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Catch us on Fokus – SABC 2

We are extremely honored to be part of an exciting feature of @mdlulilodge and our unique story that was filmed for the popular programme Fokus on SABC 2 a few weeks ago.

Various interviews were taking place, including Inkosi MI Mdluli talking about his late father’s vision for the land and the Mdluli community, and others sharing different elements about this project.

Below are some of the behind the scenes filming the lodge.

The live broadcast took place on Wednesday, 3 March on SABC 2. The feature are predominantly  in Afrikaans with some English and Siswati too,  capturing the uniqueness of the lodge and our story  –  community partnership vision & upliftment, anti-poaching & conservation, recent AA+ ESG rating (we’re still jumping for joy about this one), and how investors are enjoying luxurious holidays with their 100% tax deductible 12J investment.

In these challenging times, good-news stories are hard to come by. We are therefor extremely proud to share our unique South African success story as Mdluli Safari Lodge has earned the highest-achievable ICA +Impact Sustainable Development Goal Investment Grade core rating of AA+.

Mdluli Safari Lodge achieved an 87% (AA+) grade on its selective, core SDG assessment, based on four SDGs:

  • SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. At least 120 people from the Mdluli Community directly benefit from employment at the Lodge; this adds value to local economies.
  • SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities. The Mdluli Community have a 50% stake in the Lodge, with the remaining half of shares being held by private investors; profit share thus accrues in substantial measure to staff from the Community, significantly reducing inequality. 
  • SDG 11: Sustainable Communities. From the outset, the Lodge was designed with a vision to improve the economic and cultural well-being of the Mdluli Community, including investment in clinics, schools, roads, accommodation and cultural institutions.
  • SDG 15: Life on Land. The Lodge is situated in the Community-owned Mdluli Safari Reserve within the Kruger National Park, which is managed with a view to preserving and enhancing biodiversity. These measures include an anti-poaching programme, staffed by Community members who, as part of the investment project, have been trained as anti-poaching rangers and conservationists.   

Your luxury stay at our lodge is part of this incredible story that’s being written into South Africa’s history.

Click below to listen to the full story on Fokus, SABC 2!

Feel good and leave goodness behind!

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Rest assured, we have spared no details in ensuring safe hygienic surroundings for our guests, and our team. With all the safety precautions in place, you are free to kick back and relax, and allow all your stresses to fade away.

Our brand new lodge is uniquely designed in that:
Each luxury tent is positioned at a distance of at least 15m from the adjacent tent, with a private access walkway and private patio.
The open architecture of the public areas allows for fresh air flows and expansive spaces to be very comfortably socially distanced from other guests.

To read more about our COVID safety protocol click here.

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