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At Birkenhead House, we aim to support and uplift the local community. One of our projects is The Masibulele Crèche. 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. They rely on the local council for support, but so much more is needed. There are 6 committed teachers. Parents pay a school fee of about R180 a month and this goes towards 3 meals a day, stationery, toys and toiletries. The vision is to uplift Masibulele crèche to where they can offer growth through education and in time offer training and support for other schools in the area.

Situated in the Zwelihle area, a 15 Minute drive from Birkenhead House we invite you to visit the crèche with us. Your transfer will be complimentary. You are welcome to make a donation towards an item on the below wish list or take a gift with you. We have gift packs of suitable necessities available to purchase from our curio shop for your convenience. Please note that the crèche is closed during weekends and school holidays.

Birkenhead House participates in the “Santa Shoe Box” project, which facilitates the giving of gifts to under-privileged children over the Festive Season. You can sponsor a Santa Shoebox for a child at R300.

In addition to ongoing support, Birkenhead House has with the help of very generous donations from our guests and suppliers, been able to complete the following improvements at the Masibulele crèche:


  • Front Fencing
  • Interior painting
  • Shelves


  • Refurbish Jungle Gyms & swings – R 4 500 – In the process
  • Built-in kitchen Cupboards – R22,000
  • Replacement of stoves for the kitchen – R 4 000
  • Interior flooring – R 10 000
  • Repairing of windows and safety gates – R 2 000
  • Front entrance tiling – R 500
  • Fixing bathroom taps – R 400
  • Fixing bathroom toilet seats – R 650
  • Paint bathroom floor – R 1 300
  • Replace bathroom door – R750
  • Replace Kitchen storeroom door – R300
  • Wire Gate and repair work of fence – R 1 500
  • Refurbish 1 x Sandpit – R 1 200
  • Outside building to be painted – R2000
  • Stationery – R1500 per term
  • Santa Shoe Box – R300 per child

100% of the donations received are put into the projects at the crèche.

Should you wish to learn more or make a donation please contact:


A Message From Liz Biden

South Africa's international borders are now open for leisure travel from medium and low-risk countries and for business travel from high-risk countries with a valid business travel permit. The list of high-risk countries will be updated every two weeks. Travellers require a certified, negative test result taken within 72 hours from the time of departure. Travel insurance is mandatory.

Birkenhead House, La Residence and Royal Malewane are all open and we look forward to welcoming international visitors back to our beautiful country. The Silo Hotel will reopen on Monday 23 November 2020.

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

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.

We look forward to welcoming our wonderful guests from near and far.

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