South Africa

Why Pack for a Purpose?

Since 2010, Pack for a Purpose travelers have taken over 194,783 kgs (428,522 pounds) of supplies in over 60 countries. Our success is due to our mission to make Packing for a Purpose simple and easy so EVERYONE can choose to participate. Children have been active participants learning the importance of gratitude, generosity, and impactful... Continue reading

The Cavern in South Africa Raises Up Community for Brighter Tomorrows

The Cavern is a family run resort in the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa and has always been committed to helping the broader amaZizi community. In the 1980s, it was all about helping put a roof on a church. In the 90s, we were very involved in building one of the first Early Childhood Development... Continue reading

Giltedge Africa Clients Give Generously Making Their Travel More Meaningful

We are immensely grateful for our partnership with Pack for a Purpose and the opportunities they provide us and our clients to assist those in need. In the last years we’ve seen an increase of interest from travellers in uplifting local communities and Pack for a Purpose has provided them with an easy way to... Continue reading

Angela’s Story

I first heard of Pack for a Purpose when my husband and I traveled to South Africa for our honeymoon in 2017. My husband and I were staying at the Ant’s Nest lodge and PfaP was mentioned on the lodge’s website. Although I had to pack very light as I would be traveling for several... Continue reading

Cape Splendour’s Story

When travel was still safe, a Pack for a Purpose traveler by the name of Maureen Reith dropped off a huge amount of goodies for Rainbow House, the community project supported by Cape Splendour. It weighed about 18kgs and comprised of stationery, clothing, underwear, toiletries and all sorts of things. I arranged for Rainbow House, a place of... Continue reading

Together, We Can Do More

‘Together, We Can Do More’ It is this shared sentiment that has made MORE Family Collection’s (MFC) partnering with Pack for a Purpose a match made in ‘ubuntu’. Through this global initiative, our guests from all over the world pack much-needed supplies for our MORE Community Trust (MCT) school projects, which are supported by the... Continue reading

Barbara’s Story

My partner and I visited Kariega Game Reserve in South Africa in 2018 where we heard about Pack for a Purpose.  We returned again in January 2020, only this time we wanted to put something back into the local community.  It was only a small donation of educational materials, some over the counter medicines, and... Continue reading

Henry’s Story

I celebrated my Bar Mitzvah in Cape Town, South Africa with a traditional service at the historic Garden Shul synagogue.  I chose to participate in Pack for a Purpose as part of my mitzvah project to give back to the community which was so welcoming to me and my entire family.  I collected books, soccer... Continue reading

An Enterprising Young Woman Take a Large PfaP Donation for Jenman African Safaris

Jenman African Safaris received the most incredible Pack for a Purpose donation that was conceived and organised by a young girl from Wisconsin in the United States. The girl’s family was planning a holiday to Africa. She, being someone with a caring heart, decided to do some research before the time to see how they... Continue reading

The Haggett’s Family Story

I found out about Pack for a Purpose just before we left for our holiday to South Africa. One of the hotels we stayed in was a participant in the program. I started packing a backpack full of supplies in need for the local school. My 6 year old helped me choose items and pack... Continue reading