Friends of Somkhanda

Starting exciting journeys

As partners of Somkhanda Game Reserve and Wildlands Trust, the Friends of Somkhanda have started another exciting journey. This journey entails the upgrading of Kudu Lodge, constructing a new Luxury Tented Safari Camp and supporting the Anti-Poaching Unit by obtaining the necessary equipment they will need in their extremely important and dangerous work.

Kudu Lodge consists of two blocks with 3 rooms in each.  The renovation is estimated to cost R100,000 per room or a total of R600,000 to renovate the entire lodge.

Options available to achieve this goal are:

  1. A Friends of Somkhanda based group adopt one or both blocks. The group will raise funds or donate in kind towards the upgrade
  2. A Friend of Somkhanda individual contributor that donates money towards the upgrade

Both of the above can be Charitable/ Socio-Economic Development donations or Enterprise Development. The donations can also be a donation under S18A and a certificate can be issued.

In exchange for the donations the Group/Person will get free self-catering room nights every yearfor 5 years to the value of the donation (to be taken during low occupancy periods only).

Example:  One block is estimated to cost R300,000 to renovate.  The off-season price will be R800 per room per night, so this level of donation would equate to 375 room nights or 75 room nights per annum for 5 years. The same equation will be used for other amounts donated.

For further information regarding both projects please feel free to email us at info@africaforafrica.co.za


To ensure the continued success of Somkhanda and the realisation of our goals, the following items are needed:

KUDU LODGE ROOMSQTYEst Unit PriceSub Total
Single Beds12R3000R36000
Converters to king size6R1000R6000
Single beds fitted sheets48R350R16800
Single beds duvet covers48R560R26880
Single beds duvet inners12R500R6000
King size duvet covers30R350R10500
King size duvet inners6R900R5400
King size fitted sheets6R455R2730
Pillow cases144R150R21600
Pillows32R250R8000
Pedestals16R1500R24000
Chair lounge20R3500R70000
Bedside lights16R850R13600
Curtains20R2500R50000
Kettle6R500R3000
Coffee cups24R130R3120
Trays6R200R1200
Coffee tables6R2000R12000
Bar fridges6R2500R15000
Patio chairs16R1200R19200
Patio tables6R2000R12000
Inner doors and frame2R1200R2400
Taps36R750R27000
Toilets6R2200R13200
Cement bags200R160R32000
Door locks 2 lever6R170R1020
Aircon unit1R7000R7000
Shower heads6R400R2400
Assorted in and outside lights
Pool loungers and cushions6R1300R7800
Sand
Bricks2000R1.40R2800
Tressel tables boma6R850R5100
Table cloths12R450R5400
Director chairs16R1200R19200
Total estimated costR459 550

Donations (money or in kind) can be Charitable/ Socio-Economic Development donations or Enterprise Development and can also be a donation under S18A and a certificate can be issued.

For further information regarding both projects please feel free to email us at info@africaforafrica.co.za