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Riding for Rhinos

Riding for Rhinos

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In February 2019, I’ll be taking on an exciting challenge for a cause that is very close to my heart. A 9-day, 1 000 km unassisted bicycle ride the length of the Garden Route in Western Cape, South Africa. 

The route starts in the town of Plettenberg Bay and coincides with the Cross-Cape Cycling Route, a 750 km route with an additional two days to extend the journey to a 1 000 km, ending in Cape Town. 

I decided that the distance of this challenge was not enough, I wanted to do more and started looking at worthy causes that I could support. I asked myself which endangered animal species means the most to me and has impacted deeply on me as a guide over the last 19-years, time after time the answer came back as the Black Rhino, a species which has undergone a 90-96 percent decline in its population since the 1960’s. 

Goal

Through this ride, I aim to raise funds for projects that are of particular importance within the Kruger National Park.

Black Rhino Guardianship Programme - R 105 000:

Raise funds 120 camera traps which will be used to understand the movements & behavior of the critically endangered Black Rhino. These units are going at 750 USD a piece @ R14 to the USD R10 500 a piece

Anti-poaching Technology - R168 000:

Raise funds for equipment such as GSM-enabled Camera Traps & FLIR night-vision monocular to help rangers on patrol.  These units are going at 6000 USD a piece @  R14 to the USD R84 000 a piece

*Funds raised will be transferred to and managed by Singitas Trust Accounts *

Donations

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Proud of you JP." - Amber Africa Safaris

  • Jun 18, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Well done JP en dankie vir al die héérlike en insiggewende tye wat ons al saam met jou in die bos spandeer het." - Marise Stumpf

  • Apr 11, 2019 - USD $ 27.66
  • "Well done JP!" - Pelham

  • Mar 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Congrats on having completed this amazing journey JP!" - Lindy Rousseau

  • Mar 08, 2019 - USD $ 72.52
  • "Have an amazing ride and thank you for riding to protect these beautiful black rhinos ??????" - missy

  • Mar 04, 2019 - USD $ 70.50
  • "In memory of Luigi Mungo who loved Africa and all its flora and fauna " - Maria Mungo

  • Mar 04, 2019 - USD $ 35.25
  • "Liewe ding, ons is almal baie trots op jou xx" - Tannie Espie

  • Mar 03, 2019 - R 1 062.13
  • "Well done swaer! We’re proud of you and the money you’ve raised! But we don’t mind if you use a bit of this donation to buy some Aftersun ????????. Congrats boet - we’re proud of you " - Mark & Megan

  • Mar 03, 2019 - USD $ 105.42
  • "Great work. " - Tim Butler & Rob Becker

  • Mar 02, 2019 - USD $ 105.20
  • "Best of luck JP! " - Halley & Chris

  • Mar 01, 2019 - USD $ 74.71
  • "Thank you for this beautiful initiative to help the rhinos. Good luck and stay safe." - Cami Palomo

  • Feb 28, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Well done on your successful ride and good luck for continued fund-raising!" - Chrissi S

  • Feb 28, 2019 - USD $ 52.60
  • "Good luck" - Joan O’Connor

  • Feb 26, 2019 - USD $ 38.03
  • "Well done JP" - Kimberly

  • Feb 25, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Great to meet you! Well done and here is to a successful initiative! " - Judy and Graham Hatty

  • Feb 22, 2019 - USD $ 150.12
  • "Inspiring action JP. Thank you. " - David Waldron

  • Feb 22, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Go for it!!" - Ang B

  • Feb 22, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Bravo and thanks JP! " - Malcolm Ainscough

  • Feb 22, 2019 - USD $ 105.26
  • "Good luck JP!" - Paula Barrington

  • Feb 21, 2019 - USD $ 99.87
  • "Hope the ride is downhill all the way. We look forward to meeting you again to hear about your experience. Cheers!" - Annemarie and Walter Cimowsky

  • Feb 21, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Good Luck and Thank you for taking a stand in this vital race (pun intended) to save such a beautiful, gentle species from extinction. " - Lisa Carey

  • Feb 19, 2019 - USD $ 37.26
  • "Good luck JP!! " - Yosta

  • Feb 17, 2019 - USD $ 106.62
  • "Good luck JP. Hi to Margaux, our best guide xo" - Andy and Carlene Ziegler

  • Feb 15, 2019 - R 10 500.00
  • "Have a wonderful ride. May your tires stay filled with air" - Peter & Eileen Monohan

