Giving back
For every night you spend with us at Kwandwe, you make a difference through your Community & Conservation Levy.

Funds are split equally between both our conservation and community initiatives and the levy applies to all guests. Your stay also supports the direct employment of over 200 people who work and live on the property with their families.

If you would like to do more, join us in a variety of activities to get to know our people, participate in some our vital conservation work, and give back to the community which makes the Kwandwe experience possible.

The Mgcamabele Community Centre

Visit our creche and pre-school to meet the children of Kwandwe and learn a little more about the community development projects on the reserve. Ask your guide if there are any events taking place during your stay and, if your timing is right, come and join in the fun!

The Ubunye Foundation

The Ubunye Foundation is our social development arm. Established in 2002, the Foundation is an independent, non-profit, charitable trust that currently invests in the development of nine rural communities, two of which are located in the Kwandwe reserve. Get involved by donating items to the Foundation, joining in activities and by giving financial donations. For more information on the Foundation, please contact Katy on


Offer your expertise, skills and time. Read or tell a story during the pre-school morning ring, help in the vegetable garden, assist at afternoon homework club, offer basic computer training for children and staff, or tell us about your specific area of expertise and how you may like to contribute.

Planting spekboom

Spekboom is a type of thicket vegetation that is native to the Eastern Cape, and prolific on Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. One of the top five carbon-storing vegetations on the planet, helping to plant it is a great way to offset your carbon footprint.

Rhino Conservation Safari

A three-night, four-day Rhino Conservation Safari offers an opportunity to participate in Kwandwe’s rhino-darting and notching programme. Under the supervision of experts, the rhino is darted in order to plant microchips into the horns and perform ear-notching for future identification – an essential task to ensure the preservation of this endangered species. The best time is generally 1 May – 30 September due to cooler weather conditions, however it can be done all year. The procedure is always subject to the availability of the wildlife management team as well as the availability of rhinos that need to be notched for conservation purposes.

R 57 200 per safari (max 8 guests); please contact us for availability and details. You may also read more about our rhino conservation efforts on the Kwandwe Rhino Trust website.