#JamieRides4Rhinos – 16,000m vertical ascent in 36hrs

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Endurance athlete Jamie Marais is attempting a super-human challenge at Kariega Game Reserve as a heroic gesture to raise funds to protect our rhino and feed our neighbours in need.

Record-breaking South African athlete Jamie Marais will attempt to cycle a vertical ascent of 16,000 metres in just 36 hours on 29 and 30 August 2020 within Kariega Game Reserve. This is the equivalent of riding almost twice the height of Everest, the total ascent of the gruelling eight-day Absa Cape Epic mountain bike race and 590 km in one go.

The Kariega Foundation invites you to join Jamie and make a difference to the lives of South African people and wildlife who are facing huge challenges. In Jamie’s words: “No giant is too big to face.”

Support this Epic Ride and Enjoy a Kariega Safari

The Kariega Foundation is offering our South African friends the incredible opportunity to make a donation to support Jamie in this epic ride and enjoy a safari at Kariega Game Reserve. All donations will go to the Kariega Foundation for the rhino anti-poaching unit and community food relief programme.

Kariega Safari Package with Jamie Marais

Make a minimum donation of R12,000 and enjoy a fantastic Kariega safari weekend at the beautiful Main Lodge for two people, for two nights from 11 to 13 June 2021.

Jamie will join us for the weekend and give behind-the-scenes insights into his record-breaking ride along with motivational tips on how he pushes through extreme physical and emotional discomfort in pursuit of a goal and the opportunity to help others. Valuable lessons in our Covid-19 world.

Your minimum donation of R12,000 includes:

  • Two nights at Main Lodge for two people sharing from 11-13 June 2021.
  • Fully inclusive of all meals, selected beverages, morning and evening game drives and other activities, including a bush walk and river cruise.
  • An inspirational presentation and discussion with Jamie Marais.
  • An 18A tax certificate if required.

For cycling enthusiasts there is an additional option to make a further minimum R5,000 donation and join Jamie Marais for some exhilarating mountain biking in and around Kariega Game Reserve during the weekend. This offer is limited to 20 riders.

If you would like to support #jamierides4rhinos and secure your booking for the Kariega Safari weekend package, please email Cindy at marketing1@kariega.co.za.

Can’t Make that Weekend? Don’t Worry!

  • Make the minimum donation of R12,000 and receive a voucher for the same incredible safari package (just without Jamie). Enjoy a two night safari for two people sharing anytime during these time periods: 1 September to 15 December 2020 or any date during May and June 2021. Vouchers are valid for Main Lodge, Ukhozi Lodge or River Lodge, and subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • Make the minimum donation of R16,000 and receive a voucher for two people sharing for two nights at the extraordinary and luxurious Settlers Drift. Vouchers are valid for bookings from 1 September to 15 December 2020 or any dates during May and June 2021. Subject to availability at the time of booking.

For enquiries and bookings: Contact Cindy at marketing1@kariega.co.za.

No Time for a Safari? Make a Donation

Support Jamie’s recording-breaking effort by making a donation or starting a fundraising campaign of your own to help us achieve our equally massive crowdfunding target of raising R1 million to ensure our rhino remain safe and neighbours fed.

All funds raised will go to the Kariega Foundation for the rhino anti-poaching unit and community food relief programme.

  • Donate Now
  • Join us for live updates of the event on Facebook and Instagram
  • Join the Ride: www.kariega.co.za/jamierides4rhinospackages  

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