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South Africa

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

Blyde River Canyon Lodge in South Africa Partners with PfaP to Make a Big Impact

Not far from the world-famous Kruger National Park, the 4-star graded Blyde River Canyon Lodge is situated in the province of Mpumalanga (Zulu name for “the place where the sun rises”). Set alongside the sparkling waters of the Blyde River and sheltered by the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, the lodge offers local and international travellers a... Continue reading

Rhonda’s Story

My daughter and I decided to travel to South Africa for a once in a lifetime vacation.  We discovered Pack for a Purpose and that Kapama Game Reserve sponsored a school and an orphanage. We made some room in our suitcase to take some supplies and reached out to them. We were thrilled at the... Continue reading

Family Visiting South Africa Chooses to Make a Big Impact

Our client Debbie from the United States was travelling to see South Africa for the first time in her life. Her mom, Martha, who also live in the US, had previously visited South Africa before and wanted her daughter to experience the country and people like she had previously. It sounds like she had had... Continue reading

Gary and Lois Moglovkin’s Story

We became aware of Pack for a Purpose while on the Mashatu Game Reserve website. We were extremely impressed with the amazing charitable program and knew we wanted to participate somehow. Since Mashatu was the last stop of our trip, we planned to bring supplies to The Silo Hotel, which supports the Cape Town project, “Friends... Continue reading

Passion for Giving + Purple Suitcases = Packing for a Purpose Twice in Africa

As parents, we love the ability to make the world a smaller place for our children through travel.  We recognize that we are really fortunate to be able to explore other places and it’s important to us to contribute to the places we travel either indirectly through our tourism dollars, or more directly through organizations... Continue reading

Kindness Comes to Kariega with PfaP Travelers

Kariega Game Reserve is located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It is a 10 000 ha/25 000 acres reserve where we do our best to protect the environment and the animals within this area including animals like lions, rhinos, elephants, hippos and many more. We are surrounded by 3 main communities; Ekuphumleni,... Continue reading

A Helping Hand for Hananani Primary School

At Pack for a Purpose, we always love to hear how the supplies travelers donate are making a difference for communities around the world. Read below how Pack for a Purpose travelers to Arathusa Safari Lodge in South Africa are making a Big Impact at the Hananani Primary School.  Many of you may have heard of Pack for... Continue reading

Tanya’s Story

We have been ‘Packing for a Purpose’ accidentally for a few years now. We have always be against giving sweets or toys directly to street children so on previous trip to India, we have taken pens, soaps and shampoos to distribute to the children we met and we also raised money before one trip for... Continue reading