Community work

Our commitment to Conservation

South Africa is a place of beauty and depicts so vividly the majestic nature of its wildlife. A huge part of that wildlife is the rhino and although a rhino may look quite indestructible (it’s the second largest animal on land and weighs on average two tonnes!), populations have plummeted in the past and now there are fears that the rhino is facing renewed risk of extinction. As the demand for rhino horn increases in the Far East there has been a rapid increase in poaching of the beautiful white and black rhinos.

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Our commitment to Conservation

South Africa is a place of beauty and depicts so vividly the majestic nature of its wildlife. A huge part of that wildlife is the rhino and although a rhino may look quite indestructible (it’s the second largest animal on land and weighs on average two tonnes!), populations have plummeted in the past and now there are fears that the rhino is facing renewed risk of extinction. As the demand for rhino horn increases in the Far East there has been a rapid increase in poaching of the beautiful white and black rhinos.

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Nelson Mandela: Father of a nation

He embodied the very attributes we look for in a leader and his life was an unrelenting quest to end oppression and achieve equality for all. Vale Nelson Mandela, or ‘Tata’ as he is affectionately known to South Africans.

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Nelson Mandela: Father of a nation

He embodied the very attributes we look for in a leader and his life was an unrelenting quest to end oppression and achieve equality for all. Vale Nelson Mandela, or ‘Tata’ as he is affectionately known to South Africans.

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Robert Allenby & Golfing Legend Gary Player at Sun City
Australian professional golfer Robert Allenby lent a helping hand at Sun City  –  switching on the Christmas lights with children from the Reach For A Dream Foundation ahead of the first day of the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

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Robert Allenby & Golfing Legend Gary Player at Sun City

Australian professional golfer Robert Allenby lent a helping hand at Sun City  –  switching on the Christmas lights with children from the Reach For A Dream Foundation ahead of the first day of the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

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South Africa’s got talent

Uthando South Africa ( Love ) South Africa is a non-profit organisation while also being a truly unique Responsible Tourism Initiative based in Cape Town, South Africa.

One of the projects Uthando is involved with and supports is the Hout Bay Music Project.

In a tiny wooden shed located in the diverse Cape Town suburb of Hout Bay, Leanne Dollman and her dedicated team use music to impart all sorts of skills on children who come from the most impoverished communities in South Africa. Many visitors to Cape town have accompanied me to visit this project, watching these kids practising with their unique and beautiful combination of classical african music. They were recently invited to Europe to play with Andre Rieu.

 “Uthando South Africa is about giving with love, creating hope and faith. Hope for a better future, faith in humanity.”

Read more at http://www.uthandosa.org/

&Beyond Kwandwe Receives Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Award

&Beyond has once again been awarded the honour of one of the Condé Nast Traveler World Savers. This year &Beyond  came first in the small hotels category for Health Initiatives at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve and runner up overall in the category. The awards will be announced in the magazine’s September issue and presented in a ceremony at the Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Congress, in Singapore on 19 & 20 October.

Home to four luxurious safari lodges, &Beyond Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape is the ideal place to see the Big Five. As part of an intensive community programme at Kwandwe, specific health initiatives have vastly improved the medical care in these rural areas including providing mobile clinics.

Using the &Beyond Positive Health model, a dynamic training course built around natural vitamins and minerals, affordable food and the power of positive thinking, hundreds of people are living healthier,  longer lives, particularly in order to address HIV/AIDS. This programme is implemented across all &Beyond lodges and their neighbouring communities and so far has reached 35,000 people.

“These are all small but powerful steps that have transformed the area,” says Angus Sholto-Douglas, Kwandwe’s co-owner. “It is an honour to be a part of these awards; the credit goes to our wonderful staff who are in the communities every day making a meaningful difference.”

Managed by &Beyond, Kwandwe is deeply committed to the company’s core ethic of “Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People” and guests can be assured that by choosing to travel to Kwandwe they are making a difference to ongoing biodiversity protection, conservation development and empowerment of neighbouring communities.

In 2008, &Beyond was awarded the World Savers in animal conservation for its vast animal reintroduction programme at Phinda Private Game Reserve, including black rhino, elephant, lion and cheetah. &Beyond remains committed to implementing both meaningful and lasting benefits to Africa and India’s natural environment and the communities surrounding its operations. The values and ethics of &Beyond are, and always have been, “Care of the Land. Care of the Wildlife. Care of the People.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Web Site: http://www.andbeyondafrica.com/luxury_safari/south_africa/garden_route/and_beyond_kwandwe_private_game_reserve

&Beyond Kwandwe Receives Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Award

&Beyond has once again been awarded the honour of one of the Condé Nast Traveler World Savers. This year &Beyond  came first in the small hotels category for Health Initiatives at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve and runner up overall in the category. The awards will be announced in the magazine’s September issue and presented in a ceremony at the Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Congress, in Singapore on 19 & 20 October.

Home to four luxurious safari lodges, &Beyond Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape is the ideal place to see the Big Five. As part of an intensive community programme at Kwandwe, specific health initiatives have vastly improved the medical care in these rural areas including providing mobile clinics.

Using the &Beyond Positive Health model, a dynamic training course built around natural vitamins and minerals, affordable food and the power of positive thinking, hundreds of people are living healthier,  longer lives, particularly in order to address HIV/AIDS. This programme is implemented across all &Beyond lodges and their neighbouring communities and so far has reached 35,000 people.

“These are all small but powerful steps that have transformed the area,” says Angus Sholto-Douglas, Kwandwe’s co-owner. “It is an honour to be a part of these awards; the credit goes to our wonderful staff who are in the communities every day making a meaningful difference.”

Managed by &Beyond, Kwandwe is deeply committed to the company’s core ethic of “Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People” and guests can be assured that by choosing to travel to Kwandwe they are making a difference to ongoing biodiversity protection, conservation development and empowerment of neighbouring communities.

In 2008, &Beyond was awarded the World Savers in animal conservation for its vast animal reintroduction programme at Phinda Private Game Reserve, including black rhino, elephant, lion and cheetah. &Beyond remains committed to implementing both meaningful and lasting benefits to Africa and India’s natural environment and the communities surrounding its operations. The values and ethics of &Beyond are, and always have been, “Care of the Land. Care of the Wildlife. Care of the People.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Web Site: http://www.andbeyondafrica.com/luxury_safari/south_africa/garden_route/and_beyond_kwandwe_private_game_reserve