Regular Events

boof fair


Each year at the end of May we hold a 3-day Book Fair in McGregor to raise funds for our work as a Donkey Sanctuary. This year's Book Fair is postponed until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch this space for news about our next Book Fair.

Thank you for your support!


Please note that due to the Covid-19 panademic the AGM planned for August 2020 may be postponed. The following information applies to our normal plans for an AGM and McGregor Report Back.

The Sanctuary has a reputation for interesting, entertaining and fun-filled AGMs.
An interesting Saturday afternoon event giving you the latest on our past year and future plans through slides and words. This year the AGM will again be held in Pinelands, Cape Town and included afternoon tea. This is an opportunity to find out more about the Sanctuary.

Date: Date to be announced

For those living in the Winelands we will hold a Report Back meeting in at the Sanctuary (date to be announced). Locals can come and hear all about our work of the past year and our plans for the future whilst enjoying a cup of tea or coffee and some light snacks.

Date : ​Sunday 4 October 2020 10.30am

Celebrate animal welfare

Friends of CARE and Eseltjiesrus are delighted to combine in presenting this annual event to honour St Francis.

We warmly invite you to celebrate animal welfare in McGregor on Sunday 4th October.

Jy word hartlik uitgenooi na 'n viering van dierewelsyn in McGregor op Sondag 4 Oktober.

Join us at Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary on Sunday 4th October at 10.30am. Music, the blessing of animals, a meditative walk and the opportunity to remember loved ones by placing a stone on our cairn. Companion animals on leads are welcome.

Eseltjiesrus Bistro will be open 11.30am to 4pm on Sunday 4th October if you would like to stay for a light lunch and refreshments.
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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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