Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Honorary Officers is a volunteer service organisation to supplement and support the staff of Ezemvelo in their conservation work within protected areas and District Conservation Areas.

There are approximately 750 members assigned 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 undertake fund raising initiatives for strategic projects aimed at providing a better experience for visitors to Ezemvelo Reserves. These fund raising initiatives include mountain-bike races, trail runs, guided walks, visitor guide sales and many more.


The Aims and Objectives of the Honorary Officers are:

  • To forge good relations between members, Ezemvelo and staff
  • To promote the interests of Ezemvelo
  • To render assistance to Ezemvelo wherever possible and required
  • To promote the learning and understanding of all aspects of environmental education and protection with the Public