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So far TFPD Foundation has created 13 blog entries.

!Gam !Gaub – A Renewal of Old Traditions

A Dream is Realised Dawid Kruiper, the recently deceased leader of the ǂKhomani San, led his people through a land claim settlement that saw the restoration of a section of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park to his community.  He believed that many of the social ills that plague the ǂKhomani San today stem from the loss of [...]

By |2019-10-23T11:31:14+00:00Jun 24th, 2013|Foundation Blogs|0 Comments

CESVI and the African Ivory Route

CESVI, an Italian NPO, are now working with Transfrontier Parks Destination (TFPD) to  develop the African Ivory Route (AIR) using sustainable green technology and education.  CESVI are involved in the development of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park (GLTFP).  They have also collaborated on the development of the Awelani Lodge and Eco-Tourism Park with TFPD, which will be [...]

By |2019-10-23T11:31:14+00:00May 30th, 2013|Foundation Blogs|0 Comments

Working together with Friends of Mutale

Awelani Lodge and Eco-Tourism Park has the good fortune of having a new management couple, Vince Mehers and Erin Kaiser, who are not only excellent Lodge managers but also started an NGO in the area called Friends of Mutale.  This UK-based charity is engaged in rural community development work at Bennde Mutale in northern Limpopo. [...]

By |2017-08-10T10:02:32+00:00Oct 10th, 2012|Foundation Blogs|0 Comments

Sewing lessons at Awelani Lodge and Eco-Tourism Park

TFPD Foundation and the managers of the lodges are encouraging creative ventures in the communities around the lodges.  These are not always related to Transfrontier Parks Destinations’s main business which is the community-owned lodges but can add value to the guest experience indirectly. A wonderful example of this was initiated recently by a manager at [...]

By |2019-10-23T11:31:21+00:00Sep 1st, 2012|Foundation Blogs|0 Comments

Mining Baleni Salt on the African Ivory Route

Transfrontier Parks Destinations recently took over the management of the ten African Ivory camps. Among the projects that TFPD and its Foundation are mentoring is the existing Baleni Salt mining operation near Baleni Camp on the route. TFPD is developing an additional market for the salt by supplying top class restaurants and chefs with unusual [...]

By |2019-10-23T11:31:21+00:00Jul 15th, 2012|Foundation Blogs|0 Comments

Kalahari Salt harvested near !Xaus Lodge

TFPD Foundation is involved in marketing Kalahari Salt that is harvested from a salt pan south of !Xaus Lodge to quality restaurants and chefs. The Kalahari Pristine Salt Worx export the salt internationally and support the !Xaus Lodge community by contributing a percentage of the value of salt sold to the community. The salt is [...]

By |2012-11-29T10:54:29+00:00Apr 15th, 2012|Foundation Blogs|0 Comments

And the Rain Poured Down

Helping Hands, Touching Hearts NGO’s president, Sidney Bonvallet and her crew, Mary Deering and CJ Christopher, had learnt many lessons by their third trip to Massingir Velho and Machampane in the Parque Nacional do Limpopo.  On this trip, they did not ship everything they wanted to donate but purchased the goods to donate in Africa. [...]

By |2013-01-24T13:01:07+00:00Jan 28th, 2012|Foundation Blogs|0 Comments

Clothing a Village

The Bonvallet’s registered their charity, Helping Hands, Touching Hearts for 501C3 charity status in 2010 and did lots of fundraising through their church and community in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA. Their second trip to Massingir Velho and Machampane in Parque Nacional do Limpopo was planned for September 2011. While planning for the trip, Sidney and [...]

By |2013-01-24T13:01:07+00:00Sep 28th, 2011|Foundation Blogs|0 Comments
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