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As the world battles to come to terms with the human and economic impact of Covid-19, we are acutely aware of the challenges facing communities and conservation projects in Africa. Even though our hotels are closed The Royal Portfolio Foundation continues to support critical community and conservation projects including counter-poaching initiatives at Royal Malewane and various Covid-19 Relief Feeding Schemes which need our help now more than ever.

For those interested in travelling to South Africa with a purpose we have created a version of our Royal Itinerary focused on Foundation-based activities.

At The Royal Portfolio we believe passionately in investing in Africa. In keeping with our Purpose and Values, we strive to uplift local communities, promote conservation and protect the environment.

Sustainable tourism is about ensuring a long term future for African tourism based on partnership and community benefit. Revenue from tourism should be used to ensure sustainability of the industry to educate and to create jobs and to conserve Africa’s precious wildlife and spectacular landscapes for generations to come.

The Royal Portfolio Foundation was established by the Biden Family in order to give back to our local communities by contributing towards various upliftment and conservation projects within our Three Crowns sustainability framework.

Each of The Royal Portfolio’s properties supports a number of projects relevant to their unique location and particular situation.

You can download our Foundation Booklet below

Foundation-Booklet (1.59 MB)

Royal Malewane Projects

Sigagule Crèche

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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.

Rhino Conservation

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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.

The Greater Kruger Animal Protection Unit

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Doing our part to curb the detrimental effects of poaching efforts in The Greater Kruger National Park.

Langutelani Crèche

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

Sihlekisi Primary School

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

Trackers & Ranger's Apprenticeship Programme

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The Royal Malewane Apprenticeship Program takes on two apprentice rangers with aptitude and potential on a rolling two-year cycle before sending them out into the industry in order to raise the quality of guiding in Southern Africa.

Birkenhead House Projects

Masibulele Crèche

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

Dyer Island Conservation Trust

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Discovering and understanding the globally important marine eco-system through world-class scientific research.

La Residence Projects

The Avela Foundation

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Helping children with burn injuries on their road to physical and psychological recovery.

Wes-Eind Primary School

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Support of various child care and development establishments in the community.

Cape Leopard Trust

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The Cape Leopard Trust is an active predator conservation working group. It uses research as a tool for conservation, finding solutions to human-wildlife conflict and inspiring interest in the environment through an interactive and dynamic environmental education programme.

Honey Bee Conservation

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La Residence has four bee hives across the estate. These are used to produce honey for our guests, and have a remarkably beneficial impact on the surrounding ecosystem.

The Silo Projects

Leliebloem House

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Through various development, therapeutic, and management programs, Leliebloem aims to restore family bonds.

The South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds

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The South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds is a registered NPO whose primary objective is to reverse the decline of seabird populations through the rescue, rehabilitation and release of ill, injured, abandoned and oiled seabirds – especially endangered species like the African penguin.

General Projects

Covid-19 Relief Feeding Schemes

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The Royal Portfolio Foundation actively supports numerous feeding schemes during the national lockdown and aims to provide temporary relief to the most vulnerable children and their families in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pack for a Purpose

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Using available space in your luggage to provide supplies to the communities you visit.

Friends of Child Protection

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Assisting children that are victims of abuse in the Western Cape.


A Message From Liz Biden

Our thoughts are with those around the world battling the direct and indirect effects of the Covid-19 outbreak.

South Africa's borders remain closed. In accordance with our Government's lockdown regulations, Birkenhead House, La Residence and Royal Malewane are now open for domestic business travel and intra-provincial leisure travel. The Silo Hotel opening date has yet to be set. We have taken every precaution to keep our guests and staff safe. Our hotels and lodges comply with the strictest TBCSA and WHO hygiene protocols and provide ample space for social distancing.

Through these challenging times, The Royal Portfolio Foundation remains committed to supporting numerous conservation and community projects including our counter-poaching initiatives and various Covid-19 Relief Feeding Schemes.

Our Reservations Team is available to assist with enquiries Mon – Fri | 8am to 5pm (GMT +2).

Thank you to our guests, staff, suppliers and business partners for your understanding and incredible support as we work together to get through this.

Please visit the South African government's dedicated Covid-19 portal for the latest South African information.

We look forward to a time when we are all able to travel safely and responsibly once again and we can't wait to welcome back our wonderful guests from near and far.