Makumu Private Game Lodge supports Eco Children, a non-profit organisation that was initiated by the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve which focuses on hands-on environmental education and whole school development.

Eco Children operates in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in South Africa, areas with some of the country’s most severe social and environmental issues.

Their aim is to sow seeds of change, empowering children by increasing their awareness of conservation; stimulating their desire to learn; improving their learning environment; improving the quality of their education; and providing opportunities for talented learners.

By stimulating an interest in nature and improving learning environments, they strive to have a positive impact on environmental awareness and education amongst the youth in these areas, leading to better conservation and economic outcomes for South Africa.

As of 1 June 2019, Makumu will make the opportunity available for all guests to participate in our funding of this worthy cause. 

A contribution of R150 per guest per stay is proposed, however, this is entirely at the discretion of guests and may be declined (or increased!). The funds collected will be donated to Eco Children where they will be allocated to their bursary project to cover recurring expenses. Promising learners from Eco Children’s adopted schools, holiday workshops and surrounding communities are selected for their bursary programme.

Visit their website to find out more!