All you need to know about the Rhino Army Foundation…
As a non-profit organisation formed in 2012, the Rhino Army Foundation have been waging a war against rhino poaching in South Africa with heart and dedication.
Through the donation of profits to the Wildlands Conservation Trust, and in turn, the Zululand Anti-Poaching Wing, the Rhino Army has, and continues, to raise awareness of the importance of saving our beloved rhino.
The Rhino Army makes it profits from the manufacture and sales of locally produced merchandise such as shirts, caps, badges, key rings and bracelets. Flexi Club plays a vital role in supporting the efforts of Rhino Army by offering a vital retail platform at all properties across the country from which to sell their merchandise.
We are immensely proud of all our staff at all of our participating Flexi Club properties -it is through their incredible efforts that Rhino Army merchandise sales have driven the war on rhino poaching for the past four years.
Earlier this year, the Rhino Army hosted a competition between properties, in order to inspire all Flexi Club staff to boost merchandise sales. The grand prize included a 2-night getaway to a Northern KZN game reserve and a rhino darting and de-horning experience.
The lucky winners were the team from La Cote d’Azur and General Manager, Petra Meyer, had this to say about the experience:
‘We would like to thank the Rhino Army Foundation for an unforgettable experience at Phinda Game Reserve.
Relaxing evenings were spent having drinks at the boma and chatting about the enjoyable day had by all, followed by a delicious meal on the deck. On retiring we welcomed the sound of the animals as we drifted off to sleep.
It was the first time certain staff members had seen wild animals in their natural environment and were lucky to see the Big Five all in one day. We enjoyed viewing giraffe, zebra, warthog, impala, nyala, wildebeest, crocodiles and hippo as well as the Big Five.
The highlight of our stay was seeing the Rhino on two consecutive days and we were delighted to see a mother and her calf as well. These animals are truly magnificent. Winnie was our number one spotter with her sharp eye.
This was a wonderful time for staff to get to know each other out of the office and we returned back with wonderful memories of our Rhino Army Foundation Getaway.’