Category: Community Projects

Mandela Day Warriors

“There can be no greater gift than that of giving of one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.” – Nelson MandelaWhat is Mandela day? Every year on the 18 July the world comes together to celebrate Mandela Day. This is an annual, international day celebrated in honour of Nelson Mandela, […]

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The Future Of Travel Is Community-focused

We live in a world where sustainability is the most noticeable global conversation, it’s where the travel industry is taking a very serious movement to impact and improve lives. Sustainable Tourism in South Africa is not just about being “green”, it’s about ensuring a long-term future for African tourism based on partnerships and community benefits. […]

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Thornybush Family Food Parcel Fundraiser

The Thornybush Community Projects, together with Nourish Eco Village, have set out to lend a hand to those most vulnerable in our local communities, with financial assistance in the form of a voucher. Our aim is to raise enough funds to assist families who have been identified as needing urgent assistance for the months of […]

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Mandela Day Celebrations at Thornybush

Mandela Day

Every year, South Africa (Thornybush included) celebrates the birth of the man who ushered our country into a new age back in 1994. Nelson Mandela (born July 18th, 1918) may have left us in 2013 but his legacy lives on. We still look to his example to navigate the inevitable obstacles that come with modern […]

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Inzalo Community Projects and World Food Day 2019

Inzalo Community Projects

October 16th is World Food Day, where people from around the globe will be uniting to raise awareness around food scarcity and how climate change affects food production and distribution. Through this awareness and the discussions which arise, the Food and Agriculture Organisation for the United Nations (FAO), hopes that goals to build a Zero […]

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Thornybush and the Thousand Herbs and Vegetable Garden

thousand herbs and vegetable garden

While dining at Thornybush Lodges, you might wonder where we get our hands on such wonderfully fresh herbs and vegetables out in middle of the bush? The answer is simple – we grow them where our people grow. Most of our staff members come from the rural villages in our immediate surrounding areas. As part […]

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The First Malphia Honwane Annual Games

Thornybush assisted Malphia Honwane, a local community member, in his vision of creating a little year end fun! The Malphia Honwane Annual Games was held in the community of Gottenburg in Manyeleti and was supported by Inzalo Community Projects. The aim of the initiative was to encourage healthy living, exercising and the fostering of social […]

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Mandela Day 2018 at Thornybush

On July 18th, to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday – the Inzalo Community Projects put a project into motion which focuses on educating a local Scout Troop, about growing their own food, as well as building a sustainable income in a community affected by poverty. We had over 200 volunteers come and lend a hand […]

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Lending a Helping Hand – Sierra Nevada College

Every year, Thornybush welcomes volunteer students from Sierra Nevada College (SNC) near Lake Tahoe, Nevada with great enthusiasm. These hard-working young people have been visiting Thornybush Private Game Lodge for the past six years as part of their Service Learning Program. Each year, the team leader works with the lodge staff to identify worthwhile projects […]

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Keeping our Community Gardens at their Best

Inzalo Community Projects’ Gardens are integral to adding that extra something to our guest’s South African safaris. Thanks to these projects we can provide fresh, locally grown produce to most of our lodges every week. How do we get this produce to taste and look so great? Here’s one of the ways… Under Cover Tactics […]

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