Team Talk

Doing Good – Feeling Good!

14 July 2022

We are pleased to report that travel to Africa is rebounding and the outlook is most encouraging.

Trans Africa Safaris has long supported many deserving projects and charitable causes and have always proposed travel plans that leave a light footprint and are as eco-friendly as possible.

Sustainable practices that hold the environment in highest regard and look to support and improve the lives of communities in the regions we provide travel arrangements are always foremost in our consciousness when planning trips for clients.

Post pandemic travellers are embracing new adventures with more heart, are interested in meaningful local interactions and many are eager to assist in sound philanthropic undertakings.

We are very cognisant of these trends and are increasingly including properties, excursions and experiences that speak to these demands.

One of our favourite beneficiaries is Uthando who do an enormous amount of good work in underprivileged communities in Cape Town. Uthando has recently fundraised and overseen the building of Ulwazi Educare, a school in densely populated Delft, a suburb on the outskirts of the city.

Using several thousand truck tyres from a nearby government depot, plastic bottles filled with trash and building waste mixed with clay, Uthando was able to build an amazing pre-school where 150 plus children will receive a quality education.

This sustainable building produces much of its own energy and the smart use of materials allows for enhanced insulation and a lower carbon footprint.

Uthando (Love) South Africa, a Non-Profit Organization (NPO) was founded by James Fernie in 2008. Says James: “Trans Africa Safaris have supported us from the very beginning and without the enthusiastic and continuous support of our vision by companies like TAS, we would not have been able to achieve many of our goals and objectives, including the construction of 6 pre-schools, with a 7th about to be launched. The next project is a Montessori-type school in Heideveld, close to Cape Town International Airport. It will be built from the same materials, but will be four times the size of Ulwazi.”


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