Cliff Lodge


The White Shark Project – The Recycle Swop Shop. This is an empowerment initiative for children in Gansbaai. The aim is to clean up the community, teach environmental awareness, and to help provide in the basic needs of children. The children of Masakhane Township in Gansbaai collect bottles, tins, plastics, and other recyclables and bring them in bags to the White Shark Swop-Shop. In return, they earn buying points that they spend in the shop.

The shop carries only worthwhile stock such as school supplies, simple clothing, and toiletries. In November 2008 White Shark Projects was also awarded the prestigious National SA Imvelo Responsible Tourism Awards in the category Best Single Resource Waste Management Programme.


General School Supplies:
Colored Pencils, Crayons, Erasers, Pencils, Pens, and Solar Calculators

Educational Games/Toys:
Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Jump Ropes

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

Health/Personal Grooming:
Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 28, 2016

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.