Accommodation

    Kariega Game Reserve

    Many of the supplies on the needs lists can be bought locally. The Euro/Pound/Dollar exchange rate is very good in South Africa so you will get more for your money if you purchase any supplies locally. The closest town to Kariega Game Reserve is Kenton-on-Sea which is only 15 minutes drive away. If you would like to take this approach in your supplies, please contact us on jone@kariega.co.za if you need any answers regarding where or what would be best to buy in your situation. Fresh fruit, vegetables and other food stuff can also be bought locally.

    Project #1

    Kariega Game Reserve has 3 rural communities Ekuphumleni, Marselle and Klipfontein in close proximity to the lodge. These communities have many creches which look after approximately 300 children from new born through 6 years old. Their mothers have to work and the creches create a safe place for the children. But these facilities are very basic and need any help they can recieve for their daily needs. Even a small item goes a long way and will make a positive difference in someone’s life.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Chalk, Crayons, Pencils, Big crayons, and White Paper

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet, Math, Wildlife, and Word

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) Human Body, Math, Wildlife, and World Maps

    Educational Games/Toys:
    *Baby Toys and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Small Balls

    Linens:
    *Baby Mattresses, Bath Towels, *Bed Linens, *Light Blankets, *Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, and Pillows

    Kitchen:
    Baby Bottles, Baby Spoons, Bowls, Buckets, Dishwashing Soap, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups, and Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, Spatulas, and Storage Containers

    Non-Perishable Food Items:
    Cans of Beans, Corn, and Peas

    Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally:
    Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, Bars of Soap, Bibs, Combs, *Diapers/Nappies (Sizes Newborn to Toddler), Multivitamin Tablets, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, Wash Cloths, and Washing Powder

    Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
    Watercolor Brushes and Paints

    Project #2

    Kariega Game Reserve has 3 rural communities in close proximity Ekuphumleni, Marselle and Klipfontein. There are four primary schools in these communities serving 1,000 children ages 6 through 11 years old, but no high schools. School learners are always in need of a variety of school supplies and other school items. All of the items listed below will be distributed to the most needy individuals/schools first to make sure everyone has an equal opportunity during their school experience. Even the smallest requested supply will make a huge difference to someone’s life.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Book Bags, Chalk, College-Ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, *Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, *Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights and Wide-Ruled Paper

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries, Educational Reference Books, and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Flash Cards:
    (English) Alphabet, Farm Animals, Math, Nature, Word, and Wildlife,

    Laminated Wall Charts:
    (English) *African Animals, *Human Body, *Language, *Math, *Numbers, *Science, and *World Maps

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) *Age-Appropriate Story Books, Arts and Crafts, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, Math, and Wildlife

    Hesperian Health Guides:
    (English) Community Guide to Environmental Health, Disabled Village Children, and HIV Health and Your Community

    Art Supplies:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Earring Hooks, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, and Wire Cutters

    Computer Hardware/Software:
    Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printers, Printer Cartridges, and Working Laptops

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Bananagrams, Building Blocks, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

    Music Instruments:
    Cymbals, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Cricket Balls and bats, Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, *Netball/Basketballs, *Soccer Balls, Sun caps, Team Uniforms/Kits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles

    Clothing/Shoes:
    New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

    First Aid/Health:
    Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, Tampons, Soap Bars, Toilet Paper, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators and Staplers

    Kitchen:
    Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups and Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons and Spatulas

    Non-Perishable Food Items:
    Cans of Beans Corn and Peas

    Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally:
    Baking Powder, Fruit, Flour, Sunflower Oil, and Vegetables

    Project #3

    Kariega Game Reserve has 3 rural communities Ekuphumleni, Marselle and Klipfontein in close proximity to the lodge. The 300 elderly members of the community are mostly left with very little to do and have few items for a comfortable life. They spend much of their time sitting in a shack with just the bare minimum like a mattress and a blanket. These individuals often give their government stipend to their children and they end up sitting in despair. Others are more active and join the craft or other classes presented to them. Whatever the situation might be, any help of supplies will be of great value in making their day a little better and happier.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

    Needs

    General School Supplies:
    Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens and Rulers

    Reference Materials:
    (English) Dictionaries and Age Appropriate Encyclopedias on CD

    Text/Reading Books:
    (English) Age-Appropriate Story Books, General Science, Health

    Educational Games/Toys:
    Puzzles

    Sports/Outdoor Activity:
    Tennis Balls

    Clothing/Shoes:
    *Adult Clothes, Gloves, Jerseys/Sweaters, *Slippers, and Socks

