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Our Purpose & Mission

Empowering Wildlife Communities

Welcome to Koru Camp, nestled in the Greater Kruger. We’re passionate about connecting local communities with their natural heritage and fostering a love for the environment. Our mission is to inspire a new generation of conservationists who will cherish and protect these precious ecosystems.

At Koru Camp we offer transformative experiences for individuals from disadvantaged communities. We provide immersive nature experiences, conservation education, and practical skills for sustainable living. Join us in this journey of discovery and empowerment as we work together to make a lasting impact on our environment.

Most of all, we work to empower local communities and awaken their love for nature.

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Your donation to Koru Camp can make a world of difference. With your support, we can continue to provide transformative experiences for disadvantaged communities, fostering a love for nature and instilling the importance of conservation. Your contribution will help us unlock the wilderness for those who have been historically excluded, empowering them with knowledge, skills, and a deeper appreciation of the natural world. Together, we can preserve, protect, and celebrate our precious ecosystems. Click the donation button now and join us in making a lasting impact on our environment and communities!

Meet the team

Dineo Chiloane: Mastermind of efficiency [director]
Meet Dineo, our exceptional operations manager, a true embodiment of efficiency and happiness. With a contagious smile and a passion for streamlining processes, she brings a vibrant energy to the realm of operations.
Joel Sithole: Learning Guru [director]
Allow me to introduce our remarkable education manager and field guide, Joel Sithole. With a serene demeanour and a natural affinity for connecting with others, he brings tranquillity and knowledge to every educational experience.
Tinyiko Ngobeni: Flavour magician
Tiniyiko is our delightful camp chef and vegan recipe extraordinaire! With a contagious smile and a passion for culinary exploration, she brings joy and flavour to every meal time. Her expertise lies in crafting mouth-watering vegan dishes that ignite taste buds and nourish the soul.
Corné Havenga: Chief Visionary Officer
Meet Corné our passionate and kind CEO. Her love for people and nature, coupled with her unwavering drive to make a difference, creates an environment where success, compassion and positive change can thrive.
Bongani Ngwena: Eco Guide Extraordinaire
Meet Bongani, our gentle Eco Guide Extraordinaire! With a heart as big as the great outdoors and a boundless passion for nature, Bongani is a true ambassador for the environment. His natural affinity with children brings a sparkle to every educational adventure, inspiring young minds and fostering a love for the world around us.
Sonto Maduna: Culinary cadette
Introducing Sonto, our delightful chef intern who brings a touch of magic to our kitchen with her gentle demeanour and unwavering dedication. With a twinkle in her eye and a heart full of ambition, Sonto is always eager to soak up new culinary skills and techniques. Her quiet strength and hardworking nature make her a valuable asset to our team as she continues to blossom into a culinary star. Join us in celebrating Sonto's journey of growth and discovery in the world of food and flavours!
Peter Eastwood: Originator of Awesomeness [chairman]
Meet our awesome founder, Peter. He is an extraordinary individual who has dedicated his life to the causes of conservation, community development and adventure. His passion, kindness and genuine commitment to making a positive impact on the world are truly inspiring.
Shaun Dunlop [Director]
Meet Koru Camp’s conservation cash master, Shaun Dunlop. He is not only a dedicated professional but also a devoted family man, you will often find him seeking solace and inspiration in the great outdoors. Professionally, he has established himself as a successful equity investor and entrepreneur. His expertise in financial matters combined with his passion for the environment aligns perfectly with Koru Camp’s mission to empower wildlife communities.
Rowan Ferreira [Director]
Meet Rowan Ferreira, Koru Camp’s eco adventurer who brings a wealth of experience and passion to our cause. As an entrepreneur by profession, he possess a unique skill set that combines business acumen with a deep understating of conservation principles. Beyond his professional achievements, Rowan is an adventure seeking individual who loves exploring the great outdoors.
Kulani Nyakane [Director]
Meet Koru Camp’s conservation crusader, Kulani Nyakane . He is a passionate and experienced nature conservation professional. As a National Geographic Explorer, he has engaged with diverse ecosystems and local communities, fostering partnerships, and promoting sustainable practices for the conservation of natural environments.
Justin Vickers [Director]
Meet Justin Vickers, Koru Camp’s innovation investigator. A gentle, kind soul with a profound love for the Lowveld. Hailing from Johannesburg as a successful entrepreneur, his heart belongs to the Lowveld region. Driven by a passion to foster change in the conservation realm by connecting communities with conservation efforts, Justin is a family-oriented individual who cherishes moments of birding and game drives with his loved ones. With Justin on board, we are confident in driving our projects to success.
Emily Whiting: Digital Dynamo
Introducing our lovely social media manager, Emily. A perfect blend of nature lover, humour enthusiasts, and digital savant. With a unwavering passion for the natural world and keen sense of humour, she keeps us connected and entertained in the ever evolving digital world.
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