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The Unique Horn Project - A Black Rhino Initiative

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The Unique Horn Project - a Crowdfunding Campaign to Save Black Rhino 


Just over 100 years ago, more than 500 000 rhinos roamed Africa and Asia. Today, that figure now stands at around 27 000, with only 5000 of those being the iconic, highly-endangered Black Rhino. 


Every rhino life is a significant number in the bigger picture. iSanti Karoo Foundation has a critical role to play in protecting the rhino population that lives on the Magic Hills Private Game Reserve. Part of that role is fencing the rhino into a large camp suitable for habitation and reproduction, and keeping potential threats out. 


We need your help to ensure that our rhinos enjoy optimal security, a safe environment that can be better attained with state-of-the-art fencing and gates in place. We’ve identified that the two entrances into the 9,216 ha portion of Magic Hills, which we call the Great Reserve, need upgraded gate systems for better security. 


We’ve opted for automatic double-gates with signage and an intercom system at both entrances. The intercom system will feed to a manned control room, so that access to the reserve can be regulated by personnel, and conducted in a safe manner. 


When access is granted, one gate will open, allowing the vehicle to enter into a “no-man’s land” section between the two gates. The gate will close behind the vehicle, before the next gate opens, allowing passage.  


The purpose of these gates: 

  1. Single, manual gates are weak points, as they offer minimal resistance to poachers and criminals
  2. The automated gates will allow vehicles to enter without anyone having to leave the safety of their car to open manually. 
  3. The double-gate system ensures that no animals are able to slip out of the reserve when someone enters. 
  4. Security is heightened by having someone monitor access 24/7. 


Our costing shows that both gates will cost the reserve approximately R 50 000. As a small NPO with minimal outside funding, this is a significant financial hurdle. We need your help. 


We are calling on you, whether an individual or part of a corporation, to donate whatever you can, to help us protect our rhinos and preserve these ancient beasts of iconic Africa.


  • Feb 26, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Protect the Rhino's " - Esther Engelbrecht

  • Jan 27, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Protect the Rhino's " - Esther Engelbrecht

  • Dec 28, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Protect the Rhino's " - Esther Engelbrecht

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Protect the Rhino's " - Esther Engelbrecht

  • Oct 28, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Protect the Rhino's " - Esther Engelbrecht

  • Oct 14, 2020 - USD $ 15.00
  • "Save the rhinos." - Max

  • Oct 14, 2020 - USD $ 6.06
  • "Thank-you for helping the rhinos. " - Romario Valentine

  • Oct 14, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "For the love of Rhinos" - Leo

  • Oct 14, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Continue doing the good work! Love and light! xxx" - Kirsty Anne

  • Oct 14, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Glad to help" - Machiel

  • Oct 13, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Wishing you every success" - Salome Gooding

  • Oct 13, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Protect the Rhino's " - Esther Engelbrecht

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Donations to date

R 1 847.42

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00



Far off the beaten track, in an Eastern Cape wilderness, lies the Magic Hills Private Game Reserve - completely cocooned by nature. An extraordinary 20 100-hectare reserve, the vast and expansive plains of this once-ravaged landscape are now home to a plethora of iconic African animals, birdlife, and unique vegetation.

The iSanti Karoo Foundation exists to protect this miraculous land, and to facilitate its recovery and that of the wildlife that lives here. iSanti Karoo actively pursues opportunities to rescue, rewild and rehabilitate endangered species and wild animals that have been removed from unfavorable conditions. This is done in partnership with the world-renowned Aspinall Foundation. 

iSanti Karoo aides in the protection of black and white rhino on the Magic Hills Private Game Reserve, coalitions of cheetah, as well as herds of elephant and other general game. The Foundation also plays a role in regreening the landscape by planting Spekboom and other indigenous plant species, a critical action to ensure the ongoing regeneration of this magnificent environment. 

There is a powerful, mesmerising energy that exists in this unique corner of the world – and as custodians of that, we understand that with great power comes even greater responsibility. This is why we are committed to this journey of rewilding, rebirthing, and returning to nature.