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GIVING BACK

OUR COMMUNITY

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“ISIPHEPHELO SEJUBA’ PLACE OF SAFETY

We are blessed to have some shining stars in our area who have committed their lives to improving the lives of others. Pastor Beatrice Nhleko is one such lady who has started a place of safety for woman and children at Ubombo. The inn is happy to assist with the donation of clothes, linen, bedding and towels that can no longer be used in the hotel.

LOCAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

LOCAL PROCUREMENT

Where possible local suppliers are sourced to supply the Ghost Mountain Inn. This makes economic sense and gives us a unique identity and offering. Local crafters produce a variety of operating supplies such as placemats, trays and some uniforms

Our Gift Shop offers an opportunity to give exposure to our local craft and crafters with products that include leather bags, beaded, embroidered and wooden craft. Some of our local crafters include:

Fancy Stitch Womens GroupmaTombi Woman in Craft

SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT

Collectively the management of Ghost Mountain Inn has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the tourism industry. They are always willing to share this knowledge in assisting local tourism entrepreneurs from new Bed &Breakfasts to Transfer Services.

 

 

CONSERVATION

TREES FOR SCHOOLS

Some Tour Operators that we work with have donated fruit trees when their guests stay at the Ghost Mountain Inn and any guests are welcome to do the same.

It is encouraging to see learners at the school taking care of these trees and enjoying their fruits as the trees mature

WATER FOR SCHOOLS

Water is a scarce commodity in many of our surrounding areas with woman and kids still working many kilometres a day to collect heavy buckets of water. As resources become available we are able to install solar powered boreholes to ease this burden in some of the more remote parts.

Recently we facilitated the installation of a new solar powered borehole for Zimbidleni School. With great thanks to the Universities Business Challenge in the UK who assisted greatly with the fundraising for this project as well as local business who provided time and materials.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Even though we are surrounded by wildlife and conservation areas it is astounding that many local kids have never had the opportunity to visit these areas.

Our guides are always eager to take these kids into the reserve to see wild animals for the first time and to be introduced to the importance of the conservation of our rich heritage.

   

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

The hotel manages and measure our energy needs, reduces demand for energy and conserves natural resources.

We use products, responsible suppliers and materials, which support and encourage sustainable practices and do not threaten our environment.

Our greatest pride are our indigenous Gardens were local, water wise plants are introduced.

RECYCLING

A hotel generates a lot of recyclable materials and instead of filling up landfill sights a recycling program has been instituted. While we have collectors for cardboard and plastic there are sadly a number of obstacles to running this type of program in rural areas. Despite it being so crucial to the conservation of our environment there is a lack of municipal infrastructure to assist in recycling programs. All material has to be carted 150km to Richards Bay or 300km to Durban depending on the type of material.

Expertise and funding is currently being sought for the building of a collection centre in Mkuze that can collect enough material to make the project more viable.

   

PACK FOR A PURPOSE

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please “click here” to see what supplies are needed for our projects.

 

FIND OUT MORE

WANT TO HELP?

Make a general contribution, support a particular school or program or supply educational materials

THE NDUMU CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Donations can be allocated to a specific go into the general fund which will be allocated to by the Foundation Trustees.

If you are interested in making a donation, please use the account details below:
Ndumu Charitable Foundation Bank: FNB – First National Bank Bank Code: 210855 Account No. 62638793994 Bank Sort Code: 210855 SWIFT/BIC: FIRNZAJJ

Please Reference the payment with the project you wish to support and your name

CONTACT FORM

If you would like further information on how you can assist in the upliftment of our local community or any other information concerning our community involvement, please feel free to contact us by filling in the form below:

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