Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Honorary Officers
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Honorary Officers is a volunteer service organisation which aims to supplement and support the staff of Ezemvelo in their conservation work within protected areas and District Conservation Areas.
There are approximately 750 members assigend to 45 groups within the “garden province” of KZN – each group is affiliated to a specific reserve or conservation district. Our involvement ranges from hospitality at the various reserves to guided trails and other duties in the Big-5 reserves like Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, Itala and Tembe Elephant Park.
The Honorary Officer groups also undertake fund raising initiatives for strategic projects aimed at providing a better experience for visitors to EKZNW Reserves. These fund raising initiatives include mountain-bike races, trail runs, guided walks, visitor guide sales and many more.
More information on the EKZNW Honorary Officers can be found on our website at https://ezemveloho.com
Krantzkloof HO Group
The HO group based at Kranztkloof consists of approximately 25 members and carries out various duties within the Reserve, including:
- Guided walks – on 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month
- Monitoring and reporting on flora, fauna, invasive alien plants
- Foot patrols within the Reserve
- Fund raising towards upgrades at the Reserve
- General maintenance & repairs
- Public education
- Upkeep of this website and Krantzkloof Facebook page
At the 2017 Provincial AGM held at St Lucia, the Kranztkloof Honorary Officer group was awarded a Certificate of Merit for their dedication and contribution to the Honorary Officersd and EKZNW.
- Maintain close contact with management and staff in the reserve
- To ensure that facilities and services within the Reserve are maintained and improved
- Identify projects and aspects of the Reserve where we can become involved to assist EKZNW staff
- Raise funds or sponsorships to ensure completion of identified projects
- To be recognised by EZKNW, Reserve staff and visitors as valuable contributors towards the success of the Reserve
Interested in joining?
The group meets on the last Wednesday of each month and work parties and other duties are performed as needed on the weekends. Please complete the form below if you would like more information.