South Africa

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

Nancy’s Story

I’ve been a fan of PfaP for some time and try to take requested supplies whenever I go to Africa on safari. This time I was thrilled to see that Ol Donyo was requesting supplies for the anti-poaching rhino rangers. I took 96 batteries, 3 “torches” (aka flashlights) and a used Nikon CoolPix camera (along... 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

Donna & Doug Hibbard’s Story

  This was going to be our second trip to South Africa and we wanted to give back something after having such an amazing adventure the first time.  So, I started to do some research and came across Pack for a Purpose which works with the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) who we had visited... Continue reading

Girls Supplies Go to Southern Africa

Once again (thanks to frequent flyer miles) my husband and I were able to travel to southern Africa and take four suitcases for Wilderness Safaris’ Children in the Wilderness projects. The Children in the Wilderness program operates in several countries in southern Africa. We were fortunate enough to visit three of those countries. This trip... Continue reading

Tara’s Story

  What a brilliant idea to Pack for a Purpose. I always used to give clothes I didn’t need anymore to people who needed them when I travelled, but this is an organised way to give what is actually needed where it is needed. We were lucky enough to stay at the iconic Twelve Apostles... Continue reading

Pack for a Purpose Travelers Make a Lasting Impact In Guguletu

Bayflowers Guest House Vision & Statement It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing, because you can only do little. Great things are done by a series of small things brought together and small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world! Bayflowers Guest House is a proud member of... Continue reading