    Linens:
    *Bath Towels, Bed Linens, *Light Blankets, Linen Sets, Mosquito Nets, Pillows, and *Plastic Bed Covers

    Kitchen:
    Bowls, Buckets, Cutlery, Food Containers, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Cups and Plates, Pots, Refuse/Trash Bags, Serving Spoons, Spatulas, and Ziploc Bags of Assorted Sizes

    Non-Perishable Food Items:
    *Cans of Beans, Fruit, Mixed Vegetables, Peas, Sweet Corn and Tomato and Onion, Coffee, Corned Meat, Long Life Milk, Sugar, and Tea

    Foods That Can Be Purchased Locally:
    Baking Flour, Baking Powder, Fruit, *Maize Meal, Sunflower Oil, and Vegetables

    Health/Personal Grooming:
    *Adult Nappies/Diapers, Antibiotic Ointments, Band-Aids, *Bars of Soap, Combs, Deodorant, Hair Brushes, Hair Pins and Elastic Hair Bands, Hand Cream, Multivitamin Tablets, Plastic Gloves, Reading Glasses of Assorted Strengths, Sanitary Napkins, Shampoos, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Vaseline, *Toilet Paper, Tissues, Wash Cloths, and Washing Powder

    Art Supplies for Artist Initiatives and Community Produced Projects:
    Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Clothing Catalogs, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Crochet Hooks, Earring Hooks, Fabric Scissors, Fashion Magazines, Gage Wire, Glass Beads for Bead Work, *Knitting Needles, Sewing Needles and Scissors, Sewing Patterns, Tape Measures, Thread, Watercolor Brushes and Paints, Wire Cutters, *Wool, and Zippers

    Gardening:
    Books on Gardening, Cloth Caddy for Small Tools, Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, Packets of Vegetable Seeds, Small Pruning Shears, Spades, and Trowel

    Project #4

    Kariega Game Reserve is passionate about the care and conservation of our wildlife and natural resources. Without these we would not be here and have this amazing opportunity to share it with our wonderful guests from all over the world.

    We have an active Anti-poaching Unit (APU) which are the guys on the ground doing patrols (day and night) to make sure our wildlife stay safe and out of the hands of poachers. This job is not for the faint-hearted and the unit works very long hours. To make their lives a bit easier and to also make sure they have the equipment they need to do their jobs properly please see the list below.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

    Needs

    Camping Supplies:
    Camping Cutlery, Duffel Bags, Mosquito Nets, Mosquito Repellent, Roll Mats, Sleeping Bags, Small Cooking Pots, Water Bottles, Aliminium Water Bottles, Plastic Food Containers, Multitools like Leatherman, and Two-man Tents

    Field Devices:
    Batteries of All Sizes, Binoculars, Digital Camera (Small) with Memory Stick, *GPS (Handheld), Headlamps, Mobile Phones (Old), Saws (Hand), Solar-Powered Working Laptops, Torches/Flashlights, *Rechargeable Batteries with Charger, and Solar Powered Chargers with Multiple Adapters

    Power Tools:
    Drills (Handheld/Battery Operated)

    Medications:
    Antiseptic Ointment/Powder, Band-Aids, Bandages for Wounds/Plasters, Electrolyte Powders,Insect Repellant, Ointment for Insect Bites, Soap Bars, and Sunscreen

    Vet Supplies for Large Animal Wounds:

    Anti-septic spray

    Project #5

    With 3 rural communities right on our doorstep there are hundreds of domestic animals like dogs, cats, pigs and cattle living in these areas as well. Veterinary care is very expensive which discourages the owners to get their animals treated if needed, and some may not know basic care of animals or what diseases to look out for. With the help of our local vet practice, Kenton Veterinary Clinic, we are able to give township animals basic care for a lot less. Receiving items from guests frees up funding to use toward treatments like deworming, dipping, vaccinations, and sterilizations.

    Needs

    Animal Supplies:
    Dog Collars, Food and Water Bowls, Flea Collars, Tennis Balls, Harnesses, Leashes, Belts, Chew Toys for Dogs, and Soft Toys for Animals

    Linens:
    Light Blankets, Pillows, Old or New Blankets, and Dog Beds

    Animal Food:
    Dog Food Tins, Cat Food Tins, Dry Food for Cats, Dry Food for Dogs, and Treats

    Medical and Grooming Supplies:
    Antibiotic Ointments, Combs and Brushes for Animals, Shampoos, Tick and Flea Powder, Tick and Flea Shampoo, Nail Clippers for Dogs, and Antiseptic Spray

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of August 7, 2020

    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.