4 rhinos killed in poaching incident at WC game reserve

A R100,000 reward has been offered to catch those responsible.

Four rhino were killed by poachers at the Inverdoorn private game reserve in the Western Cape on 8 December 2021. Picture: Supplied by Searl Derman.

JOHANNESBURG - Four rhinos have been killed at a game reserve just outside of Cape Town.

Management at the Inverdoorn private game reserve said that an anti-poaching unit found the four rhinos while on their regular patrols.

One of the four was pregnant.

A fifth rhino was wounded and is recovering.

Spokesperson for the Aquila Collection Johan van Schalkwyk: "This nightmare comes at the start of the domestic festive season, at a time when the tourism industry and the private game lodges of South Africa are already throttled by continued unjustified international travel bans. The tourism industry is obliterated and many private game reserves have gone insolvent, culled wildlife, reduced staff and other resources to extend their lifeline."

A R100,000 reward has been offered to catch those responsible.