Southern African Wildlife College

Jo Devenish completes her Hike


Jo Devenish’s exciting and arduous 2600 mile (4260km) expedition has been completed. She began the hike on 27 April 2017 and arrived at PCT monument, which signified the end of her journey on 30 September 2017.

Despite the many challenges faced on her journey, the hike across the Scenic Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from the Mexican to the Canadian border, progressed well.

The Southern African Wildlife College would like to congratulate Jo on her achievement; we celebrate her and her efforts aimed at helping raise awareness on the plight of Africa’s rhino being killed for their horn. It has certainly been an epic walk, so well done to Jo on this incredible feat!

This inconceivable 5-month expedition has helped to raise funds to assist with anti- poaching training and in caring for orphaned rhinos to allow these animals to continue to survive despite all the odds. Just under R300, 000 was raised via pledges and donations in support of this cause.

All monies raised and donated will go directly to two specified beneficiaries; the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) and the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC). 

For more information on the beneficiaries please visit and

Jo with one of her friends at her welcoming party

Pictured with friends at her welcoming party

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