  • Feb 09, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "We are very proud of you JP. Best of luck!" - Grant and Dimari

  • Feb 08, 2019 - USD $ 38.60
  • "What a GREAT cause... Good Luck, JP, to you and the beloved Rhinos..." - Janee McKinney

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Nicely done Swambal! All the best for the trip and keep up the 'bloed suiker vlakke'." - John Davies

  • Feb 08, 2019 - R 5 010.00
  • "All the best JP, great initiative - you are true Guardian of nature! " - EcoTraining (Pty) Ltd

  • Feb 08, 2019 - USD $ 105.17
  • "Well Done JP! You're the best. Let's save the Rhinos. Kind thoughts from The Chapel's in the USA" - MaryBeth & Norman Chapel

  • Feb 05, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Ons goeie wense vergesel jou op jou reis! Ons het vertroue dat jy dit kan doen." - Ferdi en Karin Herbst

  • Feb 03, 2019 - USD $ 27.64
  • "Good Luck JP. Such a brilliant cause to be raising money for. Ride safe :) " - Nikki lynas

  • Feb 02, 2019 - USD $ 525.86
  • "Good luck with your trek. Loved meeting you and spending time with your darling wife Margaux. " - Kris Hermance

  • Feb 02, 2019 - USD $ 26.16
  • "Fantastic cause!" - Jacqui Butterworth

  • Feb 02, 2019 - USD $ 36.15
  • "All needed to save this beautiful creatures" - Wolfgang

  • Feb 01, 2019 - R 5 010.00
  • "Amazing project, best of luck, keep those legs spinning" - Benjamin

  • Feb 01, 2019 - USD $ 264.10
  • "Wishing you smooth roads & strong tailwinds. Good Luck JP!" - Bill & Jess

  • Feb 01, 2019 - USD $ 105.75
  • "Happy to support your effort for this most worthy cause" - Michael and Kate Browner

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Good luck JP and We'll done for this initiative" - RenRose

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 154.23
  • "Sterkte vir die rit. Ek hoop jy kan jou doelwit bereik. " - Countrylivingsa.Blog

  • Jan 30, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "Wishing you a successful ride JP" - Bob Nixon

  • Jan 29, 2019 - USD $ 30.80
  • "Hey JP! very proud of you! Van die beste uit Holland and keep it up! See you 2020 at the Cape Argus! Now ride, ride, ride and save those Rhino's!" - Dino

  • Jan 29, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Ek is so trots op jou, al die ure van oefen, al die beplanning en al jou passie om so 'n spesiale dier te beskerm. Jy is my held! I challenge all to donate towards this fantastic cause." - Margaux le Roux

  • Jan 28, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Mooi si Djy-Pie! Ons is trots op wat jy doen vir renoster bewaring. We challenge all to equal or better the R1 000 donation for a good cause." - Marius & Meyerlene

  • Jan 27, 2019 - USD $ 138.77
  • "Have an amazing trip " - David Waldron

  • Jan 26, 2019 - USD $ 15.44
  • "good luck JP" - Birgit Boesche

  • Jan 26, 2019 - USD $ 52.57
  • "Great initiative! Good luck and happy riding." - Michelle Miller

  • Jan 26, 2019 - USD $ 50.20
  • "We are so very proud of you! Wishing you lots of luck all the way from The Netherlands!" - Anja & Henry Hollander

  • Jan 24, 2019 - USD $ 76.15
  • "Good luck pal. Geniet dit en ry veilig." - Marcel

  • Jan 23, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Good luck JP" - Angelique

  • Jan 23, 2019 - USD $ 75.29
  • "JP - Thank you for a great time in Kruger! And thank you for your dedication to the rhinos! Have a great ride! " - Paul and Carly Colomb

  • Jan 23, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "You can do it!" - Brian & Chantelle

  • Jan 22, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Best of luck JP. So proud of you and this amazing initiative" - Alice and James

  • Jan 20, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "JP this is absolutely amazing and we want to wish the the best of luck. Solomon & Adel" - Adel Lombard

  • Jan 19, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck!" - Storm

  • Jan 19, 2019 - USD $ 76.06
  • "Good luck JP!" - Mo Nezarati

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Donations to date

R 75 295.21

Fundraising target

R 273 000.00
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In February 2019 I’ll be taking on an exciting challenge for a cause that is very close to my heart - rhino conservation. A 9-day, 1 000 km unassisted bicycle ride the length of the Garden Route in Western Cape, South Africa.

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