Owl Rescue Centre Membership
We would like to invite you to join our cause as a member of Owl Rescue Centre.
Owl Rescue Centre is dependent on the public’s support to continue our work in owl rescue and rehabilitation. We have a shared responsibility to look after our
environment and care for animals; In return each living creature plays an important role in our world and the ecosystem.
The membership fee is R250 per month, easily payable by debit order, or a once-off fee of R2750 per annum.
As a member you will receive many special benefits. Every member receives a two night stay per annum at Morubisi Bush Lodge in one of our bush chalets (sleeps up to 4: 2 adults; 2 children) . The 2 nights stay is redeemable any time after the first 6 months of membership or immediately if you pay the full yearly fee upfront. Members are automatically invited to all Owl Rescue Centre events and attend these for free!
Owl Rescue Centre Volunteer Program
Volunteers are hosted at Morubisi Bush Lodge – Home of Owl Rescue Centre
Morubisi bush lodge is nestled at the foot of the magnificent Magalies Mountains in a tranquil environment with an abundance of bird- and wildlife. Morubisi is the Setswana name for ‘owl’, the native tongue in the area. Although the lodge is set in a beautiful bushveld location, Morubisi is still only 45minutes from Johannesburg, Pretoria or Sun City.
The mountain range behind the lodge is home to a colony of approximately 250 breeding pairs of Cape Vultures. Volunteers have the opportunity to observe and learn about these critically endangered birds.
You will enjoy good food, good company and a wonderfully enriching learning experience with your hosts, Danelle & Brendan Murray, the founders of Owl Rescue Centre, a Non-Profit Organisation dedicated to the protection of owls in South Africa.
Give a hoot – join us in Owl Conservation!
- Assist in the rescuing of owls that are in danger and their release back into their natural environment
- Assist with the raring of abandoned or orphaned baby owls and their release in the wild following a ‘soft release‘ process
- Install Owl Houses to provide a safe breeding spot for owls to help with the increase of their population
- Visit underprivileged schools with us to educate children on owls and their role in the environment. In many South African cultures people are scared of owls because of superstitious believes. For this reason, owls are often harmed or even killed. Owl Rescue Centre’s vision is that through increased understanding of the owl's true character, the fears and misgivings that often surround peoples' perceptions of owls will be replaced by tolerance and respect for these unique birds.
- Help with the erection of hunting platforms and release aviaries
- Assist with post-release monitoring of owls to ensure that they are adapting well to the wild
Fun activities to look forward to:
- Meet Toby the Barn Owl, Eyra the Turkmenia Eagle Owl and Bettie the Cape Eagle Owl who will accompany you on your visits to schools.
- Snake, reptile and bird presentations is on the schedule – you will be introduced to a variety of different species
- Visit a primate sanctuary for a day to interact with monkeys
- Join in for a 5 hour guided hike in the mountain range in a riverine forest, through a gorge and finally a steep climb to the top of the mountain to observe a colony of 250 pairs of breeding Cape Vultures. Cape Vultures are critically endangered which makes this is a very special experience!
- Ride through the bush on a quad bike or horseback and count birds of prey on the way…
- …and finally a day visit to the world renowned Sun City