We rely on incredible people like you to keep us going. Every cent counts, and no contribution is too small. HERD’s running costs all come from public funding to take us from month to month, so we really appreciate your support.


Our Wishlist

You can donate by purchasing an item from our wishlist! Please take a look at our needs here, including different items for our dedicated carers, and food and supplies for the orphans as required daily or in the rehabilitation and integration phases of their development.



By donating, you help us to continue the work we do at HERD, as we rely on public funding. Every penny counts and is so appreciated, and no contribution is ever too small. South African and United States donors may qualify for a tax exemption certificate.


Adopt an Elephant

Join our Foster Family and become a proud foster parent to your favourite elephant/s. By adopting an elephant, you help us provide your chosen elephant with continued exceptional elephant care.



Get your fundraiser cap on and make a difference in the world. We are extremely grateful for any interest in supporting HERD and fundraising initiatives are without a doubt a vital way to help, especially when you can’t donate financially yourself.



Have a little bit of HERD to take home. All proceeds from our HERD Online Shop go to HERD Trust, to help us to support, care for and protect the elephant orphans and herd in our care and cover the immense costs of sustaining them from year to year at HERD.

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Our HERD Team is continuously looking to improve our surrounding environment and communities. Our HERD Projects go above and beyond the everyday costs of caring for elephants. You can contribute to a project as an individual or as a company.


Our Network

Corporate companies who feel they share the same values as HERD can apply to become a HERD supporter.


Leave A Legacy with HERD

A gift/bequest in your will can make a lasting change in your legacy. It could be in form of a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or a specified asset. A small gesture can help us enormously.



Companies take on corporate responsibility by supporting the HERD Trust, which not only benefits the work we do with elephants but our community and environmental projects too.

Should you still have unallocated funds left in your budget and would like to take advantage of this potential tax benefit, please consider making a financial donation before the end of your tax year.

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Elephant Tales Blog

Want to hear the latest and greatest stories about what the elephants are up to? No two days are the same, and they always amaze us with their distinctive personalities and acceptance of one another. Follow us this way for all the latest stories of what’s happening at HERD.