"Thanks for a great couple of nights!" - The Maguires, USA
Ndaka Safari Lodge supports the continued conservation of wildlife and actively contributes to the local communities around the Nambiti Private Game Reserve. We also strive to reduce our environmental impact by careful water and waste management and our recycling efforts.
Mandela Day – 18th July
The Ndaka team celebrates Mandela Day on 18th July. In the past the team has gone to the local Bongella Primary School to fulfill their 67 minutes of kindness to honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela and his values through community service. The Ndaka team has prepared lunch & shared treats with 232 learners and their teachers.
In 2017 we will be teaming up with Singakwenza – a charity organization that aims to build sustainable early childhood education programmes in economically disadvantaged communities using resources made solely from recycling. The Waste2Toys Workshop will enable our team to make toys for caregivers to provide fun, educational activities so that young children can learn through play.
In addidtion, we knit & supply blankets to the 67 Blankets For Nelson Mandela Day.
Save the Rhino
A “Nambiti Rhino Protection Levy” of R37.00 (incl. VAT) is charged per day that a visitor is in the reserve. The funds raised from this levy go directly to the Nambiti Anti-Poaching Unit which monitors the rhino on the Reserve.
Other notable projects that we support regularly include:
Santa Shoebox Project – the pledging of Santa Shoeboxes filled with gifts for underprivileged children.
Gods Warehouse – an organisation that supports single, divorced & widowed mothers in feeding their families.
GABRAN – Great Annual Bicycle Ride Across Natal – The Cows raise much needed funds for CHOC (Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa).
The Care Bear Project – women in the community are paid for knitting Care Bears which are then distributed to needy recipients.
We have also just supported the Knysna Fire & the Cape Storm collection initiatives to offer some support to the victims – both human & furry.