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ChaZen's Conservation Upkeep

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ChaZen is a family-owned nature reserve, safari lodge, and a Nature Conservation and Education Center. ChaZen is located in the Vredefort Dome - a meteorite impact site - near the town of Parys in the FreeState, South Africa.

ChaZen promotes and educates about the wildlife of our continent, and are restoring grazed lands to habitat suitable for the iconic species of Africa.

At Chazen's Education Centre they have different Ambassador Predator species (Spotted Hyena, African Wild Dog, Serval, Caracal, Civet, Leopard, Lion, and Cheetah) in enclosures for educational purposes as well as the improvement of the genetics of the species. 

ChaZen relies on tourism to feed, take care, and maintain these creatures. Mind you, they're wild, but they're monitored - And since tourism is temporarily halted, that income isn't currently forthcoming.

But animals don't understand pandemic or other crisis of man. They still need care and consideration. 

Every contribution or donation will have a major impact on the future Education and conservation of these species and their habitat. Any donation, big or small, will be really helpful - for the reserve and animals - and will have an important impact.

The donations will be applied in the collection, preparation, and feeding of food for the Ambassador Predators. Upkeep and maintenance of the conservation areas will also take preference. 

Donations

  • Sep 07, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "In memory of Matt Burns " - Red and Linda Schlichting

  • Sep 05, 2020 - USD $ 98.86
  • "In loving memory of Matt Burns. " - Tom and Vicky Sprott

  • Sep 02, 2020 - USD $ 500.00
  • "We miss being present!" - John van Lonkhuyzen

  • Aug 31, 2020 - USD $ 150.00
  • "In memory of Matt Burns" - Maggie and Doug Churchill

  • Aug 27, 2020 - USD $ 100.17
  • "Keep up the amazing work! Hope we can get back to seeing what amazing sights there are in the world. Best. " - Lenny and Carla Corin

  • Aug 22, 2020 - USD $ 57.98
  • "Thank you for the work you are doing!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 18, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "

    In memory of Matt Burns. You will be greatly missed.

    " - Rob Bender

  • Aug 17, 2020 - USD $ 500.00
  • "In Loving Memory of Matt Burns" - Nellie Burns

  • Aug 16, 2020 - USD $ 286.55
  • "This is in memory of Matt Burn who loved ChaZen and African Wildlife! Let's honor Matt's spirit and passion for conservation!" - Krystyna U. Wolniakowski

  • Jul 09, 2020 - USD $ 200.00
  • "Our safari in March 2019 opened our eyes to the vast amount of work your family does to conserve the natural beauty of your preserve. Thank you!" - Marie & Julia Cunningham

  • Jul 03, 2020 - USD $ 201.96
  • "So happy to be able to help with your mission. Wish I could see your results from the front seat again! " - Sidney B.

  • Jul 02, 2020 - USD $ 290.25
  • "Thank you for protecting the animals Joe and Family!!" - Lisa

  • Jul 01, 2020 - USD $ 198.43
  • "My Safari tour at Chazen with the Viljoen family has left an indelible memory for me. I know I will be back some day to see old friends and make new ones. Thank you for your preservationists work." - Kathleen Doucet

  • Jul 01, 2020 - USD $ 201.58
  • "My Trip of a Lifetime has become a passion to return each year. Thank you for all you do!!" - Wild Thing 2

  • Jul 01, 2020 - USD $ 115.19
  • "Last year's adventure was the trip of a lifetime. Thank you to the entire ChaZen family " - Janet Chisholm

  • Jul 01, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "I was so awestruck & inspired to experience the beauty & education from your work. Good luck & Godspeed" - Micha-ele

  • Jul 01, 2020 - USD $ 290.43
  • "Very happy to help, looking forward to next year. " - Mark & Ellen Polin

  • Jun 30, 2020 - R 5 355.00
  • "Nothing quickens the hearbeat like a glimpse of a lion under the African sun!" - Sue Peason

