Due to the escalation of Covid our Sanctuary is temporarily closed to visitors. Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary provides a permanent refuge for abused, neglected and elderly donkeys. Here they are given the opportunity to live out their lives with respect and dignity, surrounded by their own kind, in a protective and natural environment.
Due to the escalation of Covid and for the safety of our staff our Sanctuary is temporarily closed to visitors. We look forward to welcoming you back when circumstances allow.
Every donation helps us to improve the facilities, expand our support and rehabilitation of donkeys. Adopt a donkey and become part of the growing number of Donkey Ambassadors
Please check out information around our regular annual events like our Annual Book Fair and St Francis Day
Every donation helps us to improve the facilities, expand our support and rehabilitation of donkeys elsewhere and work towards a more caring culture in our society.
What we do at the Sanctuary
First and foremost we provide a permanent home and loving care to destitute, rescued donkeys. Over the years we have cared for numerous donkeys at the Sanctuary and rehomed many others to homes in the Western Cape.
Mission & Vision
Our Vision - Promoting the welfare and status of donkeys through a culture of caring
Our Mission is formulated around achieving our Vision and it can be viewed here.
Our DonkeysAll of our lovely donkeys are available for adoption. Click here to meet our donkeys and who knows, you might just fall in love. You can also let us know should you want to adopt a donkey but do not know which one - we will help you decide.