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Colourful Upgrades to Mkuze’s Big 5 Creche

Our Ndumu Charitable Foundation focuses primarily on improving early childhood development and education within our immediate communities. One of the ECD centres that we support is the Big 5 creche in Mkuze. Last year we donated the land that the creche is built on and we continue to improve the facilities and support where we…

Tshaneni Primary School gets a new library!

Tshaneni Primary School gets a new library!

 15-year-old New Yorker, Colin Bloom, whose father was born in South Africa, is passionate about our country, and afrequent visitor. On a visit in 2018, he went to a local supermarket, and noticed that all of the tinned food had picturesof the product, rather than just the name of the contents. He asked his father…

Eunice sewing masks for staff during Lockdown

Locally made Masks

One of our biggest concerns over the lockdown period was to ensure that our hotel staff still had some kind of income. Eunice Myeni has worked in the housekeeping department at Ghost Mountain Inn for 31 years in October.  She is our ‘go to’ for any of our our sewing needs. So we approached her…

Sipho at Work

Sipho Thwala, our Ultra-Marathon running Barman

At a time when it is all too easy to get bogged down in ones own problems it sometimes does a whole lot of good to look up and at others staring down bigger things with fortitude and grace.  So Sunday was an uplifting day tinged with sadness for me. During this lockdown, Sipho our ultra-marathon…

Tshaneni Junior School

Tshaneni Junior School

We are excited to announce the start of a new partnership with one of our area schools, Tshaneni Junior School.  Although lacking in basic needs such as water, toilets, and basic learning aids, the learners are neatly turned out and both teachers and students are enthusiastic about education and future possibilities. Situated up in the…

Get to know the local lingo with some zulu phrases

Zulu Phrases

Enjoy learning a little of the local lingo! If you have any difficulty with pronunciation, please don’t hesitate to ask us the next time that you visit the hotel! Note: sg = singular (said to one person), pl – plural (said to more than one person)   Hello Sawubona (sg) Sanibonani (pl)   How are you?…

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Mandela Day 2017

Our General Manager, Jean, and the Ghost Mountain Inn team decided to assist a local pre-school in the Mkhuze area to honour Mandela Day 2017. This particular school looks after 90 children and the facilities were in desperate need of repair. The jungle gym was repaired and the vegetable garden was cleaned up and fenced…

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School Visits, Gifts and Tree Planting

On a recent visit to the school, Jean Toucher, Safari Manager at Ghost Mountain Inn, along with some guests were met this time by a presentation of art depicting their previous visits. We love the detail in the pictures as they show exactly what they brought with. On both trips they brought trees kindly donated…