Welcome to Wild Rescue







About Wild Rescue

Within the southern Cape region, home to the most biodiverse floral kingdom in the world, an estimated 50 – 150 wildlife are injured or die on a daily basis with no other approved facility to assist these animals. The Hessequa area itself is only about 6,000 sq kms, however the need for a facility extends far beyond its borders. This high mortality rate is leading to a rapid decline of wildlife species.

Gill Simpson decided to dedicate her life to assist these special animals and habitats, to lobby and educate communities ,to value and provide space both in their hearts and their environments, to ensure a future for wildlife and habitats. Wild Rescue NPC was formed as a multifaceted wildlife rehabilitation and rescue sanctuary which is integrated into a conservation area – rehabilitation of wildlife and the flora including the often neglected small mammal species. Read more…

A Nature Reserve

The nature reserve is rich in biodiversity showcasing the Cape Floral kingdom – through the variety of vegetation types, on the banks of the Goukou River – a unique conservation project in the region. The shortage of suitable habitats and wildlife corridors is a major reason why wildlife is rapidly declining. Wild Rescue is addressing these issues through an integrative conservation approach to address the rehabilitation of both wildlife and floral ecosystems simultaneously. Read more…


Wild Rescue welcomes volunteers and offers the opportunity to work on projects involving wildlife, landscapes, and education. Volunteers are an important part of a motivated team. Read more…


“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference,
and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall