March 2022

If we had to count the number of Thank You’s we owed everyone who has played a role in helping us at HERD, we would be turning to the infinity of the sky for answers about where to start. We are grateful for every little and big and medium-sized donation, every gesture of generosity, and show of support, in person or online. With 16 elephants and 28 carers to support, a wilderness to look after, and empowerment opportunities to drive, we need all the support we can get. Many people from around the world have gone out of their way to donate to our HERD Wishlist and ongoing Fundraising Campaigns. Loyal followers have continued to check in with the team and elephants through social media, and even sent gifts across the waters to our bush home. Thank you to everyone following our journey and helping us to continue building the best lives and futures for displaced and orphaned elephants.


A huge thank you to JUDY & MATTHEW TEAGUE, as well as their wedding friends for donating a variety of medical supplies, medicine, cleaning items, nursery items and two Karcher pressure washers from our Wishlist – seen above!

Thank you to LETABA WIRELESS for their ongoing support in keeping the orphanage connected daily with WiFi.

Thank you to DOROTHY WESTCOTT for donating two whisks, two blankets as well as Omeprazole and stationery!

Thank you to BELLA CURRIE for her incredible donation of a generator for HERD! This will help us so much between power outages.



Thank you to the MELENDEZ FAMILY for sending two blankets for Khanyisa’s birthday all the way from Puerto Rico.


A huge thank you to all our amazing followers, friends, donors, fostering parents and merchandise store supporters for all your ongoing kindness and contributions.


Thank you to LYNETTE PRUNEAU for donating the funds raised from her 70th birthday party held at Pretoria, South Africa.


A big thank you to HOUSE OF MANGAR in Balito, South Africa for their generous donation of Hand Crochet Elephant Tie Backs, to sell on behalf of HERD. Tie Backs available in our online shop, with all proceeds going towards HERD Trust.

A special thank you to OLIVIA CRUZ for the kind Christmas gift sent to Khanyisa and the HERD Team, all the way from Spain and letter of remembrance for Fenya to honour her a year after her passing.

Thank you to BARBARA TRUEMER for donating her accommodation fees to HERD, when her trip was cancelled due to COVID19 closed off bordering restrictions in December.


A massive thank you to every donor that donated to our HERD – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT so far! Your support is so appreciated by HERD & Mpisi School in Acornhoek, near Hoedspruit.

This includes the incredible generosity of NTT Toyota Hoedspruit are donating 50% of the monthly costs for the Nkosi Bars we are sponsoring for the Mpisi School.


Many thanks to IBHU/ INDLOVU GIN for their donation & continuous support through the sales of their specialised elephant dung gin.


Thank you to IZINDLOVU FUND for their incredible ongoing support and for donating T-shirts for all the HERD elephant carers and JabuLadies.


Thank you to AMARULA DISTELL INTERNATIONAL for their continuous support.

Thank you to Tatiana Mishchenko at TATIANA M DESIGNS for donating proceeds of the Mopane bracelet to support HERD.

Thank you to Hayley C Lewis from ELESTRATION for donating proceeds of her elephant artwork sold to HERD.


A very big thank you to our amazing elephant foster parents for your ongoing support as a foster family to Khanyisa and the herd!


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