Make a difference with travel

Tourism is a big part of championing the African continent and contributing to its conservation. When done right, tourism can provide much-needed jobs and income, while also helping to protect Africa’s wildlife and natural resources. Visiting this continent and its incredible game parks, cities, and people is one of the most impactful ways to love on, and invest in, Africa!

While mandatory conservation tariffs are helpful for protecting each region, we believe it is important to go even further to preserve and prosper our beloved continent. When guests travel with us, they are only booked with accommodations that prioritise and contribute to local conservation and community-building efforts. From employing locals to building local schools and creches, training up rangers and participating in animal tagging and rewilding efforts, our partners are powerfully investing in Africa, too.

Feed the Khaltsha

Feed the Khaltsha grows and sells organic vegetables as a means of providing employment to Cape Town’s disenfranchised youth with little hope of further education or breaking into the job market otherwise. While they sell directly to the surrounding community, they also supply local restaurants and provide food for a neighbouring NGO, Sibongile Day and Night Care Centre, that looks after township children with cerebral palsy (CP) and other severe disabilities.

Uthando

As an award-winning model of responsible tourism and traveling philanthropy, Uthando draws on an extensive network of cherished partnerships in tourism and community development, with the ultimate goal of linking these two sectors through a myriad of innovative, sincere and meaningful ways.

Our non-profit partners

Together we can give back something meaningful to this magnificent continent that has enriched our lives, time and time again.

The Rhino Bill of Rights

Add your name to the Rhino Bill of Rights. Timeless Africa Safaris donates R5 per signature to the cause of saving and protecting endangered rhinos in Africa.

Stop Rhino Poaching

Safeguarding Rhinos under threat of extinction from poaching is a cause so close to our hearts that we make generous donations on behalf of all of our guests to StopRhinoPoaching.com and gift a fundraising bracelet to everyone who travels with us. Established in 2010 in response to the escalating rhino crisis in South Africa, StopRhinoPoaching.com is actively involved in the fight against rhino poaching and has a national footprint for strategic funding of security initiatives and ranger support on the frontlines.

The rhinos are coming

Timeless Africa Safaris is a proud sponsor of The Rhinos Are Coming; an open-air exhibition of colourfully painted rhinos which will help to raise funds for rhino conservation. Our rhino was painted by some of the talented children from the Lalela Project and is currently on display at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. In addition to our ongoing support of StopRhinoPoaching.com, our partnership with this exciting project will contribute meaningful funds and raise awareness for the importance of protecting our rhinos for future generations.

If you would like to get more involved, you can also take part in a thrilling rhino darting and tagging expedition with a veterinary and research team.

Lalela Project

Providing educational arts for at-risk youth to spark creative thinking and awaken the entrepreneurial spirit is the mission of the Lalela Project; a Cape Town-based initiative with which Timeless Africa has worked for many years. Lalela’s arts curriculum not only helps to care for children in the hours after school, when they are most vulnerable to violence and abuse, but develops their imagination and teaches them how to map and manifest their dreams and goals. It is a program which create permanent change with positive outlooks, community role models and the mindset for the students to design a more certain future for themselves and their communities.

Coats for Cape town

Giving a helping hand to those in need is the driving force behind Coats for Cape Town, which was established by Timeless Africa CEO, Marco van Embden, in an effort to make a tangible difference to the health and comfort of the local homeless community. In a study released in 2020, it was estimated that approximately 14 000 men, women and children live on the streets of Cape Town. There they are faced with what little shelter they can find when the stormy Cape winters bring icy winds, driving rain and plummeting temperatures. Every year Marco and his team source coats from kind donors and suppliers as far afield as Europe and distribute them with the help of non-profit partners like Straatwerk.

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