At HERD (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development), we believe that every elephant needs a herd. Our mission is to rehabilitate elephants orphaned or displaced due to human-elephant conflict and, ultimately, integrate them into a new and accepting herd. To do so successfully, we need sufficient funding.

We rely on donations to fund our work, and elephant fundraising on GivenGain offers the ideal third-party platform for anyone to help us raise money.


The Purpose Driving Us

Due to the severe elephant poaching pandemic in recent years, the number of elephant mothers has been declining steadily, which, in turn, rapidly increases the number of orphans and displaced elephant calves. Land conflict between man and elephant results in habitat loss and undeniable herd fragmentation, especially in a country with overpopulation and agriculture’s encroachment on wild habitats.

Adine Roode, Managing Director and owner of Jabulani, boldly decided to do something about it by building South Africa’s first dedicated elephant orphanage. Today, this unique programme provides a secure adoptive family structure for baby elephants in need, with the rescued Jabulani herd becoming a family for calves who have lost theirs.

At HERD, we strive to care for and rehabilitate these orphaned elephants to the best possible degree, to give them a second chance at life with a new herd.


How To Help Us

All funds go towards supporting and protecting the orphaned elephants in our care and will cover the cost of providing for them.

By creating your very own GivenGain fundraiser for our platform, you can partner with HERD to help us achieve our goals.


Create Your Elephant Fundraising on GivenGain Project

It’s free and will take up to only five minutes of your time. Simply visit GivenGain and follow the following easy steps.

    Please inform us of your valiant efforts before creating a fundraiser by emailing
    Select HERD as your chosen charity organisation.
    Get creative! Add images and videos to your page to make it stand out. You can even consider connecting your fundraiser to an event that excites you, such as a knit-a-thon or cycling competition. We can assist with images should you need.
    Put those social media accounts to good use. Post your project to your Instagram and Facebook stories. Tweet about it. Share your thoughts on LinkedIn. Tag us! Go through your contact list and send a message to anyone you think would support this fundraiser, whether it be friends, colleagues or family members!
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Every Cent Counts

Remember that no donation is ever too small to have an impact. Make a difference by donating to HERD and getting your friends, family, and colleagues involved too.

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Help Save Our Vulnerable Gentle Giants

We rely on incredible people like you to keep us going. Every cent counts, and no contribution is too small. HERD relies on public funding to cover the operational costs to care for and support elephant orphans and the rescued herd, so we really appreciate your support.

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