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Linton Park again boosts Rhino Conservation with R100 000

 Linton Park Estate near Wellington in the Cape Winelands in South Africa once again

raised a substantial amount of R100 000 for rhino conservation in South and

Southern Africa.

At a special World Rhino Day celebration event held at

the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre in Cape Town on Saturday, 15 September the

estate’s donation was handed to Les Carlisle, the Group Conservation Manager of

the AndBeyond Group & Project Manager of Rhinos Without Borders (RWB). This is

the 3rd year running that Linton Park supported the RWB campaign for rhino conser-

vation in co-operation with the Wellington Hugo Rust Primary School with their own

fundraising drives.

Pink Rhino at The Waterfront

R282 000 raised in three years                                                                                                      

From a modest beginning in 2016 with a total donation of R55 000, the estate and

Hugo Rust Primary jointly raised R282 000 during the three year period from 2016

to 2018. The school’s fundraising for 2018 is still underway and also took place

amongst the public at the V&A Waterfront during the World Rhino Day celebrations.


The Estate’s Rhino Involvement                                                                  

Linton Park, with a founder’s history dating back to 1699, is part of the multinational

Camellia plc. business group with its head office in London. Camellia bought Linton

Park in 1995 and started with an extensive restoration programme reinstating the

estate to its former glory and that was completed early in 2017.


Herman le Roux, Linton Park’s Commercial Director, explained the estate’s support

for rhino conservation in the folowing words: “At Linton Park, we fully endorse

Camellia’s global philosophy of environment and nature conservation wherever

possible. In view of the fact that we have a sensitive and threatened ecosystem

on the estate that is a distinctively rare South African type of veld – historically

and commonly known as ‘Renosterveld’ in Afrikaans – we decided to commit ourselves

to conservation on a wider scale and also specifically to saving rhinos as a precious

part of South Africa’s unique cultural heritage.”

He elaborated: “It is unfortunate that the continued existence of rhinos on

the African continent and in our country is in serious jeopardy and very much under

financial pressure. We make our donation to contribute to this special saving rhinos

cause. We also want to show our support for the invaluable work that champions such

as Les Carlisle, his colleagues, the Rhinos-Without-Borders teams and others do in

this regard.”

Hugo Rust Primary School


Hugo Rust Fundraising Initiatives                                                                                  

Local Hugo Rust Primary School in Wellington with its 600 pupils have since 2016

joined forces with Linton Park in the fight to save rhinos. Under the  inspirational leader-

ship of Ronel Saayman, project leader and teacher at Hugo Rust Primary, the school’s

learners, teachers and parents raised about R 42 000 during 2016 and 2017 through

various imaginative fundraising initiatives. A range of colourful hand-produced rhino

icons by the pupils attracted wide public interest and support.


One Rand per bottle for Saving Rhinos

Le Roux added that the estate’s donation was made possible by the sales of the Linton

Park ’Rhino’ wine range during the previous financial year – highlighting their excellent

Rhino Cabernet Sauvignons and. Chardonnays.

Rhino Range

Consequently R100 000 was accumulated by one rand per bottle soldfor rhino preservation. “Except for the growing sales of our Rhino range in international markets, the South African public also

increasingly support us by buying our Rhino wines.

Furthermore, the media helped us in raising public awareness and thetrade assisted us where possible with listings and. distribution.

We wish to thank them all for making this donation possible”, he concluded



Auctioned Cake

MC for The Event










Don’t forget to join the conversation on 22nd September 2018 World Rhino Day by using the Tag, #LintonLegacy #EmeraldTerroir #HeartWellington #WorldRhinoDay

Photos Supplied by Kobus and Marlize Stander (@Winelands)

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