Regular Events

boof fair


Each year we hold a 3-day Book Fair to raise funds for our work as a Donkey Sanctuary. This year's Book Fair was held from 16 to 18 June 2022 in Robertson.

Remember we have fantastic book stocks in the Visitors' Centre at the Sanctuary which are refreshed regularly and many people find perfect gifts for loved ones and spoil themselves with first-class reading matter in all categories.

Thank you for your support!


The Sanctuary has a reputation for interesting, entertaining and fun-filled AGMs. This event gives you the latest on our past year and future plans through slides and words. This is an opportunity to find out more about the Sanctuary.

We warmly invite you to participate in our 15th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 10th August 2022. Enjoy hearing and seeing what you have helped Eseltjiesrus to achieve this past year. The meeting is open to the public.

The meeting will be held at 6pm via Zoom.

To take part in our AGM, please register yourself using the link below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This year the AGM will be held virtually via Zoom with an option via email for participation. Contact us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you wish to participate.

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2022 @ 6pm

Click here to view the minutes of the 2021 AGM

Date : ​Sunday 2 October 2022

St Francis Day - celebrating animal welfare

Our annual St Francis Day event will take on a different form this year.

Make every day a day to honour animals. Spend a while in our tranquil gardens: enjoy the beauty of creation, contemplate and meditate on all that is good and beautiful. We invite you to place a stone on our Memorial Cairns at any time that we are open, to honour the memory of a departed loved one, animal or human.

Support Eseltjiesrus

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.

About Us

Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary provides a permanent refuge for abused, neglected and elderly donkeys.

Tel - +27 (0) 23 625 1593

Fax - +27 (0) 86 614 7777

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