Stay at Dreams and visit the local Hangklip Art Festival! See below.
Talk On Rhino Conservation 13 March at the Green House
by Dr William Fowlds, wildlife vetrinarian
Wednesday 13 March at 18h00 for 18h30 at the Green House. Entry free; donations for rhino conservation accepted.
In 2013 two rhinos are being poached every day, and the numbers are increasing alarmingly. But there are people who are trying to make a difference and Dr William Fowlds is one such person.
Dr Fowlds is a wildlife veterinarian working in collaboration with Investec Rhino Lifeline, a fund initiated by Investec SA to address their concern to increase the survival rate of rhinos after horrific poaching attacks. Their funding enables Dr Fowlds to be on the forefront of the treatment of rhino survivors in South Africa.
After graduating with a veterinary degree from the University of Pretoria in 1997, Dr Fowlds managed a small animal veterinary practice in the UK for 5 years. He returned to the Eastern Cape in 2002 and has since then developed knowledge and experience as a wildlife veterinarian and has managed several wildlife conservancies. He has been Chairman and an executive committee member of the Association of Eastern Cape Private Nature Reserves since 2007. He provides wildlife veterinary services to private photographic game reserves, game ranches and to the Eastern Cape Parks Board.
Visitors to a "Waste not, Save a Lot" exhibit
His professional activities have inevitably brought him into contact with wildlife poaching and he has been involved in anti-poaching initiatives since 2008. He has appeared in a number of wildlife TV series, on NBC (in the USA), Animal Planet and ITV (UK). He is best known for the series Vets go Wild and Safari Vet School.
Having been involved directly with several poaching cases treating the survivors, he is at the ‘coal face’ of rhino conservation. Now with the aid of Investec Rhino Lifeline he helps to motivate and advise on several initiatives aimed at saving the rhino and other species facing similar threats.
He will talk about his personal experiences of treating wounded poached rhinos and the current rhino crisis in the context of all other threatened species.
Walking for Water, Thursday 21 March
Starting at 10h00: Amble from New Harbour to Old Harbour along spectacular Cliff Path
Earth Hour celebrations, Saturday 23 March
On Market Square on Saturday 23 March 20h30 – 21h30; live entertainment to start at 20h50 (after the Stormers defeat the Brumbies)
16-24 March 2013 Hangklip Art Week - HAWK - Betty's Bay and surroundings
A week-long art exhibition, HAWK2013 will be opened at the Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens in Betty's Bay on Saturday 16 March at 11am and will last until Sunday 24 March. This is the second Hangklip Art Week (HAWK), organised by artist and local resident, Lien Botha, which is an ensemble collaboration between various well-known local artists, as well as artists from Cape Town, each with their own distinctive style and signature. The motivation behind HAWK is on the one hand to establish an annual opportunity for reputable artists from the region to generate sales parallel to the commercial gallery structure and on the other hand, to create an event that could draw visitors and serve as an economic injection for tourism in the area. The main body of works will be showcased at the world-renowned Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens, which will be transformed into a vibrant open-air studio for sculptures and installations. For more information please contact Lien Botha on 082 926 9005 / firstname.lastname@example.org