We are grateful to our sponsors and to those that have donated for their support & joint ventures with the Space For Elephants Foundation.


Sponsorship and donations are an integral part
of the day-to-day running of the Foundation
and an important way of creating revenue so the
Foundation can implement projects and programs.
We thank you on behalf of the Elephants and Rhinos
and are grateful to you for your donations which will assist this work.

Banking Details

Space For Elephants Foundation
Nedbank – Eshowe
Branch Code: – 155205
Savings Account
Account Number:  2552088902

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The Silent Giants of Southern Africa field guide book by Bob Preller

Help to Learn more about Elephants in Africa

There is no doubting the fact that elephants are truly amazing creatures. Researchers such as Bob Preller feel that there is just so much more to learn about elephants and so wishes to continue his already 4 year long research. His field guide called “The Silent Giants of Southern Africa” was created with the idea of raising more funds for furthering research in central and Southern Africa.  In the course of the past two decades an extremely important trend has manifested itself in the field of nature conservation. There is a definite discernible awareness of the environment, which has become apparent amongst the people of South Africa,which is to be welcomed and applauded.

Southern Africa is endowed with a particularly rich bio diversity of mammal species and if this natural heritage is to be preserved for our future generations, it is vitally important that the habitats they occupy should also remain intact.  Burning questions such as can elephants be used in anti poaching in the war presently waged against rhino poachers?  Can educated elephants be used to influence wild elephants to stop destruction of crops and property?  How can we humans prevent the murderous killing of these magnificent Gentle Giants?  Is the extinction of elephants a definite possibility?

The book includes information for the academic as well as the layman, and answers many questions posed by those passionate about elephants such as feeding habits, anatomy, emotions and behavioural patterns.  It also contains information on the elephants of Mapungubwe, Tembe, Mabalingwe, Addo, Knysna and the Kaokaveld.

Order the book online here:

Primary Sponsors

Elephant Gin

Every year more than 35,000 elephants die because of uncontrolled ivory poaching; in other words, one African elephant dies every 15 minutes. Elephant Gin and its founders are passionate about elephant conservation and strongly believe that the current generation has a responsibility to support the African wildlife of today, so others may continue to enjoy it in the future. By contributing 15% of its profits to Big Life Foundation and Space For Elephants, Elephant Gin takes an active part in supporting the foundations’ activities.

The founders were inspired to create Elephant Gin following their own adventures in Africa. With a vision to conserve the wildlife they feel so passionately for, Robin, Tessa and Henry decided to launch a product that would help conservation trusts. They strongly believe that this generation has a responsibility to support the African wildlife today, so others can continue to enjoy it in the future.

Durbanville Hills (Distell)

As part of its Environmental Responsibility Program, Durbanville Hills has donated R60 000 to Project Rhino KZN and will at the same time also adopt one of the rhinos currently in the Pongola Game Reserve camp in KwaZulu-Natal.

The money will be used by Space for Elephant Foundation, one of the founder members of Project Rhino, to establish the training, equipment required as well as placement of rhino scouts or bodyguards who will walk with the rhinos in the bush most of the time. Rhino scouts are found to be the most effective way to safeguard the rhino whilst at the same time providing employment within the community, an initiative in full support of the Minister of Department of the Environmental Affairs. These scouts are also taught to collect information about the behaviour of the animals in their care intended for research purposes and to contribute to a central data base.

Members of the rural community living in an area adjoining the Lubombo Mountains and which is home to most of South Africa’s rhinos, will also receive training in wildlife management. The community will acquire “ownership” of the area once its members have been fully trained. The objective of the cellar’s sponsorship is not only to preserve wildlife but also to create employment in rural communities.

Joint Ventures with Space For Elephants


The Maputaland Pondoland Albany Hotspot

• Critical Ecological Partnership Fund
• Conservation International

The Trans Frontier Conservation Areas – Lubombo Eco Trails

• German Government GIZ,

Students training programme

• Wildlands Trust
• Rotary Club, Empangeni

 Rhino security and monitoring

• Project Rhino KwaZuluNatal

Adult skills training programme

• Embo Craft
• Rotary Club, Eshowe

Resource Centre for adult skills at local school adjacent to Pongola Game Reserve

• Elephant Gin
• Rotary Club Eshowe


• Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife


• AfriGroup
• Avis Truck & Rental Empangeni
• Embo Craft
• Empangeni Rotary Club
• Eshowe Centre Properties
• Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
• Pongola Game Reserve
• Rotary Club Eshowe
• Safari & Tourism Insurance Brokers
• Timeless African Adventures Eshowe
• Treasures of the earth
• White Elephant Lodge
• Wildlands Trust
• Wildlife Broking Services