Case Studies

!Xaus Lodge

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Crafters have earned in excess of R2,190,000 in revenue from sales and services to !Xaus Lodge at  which they use their ancient crafting skills to earn a living in the modern economy. Read More

Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge

Northern Drakensberg Mountains

At Witsieshoek Mountain Lodge, Mr Molete has extended his skills and business opportunities by developing a competency in the manufacture of furniture. A small enterprise that has developed as a result of support and mentorship by the lodge. Read More

Awelani Lodge

Luaname Mountains, Limpopo

Crafters around Awelani Lodge supply their beautifully made crafts for guest purchases at the Lodge. Itineraries are also planned for guests to visit at their places of production, allowing for an authentic engagement between the visitor and the producer. Read More

Nahakwe Lodge

Modjadjiskloof, Limpopo

The seamstresses of Twananani Textiles used their skills to create a vibrant range of wall hangings that have considerably enhanced the attractiveness of Nahakwe Lodge. They continue to receive support from Lodge guests who want to learn skills and purchase their work. Read More

African Ivory Route


The Baleni Salt Harvesters and others earn money from the tourism interest in Baleni on the African Ivory Route. Caterers, seamstresses (who make beaded bags for salt) and dancers all earn a growing income from the visitors. Read More