The Antbear and our social responsibility
We live is a spectacularly beautiful place
and our standard of living is exceptional. But
around us lie controsts of poverty and lack
of development. If we are to keep our way of
life then it surely follows that we must do
everything in our power to contribute to the
upliftment and prosperity of this rural area.
We believe that the future of South Africa is
linked to the prosperity of the people, and
that upliftment is linked to education. And
as such we have chosen to support our local
primery school called Vulakani Primery School.
There is lots of things that need doing and
we have chosen to start here. We have raised
money and have built a new class room, setup
a play ground, installed basket ball nets, kitted
out the school soccer team with a soccer uniform,bourght
new shoes for all the kids who came to school
barefoot, setup a small start of a library,
funded a school trip to Durban and supplied
fencing for a school vegitable garden project.
We continue to support Vulakani there are still
lots of needs.
The Antbear and sustainable eco tourism
We support efforts made by our local communities.
We recommend the local tours and tour guides
where possible and inform our guests about all
the locally run attractions. This makes the
Antbear a somewhat alternative experience.
The Antbear Guest House believes in a green
environment. We have our own garden and produce
all our vegitables organically. Building projects
have already included 2 straw bale buildings
which is eco friendly and labour intensive.
Water is recyled using a reed bed filter. Cosiderable
effort has been put into the clearing of alien
invader plant spieces like wattle and hawthorn.
So far 2 ha have been cleared and another 4
still loom ahead.