The CARING Option

The Caring Option

Nowadays guests of five star hotels and five star lodges may expect many catering and accommodation options to make their stay as enjoyable as possible. And Thanda Safari provides many of these options to our guests from all over the world.

But for many guests their personal comfort is only one aspect of their visit to South Africa. Often they ask what they could bring to Thanda to either help people in under-privileged rural areas or to help with wildlife conservation.

With luggage weight and customs restrictions it is not always easy to bring useful items along and it is often much cheaper to buy things locally.

This is a list of items which guests could bring along or which we can locally purchase for our guests. They can then choose if they want to visit the community (In the Footsteps of the Zulus Activity) to hand over their gifts or if they would just like to receive a picture of the hand-over of the gifts.

Help Families in Need

Many large families in rural Zululand just live of meager government grants as no-one in the family has a job. Especially in these difficult times many people have lost their jobs.

Gift cards for food stores and clothing stores or food parcels can be of great help. We will make sure that the gifts go to families in need.

School uniforms are also a great help, as buying these puts a lot of strain on the families’ budgets.

001 SPAR Gift Card (Food Store)
USD60 EUR50 (~R 900) or more …

002 SHOPRITE Gift Card (Food Store)
USD60 EUR50 (~R 900) or more …

003 JET Gift Card (Clothing Store)
USD105 EUR85 (~R 1500) or more …

004 SPAR Grocery Combo (Large)
USD45 EUR35 (~R 650)

005 SPAR Grocery Combo (Small)
USD25 EUR20 (~R 350)

006 Christmas Grocery Hampers
USD22 EUR17 (~R 300)

007 GEM School Uniform Package for one Child (3 sets of uniforms with shoes)
USD125 EUR100 (~R 1700)

008 GEM School Uniform Contribution for one Child (one set of uniform with shoes)
USD75 EUR60 (~R900)

Items to bring along from overseas:
– Clothing in various sizes (caps, t-shirts, shirts, sweaters, jackets) with local branding (e.g. NEW YORK, Nashville Zoo, …)

Inkanyiso Creche Support

Breakfast Fund (Porridge, milk)
009 per Week USD25 EUR 22
010 per Month USD110 EUR100
011 per Year USD1,000 EUR900

Hygiene and Cleaning Fund (Cleaning aids, toilette paper, hand sanitizer, …)
012 per Week USD15 EUR13
013 per Month USD60 EUR55
014 per Year USD720 EUR600

Schooling Materials Fund (Paper, pens, white board markers, books, games, card board, …)
015 per Week USD15 EUR13
016 per Month USD60 EUR55
017 per Year USD720 EUR600

Outdoor Fund (Balls, games, tools, …)
018 per Week USD15 EUR13
019 per Month USD60 EUR55
020 per Year USD720 EUR600

Items to bring along from overseas:
– Clothing in various sizes for 4 to 6 year old children (caps, t-shirts, shirts, sweaters, jackets) with local branding (e.g. NEW YORK, Nashville Zoo, …) – please bring 40 items of each so each child can get an item.
(Note: Currently there are 36 children at the crèche).
– Pens, pencils, paper, crayons and other suitable items for 3 to 5 year old children

Mmemezi High School Support

… under construction 🙂

Wildlife Conservation Support

… under construction 🙂