A record 1,215 rhinos were poached in South Africa in 2014, a 21 percent increase from the previous year.
Over two thirds of the animals were killed in the famed Kruger National Park.
Over 100 rhinos have been moved to more secure locations in a bid to save the threatened animals.
"Through this method we aim to create rhino strongholds, areas where rhino can be cost-effectively produced," Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa told reporters today.
Some of the animals were moved to neighbouring countries, in a program that started last year.
Molewa described poaching as part of a "multi-billion dollar worldwide illicit trade."
Molewa says they are looking at the criminal justice system to institute per-determined sentences for poachers, which they hope will act as more of a deterrent.