Rescue, Care, and Rehabilitation
These are the passions that drive this organisation!
Care for Wild Africa operates from a beautiful farm set in the heartland of Mpumalanga, South Africa. Here a treatment and care centre has been built where animals are tended until they can be rehabilitated back into the wild. Petronel Nieuwoudt, the founder of Care for Wild Africa, is one of the few people worldwide who has specialised in the care of orphaned and injured rhinos – her passion for these treasured species is infectious.
Emerging from her initial passion for caring for wildlife, Petronel saw the need to educate fellow operators in the game capture business. She now offers game-orientated courses that are geared towards capturing, confining and medically attending to all forms of wild animals, as well as the breeding of certain species – roan, sable, buffalo, impala etc. Courses are especially suited to veterinarians, vetinerary nurses, farmers and wildlife professionals.
Volunteers are welcome at Care for Wild Africa! Volunteering is a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime, opportunity to spend time in Africa, caring for Africa’s distressed wild animals and giving back to nature. Our volunteers are full of praise for our efforts – read more
The Care for Wild Africa Rehabilitation Centre’s intent is to rescue orphaned, abandoned, injured and displaced indigenous birds, mammals and reptiles; rehabilitate the animals where we are able to – with the help of Veterinary doctors, their own dedicated team members supported by volunteer workers who assist with the animal husbandry and hospital chores at the centre, and release them back into the wild where it is appropriate.
Visit ‘About Us’ to learn all the ways we preserve the life of endangered species.