Experience vast open lands and exquisite African sunsets from the comfort of your five-star villa. Relax, swim, dine and enjoy rare rhino encounters – up close and personal.
Rockwood offers you the opportunity to touch and feed a baby rhino. And take photos of these majestic animals – with their horns still intact.
Whether you’re here on safari, to hunt, on family vacation or honeymoon, as a volunteer or researcher… Just by being here, you are supporting our conservation work and contributing to saving the rhino.
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 would have roamed for millennia.
Complementing our state-of-the-art security, we are also remote enough to be less easily accessible to poachers.
Our exact map-pinned location cannot be publicly advertised – for obvious security reasons. We will supply directions or arrange a shuttle service upon booking confirmation.
Our 5-star safari lodge offers four luxury, air-conditioned villas, which can accommodate a maximum of 22 guests, as well as volunteer housing (which can accommodate 12 volunteers) – with a private lounge and dining area, boma and fire pit, as well as full bar and restaurant.
The lodge is fully family-friendly, and also offers an on-site spa, gym, swimming pool and curio boutique. We even have wifi, although our location is so remote.
Our luxury accommodation facilities seem in stark contrast to our conservation efforts, which require constant donations. It’s important to understand that the contributions towards the conservation of our rhinos are applied to our wildlife only.
The lodge was privately built in an extended effort to attract visitors (tourists, researchers and volunteers alike) to our remote area – offering them a comfortable stay, in order to enhance the chance of them returning and supporting us further in our main mission: to protect our rhino herd and the species from poachers, and inevitably extinction.
The lodge is unfinanced. Income generated from accommodation bookings, safari tours, and eco-hunting is utilised to help cover the huge expense of feeding, caring, and 24-hour security of our rhino herd.
5-STAR SAFARI LODGE FACILITIES
Aside from being home to 300+ protected rhinos and boasting a five-star safari lodge, our reserve also hosts a wide variety of animals, who would naturally share their habitat with rhinos. From plains species to predators, our conservation reserve is a real haven for African wildlife – most of which you’ll be able to observe from up close.
Because our rhinos are so well protected here, Rockwood is also one of the very few places where you’ll be able to still see a rhinoceros with its full horn.