Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary in McGregor

This is surely the best retirement home a donkey could ever wish for! The Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary on the outskirts of McGregor is currently home to 19 of these gentle creatures, each with a different story.
Donkey lettie
© 2013 Lisa Scriven | levelle perspectives

We immediately fell in love with the curiosity and nuzzling of the donkeys who approached us. Others were less inquisitive, which was simply explained by the caretakers as being consistent with “good days” and “bad days” in the life of a donkey.
Donkey eyor
© 2013 Lettie Irving Wildlife Photography

The Donkey Sanctuary not only gives a safe, permanent home to rescued donkeys, but also conducts outreach activities with donkey owners, veterinary support, practitioner workshops, and an education project for school children that has produced resource packs in both English and Afrikaans.
Donkey jennifer
© 2013 Lisa Scriven | levelle perspectives

If you would like to visit the Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary, they’ll be moving to their larger property just 4 kms outside of McGregor where you’ll find them before the end of 2013. Donations and adoptions are also possible: visit for more details.
Donkey roger
© 2013 Lisa Scriven | levelle perspectives
Donkey teeth
Quick Ass Fact: The age of a donkey is determined by the growth pattern of its teeth! :)

This photo blog was prepared in support of, The Expedition Project 2013.