We currently run a number of wildlife conservation and community based projects in different areas in South Africa and Botswana. We also regularly consult on other conservation projects.

Cheetah Project

We pioneered and managed a very successful cheetah conservation project. It was started in 2002 and created a safe environment for cheetahs without persecution. The project focused on finding ways to alleviate the conflict between game farmers and cheetahs and it created a successful model for others to follow.
We initiated a plan whereby the farmers allowed the cheetahs to roam freely on their land if the cheetahs could generate funds through tourism. We described it as the cheetahs are able to pay their way through a eco-tourism project focused on the cheetahs conservation. It was a hugely successful project and ran for until 2014.
This project has been adopted by other conservation projects and has proved to be very successful!

Rhino Conservation and Monitoring Projects

We have relocated rhinos to new reserve and started a rhino project there. Tourism was also used as the funds generator to ensure we could meet the financial needs of this project. The rhinos were fitted with radio tracking an satellite tracking collars.
This project finally ended with the last rhino being poached in 2015. It was then the project shifted to finding new areas to move rhinos to which has less poaching incidents and are considered safer for rhinos.

Leopard, cheetah and hyena relocations

The founder of Vision Africa Wildlife started relocating large carnivores in 1997 in an attempt to stop these predators being shot or poisoned by farmers. We have successfully relocated and reintroduce many cheetahs, leopards and hyenas since this time and we have also looked for alternatives to relocations =, hence the idea of paying for the predators to stay rather than relocating them. We have developed new techniques to capture and move/relocate these predators which are more human and successful.

Community Project

The Vision Africa Community Foundation currently work on many different projects and initiatives with in our local communities. Its function is to empower and improve the lives of people with in the community as well as create positive partnerships between conservationists and the communities.

Current and Past Achievements:

  • Started a primary school in 2012 and still run it today with a great standard of education. Its the first multi racial school in our area and is still providing great education!
  • Annual Christmas lunch for 150 under privileged children in our communities
  • Built a science lab for our local community high school
  • Built a sports complex with change rooms, public toilets, astro-turf soccer field and other facilities with the help of sponsor
  • Organised the first matric dance (prom) for our local high school and raised sponsorship for dresses, food, venue and other facilities. This is now an annual event
  • Initiated and organised community runs to raise awareness of crime
  • Provided water facilities for the municipal hall
  • Fix houses and other facilities for needy families in our communities
  • We started a crèche in our town
  • Provide professional veterinary care for domestic animals in the local communities on specific days
  • Conduct regular veterinary spay and neuter campaigns in our rural areas
  • Currently constructing a community playground which is stimulating and safe for the local community children to play at
  • We are planing to build a library and community centre which will be available to all members of the community needing assistance in various matters.
  • Built a number of water storage facilities in our area
  • Manage many different sponsored facilities etc. to ensure they continue to provide the service it was originally meant for. These include a sports complex, public swimming pool, public tennis courts and a water producing/bottling facility owned by local community
  • Started a farming initiative to partner with and teach local communities to farm commercially