Regular Events

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2023 Book Bonanza

This year we are presenting our Book Bonanza at the Sanctuary - two great weeks for book lovers!
Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 June and Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 June from 10am till 4pm.
Fresh stock every day, and the wide range at excellent prices that you have come to expect from us.
All proceeds go towards the care of our rescued donkeys.
Enquiries: 023 625 1801 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Remember we always have fantastic book stocks in the Visitor 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!


Annual General Meeting in August

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.

Click below to view the minutes of our 2023 AGM. 

Minutes of the 16th Annual General Meeting of Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary held on Wednesday 16th August 2023 at 6 pm The meeting was held virtually using email and Zoom.


St Francis Day (Sunday 1 October 2023)- celebrating animal welfare

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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