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Dyer Island Conservation Trust

Birkenhead House

Foundation

Founded in 2006 by Wilfred Chivell, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust delivers unique conservation and research programmes in a fragile and critically important marine eco-system. The Dyer Island Conservation Trust strives to protect the largest surviving colonies of the endangered African Penguin whose numbers are at an all-time low; the globally important breeding and calving grounds of the Southern Right Whale; and the world’s densest populations of the vulnerable Great White Shark. Through the generous support of our guests, Birkenhead House has sponsored the rehabilitation and release of over 30 penguins and aims to assist the Trust in achieving their goals of:

  • Discovering and understanding the globally important marine eco-system through world-class scientific research.
  • Protecting the long-term future of the species that live in the area by translating this knowledge into evidence-based conservation initiatives.
  • Educating local communities, legislators and visitors – by informing and actively involving them in achieving our goals for the benefit of all.

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Leliebloem House

The Silo Hotel

Leliebloem House is an organization held close to the Biden’s hearts for the past 35 years, and The Royal Portfolio looks forward to supporting the organization as it moves into another successful year.

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The South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds

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The team at The Silo Hotel and The Royal Portfolio Foundation assist SANCCOB by raising funds through various educational campaigns and creating awareness around the rapid decline of our endangered African penguin population among international and local guests.

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The Cape Leopard Trust

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The Cape Leopard Trust is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation engaged in innovative research, conservation and education projects established to facilitate and promote the conservation of biological diversity.

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Pack For A Purpose

Birkenhead House

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination.

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Masibulele Creche

Birkenhead House

The crèche was opened in 1993 and in 2000 Sweetness took over as the principal. Today they look after about 80 children from infants to 5 years old.

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Friends Of Child Protection

Birkenhead House

The Friends of Child Protection (FCP) organization was founded by a group of Cape Town women wanting to assist children that are victims of abuse.

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Counter Poaching Dog Unit

Royal Malewane

A highly specialised unit dedicated to preserving our precious wildlife through strategic counter poaching operations.

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Wes-Eind Primary School

La Residence

Uplifting local communities through support of one of the beautiful local creches.

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Langutelani Crèche

Royal Malewane

Providing meals and support for a small but impactful community crèche.

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Rhino Conservation

Royal Malewane

Without majestic animals such as the rhino, Royal Malewane would not be able to offer the experience it does today. It is essential that we do our part in promoting conservation and protecting the environment.

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Sigagule Crèche

Royal Malewane

Royal Malewane is passionate about creating an environment with growth and upliftment. Our Community Development Project is focused on children and education. A visit to the local community is inspiring, humbling and educational.

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Sihlekisi Primary School

Royal Malewane

Educating the local children on the importance of our environment and conservation.

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The Avela Foundation

La Residence

A non-profit organisation committed to helping children with burn injuries on their road to physical and psychological recovery.

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Atlantic Hope

The Silo Hotel

Atlantic Hope is a registered Non-Profit Organisation, and a safety house for vulnerable babies, providing temporary and immediate placement within a safe and loving environment.

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Hornbill Bird

Conservation Research Projects

Royal Malewane

Conserving our delicate and complex ecosystem is integral to our very existence and motivates our commitment to supporting our wildlife and communities.

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Covid-19 Relief Feeding Schemes

Royal Malewane

The Royal Portfolio Foundation is actively supporting and running numerous feeding schemes which aim to provide temporary relief to the most vulnerable children and their families in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Leliebloem House

The Silo Hotel

Leliebloem House is an organization held close to the Biden’s hearts for the past 35 years, and The Royal Portfolio looks forward to supporting the organization as it moves into another successful year.

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The South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds

The Silo Hotel

The team at The Silo Hotel and The Royal Portfolio Foundation assist SANCCOB by raising funds through various educational campaigns and creating awareness around the rapid decline of our endangered African penguin population among international and local guests.

Read More

The Cape Leopard Trust

La Residence

The Cape Leopard Trust is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation engaged in innovative research, conservation and education projects established to facilitate and promote the conservation of biological diversity.

Read More

Pack For A Purpose

Birkenhead House

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination.

Read More

Masibulele Creche

Birkenhead House

The crèche was opened in 1993 and in 2000 Sweetness took over as the principal. Today they look after about 80 children from infants to 5 years old.

Read More

Friends Of Child Protection

Birkenhead House

The Friends of Child Protection (FCP) organization was founded by a group of Cape Town women wanting to assist children that are victims of abuse.

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