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Acornhoek, Mpumalanga, South Africa


Eco and rural community backpackers

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many communities in South Africa don't benefit from conservation tourism & so the dream started of an Eco Friendly, funky, community based backpackers that benefits the people

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Acornhoek, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Most travelers to South Africa visit the Kruger National Park or one of the hundreds of private nature reserves around the area. Yet despite so much tourism spend, very little is actually going back to the rural communities just outside those conservation areas... People are the very heart of Africa, and it's our dream that when people visit, they meet... Stay... Engage, with real African people, that their money is locally spent, and relevant, that they see the real South Africa. This means creating a link between tourism to the Kruger, and the communities... And that's where Shik Shack Tours and backpackers comes in. Based on 30km from Kruger we are the perfect place for international tourists to stay... And yet we are the heart of Sigagule village, and building on community land given to us by the chief of the village.

 

Our fundraising goal will help us to build the composting toilets and outdoor showers we need for our off grid backpackers... Where people can come and sit around the fire pit, hear African stories, plan their Kruger trip, and hear a lion roar. It will also assist us in setting up our first 5 x prefab tents for guests. Thereafter we hope that Shik shack, through walking tours and overnight guests will become sustainable, and be able to fund it's salaries, marketing and expansion. All we ask is that you help us get going, and get started. The common room is in the process of being built, as a green building, with cob as natural cement, and Eco bricks, and a natural crowding floor. In everything we do we try to create community jobs, keep traditions alive, and inspire.

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Sarah Bergs
Company
Shik Shack tours & backpackers
Location
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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My name is Sarah Bergs, born and bred in South Africa. I run a community development NGO, and spend time working with my amazing partner, traveling, or building our dream backpackers. All the things I do ...I hope will leave a positive impact on the planet.Our backpackers is Eco friendly, our charity teaches education and farming...I believe with all my heart that you create ripples with your life

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Shik Shack tours & backpackers
Location
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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My name is Sarah Bergs, born and bred in South Africa. I run a community development NGO, and spend time working with my amazing partner, traveling, or building our dream backpackers. All the things I do ...I hope will leave a positive impact on the planet.Our backpackers is Eco friendly, our charity teaches education and farming...I believe with all my heart that you create ripples with your life

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Sumali Badenhorst

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Originally from Gauteng, Sumi has fallen in love with the wilderness of Kruger, but also the smiles of children in the village, and the incredible people who call it home. Shik shack is a shared dream


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