Success Stories

A visit to Velakukhanya Combined Primary School

René Lanfear, one of our trustees on the board of our charity and responsible for all financial matters of the Cycle of Life Charity Funds, visited the local school Velakukhanya Combined Primary School outside Bayala gate to meet and educate some learners about wildlife conservation.    These visits have proven to be very successful for the understanding […]

Ride 4 Rhinos – a rhino dehorning

Rhino conservation – the key driver behind our charity. At our Gala Evening, held at Bayala Private Safari Lodges, the main item to be auctioned was the opportunity to take part in and experience the dehorning of a rhino. This is a costly operation, involving a wildlife vet, a helicopter and crew on the ground […]

COVID APU Field Ranger Funding

During the COVID crisis, Cycle of Life Charity was in a fortunate position to assist with the salaries of 8 field rangers from the Mun-Ya-Wana Conservancy. Without this support, these rangers would have been retrenched and the impact would have been felt on so many lives in our local community. We are so pleased we […]

Housing for the Anti Poaching Unit

Cycle of Life Charity is proud to have been able to contribute towards building the housing for the APU at the Bayala Gate. The project was in collaboration with Bayala Private Safari Lodge and Camp, Sungulwane Private Game Lodge and Forest Tree Private Game Lodge. Building work commenced in June and the handover was done […]

A Trailer for Injured Rhino’s

The Cycle of Life Charity Fund is thrilled to say we have been able to purchase a trailer but not just any trailer! This trailer has been reinforced and is strong enough to be able to transport injured rhino’s and other wildlife to the Dr Mike Toft Zululand Wildlife Treatment Centre. Dr Toft will be […]

Radio Communications and Security

  Over the last two years we have been supporting our APU in optimising their radio communications. The recently installed radio mast covers a vast area between the Phinda Private Game Reserve and the Bayala Gate, including camera surveillance outside the fences, allowing us vehicle number plate recognition from the district road to the gate. […]

Dr Mike Toft Zululand Wildlife Treatment Centre

Cycle of Life Charity Funds is delighted to announce that one of our biggest projects, the Endangered Species Boma at the Dr Mike Toft Zululand Wildlife Treatment Center, is finally finished and ready to accept injured wildlife. A huge thanks goes to a small group of donors for donating funds and material towards building this […]

Investing in our Community

Water Project for the KwaNgwena Community Thanks to a fundraising event organised by the chairman of our German NGO, Cycle of Life e.V, we were able to  complete  the Water Project for our neighbours, the KwaNgwena Community.  This is one of our largest and most significant projects, supplying constant running water to the Velakukhanya Combined […]

Riding for a Cause | Impact of The Cycle of Life on Rhino Conservation

On Sunday 12th March 2017, among 35,000 avid cyclists, set to take on the 109km Cape Town Cycle Tour, was The Cycle of Life team. By Rebekah Copham| November 28th, 2017|Africa Foundation, Conservation 112 people poised to cycle for a purpose – raising funds to #HelpusHelpOurRhinos. And I, was poised to write. To tell their […]

Have you felt the heat of a Rhinos hide

I have …. Had you asked me this 5 years ago, I would never have imagined encountering one rhino, let alone participating in the plight of the remaining 20 000 odd rhinos. As most of you know, Simone, Renè and I cycled in The Cape Town Cycle Tour to tick it off our bucket list […]