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Romeo the Rhino


With a foreword by Sir David Attenborough, Romeo the Rhino/Romeo die Renoster/Romeo Obhejane/uRomeo uMkhombe is an inspiring, fun, educational dual language book for everybody in South Africa in their own language.

Every page has a colourful illustration, three lines of text in a South African language and three lines in English. It is also available in the original English-only version.

Help your local community learn about their African Heritage. It really makes a difference for kids to read a book in their own South African language while learning a bit of English at the same time.

The story is magical. Romeo the King of the Black Rhinos meets Dazzle the Dinosaur who helps the Black Rhinos succeed with Magical Power with their battle against the poachers. Have fun finding the Magical eggs and testing your knowledge in the Rhino Quiz.

7,000 dual language copies printed in Zulu, SeiPedi, Tsonga, Venda and Portuguese have been donated and distributed to rural WESSA Eco-Schools in the rhino poaching areas in Limpopo and along the Mozambican border. It is the first time that many of these kids will read a colour book in their own language. A further 200 books printed in SeiPedi have been given to the Rhino Orphanage at Mokopane Limpopo, and every book they sell will help feed orphaned baby rhinos.

Everyone involved in the production of the book is passionate about saving the rhino from becoming extinct and has contributed without deriving any profit. Please help us change the social attitude of the next generation towards rhinos and all wildlife by purchasing a book today and sharing it with someone in your community.  You will see the joy in their face when they read in their own language!  Every copy sold via our website will help pay for more printing of books for further distribution to rural WESSA Eco-Schools in rhino poaching areas.

The book is available in English, Afrikaans, Xhosa or Zulu for just R90 including postage and packaging in South Africa.

WESSA account details for payments:

WESSA Conservation Specific Account
FNB Howick
Branch code 220725
Account number 622 445 422 14
Ref: Romeo the Rhino

Email your name, postal address and proof of payment to catherine@wessa.co.za 

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."  Nelson Mandela