Topic: Child literacy program

Learning to read and educational initiatives for children in rural villages surrounding the African wilderness and township communities.

Private Family Safari in South Africa with Guided Safaris

“I cannot recall taking a family trip that over-delivered in every aspect. This was a seamless, exciting and wonderful adventure for each of us!”

Family Safari in South Africa

Family Safari in South Africa


“As for Guided Safaris, from the very beginning of inquiry phone calls, Gareth was really responsive and helpful in planning a first time luxury trip for our family that fit our parameters of not too many small airplanes…As well, the selection of Lebombo first and Ebony second (with the Family Suite!) was brilliant!


The children read books, took photos, painted watercolor pictures, rode bikes, did archery & skeet shooting, played chess and decorated cookies with the kitchen staff at Singita. Of course, this was all in addition to participating in all 10 days of safaris at Singita Lebombo & Singita Ebony as well as touring Cape Town and the Winelands! As part of the lodge activities we also sang, danced and visited the community & cooking school. They were amazing in all aspects of the trip and it was a perfect age to take the children (12, 14 & 16),” says Deborah Goldman.

Family Safari in South Africa

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2013 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction in Stellenbosch

Photo Courtesy © Nedbank Cape Wine Makers Guild
October 5, 2013 – Showing its prowess as South Africa’s premier wine auction, this year’s record sales totalling R8 401 400 were 46% up on the 2012 turnover of R5,7 million. The auction, which attracted 163 buyers this year, the biggest contingent ever, also set a new record for the highest price per case of R6 200 achieved by the Hartenberg Auction Reserve Shiraz 2010.

“The Guild has become a reputable brand in the South African wine industry and our contribution to the industry as a whole through our social responsibility programmes and the development of future winemakers and industry leaders, is tangible and contributes to our high standing and credibility.”

– Jeff Grier, Chairman of the Cape Winemaker Guild.


Celebrating over 30 years in the art of winemaking, the Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) announced a masterful line-up for the 2013 auction. With limited-edition wines sustainably handcrafted on a small-scale the silent auction hosts an exclusive opportunity to purchase collectibles from the finest cellars in South Africa with funds donated to the Nedbank CWG Development Trust in support of children’s education in disadvantaged communities.


The Guild is currently sponsoring six protégés accomplishing a 3-year internship, in addition to supporting Viticulture and Oenology students in their final year at the Stellenbosch University and Elsenburg Agricultural College as part of the community empowerment initiative of the Protégé program.

Growing to Read at Justicia Village

Singita Growing to Read

Neighboring the incredible wilderness of Singita Game Reserve are the local community villages of the Shangaan people – a rich cultural heritage descending from the Tsonga group of Northern and Southern Africa.


Since the inception of the luxury safari lodges at Singita Game Reserve the group’s Community Development Trust has lent support to this indigenous people and as of 2008, at the core of their work has been the educational programs implemented in collaboration with the READ Education Trust for child development and literacy training. Continue reading

UNESCO World Teacher’s day: Teach with Africa


October 5, 2013
Teach with Africa is partnered with Singita Game Reserves at Sabi Sand in the Growing to Read program’s educational centers at Justicia community surrounding the reserve.


About the program


Teach With Africa is a non-profit organization empowering students and teachers in a reciprocal exchange of teaching and learning in Africa and the US. Teach With Africa seeks to reduce the embedded inequities in our societies by working to provide access to quality education in order to transform children’s lives, schools and communities.