At See You in Africa we believe that travelling in nature, back to our origins, allows a special appreciation of how we affect the world around us. We learn to think before we consume and take from the environment, and appreciate the true beauty of the natural world. Many of our travelers want to give back, once they have seen the awe-inspiring, wild beauty of Africa. We support charities that protect and enrich southern Africa and its people.
“The Grootbos Foundation is a non-profit organisation, established in 2003 with the VISION of transforming communities and conserving our environment through the creation of sustainable livelihoods and active citizenship.”
The Grootbos Foundation is a collective that aims to conserve the Cape Floral Kingdom, fynbos being one of the extraordinary groups of plants that occur only in South Africa.
The Cape Leopard Trust protects the very elusive and endangered Cape Leopard. The Cape Leopard is smaller than most other species of leopard found in South Africa and their numbers have dwindled primarily because of Cape Dutch sheep farmers settling in the Cape. While the Cape leopard is not a danger to humans, our impact on the environment has impacted them dramatically.
“The Global White Lion Trust has secured a protected areas of 4,400 hectares to ensure the survival of the critically endangered White Lion in the wilds of their heartland.”
The White Lions are a critically important conservation and cultural heritage, unique to the United Nations declared Kruger to Canyon Biosphere in South Africa. Their unusual colouring is the result of a rare genetic marker, discovered through the scientific efforts of the Global White Lion Protection Trust, a leading Non-Profit Organisation responsible for reintroducing White Lions back into their natural ecosystem, after they were forcibly removed and placed in captive breeding/killing camps known as “Canned Hunting” (or the Blood Lions industry). Your journey will help ensure the protection of these magnificent animals, King of Kings, in the wilds of their ancestral homelands
StarLion is an eco-cultural educational program aimed at uniting people and the wild. This NPO is very involved in the upliftment of rural communities that surround the original home of the White lions and caters to the curiosity of young people in providing opportunities to exchange cultural wealth and share skills through exciting excursions.
Get to know a little bit more about the Star Lion Eco-Cultural Education Program from a volunteer’s experience there.
“BirdLife South Africa is the country partner of BirdLife International. The mission of BirdLife South Africa is to promote the enjoyment, conservation, study and understanding of wild birds and their habitats.”
As a country partner of Birdlife International, Birdlife South Africa focuses on conserving the habitats and populations of South Africa’s birds.
“The EWT is a leading, high-profile player in the arena of conservation. We identify the key factors threatening biodiversity and develop innovative methodologies and best practice guidelines to reduce these and promote harmonious co-existence and sustainable living for both people and wildlife.”
The Endangered Wildlife Trust protects a wild variety of endangered animals species in southern Africa some of which include the African wild dog, the honey badger, the Western Leopard Toad, the African clawless otter, and oxpeckers.