WCE Coordinators visit Lumukisa School for Rhino Art

On Monday 15th May, our Wildlife Conservation Experience (WCE) Coordinators, Ruan and Herman visited Lumukisa Preparatory School. Ruan and Herman were at the school to collect the Grade 1s Rhino Art sheets and present the Rhino Art Initiative to the Grade 2s. The team started by teaching the learners about the rhino and the poaching plight. Many of the learners said they had seen a rhino in the wild, which…
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HESCies from Lumukisa Preparatory School visit the centre

On Friday 12 May, we welcomed 10 very excited HESCies from Lumukisa Preparatory School to the centre. From the moment they arrived, we could see the eagerness and curiosity written all over their faces. These young boys and girls were ready to learn all about environmental and wildlife conservation. Shortly after arrival the learners were directed to the Lente Roode Education Centre, where they were each handed their very own HESCies…
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The story of resident lions, Scar and Mufasa

Scar and Mufasa Scar and Mufasa are the resident lions at HESC. As you might have already guessed, they were named after the iconic brothers in The Lion King movie. These two brothers are about 6/7 years old and were born to Piet (father) and Lucky (mother) who were also residents at HESC. Although the circumstances that had led to the arrival of Piet and Lucky at HESC were different,…
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Rhino cows, Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell; and rhino bulls, Gertjie and Matimba are dehorned

Dingle Dell On Thursday 11 May, our older rhino cows, Lion’s Den and Dingle Dell; as well as ‘rhino’ brothers, Gertjie and Matimba were dehorned. As usual, Dr Rogers and his team were present, and so was Lyle Wiggens from Nature Conservation, Limpopo Province to oversee the procedure. As you may recall, we also recently dehorned Balu, Khulula and Olivia. Click here to read about their dehorning. Dingle Dell Dingle Dell…
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HESC supports artists from all walks of Africa

Our curio shop is a proud retailer of handmade artefacts by African artists. It is important for us to support local and other African artists by stocking their pieces to sell to our guests. This is one way of uplifting the community around us. We have been fortunate to have pieces coming from different parts of Africa, including Kenya, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. These pieces take an enormous amount of time,…
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