Guided Elephant rides in the Lowveld Kruger area People getting sprayed by an African Elephant Elephant interaction and caring for the Lowveld Kruger elephants Elephants basking in the cool water Children interacting with the Lowveld elephant Elephant handlers showcasing the Lowveld elephants Elephant back safari through the Kruger Lowveld area Elephant trainers taking their elephants for a drink in the stream Ride your own elephant with a guided group through the Lowveld

SANDFORD COMMUNITY

Elephant Whispers are proud to be in partnership with the Sandford Community who own the property which has provided the perfect safe haven for their six rescued elephant. In terms of the agreement between Elephant Whispers and the community, the Sandford Trust has leased property to Elephant Whispers for a period of 51 years. The contract ensures that the Sandford Trust receives a guaranteed base rental, as well as turnover based rental in exchange for the use of the property.

The Sandford Trust was elected by community members to represent and protect the interests of the 210 families who are members of the community. They were was assisted in the structuring of the partnership by members of the Maruleng and Bushbuckridge Economic Development Initiative (MABEDI) which is a joint initiative of the Business Trust of South Africa and the Department of Provincial and Local Government. As a result of the support and guidance from MABEDI, substantially under-utilised and decaying assets will be transformed into high value tourism assets. Similarly, with the help of MABEDI team the Sandford Community have secured themselves experienced, successful private partners which are critical to the long-term sustainability of the tourism venture.

contract signing between elephant whispers team and the sandford community trust


A wonderful reason for a celebration – the signing of the contract between
the Sandford Community Trust and Elephant Whispers.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
AT A GLANCE


Sandford Community Upliftment


Riebs Khoza Pre-School
Classroom Renovations


Rindzani High School Assistance


Entokozweni Créche Donations


Disadvantaged School Visits
to Elephant Whispers


Hosanna Community Projects


Rotary Club Camp Quality Participation


Blind Friendly Elephant Education


Should you wish to assist Elephant Whipsers
in their Community Upliftment projects
please contact us for further information
and donation details.

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