Designed for guests looking to make a difference, the 10-night itinerary incorporates four iconic South African destinations (Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and Kruger National Park) and interactive participation in a number of critical community and conservation projects supported by each of The Royal Portfolio’s properties: The Silo Hotel, La Residence, Birkenhead House and Royal Malewane.
Activities are relevant to their unique location and particular situation. Community upliftment activities include visits to local creches, primary schools, the Lalela Project which provides educational arts for at-risk youth or helping out with a Cape Town feeding scheme.
Conservation and nature activities range from ‘adopting a bird’ in need, planting a tree to offset your carbon footprint and a day in the Outdoor Wildlife Classroom at Royal Malewane. A highlight is the lodge’s highly specialised canine unit: guests spend time with the dogs and their handlers who protect endangered rhinos and other wildlife from poachers and learn interesting insights into the specialised training of these remarkable dogs.