2500KG OF MUSCLE. POWERFUL HORN. COMPLETELY AT YOUR MERCY.
Somewhere, in the vast expanse of the Northern Cape veld, exists a rare haven for one of Africa’s most threatened species, the rhino. Born out of a dream of one man, Wicus Diedericks, Rockwood is a place of hope and survival for this most vulnerable and iconic animal.
Once a cattle and sheep farm, Wicus turned Rockwood’s 30 000 acres over to the protection of wildlife and endemic species in 2013. Rockwood represents a new breed of rhino conservation. To face the biggest threats to rhinos and other species, expanding human settlement and agriculture, unchecked illegal poaching, and human apathy.
Rockwood takes an aggressive stance to rhino conservation. While this is not how rhino would typically live in the wild, it is our best bet in keeping them safe from those who would do them harm.
We are highly secure rhino conservation using a state-of-the-art security system. Miles of electrified fencing, thermal cameras, camera traps are monitored from the central command at Rockwood’s main facility. Plus a battalion of highly-trained mounted rangers patrol and are on guard. The Rockwood team monitor its rhinos 24 hours a day. At night, the rhinos are kept in secure bomas where they are fed and observed overnight. In the morning they are released to roam and interact freely in the veld.