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 Encyclopedias

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 Encyclopedias

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

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of November 9, 2018

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.