Community Projects

Via the Pack for a Purpose initiative, we are inviting you as our guests to save a couple of kilograms of space in your luggage and pack something that would help these mothers in need and their newborn babies. 

The Baby Box consists of items which are easy to find and take up very little space in your luggage. If you would like to help us create baby boxes, you can either build a starter pack yourself or pack a few extra items into your suitcase that we can include in the baby boxes destined for Tintswalo Hospital. 

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families.

In a bid to help support the rural communities that surround our wonderful wildlife areas, Tshukudu
has partnered up with Pack for a Purpose to help new mothers in need through the Baby Box Project in Mpumalanga, South Africa. As our guests, you will have the opportunity to ‘pack for a purpose’ by saving a small space in your suitcase to bring something as a donation for this compassionate cause.

The Baby Box Project, based in Hoedspruit, is designed to provide support for new mothers at Tintswalo Hospital, which has the highest birth rate in rural Mpumalanga Province. Many of the newborn babies are in need of basic clothing items and their mothers are in need of sanitary and toiletry products that many of them simply cannot afford. Pregnant women in rural villages rely heavily on Tintswalo for the safe birth of their babies, and often the hospital faces severe staffing and resource challenges, creating an urgent need for maternal support. That’s where the Baby Box Project comes in, and where we are glad to be able to help.

The Rotary Club of Hoedspruit (Hoedspruit Rotary) was formed in 2015 and its members’ efforts have
already established it as a significant entity in the community through the projects and other activities undertaken by them. In 2016 over R 100 000 was raised and distributed by Hoedspruit Rotary for the benefit of anti-poaching and community upliftment programmes. 

Hoedspruit is a town in the North East corner of South Africa adjacent to the world famous Kruger Park. Once a sleepy railway halt, it is now a town of

approaching 4000 people and is the epicentre of the ecotourism and game conservation industries in South Africa which hosts tens of thousands of tourist each year, and a thriving mango, avocado and citrus growing farming community. The tourism, farming and associated support industries have made Hoedspruit one of the fastest growing centres in South Africa today.

Tshukudu Game Lodge supports the Hoedspruit Rotary in any way needed. Monetary donations or any other items can be dropped at Tshukudu Game Lodge where it will then be delivered to Hoedspruit Rotary directly. These donations will be distributed to many worthy causes that the Hoedspruit Rotary supports and are always welcome.

Guests are encouraged to contribute or support this worthy cause in any way they can.