Thank you for your support in our conservation efforts.
The last 12 months have been the toughest since we opened our doors 22 years ago. With the Covid pandemic, the collapse of the domestic and international tourism trade, lockdowns and travel restrictions, most of our income has simply ceased.
During the last 12 months we have however seen an increase in poaching and have had to increase our security for the game reserve. Maintaining our fences, roads and general infrastructure had to carry on, regardless that almost no guests visited us. Our conservation efforts in protecting our 4 rhino, our special elephant family and our latest addition Savannah the cheetah lady and all our wildlife could not be stopped or abandoned. Dehorning of our rhino and veterinarian assistance when our wildlife family was in need could not be cancelled, as it is our responsibility and commitment to do everything to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
For us to take the step of a fundraiser to assist us is a hard move, as we know that everyone around the globe is currently battling, but we do hope that you can assist us, as presently the future is still so uncertain. We do not foresee any international tourism for the next few months, and even though we offer sensational specials to South Africans, the income is just not enough to finance conservation, security and up keeping of all Thula Thula staff.
We do thank you for your support.
Francoise and the Thula Thula Wild Team