Our Mission: Saving Rhino One at a Time

Our Mission: Saving Rhino One at a Time

Supporting Rhino conservation and improving stringent anti-poaching efforts needed on the ground – where it counts!

Rhino Monitoring Technology

The Chipembere Rhino Foundation is continuously sourcing, testing and funding the right technology needed for effective and meaningful monitoring of Rhino on the ground – where it is needed!

K9 Project

The Chipembere Rhino Foundation’s K9 component is a poaching deterrent in Southern Africa. Trained tracking and apprehension dogs have shown to contribute significantly in curbing poaching.

Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) Equipment

The Chipembere Rhino Foundation implements effective and meaningful anti-poaching equipment that is proven, tested and long lasting for rangers on the ground.

Rhino Translocations

The Chipembere Rhino Foundation is committed to funding the necessary equipment needed by partner organisations committed to trans-locating Rhino into safer and better protected areas or countries.


About The Chipembere Rhino Foundation

Chipembere Rhino Foundation is an NGO run by trustees with extensive Rhino experience and assisted by a group of committed volunteers. CRF specialises in sourcing, testing and funding technology for effective monitoring of Rhino; funding K9 handlers and their tracking and apprehension dogs; providing anti-poaching teams with vital equipment; funding equipment needed to translocate Rhino across Southern Africa and collaborating with other like minded NGO’s and companies.

For 50 million years, rhinos have been roaming the earth. These iconic and charismatic animals are an irreplaceable part of our spectacular African natural heritage. Sadly, rhinos are being poached to the point of extinction. The mere 4,800 African Black rhino left are already classified as critically endangered, while the remaining 20,000 African White rhino are classified as near-threatened. Poaching levels have reached crisis point: between 2000 and 2013, 2,700 rhinos were slaughtered, with another 1215 rhino butchered in 2014.

Chipembere Rhino Foundation LogoAfter witnessing the senseless slaughter of their two rhino breeding bulls in 2010, the Cook and Naudé families, owners of HillsNek Safari Camp in South Africa decided to step up their conservation efforts.

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News and Press Releases

In keeping with #WorldDogDay thank-you to Stop Rhino Poaching.com for the incredible work you have done in spear-heading the use of K9's in anti-poaching units. The guidance and support Chipembere Rhino Foundation has received from you has been invaluable when planning and executing our dog projects in the Eastern Cape. The deployment of K9 teams is no small undertaking and a lot of planning, training and funding is required to rise to the challenges. We look forward to further collaboration with Stop Rhino Poaching in support of rhino conservation. ...

To celebrate #WorldDogDay and the contribution that K9's are making in the fight against rhino poaching, here are a few of our special SRP Rhino Dog moments. Our journey stared with a mallinois pup called Lace back in 2012, having been invited by Mechem (Denel) for a demo on dog capabilities. One look at Lace and we were hooked. With the support of literally hundreds of people and generous corporates, including the incredible fundraiser in 2013 with Jacaranda FM (Martin Bester Drive) and the Parlotones, we have so far deployed 29 Rhino Dogs and counting. With dog placement and handler training come numerous responsibilities and a long term investment from the reserves themselves. Kennel facilities, food, vet care, new SOP's etc are but a few considerations.We would like to thank Merial for their continued support - Frontline for all our dogs - and also to take the opportunity to commend the Chipemebere Rhino Foundation in the Eastern Cape for their K9 Project. Its going to take all of us to win this war, and we're proud to have Chipembere as a collaborative partner. Well done Brent and team for all your work down there!

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Meet Sammy, the Eastern Cape’s first anti-poaching Tracking and Apprehension Dog!

Meet Sammy, the Eastern Cape’s first anti-poaching Tracking and Apprehension Dog!

Sammy, a live wire 18-month-old German Shepherd with outstanding tracking and obedience skills, recently relocated to the Eastern Cape from Pretoria to help combat rhino poaching, which has increased in the Eastern Cape in 2015. Sammy will significantly enhance the efforts of private anti-poaching units and community patrols currently in place. Sammy’s arrival is a first for the province as her deployment is a private initiative by the Chipembere Rhino Foundation, an Eastern Cape based NGO, which has implemented and facilitated the K9 project, at a cost of approximately R100,000, to assist with protecting rhino in the province.... read more
Roasted for a cause: A cuppa for the love of rhinos

Roasted for a cause: A cuppa for the love of rhinos

Mastertons Coffee & Tea Specialists in a collaboration with the Chipembere Rhino Foundation have created a special All African Arabica coffee blend, ‘Chipembere’ that continues their fine tradition of authentically hand-roasted Mastertons coffee, while protecting and giving back to the natural environment that has been our home for almost 100 years. Roasted for a cause, for every 250 grams of ‘Chipembere’ coffee purchased by retailers and coffee-loving rhino supporters, R5 is donated to the Chipembere Rhino Foundation to aid their rhino conservation... read more
The perfect getaway, for the love of rhinos

The perfect getaway, for the love of rhinos

One of South Africa’s best-kept getaway secrets is HillsNek Safari Camp, situated in a secluded corner of the magnificent, Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Just four exclusive, luxurious tented suites set on the banks of the Bushman’s River offer a breathtaking panoramic vista of rolling African plains, home to abundant wildlife including the white rhino. It was a sad event in 2010 when two of Amakhala’s white rhino bulls were slaughtered. This prompted HillsNek Safari’s owners to step up their conservation efforts and help establish the Chipembere Rhino Foundation in an effort to protect and promote the population growth of the southern white rhino in... read more

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