Community Involvement at Safari Guesthouse
Why We Support Local Artists and Sell Their ProductsSupporting local artists is a vital part of today’s new economy. But, one of the most common (albeit least quantifiable) reasons for humans choosing to purchase handcrafted goods has nothing to do with the economy. It is simply because they enjoy having something unique; something lovingly crafted by the hands of a local artist, not in a big factory.
As a visitor, you should feel good about spending your money on handcrafted African products. In fact, by buying these arts and crafts, you support the creation of jobs and aid in providing the long-term, sustainable upliftment for the poor and underprivileged folk.
Apart from the various women in Khayelitsha Township that produce the key rings, we personally know all of the artists that supply us. So, we can see the impact of your support on them and their families. It creates sustainability and, what’s more, it fosters pride in them when they know that they are personally creating a unique product for the holiday guest coming to visit South Africa.