HUNT AT ROCKWOOD
Hunting at Rockwood is our largest income generator – which sustains our rhino conservation efforts.
We welcome skilled hunters to enjoy our luxury facilities and pristine landscape.
Our reserve is located in the vast, untouched Northern Cape province of South Africa – somewhere close to Kimberley and Griekwastad.
Nestled between the Great Karoo and the Kalahari, on a pristine 12 000 hectare (30 000 acre) stretch of arid to semi-arid desert and bushveld, this is precisely the kind of habitat rhinos and large wildlife would have roamed for millennia.
Our exact map-pinned location cannot be publicly advertised – to protect our rhinos from poachers.
We will supply directions or arrange a shuttle service upon booking confirmation.
5-STAR SAFARI LODGE FACILITIES
Our 5-star safari lodge offers luxury, air-conditioned villas and cottages (which can accommodate a maximum of 22 guests), with a private lounge and dining area, boma and fire pit, as well as full bar and restaurant. The lodge also offers an on-site spa, gym, swimming pool and curio boutique. We even have wifi, although our location is so remote.
Nngwe Villa’s location provides extra privacy. Its three en-suite rooms all offer king size beds, and a spacious bathroom with bath, shower and separate toilet. Each room has a seating area with a coffee station, and direct garden access. Rooms all have airconditioning and a television. The villa further offers a full kitchen, luxury lounge with a fireplace, an open plan dining room with seating for eight guests, and an indoor barbeque. This villa has a private boma with outdoor barbeque facility and patio.
Pedi Villa’s location is right next to the swimming pool and large boma with firepit. It offers three en-suite rooms – all with king size beds, and a spacious bathroom with bath, shower and separate toilet. Each room has a seating area with a coffee station, and direct garden access. Rooms all have airconditioning and a television. The villa further offers a kitchenette with coffee facilities and a wine fridge, luxury lounge with a fireplace, and an open plan dining room with seating for ten guests. This villa has a lovely patio and outdoor seating areas.
Tharo Villa is ideal for families with kids or sharing adults. Its main bedroom offers a king size bed and spacious en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. The second and third bedrooms each have two three-quarter beds and share a full bathroom with bath, shower and toilet. Every room has an air conditioner, and the villa offers a full kitchen, luxury lounge with television and fireplace, an indoor barbeque area, and a patio with great outdoor seating.
Nne Villa offers cosy accommodation that is suitable for a small family with kids, or sharing adults. The main bedroom has a king size bed, while the second bedroom has two three-quarter beds. They share a full bathroom with a bath, shower and toilet. Both rooms are airconditioned. The villa offers a full kitchen, luxury lounge with television and fireplace, and an open-plan dining room. Its private boma has barbeque facilities, and there’s a wonderful patio with outdoor seating.
BILTONG hunting PACKAGE
Minimum Stay of 3 x Nights
– Luxury Shared Accommodation with Aircon
– Daily Serviced
Rockwood offers controlled eco-hunting opportunities of wildlife. This concept is often very confusing when communicated in the same space as our conservation efforts.
The unfortunate reality is that older animals, excess males, non-producing females and problem animals need to be humanely culled, in order to ensure the livelihood of the rest of the wildlife. We are carefully balancing the numbers manually, because (being on a farm and not in the true wilderness) this cannot happen naturally. Although the farm is huge, it can sustain only a certain number of animals. Without human interference, the system would collapse.
This happens via hunting. Offering this to members of the public, who would pay to hunt elsewhere anyway, enables us to generate an income, which is directly utilised to care for and protect our rhino herd.
We do not breed rhinos for hunting. We allow hunting, in order to continue protecting our rhinos. Rhino conservation will always stay our main mission.
Our hunters are wildlife passionates. They appreciate nature. They understand the conservation process and what is required to maintain it. We treat our safari tourists and hunting tourists with the same respect, because they ultimately visit us for very similar reasons – because they want to contribute to our cause.
We understand that it’s a seemingly contradicting concept to offer conservation missions and hunting on the same property. Please contact us with your questions or concerns and we will explain the process and logic behind it.
HELP TO KEEP US GOING
Rockwood is privately owned and receives no government funding.
The protecting of our rhinos is a personal passion project – with public benefits for (hopefully) generations to come.
Caring for 300+ Southern white rhinos and other wildlife is extremely costly and not viable for a private individual alone, without external assistance.
We would not be able to maintain our conservation efforts without visitors, of which our largest market is hunters.