Welcome to our page!
Southern Cape Bunny Haven is the only Haven, especially for Disabled and Special Needs bunnies in all of Africa and one of 3 in the world. We are situated on a farm between Mossel Bay and Albertinia in the Garden Route of South Africa.
We are the only Bunny rescue in a 400km radius, with closest in Cape Town.
Southern Cape Bunny Haven officially started in 2015, before that we were rescuing and saving under the handle of Dingles’ Haven.
Why did we start a Haven? And who was Dingles?
Dingles was my first bunny. My soulmate, my only friend and my companion for very many years. She saved my life 3 times. When she passed in 2015, at nearly 12, I had a vivid dream about 2 days after. She visited me and told me she helped me, and I should now please try and help as many bunnies as we can.
While I did rescue bunnies as I went, I never concentrated on their care afterward, always finding a home ASAP – and usually before – as I was traveling quite a bit. Also, Namibia and Southern Central Africa did not have to many rabbits. In fact, rabbits were quite scarce. But I saved wildlife, birds – including owls and falcons, loads and loads of hedgehogs, esp those that got burn wounds in the Caprivi fires; pangolins and squirrels.
So, in 2015, we started saving rabbits in earnest. I did not know too much about bunnies, as all people starting out will also know. You learn. I had to learn super fast. Gambit and Gummy Bear were our first – saved from a pet shop, both too young to be there… Gummy Bear Passed within 4 days, and I had to learn the hard part about how certain humans breed for money and let the babies get taken away too soon. Many dies, many have a life filled with medical issues.
Here you can follow our journey as we learned, and today I am glad to be of help where I can with rabbits.