Redrhino is business as usual every step of the way, with an added privilege of working in collaboration with talented people who, from a spirit of generosity and a sense of responsibility, wish to be part of the greater Redrhino purpose.
We at Redrhino are honored and much indebted to each and every one of our Collaborators who have chosen to trust us with their work and their time, and without whom Redrhino would not be sustained.
Clive Walker, South African conservationist, writer, lecturer, artist and co-founder of the Lapalala Wilderness School has changed the face of conservation in South Africa. Through his devotion and generous spirit, he has given his life to the preservation of the country’s wildlife and natural heritage. He is currently Patron of the Lapalala Wilderness school.
Born in 1936, Clive studied art in Johannesburg and London. Working as a game ranger in Botswana offered him the opportunity to study wildlife, and as a result he became actively involved in environmental education and wildlife conservation.
He founded the Endangered Wildlife Trust in 1973, and was founder and director of Educational Wildlife Expeditions, an adult game trails organization together with his wife Conita, from 1975 to 1994. In 1981 he co-founded Lapalala Wilderness together with Dale Parker, and became the first Chairman of the Lapalala Wilderness School in 1985. He is also a former member of the IUCN Rhino and Elephant Specialist Groups. The author of eight books on natural history and travel, he is currently writing the history of Lapalala Wilderness and co-authoring a work on the Limpopo River. In addition, Clive is the founding chairman and co-project leader of the UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere Reserve.
Clive is currently developing a ‘Living Museum’ botanical garden and visitor interpretation centre (natural and cultural history) on a one hundred hectare sanctuary where he resides in the Waterberg. He is a member of several national and international conservation organizations. Clive and Conita have two sons, Renning, an IT specialist and Anton, who is the General Manager of the Lapalala Wilderness Reserve.
Clive Charlton is an accidental photographer. Having grown up in Africa he has always had a keen interest in both wildlife and travel and initially took a camera on his trips mainly for the benefit of his friends.
It wasn't until a visit to India, Nepal and a flight over Mount Everest that his interest in the technical aspects of photography began. He was inspired by the diversity of the streets of India, the temple architecture of Nepal and the magnificence of the Himalayan landscape, as well as game viewing from the back of an elephant as experienced in Chitwan National Park.
Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Clive trawls the streets of his home town to capture the richness of the "rainbow nation" and travels all over southern and east Africa searching for compelling wildlife photographs. Moreover, he is constantly on the lookout for new countries to explore in order to perfect his art.
Jess has self published two books, one capturing the beauty of her home town of Oughterard in Connemara, the other is a book of garden flowers.
Janey has a keen interest in the natural history of South Africa and a conviction of the need to protect our remaining African wilderness and its creatures.
When she is not building websites she enjoys painting and growing her own veggies!
Cape Town born Josie Borain, model, author and photographer, is officially recognized as being the first South African Supermodel.
Multi talented Josie spent many years modelling in Paris and New York, and in 1988 studied directing and film- making at the prestigious New York University Film School. She became Fashion Editor for Fair Lady Magazine in Cape Town, and in 2003 published her own life story in a book ‘Josie, You and Me’ by Bell –Roberts. She has since produced a number of advertisements and documentaries.
Josie is a mother of three and spends most of her working time as a photographer.
In addition to embracing the role of a Redrhino Woman, Josie enjoys nothing more than adventuring into the wild spaces of Africa.
Lucas Grant was born and raised in rural Zimbabwe. His formative years were spent in close proximity to the wild and that bond has remained with him.
He went on to study Fine Arts at Rhodes University in South Africa, achieving Honours with Distinctions.
Lucas then began life in earnest as a wildlife artist, holding a solo exhibition in Cape Town as well as being chosen to display at the prestigious David Shepherd Wildlife Art Exhibition in London.
He now lives in the wild and beautiful Waterberg mountains, immersing himself in local conservation.
To quote Austin: As I am a keen environmentalist, it is important that we join hands to work together to protect our wilderness and wildlife.
She is a multi-talented young woman who has an Honours degree in Anthropology as well as a BA Audio Visual Production Management degree. She is able to turn her hand one moment to catering for a TV filming crew, to shooing a mature kudu away from her garden the next!
As a Redrhino Woman she brings her own inimitable joie de vivre and natural beauty. She is adventurous, describes herself as being ‘nature mad’ and is an Advanced diver. And a busy mother to boot!
Terje was born and bred in Eastern Norway where his passion for photography started at a young age.
This led to him spending time, often in solitude, in the wilderness. With a demanding entrepreneurial day job, Terje escapes into the unforgiving mountains of central Norway, hiding out under cover of darkness to capture the moment.
Terje's camera continues to take him to many corners of the world, including southern Africa and the Limpopo province in particular.
She is all about community, creativity, sustainability and bringing people together – often around the table!
Returning home, she was inspired to write a guidebook titled My Connemara Journeys. The book is based on her own journeys throughout the beautiful landscape that carries her name.
The following quote by H.V. Morton, captures Amelia's feelings for Connemara:
And you feel that if God choose a place to reveal Himself, it would be upon these western hills at sunset when the whole hushed world is tense with beauty and earth seems waiting for a revelation.
Patrick works in the wildlife film industry on local and international productions. He is also a wildlife photographer.
His parents maintained a private game reserve in the Sabi Sands reserve where, on occasion, he experienced extremely close encounters with some of Africa’s less hospitable wild creatures. This only fueled his passion for the great outdoors and wildlife in general, something which Pat would not have any other way.
He too is an Advanced diver, and enjoys underwater photography as much as taking shots on terra firma!
Lesiba was born in the Waterberg, and started his education on a farm school just next to 24 Rivers in a place commonly known as Palala.
After completing his Diploma in Teaching at Setotolwane College of Education near Polokwane, he returned to the Waterberg to pursue his teaching career at George Masibe High School. In 2002 he joined the government where he was responsible for Environmental Education programmes in the Limpopo Province.
As a community leader, Lesiba played a key role in the nomination of the Waterberg as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve where he served as the first deputy chairperson of the Biosphere, working with the co-founder, Clive Walker. Lesiba currently serves as a board member of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve.
Sinalo Jacobs lives in the Karoo village of McGregor in the Western Cape, South Africa.
She is currently enjoying a ‘gap year’ as she decides on her tertiary education. She enjoys the outdoors and loves being the youngest Redrhino woman .