  • Jun 22, 2020 - R 840.00
  • "Thank you for all your efforts, keep up the good work." - Anonymous

  • Jun 20, 2020 - USD $ 103.77
  • "In support of Chazen and the work done here, see you in 2021." - Karen #5

  • Jun 19, 2020 - USD $ 200.21
  • "So inspired by the valuable conservation and wildlife work done at Chazen! Keep it up! I hope to come back soon!" - Carol Maas

  • Jun 17, 2020 - USD $ 58.74
  • "Happy to be a friend of ChaZen, and a part of something wonderful!" - A Friend

  • Jun 17, 2020 - USD $ 88.11
  • "For my dad, for Father's Day! " - Russell Richards

  • Jun 15, 2020 - USD $ 201.35
  • "May your passion for conservation, animals. and education continue to inspire others as it has for us." - cj & Michael

  • Jun 15, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Our favorite place! " - Monica and Chris

  • Jun 14, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Good luck to the ChaZen Family in keeping your important work going! Thanks again for a memorable experience!" - Lindsay and Rick DuFresne

  • Jun 14, 2020 - USD $ 146.58
  • "I am very happy to make a contribution to support your wildlife conservation efforts. See you in 2021!" - Peggy

  • Jun 13, 2020 - USD $ 117.27
  • "Keep up the excellent work!" - Patrice and Dave

  • Jun 13, 2020 - USD $ 199.35
  • "The show must go on! Thank you for your passion and commitment. " - Mark and Elaine Schuch

  • Jun 13, 2020 - USD $ 58.63
  • "Hope to visit again soon. " - Heidi Dezell

  • Jun 13, 2020 - USD $ 201.61
  • "Your dedication to wildlife and nature conservation is an inspiration to many. Thank you for all you do and looking forward to returning in 2021!" - Sharon Templin

  • Jun 13, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "I so believe in this cause and the family running it, that I felt the need to donate again! " - Melissa Karron

  • Jun 12, 2020 - USD $ 480.00
  • "For supporting the beautiful painted dogs" - Krystyna Wolniakowski

  • Jun 12, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Can’t wait to return!" - Matt Cloyes

  • Jun 11, 2020 - USD $ 203.66
  • "Looking forward to future adventures!" - Donna Stanek

  • Jun 11, 2020 - USD $ 150.00
  • "Let’s keep the momentum going!!!" - Mike and Polly Wolfe

  • Jun 11, 2020 - USD $ 99.45
  • "I love this peaceful place on earth. Joe is a true renaissance man." - robin miller

  • Jun 11, 2020 - USD $ 151.16
  • "️🦁🦓🦒🦛" - Sister

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 95.64
  • "Thank you for your continued support of conservation." - Anonymous

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 119.55
  • "Thank you for what you do every day!! Cant wait to see you again !!" - Phyl

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 149.44
  • "We love Chazen and the family. Can’t wait to see you again. " - Buckley Family

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 316.50
  • "Dear friends, thank you for protecting our most valuable resources. God Bless you all " - John Phyllis Stockfisch

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Sure miss being able to come back" - Lila

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 200.00
  • "So appreciative of my ChaZen family and your conservation efforts. Looking forward to seeing you soon! " - Kelly Davidson

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 119.55
  • "Keep up the great work and I can't wait to see you all in January 2021~" - Melissa Karron

  • Jun 09, 2020 - USD $ 594.58
  • "I am grateful for all that ChaZen has done for wildlife and habitat conservation to date and trust this fundraising will provide an opportunity for the Friends of ChaZen to assist!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 08, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Keep up the conservation efforts. " - Anonymous

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Donations to date

R 141 042.24

Fundraising target

R 170 000.00
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My name is Micha Viljoen and I would like to raise funds for ChaZen. ChaZen is a family-owned nature reserve, safari lodge and a Nature Conservation and Education Center. ChaZen is located in the Vredefort Dome - a meteorite impact site - near the town of Parys in the FreeState, South Africa.