Ghost Mountain Inn

    Many of the supplies on the needs list, such as classroom furniture, can be purchased locally, and they are not expensive. If you would like to buy the items locally contact us at

    Project #1

    The Mtwazi Combined School educates over 1200 learners from ages 4 through16 years old. The Rutherfoord family and Mtwazi Combined School go back to the 50’s when Roy Rutherfoord helped build the original Mtwazi School, a couple of years before building the Ghost Mountain Inn in 1962.

    Project #2

    We are excited to announce the start of a new partnership with one of our area schools, Tshaneni Junior School. Although lacking in basic needs such as water, toilets and basic learning aids, both teachers and students are enthusiastic about education and future possibilities. The school is on the way to Mkuze, situated up in the mountains with beautiful views. A visit can be planned to interact with students and teachers or alternatively one can also plan to help with teaching and assist with projects.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 3, 2021
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    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. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    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.