Our Ethos


We are passionate about treading as lightly as possible on our earth by recycling, reducing plastic usage and sourcing locally as much as we can. 

Proud local man growing vegetables.

We do our utmost best to support conservation and eco-tourism initiatives and our policy is to employ, empower and uplift people from our close community and to support their enterprises: fresh food supplies, transfer initiatives, laundry services, and handicraft production.

South African brother and sister proudly standing in their school uniforms in front of their home.

With the help of some of our guests we have been able to assist with school fees, provide on-going support to talented local athletes as well as offer internships to a few very bright youngsters – some of whom, we are proud to say, are now excelling in their careers all over the world.

We sponsor and support the following:

  • The children displaced by the AIDS pandemic in the Langbos community
  • Nomathamsanqa Educare Centre
  • Noatasanqua Cricket Club
  • Ajax Addo Football Club
  • The Wilderness Foundations “Umze Whethu” Project
  • The Mayibuyu Ndlovu Development Programme
  • Paterson Cultural Group
A smiling Elephant House staff member in the kitchen.
A smiling Elephant House staff member.
A smiling Elephant House staff member in the kitchen.

We are privileged to be part of the most wonderful community. A real mix of cultures live side by side in the valley: descendants of the nomadic (and environmentally in touch) Khoi Khoi herders, the mighty AmaXhosa as well as the 18th and 19th Century European adventurers, explorers and settlers.

Community Support

Get involved