In a world full of inequality and poverty, more and more children are born in Africa into a world that lives under the poverty line. They not only suffer malnutrition but also end up lacking the basic right to education. This impacts on their future as it mirrors their parent’s failures as they would not make it in life financially in a fast growing civilised world where education is a necessity. Government across the world struggle with balancing this socio-economic problem, where basic necessities are not met for everyone because of such setbacks.

Born In Africa

Born in Africa is one of those dedicated Non Profit Organisations fighting the imbalances in the societies of the world.  They are very active in socio-economically disadvantaged areas around Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. Focusing on educating children and giving them that chance to learn as much as possible about the world around them, by creating a platform that they would not have been possible in their socio-level status. Education is a fundamental right for all kids in the world. The present day children are our future and need to learn the basic principles of life to better manage it in future. A well set education foundation provides solutions for these children, equipping them to get out of hopeless circumstances. They live in an environment which is often dominated by poverty, abuse, and unemployment.

Born In Africa’s mission is to develop well rounded, independent, and successful young adults acting as role models in their communities by providing educational and social support to school going children and young adults from disadvantaged areas in Bitou, South Africa.


This week on the 25th of June 2018,  Tenikwa welcomed Born in Africa back with children from different places in the area. We hosted more than 50 children in our facility. They were educated about our South African wild cats and our conservation efforts. They had a great time seeing and learning about these majestic cats, many of which had never been seen before. They left with warm hearts after a fun filled educative day and as pledged Eco-Kidz who respect nature. It all begins with these young ones, if we are to change our destructive actions towards nature which have threatened many species livelihood across the world, big and small.  This group of lucky little ones are few of many that Born in Africa has helped and facilitated tours for with us and we look forward to the next visit on the 29th of June 2018.

Born in Africa EcoKidz learning about the fastest land animal in the world, the Cheetah.

Born in Africa EcoKidz learning about the Serval from our experienced guide Mthobisi as they observe Walker the Serval ambassador at Tenikwa.

The children of Born In Africa were given this experience, The EcoKidz Family Challenge programme as this particular activity is focused towards the kids. It is an interactive family program geared towards the younger generation and designed to keep the kids engaged as they explore various conservation challenges. At the end of the whole program they pledge to; respect all creature great and small, take good care of animals, to protect their spaces and habitats, to look after the environment, to reduce, re-use and recycle, share their knowledge, and lastly to help others understand to become Eco-Wise.

Born in Africa EcoKidz graced by his royalty Mkulu the Lion ambassador at Tenikwa.


Born in Africa celebrated their 15 years of existence, testimonies and achievements in February 2018