Image of a desert adapted black rhino in Namibia. Image of a desert adapted black rhino in Namibia.

Windhoek Beer UK

To kick-start the summer, Windhoek Beer UK is launching an exciting campaign in partnership with Save the Rhino International with fun events and activities to support rhinos!

We’ve joined our forces with Windhoek Beer UK…

The story of Windhoek beer began with two German bankers arriving in the erstwhile German Colony of South West Africa in 1906. Hermann Ohlthaver and Carl List were completely unprepared for the searing sun and desolate landscape and wondered what madness had brought them there and how soon they could return to civilisation. Yet they never did. Instead, in 1920 they scraped together their life’s savings and bought four small local breweries, one more run-down than the next.

The Windhoek founders were passionate about beer; beer made the German way, made according to the Reinheitsgebot of 1516 so Namibia’s 100% pure beer was born. Today the production capacity of the Windhoek Brewery is upwards of 2.2 million hectolitres per annum. Beer from this site travels to the furthest corners of Africa and around the world.

To kick-start the summer, Windhoek Beer UK is launching an exciting campaign in partnership with Save the Rhino International with fun events and activities to support rhinos.

Namibia Breweries have pledged to donate a minimum of £5,000 to Save the Rhino International during the first year of this exciting charity partnership.

…and, together, we’re delivering impact for rhinos in the wild

At Save the Rhino International, we know what works when it comes to saving rhinos. But raising funds for rhinos is no easy task. It takes a pretty rare breed of donor to pay for the essential items that are needed most – boots, or tents, or fuel; all vital components in the kind of practical rhino conservation projects that we like to support.

Namibia Brewery’s Export Manager Antonio Simoes said:

“The Windhoek Lager brand has built a strong following in the UK over the last few years so we’re excited to be starting this sales push and marketing drive ahead of the summer. We’re incredibly proud of our heritage, provenance and charity work protecting our amazing ecosystems and wildlife so it’s great to be linking up with Save the Rhino International to raise vital funds to support their incredible work to protect all five rhino species across the world. Seeing a rhino close up is one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life, so I’m passionate about ensuring that future generations have this opportunity too”.

 

Thank you!