 1950’s and our key partner.
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Your 10 day journey will start with 6 days in Sedgefield in accommodation situated on the natural lagoon in Sedgefield with access to the Indian Ocean and pristine beaches.   Sedgefield itself is a small town located on the Garden Route in South Africa – an area reputed to be one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world.
While staying here we will be working with the local township community partnership a wonderful local charity that engages all members of society in inspirational and sustainable ways.  We will also have opportunities for beach walks on remote beaches, bird and sealife viewing and R&R.
After completing our time on the coast we will make our way to Johannesburg and transfer to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve to spend time on a wilderness trail in this magnificent ancient volcanic crater which is home to a wide range of wildlife and wilderness areas.  Here Rhino poaching is a growing problem and the Wilderness Leadership School works closely with local reserve staff to endeavour to put a stop to this gruesome trade, whilst looking at other projects to work with the local community.
To receive a full information pack, please email debbie@wildernessfoundation.org.uk or call the office on 0300 123 3073. Places are strictly limited so please contact as soon as possible.