Photographed by award-winning Lance van der Vyver from Panthera Photo Safaris.

Conservation projects

Taking part in hands-on conservation projects that support our wildlife is one of the most rewarding ways to travel. We are passionate about facilitating such experiences like this for our guests and giving back to the organisations that protect endangered species.

conservation projects in south Africa

South Africa is the stronghold for the world’s rhino population, yet it has been tragically affected by poaching. Some incredible organisations have been established in response to this issue and other threats to wildlife, and these teams dedicate all their resources to fighting poaching, removing snares, rehabilitating rescued animals, and performing essential research. These form what we consider to be the most important conservation projects of our time.

We have the great honour of being able to work with some of these groups and have a hand in supporting their efforts, and through Panthera, we can offer our guests the same opportunity to take part. Whether it’s joining a rhino dehorning operation or participating in the release of critically endangered pangolin, there is a variety of ways in which our guests can have an impact.

Here are some of the conservation projects we know personally and would like to support.

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Conservation Projects

Here are some of the conservation projects we know personally and are currently supporting.
Rhino dehorning conservation project supported by Panthera Photo Safaris

RHINO DEHORNING

A hard-hitting experience you’ll never forget, and an essential practice in the protection of rhino in South Africa. Join a team of experts as they carefully track, dart, and dehorn rhinos in the wild.

Photographed by award-winning Lance van der Vyver from Panthera Photo Safaris.

K9 ANTI-POACHING UNIT


To perform at their best, it’s vital the dogs are kept at peak condition. Help aid and support one of our local anti-poaching dog units in a high risk rhino poaching area of South Africa.

predator collars

Would you like to donate a collar?

pangolin rehabilitation conservation project supported by Panthera Photo Safaris

pangolin rehabilitation


We donate to the vet teams as well as to the rehabilitation centres where the animals go to when healthy enough to not be tube fed, but not strong enough to be in the wild.
Snare Removal conservation projects supported by Panthera Safaris

Snare Removals


Death via snare is an excruciatingly painful and slow way to die, as the animal struggles and the wire tightens around their neck or leg.
Antipoaching Helicopter conservation projects supported by Panthera Safaris

Antipoaching Flight

If you are looking to help fund some of our conservation teams here locally, one of the best ways to do this is by sponsoring an anti-poaching flight.

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SOUTH AFRICAN CONSERVATION PROJECTS

Some conservation projects operate under pressure and in emergency situations that can not be planned, while others need to be booked in advance. We encourage you to contact us so that we can find a spot for you on the project you’d like to work with.

Photographed by award-winning Lance van der Vyver from Panthera Photo Safaris.

WHY GET INVOLVED IN CONSERVATION?


Non-profit organisations like this are doing the tough work it takes to rescue, rehabilitate and conserve some of Africa’s most threatened species and they rely on external sponsors and volunteers to fund their efforts. By funding your time or money, you are directly having a hand in conservation.

BE PART OF THE MOVEMENT

This is a way for you to play a direct role in helping wildlife in need. It offers a way to give back and support a cause close to your heart, while making incredible memories.

GET CLOSE TO AMAZING WILDLIFE

Founders Kirstin and Lance are hands-on throughout your travel process and are present during your privately-guided journey.

KNOW WHERE YOUR FUNDS ARE GOING

When you participate in a conservation project through us, you can rest assured that you are working with credible, ethical organisations we trust.