First-ever female Head Ranger of KNP joins Martin Bester

First-ever female Head Ranger of KNP joins Martin Bester

South Africa has 19 national parks, more than 20 regional parks, and dozens of smaller private reserves, as well as hundreds of game farms. 

Cathy Dreyer KNP 28 May 2021
Source: Supplied/Carla Mackenzie

Listen to Cathy Dreyer share insights, wisdom and realities below. 

We are extremely fortunate to live in a country that is home to not only the Big 5 but also a huge diversity of wildlife, bird life, sea life, and many other creatures that few other countries have.

Since 2015, the Rhino Orphanage, a unique non-profit facility in Limpopo, has been caring for the victims of the senseless scourge of rhino poaching that has been devastating South Africa’s rhino population for the past decade. 

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Now, the demand for their care and rehabilitation care has become so extensive that they run a full-time operation with a team that care for these vulnerable animals day and night.

It has been a pleasure spending the morning in Limpopo as well as getting the opportunity to talk to the Kruger National Park (KNP)’s first-ever female Head Ranger, Cathy Dreyer.

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Image credit: Jacaranda FM/Carla Mackenzie

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