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Shane and Chantelle Skydive for Rhinos

Shane and Chantelle Skydive for Rhinos

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Skydive for Rhinos (a.k.a. fly like a brick!)

A few years back we 'stood up' for rhinos on the mighty Zambezi and now it’s time to 'fall down' for them too!

(Top hint: don't miss the really good stuff in paragraph 3 below!!)

We (Shane and Chantelle) are super excited to announce that in July 2020 we will be getting involved and participating in this year’s SKYDIVE for RHINO fundraising initiative in support of Project Rhino. In a nutshell, this means we’ll be stepping out of a perfectly good aeroplane at over 10,000 feet and plummeting headfirst back towards Africa at speeds of up to 200kph! Hopefully at some stage there will be a parachute involved and we’ll all land safely back on terra firma with smiles as wide as a rhino’s bum… :D

What’s the point of all this? To raise awareness and of course to raise funds for the absolutely critical work that Project Rhino continues to do in the battle against rhino poaching in KZN! So we are reaching out to our families, our friends and our greater network of contacts to pledge your support for this truly worthy conservation initiative in the form of a donation on (this) our crowdfunding page. (Seriously... don't miss paragraph 3 below) All funds raised go directly to the dedicated bank account of Project Rhino... and if the ‘warm fuzzy feeling' of contributing to the rhino cause on its own isn’t enough to make you reach for your credit card, how about the fact that there is an absolutely incredible prize up for grabs! 

>> Paragraph3 >> The Isibindi Foundation and Isibindi Africa Lodges have most generously donated a prize worth R12,000 - consisting of a 2 night stay for 2 people, including all meals and certain lodge activities, at the stunning and serene Kosi Forest Lodge! Every R100 that you donate will earn you an entry into the draw - so R1000 gets you 10 entries into the draw - and a much better chance of winning this incredible prize! One name will be drawn randomly from a hat and the lucky winner will walk away with a sublime back-to-nature experience courtesy of The Isibindi Foundation and Kosi Forest Lodge. To keep it fair, we’ll get someone “official looking” to do the draw after we are safely back on the ground and the winner will notified immediately thereafter. The prize is valid for a full year i.e. up until May 2021 giving ample time to take it up.

Oh and just to make it clear that we’re not just in it for the free skydive – we have both pledged to pay the first R1000 each which basically covers most of the cost of the skydive. This means that your donations will go directly to the heart of the cause which is protecting our precious rhinos. The minimum we need to raise is R5000 each but we aim to exceed that by far – especially with such an awesome prize up for grabs!

So please click on the donate button and help us to support this critically important project – our rhinos are counting on you!!

IMPORTANT: We don't automatically get your contact details from Backabuddy so please send us an email to s[email protected] so that we have your contact details in case you are the lucky winner of the draw.

In case you don't know us and are wondering who we are and what we’re all about:

Chantelle is a photographer from a small town in the heart of Zululand, South Africa. She completed her B.Sc Degree in Natural Sciences through correspondence and now works as a freelance photographer covering a broad spectrum of subjects and applications. Chantelle has a deep passion for African wildlife, which continues to be decimated by poaching and destruction of habitat on a daily basis. 

Shane is an accountant by day and also an internationally recognised whitewater kayaker, originating from Pietermaritzburg in KZN.  He is always looking for new adventures and rivers to explore and this passion has lead him to numerous countries to kayak treacherous rivers and waterfalls that very few have attempted. Having spent most of his life around rivers, often in remote and wild areas, he has developed a strong passion for the great outdoors as well as the wildlife that inhabits it. He also worked for a leading private conservation organisation for more than a decade so conservation is in his blood.


  • Jun 26, 2020 - USD $ 719.92
  • "I hope this helps the Rhinos!! Go Shane and Chantelle!!!" - Cooper Jackson

  • Jun 09, 2020 - USD $ 12.54
  • "Great cause, good luck to you all and Cooper too xxx" - Helen Perkins

  • Jun 06, 2020 - USD $ 10.55
  • "Go Cooper!" - The Taha Tribe

  • Apr 06, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Great cause; making donating fun :D " - Marnitz van den Heever

  • Feb 19, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Great initiative" - Francois Webb

  • Feb 18, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Great idea for a good cause!

    " - Louisa De Swardt

  • Feb 15, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck! " - Amber

  • Feb 14, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Best of luck Chantelle & Shane you do so much good! Isibindi is so proud to be part of this initiative and look forward to hosting the winner at Kosi" - Penny and Martin

  • Feb 14, 2020 - USD $ 6.74
  • "All the best!" - Regal & Nyala

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Donations to date

R 18 142.22

Fundraising target

R 20 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 3 800.00

Project Rhino

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Project Rhino was launched on World Rhino Day, 22 September 2011. It is a province-wide, rhino-focussed association that brings together a provincial government conservation body, private and community-owned reserves, rhino owners, leading conservation NGOs and anti-poaching security specialists.