Africa needs investment and tourism to preserve its natural wonders and create opportunities for its people. South Africa especially merits support for its remarkable and ongoing transformation. So what can you do to help? By supporting the Kariega Foundation you can play an immediate role in the betterment of local livelihoods – donate today!
Kariega Game Reserve is the largest employer in the Kenton-on-Sea area and is committed to responsible tourism, social upliftment and sustainable use of resources. The Kariega Foundation was born out of our desire to work with our local neighbours in uplifting and empowering their community, through the funding and implementation of community projects.
The immediate beneficiaries of the Kariega Foundation are the three local schools in the Kenton-on-Sea area – Farmfield School; Ekamvalesizwe School; and Nompucuko School. At Kariega we believe that the future of our country lies in the hands of the youth and that education is the vehicle to opportunity and sustainable living. Our vision is to transform these very underprivileged schools into sanctities of pride and beacons of hope within their distressed and poor communities. With the help of dedicated volunteers, who have been part of the Kariega Conservation Volunteer Programme, the Foundation has managed to complete numerous projects at these 3 schools, but there is still much to do!
The Kariega Foundation is not only concerned with social upliftment, but is also strongly dedicated to sustainable wildlife management and conservation. The Leopard Project has been set up by the Foundation in order to track the occurrence and habits of the rare Cape Leopard in the Kariega area. Find out more about this project on the Leopard Project page.
The Thandi & Themba rhino fund was launched in March 2012 after a terrible poaching incident which left 2 of Kariega's rhino severely injured. The fund was dedicated to providing the best possible care and chance for survival of these 2 incredible creatures. Find out more about Thandi and Themba on the Save the Rhino page.
Click here to view Kariega Foundation Partners.
For a personalised answer to all your questions, please feel free to contact our foundation patron, Graeme Rushmere:
t: +2741 581 2606
Pack for a Purpose
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for Kariega projects.
How can you help?
Any help and support we get from anyone is hugely appreciated as it assists in expanding and maintaining the project.You can help in many ways:
- Spend some time in our Student Volunteer Program and be part of the project first hand.
- Make a general donation (any size will help) through the Kariega Foundation in any of the following ways:
- Donating cash in a Pledge envelope at the reserve
- Adding a donation to your account when you check out after your stay
- Directly transferring a donation into the following bank account
KARIEGA FOUNDATION TRUST
First National Bank
Account No: 62275606526
Branch: Newton Park
Branch code: 261050