Our ethos is rooted in three decades of friendship with the Makuleke people, who lost their ancestral land under apartheid but successfully reclaimed it in 1998 when they regained ownership but decided to keep the land within the Kruger National Park and to use it responsibly for the benefit of the people and the wildlife. For us at RETURN Africa, it is a privilege to be part of this great endeavour. We pay a concession fee for the use of their land. We also create jobs, support local entrepreneurs and invest in community development projects.
“As a boy, I gazed across the Luvuvhu to what was, in those apartheid years, forbidden country to the north. I did not then understand the things happening there. But even as a child, I knew I would one day return. When I did, many years later, I met the Makulekes whose land it once was and would be again. I am deeply grateful to them for granting me their trust. Today, as proud partners, we invite you to join us by visiting the dream we call RETURN Africa.”PJ MassynFounder and Co-owner
ABOUT RETURN AFRICA
Wherever you come from, you’ll find home at RETURN Africa – and we’ll be here to welcome you.
OUR INSPIRATIONAL TEAM
RETURN Africa has consistently believed in and nurtured the potential of the Makuleke community. Through a programme of formal and informal training, underpinned by mutual trust and respect it has been exciting to witness the amazing development of our staff.
Since opening for business in 2015 the on-site management team has gradually transformed to what it is today … Proudly 100% Makuleke! And they are an exceptional team. A glance through our online reviews will leave you in no doubt that ALL of our staff are not only professional and courteous, but exude cheerfulness.
By the time you leave us you will feel as though you’re an intimate part of a happy RETURN Africa family.