Nyosi Wildlife Reserve
Nyosi Wildlife Reserve is the Eastern Cape’s newest game reserve – a place of relaxation, rewilding and reconnection. The Nyosi reserve is the green lung between Uitenhage and Gqeberha giving it a peri-urban status.
We pride ourselves in providing a protected and safe sanctuary where nature thrives, where visitors reconnect, and where harmony is felt at the heart of each of our experiences.
Although we are nestled in urbanisation, we celebrate our 2500 hectares of large open spaces, fresh air and breathtaking views, and we recognise the stillness and healing which only nature provides. This is one of our greatest assets – our protected reserve with all of her splendour is easily accessible to our community of city-dwellers.
Our wildlife roams freely, and we are dedicated to ensuring our ecological balance is maintained. With this comes our responsibility to share our knowledge, and through our safari and nature-based experiences, we seek to empower our visitors through conservation. We also take our social responsibility very seriously, and we, therefore, take measures to support and promote our local community in partnership with the CCFA.
Indalo Nursery is a 100% black-owned non-profit company, established in 2018 by Mr Blacky Witbooi, Mr Ayanda Smith and Mr Bongani Bonani, and registered as an NPC in 2022.
Over the years, Indalo Nursery has seen the need to diversify its portfolio and not only focus on planting trees but to involve the communities and encourage the youth to go green and have interest in environmental awareness and be able to sustain themselves and their families. Preservation of culture and heritage is one of our biggest aims and we wish to for children from Kwa Nobuhle to experience natural heritage.
Wilderness Foundation Africa
Wilderness Foundation Africa is a conservation organisation working to protect and sustain all life on earth for the benefit of current and future generations.
Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) works to protect and sustain wildlife and wilderness through integrated conservation and education programmes. Whether it is direct action anti-poaching in the field, large landscape wilderness management, or developing rising young leaders from disadvantaged communities for a career in conservation, Wilderness Foundation Africa has 45 years of results.
WFA focuses on 3 areas: Species | Spaces | People. Their work is based on the values of: a passion for direct conservation action; respect for all living things; a deep commitment to conservation education and operations that demonstrate integrity, transparency, sustainability, and innovation.
The Metapopulation Initiative
The Cheetah Metapopulation Project entails the management of approximately 491 Cheetahs on 65 reserves in southern Africa and India. The project is coordinated by The Metapopulation Initiative (TMI) and is supported by a multitude of partners and stakeholders, including researchers, national parks, provincial conservation areas and private reserves. The principal goals of the project are to maintain the genetic and demographic integrity of the Cheetah metapopulation and to increase the resident range of wild Cheetahs across their historical distribution range. TMI team members have co-ordinated 32 successful, wild cheetah reintroductions since 2012. The project has relocated 391 wild cheetahs between metapopulation reserves to prevent inbreeding, overpopulation and local extinction. The cheetah metapopulation constitutes the only growing wild Cheetah population worldwide.
African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. They currently manage 15 national parks and protected areas in 9 countries covering 10.5 million hectares: Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Zambia.
The organisation was founded in 2000 in response to the dramatic decline of protected areas due to poor management and lack of funding. African Parks utilises a clear business approach to conserving Africa’s wildlife and remaining wild areas, securing vast landscapes and carrying out the necessary activities needed to protect the parks and their wildlife. African Parks maintains a strong focus on economic development and poverty alleviation of surrounding communities to ensure that each park is ecologically, socially, and financially sustainable in the long-term.
The geographic spread of protected areas and representation of different ecoregions, makes this the most ecologically diverse portfolio of parks under one management across Africa. Their goal is to manage 20 parks by 2020, protecting more than 10 million hectares.
Honey House – Honeybee Heroes
AT HONEY HOUSE, WE WORK TO PROTECT OUR LOCAL POLLINATORS THROUGH COLONY GROWTH AND ETHICAL BEEKEEPING PRACTICES.
Tusk’s mission is to amplify the impact of progressive conservation initiatives across Africa.
The charity has earned a reputation for providing a highly efficient solution for funding wildlife conservation programmes. They partner with the most effective local organisations, investing in their in-depth knowledge and expertise. By supporting and nurturing their conservation programmes, they help accelerate growth from an innovative idea to a scalable solution.
They also build long lasting relationships with our donors and seek to invest in long-term solutions because sustainable conservation needs sustained funding.
For almost 30 years, Tusk has helped pioneer an impressive range of successful conservation initiatives across more than 20 countries, increasing vital protection for over 10 million acres of land and more than 40 different threatened species. However the threat to Africa’s unique natural heritage remains real and more urgent than ever.
Worldwide Experience offers a unique opportunity for adventurous travellers to immerse themselves in the world of conservation and make a difference for wildlife and rural communities. Our approach to responsible travel is guided by a holistic philosophy that prioritizes the integration of education, conservation, sustainability, and community involvement in developing experiences that achieve real conservation goals. Our programs, under the CCFA’s endorsement, vary in duration from two to twelve weeks and involve a range of hands-on conservation management activities that are tailored to the specific needs of the reserve at the time. Worldwide Experience also offers a wildlife veterinary practical module with the world-renowned Dr William Fowlds which is recognized for university credits worldwide.
Fundraising Initiative Partners
CCFA Seed Funder
Accor is a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique and meaningful experiences in 4,800 hotels, resorts, and residences across 100 countries. With an unrivalled portfolio of brands from luxury to economy, Accor has been providing hospitality savoir-faire for more than 50 years.
Beyond accommodations, Accor enables new ways to live, work, and play with food & beverage, nightlife, wellbeing, and coworking brands. To drive business performance, Accor’s portfolio of business accelerators amplify hospitality distribution, operations, and experience. Guests have access to one of the world’s most attractive hotel loyalty programs—Le Club AccorHotels.
Accor is deeply committed to sustainable value creation, and plays an active role in giving back to planet and community. Planet 21 – Acting Here endeavours to act for positive hospitality, while Accor Solidarity, the endowment fund, empowers disadvantaged groups through professional training and access to employment.
Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States. For more information visit accor.com. Or become a fan and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
CCFA Seed Funder
Mantis is a collection of hotels, eco-escapes, and waterways that offer curated experiences to the well-heeled and conscious traveller. Rooted in conservation, Mantis pursues sustainable business practices and develops tourism products that are respectful of the environment and communities in which they operate.
Whether small and intimate or vast and complex, on a sweeping African plain, bustling city, private tropical island or frozen snowscape, each is an exceptional place for guests to find themselves. While uniquely different in the experiences they offer, all are linked through a collective obsession to be extraordinary, to be rare in a world that mass-produces sameness.
Mantis constantly curates, collects and discovers destinations and experiences that stir the soul, defy expectation and live in the heart forever. We will do anything in our power to advance the cause of sustainability and to promote further appreciation of the land, its creatures and our communities. We believe that the truly rare needs to be looked after and protected for future generations and are wholly committed to Legacy Creation.
Mantis hotels procure bathroom amenities, wines, coffee, and other amenities from suppliers that practice the utmost care for the environment and do not use animals to test their products. Mantis has partnered with Eco-planet Bamboo and is determined to replace all unsustainable packaging, and paper products in their hotels with bamboo alternatives.
In April 2018, Mantis joined the Accor Group, a strategic partnership which reinforced the Group as a leader in curated one-of-a-kind experiences and resonated with the Accor’s conservation platform; Planet21. Together, Mantis and AccorHotels created the Community Conservation Fund Africa (CCFA) in response to the urgent need for the tourism industry to play a greater role in conservation and community upliftment. CCFA is a registered NPO which funds community upliftment programmes and conservation operations in Africa.